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Company Formations in 2015: Bristol

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???? Businesses formed in Bristol during 2015

4.1% more companies in Bristol compared to 2014

New businesses in Bristol mapped

Bristol 4,942 formed

Cardiff 2,818 formed

Vale of Glamorgan 737 formed

Newport 908 formed

Monmouthshire 502 formed

Somerset 5,383 formed

Gloucestershire 5,741 formed

Wiltshire 4,506 formed

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Companies formed in 2015 league table

The counties in England where most companies are formed, and how Bristol compares.

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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2014: 1st
London
198,282
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
28,265
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
26,952
4th 2014: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,066
5th 2014: 5th
Essex
16,147
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bristol
4,942
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
29th 2014: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,741
31st 2014: 31st
Somerset
5,383
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bristol
4,942
34th 2014: 35th
Wiltshire
4,506
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2014: 1st
London
198,282
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
28,265
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
26,952
4th 2014: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,066
5th 2014: 5th
Essex
16,147
6th 2014: 7th
Hertfordshire
14,575
7th 2014: 8th
Kent
14,246
8th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
13,779
9th 2014: 9th
Surrey
12,014
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
11,974
11th 2014: 11th
Lancashire
10,080
12th 2014: 12th
Merseyside
9,857
13th 2014: 15th
South Yorkshire
9,290
14th 2014: 13th
Berkshire
9,135
15th 2014: 14th
East Sussex
8,786
16th 2014: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,249
17th 2014: 20th
Dorset
7,791
18th 2014: 18th
Leicestershire
7,712
19th 2014: 25th
Derbyshire
7,414
20th 2014: 17th
Nottinghamshire
6,908
21st 2014: 19th
North Yorkshire
6,437
22nd 2014: 24th
Staffordshire
6,375
23rd 2014: 23rd
Northamptonshire
6,347
24th 2014: 26th
Bedfordshire
6,245
25th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
6,235
26th 2014: 21st
West Sussex
6,136
27th 2014: 28th
Tyne and Wear
6,042
28th 2014: 22nd
Lincolnshire
5,879
29th 2014: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,741
30th 2014: 30th
Devon
5,394
31st 2014: 31st
Somerset
5,383
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bristol
4,942
33rd 2014: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,611
34th 2014: 35th
Wiltshire
4,506
35th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
4,424
36th 2014: 36th
Norfolk
4,296
37th 2014: 38th
Suffolk
4,031
38th 2014: 37th
Durham
3,834
39th 2014: 39th
Worcestershire
3,572
40th 2014: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
2,967
41st 2014: 42nd
Shropshire
2,416
42nd 2014: 41st
Cornwall
2,392
43rd 2014: 43rd
Cumbria
2,166
44th 2014: 44th
Northumberland
1,289
45th 2014: 45th
Herefordshire
950
46th 2014: 46th
Isle of Wight
560
47th 2014: 47th
Rutland
194

New incorporations in 2015 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Bristol

11.5

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9.7

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Type of companies formed in Bristol breakdown

95% Private Limited Companies (4,715 companies)

5% Other company types (227 companies)

Other company types breakdown (227 companies)

Total companies in Bristol by the end of 2015

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Businesses formed in Bristol during 2015

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Businesses dissolved in Bristol during 2015

meaning there is a total of

30,301

businesses registered in Bristol at the end of 2015.

4.1% more companies in Bristol compared to 2014

Surrounding counties 2015 breakdown & comparison

Cardiff

19,454 total businesses
2,818 formed in 2015
2,093 dissolved in 2015

Vale of Glamorgan

4,583 total businesses
737 formed in 2015
446 dissolved in 2015

Newport

5,316 total businesses
908 formed in 2015
586 dissolved in 2015

Monmouthshire

3,907 total businesses
502 formed in 2015
312 dissolved in 2015

Somerset

44,277 total businesses
5,383 formed in 2015
3,379 dissolved in 2015

Gloucestershire

46,009 total businesses
5,741 formed in 2015
3,809 dissolved in 2015

Wiltshire

33,003 total businesses
4,506 formed in 2015
2,718 dissolved in 2015

Bristol

30,301 total businesses
4,942 formed in 2015
3,170 dissolved in 2015

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ashley
96
192
96
Avonmouth
94
128
34
Bedminster
63
101
38
Bishopston
79
95
16
Bishopsworth
37
66
29
Brislington East
32
69
37
Brislington West
31
71
40
Cabot
361
548
187
Clifton
122
143
21
Clifton East
157
194
37
Cotham
83
138
55
Easton
48
107
59
Eastville
79
144
65
Filwood
24
47
23
Frenchay and Stoke Park
0
0
Frome Vale
58
143
85
Hartcliffe
20
38
18
Henbury
18
63
45
Hengrove
30
32
2
Henleaze
51
90
39
Hillfields
49
78
29
Horfield
59
87
28
Kingsweston
29
68
39
Knowle
31
49
18
Lawrence Hill
372
341
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Lockleaze
34
67
33
Redland
53
78
25
Southmead
27
71
44
Southville
62
137
75
St George East
58
74
16
St George West
21
67
46
Stockwood
15
25
10
Stoke Bishop
42
72
30
Westbury-on-Trym
787
1223
436
Whitchurch Park
11
30
19
Windmill Hill
37
66
29

Total companies 2015 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2015 and how Bristol compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2014: 1st
London
1,017,154
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
156,025
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
147,044
4th 2014: 4th
Essex
107,891
5th 2014: 5th
West Yorkshire
102,450
37th 2014: 37th
Bristol
30,301
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
21st 2014: 20th
Gloucestershire
46,009
23rd 2014: 23rd
Somerset
44,277
33rd 2014: 33rd
Wiltshire
33,003
37th 2014: 37th
Bristol
30,301
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2014: 1st
London
1,017,154
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
156,025
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
147,044
4th 2014: 4th
Essex
107,891
5th 2014: 5th
West Yorkshire
102,450
6th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
98,825
7th 2014: 8th
Hertfordshire
96,909
8th 2014: 9th
Kent
94,176
9th 2014: 7th
Surrey
93,699
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
67,995
11th 2014: 11th
Lancashire
65,240
12th 2014: 12th
Berkshire
63,186
13th 2014: 13th
East Sussex
61,290
14th 2014: 14th
Buckinghamshire
59,305
15th 2014: 15th
Merseyside
56,875
16th 2014: 16th
South Yorkshire
52,205
17th 2014: 18th
Leicestershire
48,126
18th 2014: 19th
Dorset
47,433
19th 2014: 17th
West Sussex
47,267
20th 2014: 21st
North Yorkshire
46,660
21st 2014: 20th
Gloucestershire
46,009
22nd 2014: 22nd
Devon
44,917
23rd 2014: 23rd
Somerset
44,277
24th 2014: 25th
Staffordshire
44,125
25th 2014: 26th
Derbyshire
43,692
26th 2014: 24th
Nottinghamshire
43,336
27th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
41,403
28th 2014: 28th
Lincolnshire
39,944
29th 2014: 29th
Northamptonshire
39,638
30th 2014: 30th
Oxfordshire
37,534
31st 2014: 31st
Tyne and Wear
36,643
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bedfordshire
34,911
33rd 2014: 33rd
Wiltshire
33,003
34th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
32,797
35th 2014: 35th
Norfolk
32,493
36th 2014: 36th
Suffolk
30,944
37th 2014: 37th
Bristol
30,301
38th 2014: 38th
Worcestershire
29,303
39th 2014: 39th
Durham
24,091
40th 2014: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
22,144
41st 2014: 41st
Shropshire
19,451
42nd 2014: 42nd
Cumbria
19,348
43rd 2014: 43rd
Cornwall
18,859
44th 2014: 44th
Northumberland
9,370
45th 2014: 45th
Herefordshire
8,115
46th 2014: 46th
Isle of Wight
4,853
47th 2014: 47th
Rutland
1,677

Total companies at the end of 2015 per 1000 Person people

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70.8

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59.4

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The last 5 years

How the total number of companies in Bristol has changed over the last 5 years as new companies have been formed and some existing companies dissolved.

2011

3,859 formed

3,013 dissolved

2012

4,032 formed

2,599 dissolved

2013

4,390 formed

2,936 dissolved

2014

5,021 formed

3,187 dissolved

2015

4,942 formed

3,170 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.9% vs 2011

5.6% vs 2012

6.7% vs 2013

4.1% vs 2014