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Company Formations in 2016: Bristol

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???? Businesses formed in Bristol during 2016

3.3% more companies in Bristol compared to 2015

New businesses in Bristol mapped

Bristol 5,196 formed

Cardiff 3,133 formed

Vale of Glamorgan 664 formed

Newport 1,087 formed

Monmouthshire 560 formed

Somerset 5,328 formed

Gloucestershire 5,639 formed

Wiltshire 11,837 formed

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Companies formed in 2016 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 2015: 1st
London
209,869
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
31,162
4th 2015: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,837
5th 2015: 6th
Hertfordshire
17,671
34th 2015: 32nd
Bristol
5,196
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
11th 2015: 34th
Wiltshire
11,837
32nd 2015: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,639
33rd 2015: 31st
Somerset
5,328
34th 2015: 32nd
Bristol
5,196
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2015: 1st
London
209,869
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
31,162
4th 2015: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,837
5th 2015: 6th
Hertfordshire
17,671
6th 2015: 5th
Essex
15,887
7th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
15,328
8th 2015: 7th
Kent
14,577
9th 2015: 8th
Hampshire
14,249
10th 2015: 24th
Bedfordshire
13,677
11th 2015: 34th
Wiltshire
11,837
12th 2015: 9th
Surrey
11,070
13th 2015: 12th
Merseyside
10,617
14th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
10,600
15th 2015: 13th
South Yorkshire
9,265
16th 2015: 14th
Berkshire
9,081
17th 2015: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,523
18th 2015: 18th
Leicestershire
8,307
19th 2015: 17th
Dorset
8,113
20th 2015: 15th
East Sussex
7,939
21st 2015: 22nd
Staffordshire
7,618
22nd 2015: 23rd
Northamptonshire
7,050
23rd 2015: 20th
Nottinghamshire
6,642
24th 2015: 39th
Worcestershire
6,602
25th 2015: 21st
North Yorkshire
6,525
26th 2015: 27th
Tyne and Wear
6,380
27th 2015: 19th
Derbyshire
6,271
28th 2015: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,208
29th 2015: 26th
West Sussex
5,996
30th 2015: 30th
Devon
5,703
31st 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
5,698
32nd 2015: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,639
33rd 2015: 31st
Somerset
5,328
34th 2015: 32nd
Bristol
5,196
35th 2015: 35th
Warwickshire
4,709
36th 2015: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,517
37th 2015: 36th
Norfolk
4,480
38th 2015: 37th
Suffolk
4,291
39th 2015: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,080
40th 2015: 38th
Durham
4,017
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
2,496
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cornwall
2,468
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cumbria
1,979
44th 2015: 44th
Northumberland
1,302
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
853
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
545
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
217

New incorporations in 2016 per 1000 Man standing people

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Type of companies formed in Bristol breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (5,001 companies)

4% Other company types (195 companies)

Other company types breakdown (195 companies)

Total companies in Bristol by the end of 2016

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Businesses formed in Bristol during 2016

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Businesses dissolved in Bristol during 2016

meaning there is a total of

31,308

businesses registered in Bristol at the end of 2016.

3.3% more companies in Bristol compared to 2015

Surrounding counties 2016 breakdown & comparison

Cardiff

20,626 total businesses
3,133 formed in 2016
2,763 dissolved in 2016

Vale of Glamorgan

4,740 total businesses
664 formed in 2016
546 dissolved in 2016

Newport

5,740 total businesses
1,087 formed in 2016
764 dissolved in 2016

Monmouthshire

4,119 total businesses
560 formed in 2016
376 dissolved in 2016

Somerset

46,011 total businesses
5,328 formed in 2016
3,994 dissolved in 2016

Gloucestershire

47,665 total businesses
5,639 formed in 2016
4,437 dissolved in 2016

Wiltshire

41,591 total businesses
11,837 formed in 2016
3,316 dissolved in 2016

Bristol

31,308 total businesses
5,196 formed in 2016
3,846 dissolved in 2016

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ashley
128
194
66
Avonmouth
88
114
26
Bedminster
61
108
47
Bishopston
64
114
50
Bishopsworth
47
85
38
Brislington East
48
70
22
Brislington West
37
56
19
Cabot
519
592
73
Clifton
149
123
-26
Clifton East
185
168
-17
Cotham
94
149
55
Easton
69
107
38
Eastville
87
138
51
Filwood
33
52
19
Frenchay and Stoke Park
3
3
Frome Vale
70
111
41
Hartcliffe
25
34
9
Henbury
32
54
22
Hengrove
22
46
24
Henleaze
49
103
54
Hillfields
57
73
16
Horfield
39
99
60
Kingsweston
37
55
18
Knowle
42
56
14
Lawrence Hill
502
383
-119
Lockleaze
34
68
34
Redland
91
100
9
Southmead
29
73
44
Southville
107
131
24
St George East
84
90
6
St George West
50
76
26
Stockwood
27
42
15
Stoke Bishop
52
65
13
Westbury-on-Trym
818
1380
562
Whitchurch Park
11
18
7
Windmill Hill
54
61
7

Total companies 2016 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2016 and how Bristol compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2015: 1st
London
1,070,255
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
156,118
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
5th 2015: 5th
West Yorkshire
107,764
38th 2015: 37th
Bristol
31,308
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
21st 2015: 21st
Gloucestershire
47,665
24th 2015: 23rd
Somerset
46,011
29th 2015: 33rd
Wiltshire
41,591
38th 2015: 37th
Bristol
31,308
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2015: 1st
London
1,070,255
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
156,118
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
5th 2015: 5th
West Yorkshire
107,764
6th 2015: 7th
Hertfordshire
104,699
7th 2015: 6th
Hampshire
103,043
8th 2015: 8th
Kent
98,931
9th 2015: 9th
Surrey
95,997
10th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
74,912
11th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
68,241
12th 2015: 12th
Berkshire
64,828
13th 2015: 13th
East Sussex
63,012
14th 2015: 14th
Buckinghamshire
62,413
15th 2015: 15th
Merseyside
60,027
16th 2015: 16th
South Yorkshire
55,438
17th 2015: 17th
Leicestershire
52,138
18th 2015: 18th
Dorset
50,419
19th 2015: 19th
West Sussex
48,518
20th 2015: 20th
North Yorkshire
48,164
21st 2015: 21st
Gloucestershire
47,665
22nd 2015: 22nd
Devon
47,095
23rd 2015: 24th
Staffordshire
47,000
24th 2015: 23rd
Somerset
46,011
25th 2015: 26th
Nottinghamshire
45,573
26th 2015: 32nd
Bedfordshire
44,451
27th 2015: 25th
Derbyshire
43,529
28th 2015: 27th
Cambridgeshire
43,412
29th 2015: 33rd
Wiltshire
41,591
30th 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
40,701
31st 2015: 29th
Northamptonshire
40,600
32nd 2015: 31st
Tyne and Wear
38,544
33rd 2015: 30th
Oxfordshire
38,413
34th 2015: 35th
Norfolk
34,374
35th 2015: 34th
Warwickshire
34,180
36th 2015: 38th
Worcestershire
33,436
37th 2015: 36th
Suffolk
32,526
38th 2015: 37th
Bristol
31,308
39th 2015: 39th
Durham
25,127
40th 2015: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
23,848
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
20,422
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cumbria
19,675
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cornwall
19,655
44th 2015: 44th
Northumberland
9,713
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
8,293
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
4,973
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
1,742

Total companies at the end of 2016 per 1000 Person people

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National Average

62.6

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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.

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

2016

5,196 formed

3,846 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.6% vs 2012

6.7% vs 2013

4.1% vs 2014

3.3% vs 2015