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Company Formations in 2019: Cornwall

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5.2% more companies in Cornwall compared to 2018

New businesses in Cornwall mapped

Cornwall 2,927 formed

Dorset 8,020 formed

Somerset 6,041 formed

Devon 6,196 formed

Companies formed in 2019 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 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
42nd 2018: 41st
Cornwall
2,948
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
19th 2018: 17th
Dorset
8,020
28th 2018: 30th
Devon
6,196
31st 2018: 32nd
Somerset
6,041
42nd 2018: 41st
Cornwall
2,948
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
6th 2018: 7th
Kent
15,963
7th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
15,231
8th 2018: 8th
Hampshire
15,174
9th 2018: 9th
Cheshire
12,221
10th 2018: 10th
Merseyside
11,866
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
11,229
12th 2018: 12th
Surrey
11,032
13th 2018: 15th
Leicestershire
10,825
14th 2018: 22nd
Worcestershire
9,971
15th 2018: 16th
South Yorkshire
9,325
16th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
9,009
17th 2018: 14th
Buckinghamshire
8,835
18th 2018: 18th
Northamptonshire
8,393
19th 2018: 17th
Dorset
8,020
20th 2018: 19th
East Sussex
7,706
21st 2018: 20th
Nottinghamshire
7,348
22nd 2018: 23rd
North Yorkshire
7,260
23rd 2018: 25th
Tyne and Wear
7,132
24th 2018: 26th
Staffordshire
6,927
25th 2018: 24th
Cambridgeshire
6,779
26th 2018: 21st
Bedfordshire
6,766
27th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
6,522
28th 2018: 30th
Devon
6,196
29th 2018: 28th
West Sussex
6,154
30th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
6,042
31st 2018: 32nd
Somerset
6,041
32nd 2018: 31st
Gloucestershire
5,971
33rd 2018: 34th
Warwickshire
5,256
34th 2018: 36th
Oxfordshire
5,087
35th 2018: 35th
Bristol
5,040
36th 2018: 37th
Norfolk
4,731
37th 2018: 33rd
Durham
4,623
38th 2018: 39th
Suffolk
4,518
39th 2018: 38th
Wiltshire
4,428
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,258
41st 2018: 42nd
Shropshire
3,231
42nd 2018: 41st
Cornwall
2,948
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
2,171
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
1,531
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
1,499
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
675
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
230

New incorporations in 2019 per 1000 Man standing people

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5.5

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10.9

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Type of companies formed in Cornwall breakdown

92% Private Limited Companies (2,723 companies)

8% Other company types (225 companies)

Other company types breakdown (225 companies)

Total companies in Cornwall by the end of 2019

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Businesses formed in Cornwall during 2019

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Businesses dissolved in Cornwall during 2019

meaning there is a total of

23,037

businesses registered in Cornwall at the end of 2019.

5.2% more companies in Cornwall compared to 2018

Surrounding counties 2019 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

57,606 total businesses
8,020 formed in 2019
6,434 dissolved in 2019

Somerset

51,957 total businesses
6,041 formed in 2019
4,527 dissolved in 2019

Devon

53,264 total businesses
6,196 formed in 2019
4,846 dissolved in 2019

Cornwall

23,037 total businesses
2,948 formed in 2019
2,121 dissolved in 2019

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Altarnun
7
5
-2
Bodmin St Leonard
16
25
9
Bodmin St Mary's
4
10
6
Bodmin St Petroc
37
43
6
Breage Germoe and Sithney
24
12
-12
Bude
28
40
12
Bugle
15
16
1
Callington
12
23
11
Camborne Pendarves
7
9
2
Camborne Roskear
4
11
7
Camborne Trelowarren
10
17
7
Camborne Treslothan
11
6
-5
Camborne Treswithian
8
6
-2
Camelford
18
23
5
Carharrack Gwennap and St Day
10
28
18
Chacewater Kenwyn and Baldhu
41
67
26
Constantine Mawnan and Budock
20
25
5
Crowan and Wendron
18
23
5
Falmouth Arwenack
21
41
20
Falmouth Boslowick
16
15
-1
Falmouth Penwerris
12
24
12
Falmouth Smithick
13
28
15
Falmouth Trescobeas
8
16
8
Feock and Playing Place
10
25
15
Four Lanes
5
8
3
Fowey and Tywardreath
7
27
20
Grenville and Stratton
12
23
11
Gulval and Heamoor
10
5
-5
Gunnislake and Calstock
17
16
-1
Gwinear-Gwithian and St Erth
9
7
-2
Hayle North
17
28
11
Hayle South
17
11
-6
Helston North
12
14
2
Helston South
35
51
16
Illogan
7
14
7
Ladock St Clement and St Erme
17
25
8
Lanivet and Blisland
17
22
5
Lanner and Stithians
8
17
9
Launceston Central
24
31
7
Launceston North and North Petherwin
10
15
5
Launceston South
6
5
-1
Lelant and Carbis Bay
14
19
5
Liskeard East
22
34
12
Liskeard North
10
3
-7
Liskeard West and Dobwalls
12
14
2
Looe East
13
9
-4
Looe West Lansallos and Lanteglos
31
28
-3
Lostwithiel
18
27
9
Ludgvan
14
18
4
Lynher
10
11
1
Mabe Perranarworthal and St Gluvias
27
43
16
Marazion and Perranuthnoe
12
8
-4
Menheniot
7
8
1
Mevagissey
11
14
3
Mount Charles
25
26
1
Mount Hawke and Portreath
18
26
8
Mullion and Grade-Ruan
9
15
6
Newlyn and Goonhavern
13
20
7
Newlyn and Mousehole
8
12
4
Newquay Central
36
46
10
Newquay Pentire
26
23
-3
Newquay Treloggan
11
10
-1
Newquay Tretherras
13
37
24
Newquay Treviglas
11
12
1
Padstow
11
19
8
Par and St Blazey Gate
13
10
-3
Penryn East and Mylor
28
60
32
Penryn West
22
28
6
Penwithick and Boscoppa
9
14
5
Penzance Central
25
75
50
Penzance East
6
5
-1
Penzance Promenade
5
11
6
Perranporth
274
289
15
Pool and Tehidy
13
36
23
Porthleven and Helston West
13
23
10
Poundstock
17
18
1
Probus Tregony and Grampound
9
18
9
Rame Peninsular
22
19
-3
Redruth Central
6
15
9
Redruth North
26
38
12
Redruth South
7
8
1
Roche
12
16
4
Roseland
12
16
4
Saltash East
25
52
27
Saltash North
7
14
7
Saltash South
8
9
1
Saltash West
6
7
1
St Agnes
21
27
6
St Austell Bay
11
24
13
St Austell Bethel
8
12
4
St Austell Gover
28
45
17
St Austell Poltair
8
10
2
St Blazey
7
16
9
St Buryan
10
18
8
St Cleer
17
7
-10
St Columb Major
16
26
10
St Dennis and Nanpean
6
8
2
St Dominick Harrowbarrow and Kelly Bray
21
14
-7
St Enoder
5
17
12
St Germans and Landulph
9
22
13
St Issey and St Tudy
16
16
0
St Ives East
22
34
12
St Ives West
6
17
11
St Just In Penwith
14
12
-2
St Keverne and Meneage
15
19
4
St Mawgan and Colan
23
36
13
St Mewan
5
15
10
St Minver and St Endellion
11
8
-3
St Stephen-In-Brannel
5
12
7
St Teath and St Breward
7
17
10
Stokeclimsland
17
25
8
Threemilestone and Gloweth
11
16
5
Tintagel
11
7
-4
Torpoint East
18
11
-7
Torpoint West
5
19
14
Trelawny
13
28
15
Truro Boscawen
86
93
7
Truro Redannick
25
49
24
Truro Tregolls
36
60
24
Truro Trehaverne
9
11
2
Wadebridge East
15
27
12
Wadebridge West
21
29
8

Total companies 2019 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2019 and how Cornwall compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
42nd 2018: 42nd
Cornwall
23,037
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
18th 2018: 18th
Dorset
57,606
20th 2018: 21st
Devon
53,264
23rd 2018: 24th
Somerset
51,957
42nd 2018: 42nd
Cornwall
23,037
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
6th 2018: 7th
Hampshire
114,831
7th 2018: 8th
Kent
113,551
8th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
113,106
9th 2018: 9th
Surrey
100,643
10th 2018: 10th
Cheshire
80,108
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
77,937
12th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
70,177
13th 2018: 12th
Buckinghamshire
69,470
14th 2018: 15th
Merseyside
68,401
15th 2018: 14th
East Sussex
67,545
16th 2018: 16th
Leicestershire
63,315
17th 2018: 17th
South Yorkshire
60,360
18th 2018: 18th
Dorset
57,606
19th 2018: 19th
North Yorkshire
54,481
20th 2018: 21st
Devon
53,264
21st 2018: 20th
West Sussex
52,825
22nd 2018: 22nd
Gloucestershire
52,494
23rd 2018: 24th
Somerset
51,957
24th 2018: 25th
Staffordshire
51,758
25th 2018: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
51,677
26th 2018: 26th
Cambridgeshire
50,160
27th 2018: 28th
Northamptonshire
49,144
28th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
48,355
29th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
45,109
30th 2018: 30th
Tyne and Wear
44,237
31st 2018: 33rd
Worcestershire
43,247
32nd 2018: 32nd
Oxfordshire
42,461
33rd 2018: 31st
Bedfordshire
42,145
34th 2018: 35th
Warwickshire
38,998
35th 2018: 34th
Norfolk
38,911
36th 2018: 36th
Wiltshire
37,182
37th 2018: 37th
Suffolk
36,907
38th 2018: 38th
Bristol
33,594
39th 2018: 39th
Durham
29,218
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,383
41st 2018: 41st
Shropshire
23,741
42nd 2018: 42nd
Cornwall
23,037
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
21,286
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
10,879
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
10,498
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,705
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
1,904

Total companies at the end of 2019 per 1000 Person people

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In Cornwall

43.0

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70.7

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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.

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

2019

2,948 formed

2,121 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

4.2% vs 2015

5.55% vs 2016

5.58% vs 2017

5.2% vs 2018