Company Formations in 2016: Cambridgeshire

???? Businesses formed in Cambridgeshire during 2016

4.9% more companies in Cambridgeshire compared to 2015

New businesses in Cambridgeshire mapped

Cambridge 1,034 formed

East Cambridgeshire 486 formed

Fenland 505 formed

Huntingdonshire 1,144 formed

Peterborough 1,619 formed

South Cambridgeshire 1,411 formed

Companies formed in 2016 league table

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

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
28th 2015: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,208
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
5th 2015: 6th
Hertfordshire
17,671
6th 2015: 5th
Essex
15,887
10th 2015: 24th
Bedfordshire
13,677
22nd 2015: 23rd
Northamptonshire
7,050
28th 2015: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,208
31st 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
5,698
37th 2015: 36th
Norfolk
4,480
38th 2015: 37th
Suffolk
4,291
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
217
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 people

In Cambridgeshire

7.7

National Average

10.5

Type of companies formed in Cambridgeshire breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (6,031 companies)

3% Other company types (177 companies)

Other company types breakdown (177 companies)

Total companies in Cambridgeshire by the end of 2016

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Businesses formed in Cambridgeshire during 2016

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Businesses dissolved in Cambridgeshire during 2016

meaning there is a total of

43,412

businesses registered in Cambridgeshire at the end of 2016.

4.9% more companies in Cambridgeshire compared to 2015

Surrounding counties 2016 breakdown & comparison

Essex

112,065 total businesses
15,887 formed in 2016
12,823 dissolved in 2016

Hertfordshire

104,699 total businesses
17,671 formed in 2016
11,308 dissolved in 2016

Norfolk

34,374 total businesses
4,480 formed in 2016
3,217 dissolved in 2016

Suffolk

32,526 total businesses
4,291 formed in 2016
2,931 dissolved in 2016

Lincolnshire

40,701 total businesses
5,698 formed in 2016
4,729 dissolved in 2016

Northamptonshire

40,600 total businesses
7,050 formed in 2016
4,393 dissolved in 2016

Bedfordshire

44,451 total businesses
13,677 formed in 2016
4,414 dissolved in 2016

Rutland

1,742 total businesses
217 formed in 2016
144 dissolved in 2016

Cambridgeshire

43,412 total businesses
6,208 formed in 2016
4,498 dissolved in 2016

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
61
66
5
Arbury
37
41
4
Castle
31
41
10
Cherry Hinton
27
52
25
Coleridge
48
49
1
East Chesterton
108
143
35
Histon and Impington
115
119
4
King's Hedges
31
56
25
Market
91
135
44
Newnham
19
36
17
Petersfield
127
92
-35
Queen Edith's
49
57
8
Romsey
53
64
11
Trumpington
81
144
63
West Chesterton
69
57
-12
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bottisham
15
13
-2
Burwell
14
34
20
Cheveley
12
12
0
Downham Villages
12
38
26
Dullingham Villages
8
12
4
Ely East
63
71
8
Ely North
20
30
10
Ely South
9
15
6
Ely West
17
14
-3
Fordham Villages
24
13
-11
Haddenham
86
78
-8
Isleham
4
9
5
Littleport East
8
18
10
Littleport West
14
19
5
Soham North
9
24
15
Soham South
17
39
22
Stretham
19
22
3
Sutton
8
13
5
The Swaffhams
15
12
-3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bassenhally
22
22
0
Benwick Coates & Eastrea
15
34
19
Birch
5
10
5
Clarkson
12
31
19
Doddington & Wimblington
12
18
6
Elm & Christchurch
10
13
3
Kirkgate
4
7
3
Lattersey
7
10
3
Manea
16
13
-3
March East
14
25
11
March North
19
36
17
March West
33
34
1
Medworth
46
74
28
Octavia Hill
23
32
9
Parson Drove & Wisbech St Mary
15
25
10
Peckover
10
28
18
Roman Bank
8
17
9
Slade Lode
8
21
13
St Andrews
11
10
-1
Staithe
3
9
6
Stonald
8
9
1
The Mills
3
6
3
Waterlees Village
6
10
4
Wenneye
9
11
2
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alconbury and The Stukeleys
7
17
10
Brampton
13
21
8
Buckden
15
17
2
Earith
20
37
17
Ellington
17
41
24
Elton and Folksworth
37
42
5
Fenstanton
8
10
2
Godmanchester
43
52
9
Gransden and The Offords
25
39
14
Huntingdon East
33
42
9
Huntingdon North
27
24
-3
Huntingdon West
94
104
10
Kimbolton and Staughton
12
24
12
Little Paxton
20
28
8
Ramsey
31
44
13
Sawtry
24
30
6
Somersham
23
22
-1
St Ives East
21
25
4
St Ives South
110
203
93
St Ives West
12
9
-3
St Neots Eaton Ford
27
36
9
St Neots Eaton Socon
40
46
6
St Neots Eynesbury
32
28
-4
St Neots Priory Park
65
88
23
Stilton
9
10
1
The Hemingfords
23
21
-2
Upwood and The Raveleys
11
18
7
Warboys and Bury
17
15
-2
Yaxley and Farcet
33
51
18
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barnack
9
9
0
Bretton North
30
56
26
Bretton South
16
14
-2
Central
239
276
37
Coleridge
48
49
1
Dogsthorpe
29
42
13
East
96
129
33
Eye and Thorney
18
32
14
Fletton and Woodston
61
101
40
Glinton and Wittering
22
26
4
Newborough
12
13
1
North
28
34
6
Northborough
9
9
0
Orton Longueville
36
52
16
Orton Waterville
96
161
65
Orton with Hampton
148
165
17
Park
95
119
24
Paston
24
31
7
Ravensthorpe
65
108
43
Stanground Central
33
62
29
Stanground East
4
10
6
Walton
23
33
10
Werrington North
18
22
4
Werrington South
13
25
12
West
72
90
18
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Balsham
11
20
9
Bar Hill
16
20
4
Barton
8
14
6
Bassingbourn
36
82
46
Bourn
76
89
13
Caldecote
17
14
-3
Coleridge
48
49
1
Comberton
8
14
6
Cottenham
25
71
46
Duxford
8
15
7
Fowlmere and Foxton
5
14
9
Fulbourn
26
58
32
Gamlingay
25
22
-3
Girton
16
24
8
Hardwick
5
11
6
Harston and Hauxton
18
10
-8
Haslingfield and The Eversdens
14
13
-1
Histon and Impington
115
119
4
Linton
17
23
6
Longstanton
24
25
1
Melbourn
27
35
8
Meldreth
13
13
0
Milton
32
54
22
Newnham
19
36
17
Orwell and Barrington
11
9
-2
Papworth and Elsworth
45
47
2
Sawston
74
83
9
Swavesey
17
16
-1
Teversham
12
13
1
The Abingtons
27
35
8
The Mordens
12
21
9
The Shelfords and Stapleford
57
82
25
The Wilbrahams
20
26
6
Waterbeach
49
248
199
Whittlesford
39
25
-14
Willingham and Over
22
47
25

Total companies 2016 league table

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

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
28th 2015: 27th
Cambridgeshire
43,412
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
6th 2015: 7th
Hertfordshire
104,699
26th 2015: 32nd
Bedfordshire
44,451
28th 2015: 27th
Cambridgeshire
43,412
30th 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
40,701
31st 2015: 29th
Northamptonshire
40,600
34th 2015: 35th
Norfolk
34,374
37th 2015: 36th
Suffolk
32,526
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
1,742
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 people

In Cambridgeshire

53.8

National Average

62.6

The last 5 years

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

2012

5,023 formed

2,596 dissolved

2013

5,232 formed

3,032 dissolved

2014

5,879 formed

3,748 dissolved

2015

6,235 formed

3,619 dissolved

2016

6,208 formed

4,498 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.4% vs 2012

5.8% vs 2013

7.3% vs 2014

4.9% vs 2015