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Company Formations in 2016: Cheshire

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???? Businesses formed in Cheshire during 2016

10.2% more companies in Cheshire compared to 2015

New businesses in Cheshire mapped

Cheshire East 5,902 formed

Cheshire West and Chester 2,938 formed

Halton 701 formed

Warrington 5,764 formed

Companies formed in 2016 league table

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

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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
7th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
15,328
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
7th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
15,328
13th 2015: 12th
Merseyside
10,617
21st 2015: 22nd
Staffordshire
7,618
27th 2015: 19th
Derbyshire
6,271
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
2,496
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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
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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14.9

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Type of companies formed in Cheshire breakdown

99% Private Limited Companies (15,145 companies)

1% Other company types (183 companies)

Other company types breakdown (183 companies)

Total companies in Cheshire by the end of 2016

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Businesses formed in Cheshire during 2016

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Businesses dissolved in Cheshire during 2016

meaning there is a total of

74,912

businesses registered in Cheshire at the end of 2016.

10.2% more companies in Cheshire compared to 2015

Surrounding counties 2016 breakdown & comparison

Flintshire

5,316 total businesses
842 formed in 2016
553 dissolved in 2016

Wrexham

4,150 total businesses
575 formed in 2016
393 dissolved in 2016

Staffordshire

47,000 total businesses
7,618 formed in 2016
4,763 dissolved in 2016

Derbyshire

43,529 total businesses
6,271 formed in 2016
4,531 dissolved in 2016

Greater Manchester

167,797 total businesses
32,999 formed in 2016
23,445 dissolved in 2016

Merseyside

60,027 total businesses
10,617 formed in 2016
7,694 dissolved in 2016

Shropshire

20,422 total businesses
2,496 formed in 2016
1,763 dissolved in 2016

Cheshire

74,912 total businesses
15,328 formed in 2016
6,908 dissolved in 2016

CheshireShropshireStaffordshireDerbyshireGreaterManchesterMerseysideWrexhamFlintshire

Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alderley Edge
62
106
44
Alsager
49
67
18
Audlem
10
34
24
Bollington
67
75
8
Brereton Rural
33
1984
1951
Broken Cross and Upton
19
36
17
Bunbury
21
26
5
Chelford
39
51
12
Congleton East
44
55
11
Congleton West
154
146
-8
Crewe Central
39
47
8
Crewe East
104
135
31
Crewe North
5
8
3
Crewe South
45
89
44
Crewe St Barnabas
11
15
4
Crewe West
19
31
12
Dane Valley
56
70
14
Disley
20
34
14
Gawsworth
14
28
14
Handforth
112
176
64
Haslington
27
39
12
High Legh
36
45
9
Knutsford
129
161
32
Leighton
20
17
-3
Macclesfield Central
202
236
34
Macclesfield East
17
26
9
Macclesfield Hurdsfield
41
24
-17
Macclesfield South
30
52
22
Macclesfield Tytherington
77
53
-24
Macclesfield West and Ivy
22
21
-1
Middlewich
51
64
13
Mobberley
24
41
17
Nantwich North and West
71
88
17
Nantwich South and Stapeley
86
104
18
Odd Rode
26
46
20
Poynton East and Pott Shrigley
37
66
29
Poynton West and Adlington
53
50
-3
Prestbury
30
38
8
Sandbach Elworth
13
21
8
Sandbach Ettiley Heath and Wheelock
16
34
18
Sandbach Heath and East
45
61
16
Sandbach Town
37
38
1
Shavington
14
16
2
Sutton
32
45
13
Willaston and Rope
10
25
15
Wilmslow Dean Row
30
38
8
Wilmslow East
340
933
593
Wilmslow Lacey Green
30
43
13
Wilmslow West and Chorley
119
177
58
Wistaston
27
27
0
Wrenbury
22
27
5
Wybunbury
35
54
19
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blacon
28
46
18
Boughton
90
82
-8
Chester City
216
713
497
Chester Villages
40
47
7
Davenham and Moulton
52
67
15
Dodleston and Huntington
118
394
276
Ellesmere Port Town
51
42
-9
Elton
19
19
0
Farndon
20
22
2
Frodsham
51
47
-4
Garden Quarter
43
70
27
Gowy
22
29
7
Grange
10
26
16
Great Boughton
26
16
-10
Handbridge Park
29
59
30
Hartford and Greenbank
33
35
2
Helsby
17
25
8
Hoole
40
53
13
Kingsley
32
25
-7
Lache
24
31
7
Ledsham and Manor
35
33
-2
Little Neston and Burton
47
53
6
Malpas
13
23
10
Marbury
66
64
-2
Neston
39
31
-8
Netherpool
13
26
13
Newton
24
44
20
Parkgate
21
42
21
Rossmore
25
27
2
Saughall and Mollington
31
43
12
Shakerley
30
22
-8
St Paul's
18
33
15
Strawberry
11
11
0
Sutton
32
45
13
Tarporley
78
54
-24
Tarvin and Kelsall
45
53
8
Tattenhall
31
46
15
Upton
22
36
14
Weaver and Cuddington
39
50
11
Whitby
35
55
20
Willaston and Thornton
32
28
-4
Winnington and Castle
119
132
13
Winsford Over and Verdin
45
53
8
Winsford Swanlow and Dene
15
27
12
Winsford Wharton
28
39
11
Witton and Rudheath
45
65
20
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Appleton
72
97
25
Beechwood
11
14
3
Birchfield
37
49
12
Broadheath
34
42
8
Daresbury
76
46
-30
Ditton
46
50
4
Farnworth
37
66
29
Grange
10
26
16
Hale
9
16
7
Halton Brook
17
24
7
Halton Castle
22
27
5
Halton Lea
22
12
-10
Halton View
24
38
14
Heath
43
59
16
Hough Green
15
20
5
Kingsway
23
29
6
Mersey
47
44
-3
Norton North
30
39
9
Norton South
12
13
1
Riverside
27
45
18
Windmill Hill
4
2
-2
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Appleton
72
97
25
Bewsey and Whitecross
829
4104
3275
Birchwood
77
113
36
Burtonwood and Winwick
22
27
5
Culcheth Glazebury and Croft
86
73
-13
Fairfield and Howley
82
116
34
Grappenhall and Thelwall
84
122
38
Great Sankey North
19
21
2
Great Sankey South
31
37
6
Hatton Stretton and Walton
20
24
4
Latchford East
30
43
13
Latchford West
57
421
364
Lymm
87
133
46
Orford
27
57
30
Penketh and Cuerdley
41
55
14
Poplars and Hulme
21
30
9
Poulton North
44
71
27
Poulton South
18
25
7
Rixton and Woolston
33
52
19
Stockton Heath
46
40
-6
Westbrook
32
41
9
Whittle Hall
69
107
38

Total companies 2016 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2016 and how Cheshire 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
10th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
74,912
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
10th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
74,912
15th 2015: 15th
Merseyside
60,027
23rd 2015: 24th
Staffordshire
47,000
27th 2015: 25th
Derbyshire
43,529
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
20,422
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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62.6

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The last 5 years

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

2012

8,153 formed

3,870 dissolved

2013

9,868 formed

4,559 dissolved

2014

10,830 formed

5,990 dissolved

2015

11,974 formed

5,482 dissolved

2016

15,328 formed

6,908 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

10.1% vs 2012

8.4% vs 2013

8.6% vs 2014

10.2% vs 2015