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Company Formations in 2018: Cambridgeshire

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???? Businesses formed in Cambridgeshire during 2018

5.1% more companies in Cambridgeshire compared to 2017

New businesses in Cambridgeshire mapped

Cambridge 905 formed

East Cambridgeshire 457 formed

Fenland 539 formed

Huntingdonshire 1,325 formed

Peterborough 1,790 formed

South Cambridgeshire 1,759 formed

Companies formed in 2018 league table

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

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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2017: 1st
London
217,617
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
4th 2017: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,204
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
24th 2017: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,786
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
15,554
18th 2017: 14th
Northamptonshire
7,630
21st 2017: 23rd
Bedfordshire
7,013
24th 2017: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,786
29th 2017: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,910
37th 2017: 38th
Norfolk
4,542
39th 2017: 39th
Suffolk
4,292
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
198
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2017: 1st
London
217,617
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
4th 2017: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,204
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
15,554
7th 2017: 6th
Kent
15,057
8th 2017: 8th
Hampshire
14,244
9th 2017: 9th
Cheshire
13,259
10th 2017: 10th
Merseyside
11,451
11th 2017: 12th
Lancashire
11,291
12th 2017: 11th
Surrey
11,179
13th 2017: 15th
Berkshire
9,166
14th 2017: 17th
Buckinghamshire
8,915
15th 2017: 13th
Leicestershire
8,896
16th 2017: 16th
South Yorkshire
8,542
17th 2017: 20th
Dorset
8,314
18th 2017: 14th
Northamptonshire
7,630
19th 2017: 19th
East Sussex
7,462
20th 2017: 21st
Nottinghamshire
7,429
21st 2017: 23rd
Bedfordshire
7,013
22nd 2017: 18th
Worcestershire
6,889
23rd 2017: 22nd
North Yorkshire
6,822
24th 2017: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,786
25th 2017: 26th
Tyne and Wear
6,669
26th 2017: 24th
Staffordshire
6,474
27th 2017: 27th
Derbyshire
6,167
28th 2017: 29th
West Sussex
6,048
29th 2017: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,910
30th 2017: 28th
Devon
5,908
31st 2017: 30th
Gloucestershire
5,719
32nd 2017: 32nd
Somerset
5,537
33rd 2017: 40th
Durham
5,223
34th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
4,755
35th 2017: 34th
Bristol
4,635
36th 2017: 37th
Oxfordshire
4,631
37th 2017: 38th
Norfolk
4,542
38th 2017: 33rd
Wiltshire
4,348
39th 2017: 39th
Suffolk
4,292
40th 2017: 35th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,195
41st 2017: 41st
Cornwall
2,829
42nd 2017: 42nd
Shropshire
2,634
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
2,259
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
1,422
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
1,054
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
645
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
198

New incorporations in 2018 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Cambridgeshire

8.4

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Type of companies formed in Cambridgeshire breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (6,596 companies)

3% Other company types (190 companies)

Other company types breakdown (190 companies)

Total companies in Cambridgeshire by the end of 2018

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Businesses formed in Cambridgeshire during 2018

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Businesses dissolved in Cambridgeshire during 2018

meaning there is a total of

48,390

businesses registered in Cambridgeshire at the end of 2018.

5.1% more companies in Cambridgeshire compared to 2017

Surrounding counties 2018 breakdown & comparison

Essex

122,421 total businesses
17,063 formed in 2018
13,119 dissolved in 2018

Hertfordshire

111,063 total businesses
15,554 formed in 2018
12,657 dissolved in 2018

Norfolk

37,466 total businesses
4,542 formed in 2018
3,991 dissolved in 2018

Suffolk

35,510 total businesses
4,292 formed in 2018
3,166 dissolved in 2018

Lincolnshire

43,713 total businesses
5,910 formed in 2018
4,445 dissolved in 2018

Northamptonshire

44,212 total businesses
7,630 formed in 2018
5,516 dissolved in 2018

Bedfordshire

42,015 total businesses
7,013 formed in 2018
4,534 dissolved in 2018

Rutland

1,840 total businesses
198 formed in 2018
165 dissolved in 2018

Cambridgeshire

48,390 total businesses
6,786 formed in 2018
4,809 dissolved in 2018

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Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
51
59
8
Arbury
38
43
5
Castle
27
40
13
Cherry Hinton
33
42
9
Coleridge
38
46
8
East Chesterton
92
121
29
Histon and Impington
72
131
59
King's Hedges
30
58
28
Market
94
136
42
Newnham
29
19
-10
Petersfield
300
89
-211
Queen Edith's
34
42
8
Romsey
41
55
14
Trumpington
73
96
23
West Chesterton
47
59
12
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bottisham
6
23
17
Burwell
20
30
10
Cheveley
12
22
10
Downham Villages
28
12
-16
Dullingham Villages
5
9
4
Ely East
52
55
3
Ely North
23
30
7
Ely South
18
23
5
Ely West
15
21
6
Fordham Villages
8
24
16
Haddenham
52
38
-14
Isleham
4
9
5
Littleport East
10
33
23
Littleport West
10
26
16
Soham North
54
21
-33
Soham South
20
36
16
Stretham
15
26
11
Sutton
11
11
0
The Swaffhams
7
8
1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bassenhally
15
14
-1
Benwick Coates & Eastrea
30
64
34
Birch
5
11
6
Clarkson
13
31
18
Doddington & Wimblington
12
22
10
Elm & Christchurch
15
26
11
Kirkgate
5
7
2
Lattersey
2
7
5
Manea
10
9
-1
March East
16
26
10
March North
31
49
18
March West
25
32
7
Medworth
46
62
16
Octavia Hill
22
29
7
Parson Drove & Wisbech St Mary
20
31
11
Peckover
12
22
10
Roman Bank
13
15
2
Slade Lode
15
17
2
St Andrews
11
15
4
Staithe
6
8
2
Stonald
6
8
2
The Mills
13
8
-5
Waterlees Village
8
15
7
Wenneye
11
11
0
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alconbury and The Stukeleys
21
16
-5
Brampton
20
22
2
Buckden
19
15
-4
Earith
29
34
5
Ellington
24
30
6
Elton and Folksworth
42
53
11
Fenstanton
6
15
9
Godmanchester
36
31
-5
Gransden and The Offords
20
31
11
Huntingdon East
28
52
24
Huntingdon North
36
53
17
Huntingdon West
78
123
45
Kimbolton and Staughton
16
16
0
Little Paxton
16
194
178
Ramsey
27
68
41
Sawtry
17
30
13
Somersham
17
31
14
St Ives East
14
28
14
St Ives South
100
152
52
St Ives West
5
4
-1
St Neots Eaton Ford
27
34
7
St Neots Eaton Socon
30
37
7
St Neots Eynesbury
25
46
21
St Neots Priory Park
69
83
14
Stilton
13
11
-2
The Hemingfords
22
22
0
Upwood and The Raveleys
9
11
2
Warboys and Bury
15
26
11
Yaxley and Farcet
31
57
26
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barnack
12
19
7
Bretton North
52
58
6
Bretton South
12
21
9
Central
207
318
111
Coleridge
38
46
8
Dogsthorpe
31
52
21
East
90
174
84
Eye and Thorney
29
46
17
Fletton and Woodston
74
126
52
Glinton and Wittering
24
24
0
Newborough
12
10
-2
North
23
45
22
Northborough
6
3
-3
Orton Longueville
52
52
0
Orton Waterville
107
106
-1
Orton with Hampton
189
200
11
Park
78
103
25
Paston
33
55
22
Ravensthorpe
53
58
5
Stanground Central
52
71
19
Stanground East
13
20
7
Walton
32
58
26
Werrington North
18
36
18
Werrington South
23
28
5
West
79
107
28
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Balsham
14
12
-2
Bar Hill
22
13
-9
Barton
12
18
6
Bassingbourn
55
109
54
Bourn
66
98
32
Caldecote
13
16
3
Coleridge
38
46
8
Comberton
9
7
-2
Cottenham
45
71
26
Duxford
13
9
-4
Fowlmere and Foxton
5
13
8
Fulbourn
28
39
11
Gamlingay
26
23
-3
Girton
26
27
1
Hardwick
13
15
2
Harston and Hauxton
14
19
5
Haslingfield and The Eversdens
12
13
1
Histon and Impington
72
131
59
Linton
15
33
18
Longstanton
13
35
22
Melbourn
30
38
8
Meldreth
15
13
-2
Milton
32
46
14
Newnham
29
19
-10
Orwell and Barrington
7
9
2
Papworth and Elsworth
51
54
3
Sawston
72
78
6
Swavesey
14
16
2
Teversham
13
9
-4
The Abingtons
17
43
26
The Mordens
5
19
14
The Shelfords and Stapleford
54
93
39
The Wilbrahams
15
18
3
Waterbeach
143
568
425
Whittlesford
38
16
-22
Willingham and Over
30
38
8

Total companies 2018 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2018 and how Cambridgeshire compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2017: 1st
London
1,163,777
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
5th 2017: 5th
West Yorkshire
118,705
26th 2017: 27th
Cambridgeshire
48,390
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
111,063
26th 2017: 27th
Cambridgeshire
48,390
28th 2017: 26th
Northamptonshire
44,212
29th 2017: 29th
Lincolnshire
43,713
31st 2017: 32nd
Bedfordshire
42,015
34th 2017: 35th
Norfolk
37,466
37th 2017: 37th
Suffolk
35,510
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
1,840
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2017: 1st
London
1,163,777
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
5th 2017: 5th
West Yorkshire
118,705
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
111,063
7th 2017: 6th
Hampshire
110,793
8th 2017: 8th
Kent
108,910
9th 2017: 9th
Surrey
98,968
10th 2017: 10th
Cheshire
78,274
11th 2017: 11th
Lancashire
75,763
12th 2017: 14th
Buckinghamshire
69,301
13th 2017: 12th
Berkshire
68,855
14th 2017: 13th
East Sussex
66,405
15th 2017: 15th
Merseyside
65,551
16th 2017: 16th
Leicestershire
60,027
17th 2017: 17th
South Yorkshire
58,193
18th 2017: 18th
Dorset
56,307
19th 2017: 19th
North Yorkshire
52,860
20th 2017: 20th
West Sussex
51,556
21st 2017: 22nd
Devon
51,129
22nd 2017: 21st
Gloucestershire
50,643
23rd 2017: 25th
Nottinghamshire
50,491
24th 2017: 24th
Somerset
49,396
25th 2017: 23rd
Staffordshire
48,752
26th 2017: 27th
Cambridgeshire
48,390
27th 2017: 28th
Derbyshire
46,632
28th 2017: 26th
Northamptonshire
44,212
29th 2017: 29th
Lincolnshire
43,713
30th 2017: 30th
Tyne and Wear
42,534
31st 2017: 32nd
Bedfordshire
42,015
32nd 2017: 31st
Oxfordshire
40,930
33rd 2017: 33rd
Worcestershire
37,800
34th 2017: 35th
Norfolk
37,466
35th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
37,025
36th 2017: 34th
Wiltshire
36,714
37th 2017: 37th
Suffolk
35,510
38th 2017: 38th
Bristol
32,794
39th 2017: 39th
Durham
28,771
40th 2017: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
24,661
41st 2017: 41st
Shropshire
22,421
42nd 2017: 42nd
Cornwall
21,904
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
20,916
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
10,423
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
9,243
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,417
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
1,840

Total companies at the end of 2018 per 1000 Person people

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60.0

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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.

2014

5,879 formed

3,748 dissolved

2015

6,235 formed

3,619 dissolved

2016

6,208 formed

4,498 dissolved

2017

6,384 formed

4,395 dissolved

2018

6,786 formed

4,809 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

7.3% vs 2014

4.9% vs 2015

6.1% vs 2016

5.1% vs 2017