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Company Formations in 2018: Cornwall

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5.6% more companies in Cornwall compared to 2017

New businesses in Cornwall mapped

Cornwall 2,829 formed

Dorset 8,314 formed

Somerset 5,537 formed

Devon 5,908 formed

Companies formed in 2018 league table

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

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Rank
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
41st 2017: 41st
Cornwall
2,829
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
17th 2017: 20th
Dorset
8,314
30th 2017: 28th
Devon
5,908
32nd 2017: 32nd
Somerset
5,537
41st 2017: 41st
Cornwall
2,829
Rank
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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5.3

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10.6

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Type of companies formed in Cornwall breakdown

95% Private Limited Companies (2,676 companies)

5% Other company types (153 companies)

Other company types breakdown (153 companies)

Total companies in Cornwall by the end of 2018

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Businesses formed in Cornwall during 2018

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Businesses dissolved in Cornwall during 2018

meaning there is a total of

21,904

businesses registered in Cornwall at the end of 2018.

5.6% more companies in Cornwall compared to 2017

Surrounding counties 2018 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

56,307 total businesses
8,314 formed in 2018
5,575 dissolved in 2018

Somerset

49,396 total businesses
5,537 formed in 2018
4,146 dissolved in 2018

Devon

51,129 total businesses
5,908 formed in 2018
4,306 dissolved in 2018

Cornwall

21,904 total businesses
2,829 formed in 2018
1,898 dissolved in 2018

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Altarnun
5
4
-1
Bodmin St Leonard
13
27
14
Bodmin St Mary's
2
17
15
Bodmin St Petroc
37
32
-5
Breage Germoe and Sithney
7
18
11
Bude
19
43
24
Bugle
7
10
3
Callington
11
26
15
Camborne Pendarves
3
10
7
Camborne Roskear
7
8
1
Camborne Trelowarren
17
19
2
Camborne Treslothan
5
9
4
Camborne Treswithian
3
6
3
Camelford
6
17
11
Carharrack Gwennap and St Day
12
16
4
Chacewater Kenwyn and Baldhu
27
51
24
Constantine Mawnan and Budock
12
28
16
Crowan and Wendron
20
16
-4
Falmouth Arwenack
12
70
58
Falmouth Boslowick
21
23
2
Falmouth Penwerris
15
24
9
Falmouth Smithick
26
29
3
Falmouth Trescobeas
18
16
-2
Feock and Playing Place
10
21
11
Four Lanes
11
14
3
Fowey and Tywardreath
14
11
-3
Grenville and Stratton
4
14
10
Gulval and Heamoor
11
13
2
Gunnislake and Calstock
13
15
2
Gwinear-Gwithian and St Erth
11
10
-1
Hayle North
8
28
20
Hayle South
8
12
4
Helston North
7
9
2
Helston South
26
48
22
Illogan
4
19
15
Ladock St Clement and St Erme
11
12
1
Lanivet and Blisland
15
20
5
Lanner and Stithians
11
8
-3
Launceston Central
19
24
5
Launceston North and North Petherwin
4
11
7
Launceston South
8
13
5
Lelant and Carbis Bay
7
19
12
Liskeard East
17
27
10
Liskeard North
5
9
4
Liskeard West and Dobwalls
15
9
-6
Looe East
16
11
-5
Looe West Lansallos and Lanteglos
48
37
-11
Lostwithiel
21
28
7
Ludgvan
7
18
11
Lynher
6
8
2
Mabe Perranarworthal and St Gluvias
23
37
14
Marazion and Perranuthnoe
12
14
2
Menheniot
11
19
8
Mevagissey
14
18
4
Mount Charles
17
38
21
Mount Hawke and Portreath
12
24
12
Mullion and Grade-Ruan
20
8
-12
Newlyn and Goonhavern
19
18
-1
Newlyn and Mousehole
14
13
-1
Newquay Central
33
61
28
Newquay Pentire
15
18
3
Newquay Treloggan
4
15
11
Newquay Tretherras
19
17
-2
Newquay Treviglas
11
13
2
Padstow
10
17
7
Par and St Blazey Gate
7
15
8
Penryn East and Mylor
46
58
12
Penryn West
13
32
19
Penwithick and Boscoppa
18
16
-2
Penzance Central
30
46
16
Penzance East
3
6
3
Penzance Promenade
17
13
-4
Perranporth
173
291
118
Pool and Tehidy
8
23
15
Porthleven and Helston West
13
18
5
Poundstock
8
17
9
Probus Tregony and Grampound
15
16
1
Rame Peninsular
18
23
5
Redruth Central
6
20
14
Redruth North
28
42
14
Redruth South
7
11
4
Roche
12
22
10
Roseland
5
10
5
Saltash East
31
36
5
Saltash North
14
12
-2
Saltash South
2
6
4
Saltash West
10
9
-1
St Agnes
19
34
15
St Austell Bay
13
17
4
St Austell Bethel
7
10
3
St Austell Gover
38
49
11
St Austell Poltair
4
6
2
St Blazey
10
13
3
St Buryan
14
10
-4
St Cleer
10
19
9
St Columb Major
15
21
6
St Dennis and Nanpean
9
7
-2
St Dominick Harrowbarrow and Kelly Bray
10
18
8
St Enoder
10
13
3
St Germans and Landulph
13
11
-2
St Issey and St Tudy
14
21
7
St Ives East
22
33
11
St Ives West
6
15
9
St Just In Penwith
15
12
-3
St Keverne and Meneage
17
15
-2
St Mawgan and Colan
22
31
9
St Mewan
7
10
3
St Minver and St Endellion
7
11
4
St Stephen-In-Brannel
9
12
3
St Teath and St Breward
2
6
4
Stokeclimsland
14
18
4
Threemilestone and Gloweth
11
20
9
Tintagel
7
14
7
Torpoint East
8
10
2
Torpoint West
8
9
1
Trelawny
19
24
5
Truro Boscawen
66
123
57
Truro Redannick
32
43
11
Truro Tregolls
36
44
8
Truro Trehaverne
8
10
2
Wadebridge East
13
21
8
Wadebridge West
16
24
8

Total companies 2018 league table

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

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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
42nd 2017: 42nd
Cornwall
21,904
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
18th 2017: 18th
Dorset
56,307
21st 2017: 22nd
Devon
51,129
24th 2017: 24th
Somerset
49,396
42nd 2017: 42nd
Cornwall
21,904
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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40.9

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The last 5 years

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

2014

2,471 formed

1,575 dissolved

2015

2,392 formed

1,539 dissolved

2016

2,468 formed

1,970 dissolved

2017

2,665 formed

1,858 dissolved

2018

2,829 formed

1,898 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.9% vs 2014

4.2% vs 2015

5.55% vs 2016

5.6% vs 2017