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Company Formations in 2017: Devon

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3.7% more companies in Devon compared to 2016

New businesses in Devon mapped

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  • AEast Devon: 633
  • BExeter: 741
  • CMid Devon: 334
  • DNorth Devon: 363
  • EPlymouth: 1,214
  • FSouth Hams: 463
  • GTeignbridge: 667
  • HTorbay: 721
  • ITorridge: 241
  • JWest Devon: 231

Companies formed in 2017 league table

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

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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2016: 1st
London
205,527
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
5th 2016: 6th
Essex
15,922
28th 2016: 30th
Devon
5,615
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
20th 2016: 19th
Dorset
7,242
28th 2016: 30th
Devon
5,615
32nd 2016: 33rd
Somerset
5,329
41st 2016: 42nd
Cornwall
2,665
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2016: 1st
London
205,527
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
5th 2016: 6th
Essex
15,922
6th 2016: 8th
Kent
14,860
7th 2016: 5th
Hertfordshire
13,752
8th 2016: 9th
Hampshire
13,642
9th 2016: 7th
Cheshire
11,619
10th 2016: 13th
Merseyside
11,016
11th 2016: 12th
Surrey
11,009
12th 2016: 14th
Lancashire
10,646
13th 2016: 18th
Leicestershire
10,566
14th 2016: 22nd
Northamptonshire
9,958
15th 2016: 16th
Berkshire
8,679
16th 2016: 15th
South Yorkshire
8,325
17th 2016: 17th
Buckinghamshire
7,992
18th 2016: 24th
Worcestershire
7,804
19th 2016: 20th
East Sussex
7,318
20th 2016: 19th
Dorset
7,242
21st 2016: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
6,937
22nd 2016: 25th
North Yorkshire
6,766
23rd 2016: 10th
Bedfordshire
6,469
24th 2016: 21st
Staffordshire
6,449
25th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
6,384
26th 2016: 26th
Tyne and Wear
6,166
27th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
5,803
28th 2016: 30th
Devon
5,615
29th 2016: 29th
West Sussex
5,598
30th 2016: 32nd
Gloucestershire
5,447
31st 2016: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,414
32nd 2016: 33rd
Somerset
5,329
33rd 2016: 11th
Wiltshire
5,227
34th 2016: 34th
Bristol
4,744
35th 2016: 39th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,646
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
4,617
37th 2016: 36th
Oxfordshire
4,612
38th 2016: 37th
Norfolk
4,399
39th 2016: 38th
Suffolk
4,145
40th 2016: 40th
Durham
4,077
41st 2016: 42nd
Cornwall
2,665
42nd 2016: 41st
Shropshire
2,474
43rd 2016: 43rd
Cumbria
2,215
44th 2016: 44th
Northumberland
1,360
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
906
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
528
47th 2016: 47th
Rutland
186

New incorporations in 2017 per 1000 Man standing people

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Type of companies formed in Devon breakdown

95% Private Limited Companies (5,361 companies)

5% Other company types (254 companies)

Other company types breakdown (254 companies)

Total companies in Devon by the end of 2017

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Businesses formed in Devon during 2017

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Businesses dissolved in Devon during 2017

meaning there is a total of

48,848

businesses registered in Devon at the end of 2017.

3.7% more companies in Devon compared to 2016

Surrounding counties 2017 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

52,411 total businesses
7,242 formed in 2017
5,040 dissolved in 2017

Somerset

47,912 total businesses
5,329 formed in 2017
3,971 dissolved in 2017

Cornwall

20,746 total businesses
2,665 formed in 2017
1,858 dissolved in 2017

Devon

48,848 total businesses
5,615 formed in 2017
4,335 dissolved in 2017

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Axminster Rural
2
6
4
Axminster Town
25
35
10
Beer and Branscombe
9
6
-3
Broadclyst
34
47
13
Budleigh
25
25
0
Clyst Valley
27
27
0
Coly Valley
7
25
18
Dunkeswell
2
13
11
Exe Valley
4
13
9
Exmouth Brixington
8
16
8
Exmouth Halsdon
9
15
6
Exmouth Littleham
19
19
0
Exmouth Town
62
76
14
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh
18
21
3
Feniton and Buckerell
8
9
1
Honiton St Michael's
16
26
10
Honiton St Paul's
20
39
19
Newbridges
4
9
5
Newton Poppleford and Harpford
4
7
3
Otterhead
4
7
3
Ottery St Mary Rural
10
20
10
Ottery St Mary Town
14
23
9
Raleigh
8
6
-2
Seaton
17
25
8
Sidmouth Rural
8
10
2
Sidmouth Sidford
5
11
6
Sidmouth Town
22
27
5
Tale Vale
10
11
1
Trinity
14
7
-7
Whimple
1
8
7
Woodbury and Lympstone
30
42
12
Yarty
5
2
-3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alphington
36
95
59
Cowick
11
13
2
Duryard
17
19
2
Exwick
8
15
7
Heavitree
15
9
-6
Mincinglake
16
10
-6
Newtown
18
31
13
Pennsylvania
11
7
-4
Pinhoe
25
33
8
Polsloe
4
21
17
Priory
22
22
0
St David's
224
242
18
St James
25
35
10
St Leonard's
10
19
9
St Loyes
24
22
-2
St Thomas
16
22
6
Topsham
112
60
-52
Whipton & Barton
71
66
-5
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Boniface
12
11
-1
Bradninch
5
6
1
Cadbury
6
6
0
Canonsleigh
9
9
0
Castle
29
29
0
Clare and Shuttern
20
17
-3
Cranmore
12
24
12
Cullompton North
23
26
3
Cullompton Outer
11
11
0
Cullompton South
6
12
6
Exe Valley
4
13
9
Halberton
4
7
3
Lawrence
50
65
15
Lower Culm
9
19
10
Lowman
19
13
-6
Newbrooke
2
5
3
Sandford and Creedy
10
18
8
Silverton
1
5
4
Taw
2
2
0
Taw Vale
2
4
2
Upper Culm
9
22
13
Upper Yeo
2
2
0
Way
6
3
-3
Westexe
8
7
-1
Yeo
5
11
6
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bickington and Roundswell
11
19
8
Bishop's Nympton
4
4
0
Bratton Fleming
6
7
1
Braunton East
8
12
4
Braunton West
9
12
3
Central Town
67
88
21
Chittlehampton
4
10
6
Chulmleigh
9
6
-3
Combe Martin
8
12
4
Forches and Whiddon Valley
3
9
6
Fremington
1
14
13
Georgeham and Mortehoe
13
18
5
Heanton Punchardon
6
6
0
Ilfracombe Central
16
26
10
Ilfracombe East
10
5
-5
Ilfracombe West
5
7
2
Instow
3
2
-1
Landkey Swimbridge and Taw
7
13
6
Longbridge
5
9
4
Lynton and Lynmouth
3
5
2
Marwood
8
2
-6
Newport
8
12
4
North Molton
6
3
-3
Pilton
9
9
0
South Molton
33
39
6
Witheridge
5
10
5
Yeo Valley
4
4
0
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Budshead
23
59
36
Compton
47
58
11
Devonport
34
42
8
Drake
74
100
26
Efford and Lipson
29
36
7
Eggbuckland
42
29
-13
Ham
32
30
-2
Honicknowle
13
28
15
Moor View
132
98
-34
Peverell
38
53
15
Plympton Chaddlewood
17
19
2
Plympton Erle
22
20
-2
Plympton St Mary
31
49
18
Plymstock Dunstone
19
27
8
Plymstock Radford
31
40
9
Southway
19
28
9
St Budeaux
18
26
8
St Peter and the Waterfront
230
310
80
Stoke
42
92
50
Sutton and Mount Gould
58
70
12
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Allington & Strete
3
6
3
Bickleigh & Cornwood
7
17
10
Blackawton & Stoke Fleming
9
8
-1
Charterlands
10
13
3
Dartington & Staverton
23
25
2
Dartmouth & East Dart
34
26
-8
Ermington & Ugborough
12
23
11
Ivybridge East
9
14
5
Ivybridge West
45
20
-25
Kingsbridge
15
42
27
Loddiswell & Aveton Gifford
16
18
2
Marldon & Littlehempston
9
22
13
Newton & Yealmpton
43
75
32
Salcombe & Thurlestone
13
23
10
South Brent
14
19
5
Stokenham
7
9
2
Totnes
46
61
15
Wembury & Brixton
11
12
1
West Dart
9
19
10
Woolwell
4
11
7
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
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Ambrook
16
14
-2
Ashburton and Buckfastleigh
34
50
16
Bishopsteignton
8
7
-1
Bovey
33
61
28
Bradley
8
11
3
Buckland and Milber
9
15
6
Bushell
95
187
92
Chudleigh
16
22
6
College
11
18
7
Dawlish Central and North East
27
36
9
Dawlish South West
15
14
-1
Haytor
6
7
1
Ipplepen
12
10
-2
Kenn Valley
16
38
22
Kenton with Starcross
4
5
1
Kerswell-with-Combe
5
22
17
Kingsteignton East
9
24
15
Kingsteignton West
10
5
-5
Moorland
9
12
3
Shaldon and Stokeinteignhead
7
8
1
Shiphay-with-the-Willows
67
99
32
South Brent
14
19
5
Teign Valley
10
15
5
Teignbridge North
7
12
5
Teignmouth Central
11
9
-2
Teignmouth East
44
53
9
Teignmouth West
11
10
-1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Berry Head-with-Furzeham
41
50
9
Blatchcombe
42
41
-1
Churston-with-Galmpton
14
24
10
Clifton-with-Maidenway
15
12
-3
Cockington-with-Chelston
41
40
-1
Ellacombe
52
44
-8
Goodrington-with-Roselands
7
23
16
Preston
28
57
29
Roundham-with-Hyde
46
45
-1
Shiphay-with-the-Willows
67
99
32
St Mary's-with-Summercombe
17
19
2
St Marychurch
18
34
16
Tormohun
153
163
10
Watcombe
20
24
4
Wellswood
45
48
3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Appledore
13
4
-9
Bideford East
13
17
4
Bideford North
41
62
21
Bideford South
14
15
1
Broadheath
5
0
-5
Chittlehampton
4
10
6
Clinton
3
5
2
Clovelly Bay
4
1
-3
Coham Bridge
2
4
2
Forest
4
11
7
Hartland and Bradworthy
6
15
9
Holsworthy
14
17
3
Kenwith
3
5
2
Monkleigh and Littleham
2
11
9
Northam
10
15
5
Orchard Hill
2
5
3
Shebbear and Langtree
8
11
3
Tamarside
6
13
7
Three Moors
1
5
4
Torrington
12
12
0
Two Rivers
4
6
2
Waldon
2
5
3
Westward Ho!
4
9
5
Winkleigh
5
5
0
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bere Ferrers
7
13
6
Bridestowe
10
11
1
Buckland Monachorum
12
15
3
Burrator
6
13
7
Chagford
7
9
2
Dartmoor
3
9
6
Drewsteignton
5
5
0
Exbourne
15
20
5
Hatherleigh
4
12
8
Mary Tavy
7
3
-4
Milton Ford
13
16
3
Okehampton North
25
31
6
Okehampton South
15
15
0
South Tawton
5
5
0
Tamarside
6
13
7
Tavistock North
19
22
3
Tavistock South East
6
6
0
Tavistock South West
12
14
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Total companies 2017 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2017 and how Devon compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2016: 1st
London
1,114,699
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
4th 2016: 4th
Essex
116,669
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
22nd 2016: 22nd
Devon
48,848
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
18th 2016: 18th
Dorset
52,411
22nd 2016: 22nd
Devon
48,848
24th 2016: 24th
Somerset
47,912
42nd 2016: 43rd
Cornwall
20,746
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2016: 1st
London
1,114,699
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
4th 2016: 4th
Essex
116,669
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
6th 2016: 7th
Hampshire
106,588
7th 2016: 6th
Hertfordshire
105,506
8th 2016: 8th
Kent
105,182
9th 2016: 9th
Surrey
96,847
10th 2016: 10th
Cheshire
76,254
11th 2016: 11th
Lancashire
71,294
12th 2016: 12th
Berkshire
66,738
13th 2016: 13th
East Sussex
64,805
14th 2016: 14th
Buckinghamshire
64,538
15th 2016: 15th
Merseyside
63,781
16th 2016: 17th
Leicestershire
57,830
17th 2016: 16th
South Yorkshire
56,932
18th 2016: 18th
Dorset
52,411
19th 2016: 20th
North Yorkshire
50,798
20th 2016: 19th
West Sussex
49,845
21st 2016: 21st
Gloucestershire
49,129
22nd 2016: 22nd
Devon
48,848
23rd 2016: 23rd
Staffordshire
47,930
24th 2016: 24th
Somerset
47,912
25th 2016: 25th
Nottinghamshire
47,771
26th 2016: 31st
Northamptonshire
46,778
27th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
46,059
28th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
44,849
29th 2016: 30th
Lincolnshire
41,976
30th 2016: 32nd
Tyne and Wear
40,273
31st 2016: 33rd
Oxfordshire
39,736
32nd 2016: 26th
Bedfordshire
38,894
33rd 2016: 36th
Worcestershire
38,764
34th 2016: 29th
Wiltshire
36,977
35th 2016: 34th
Norfolk
36,459
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
35,844
37th 2016: 37th
Suffolk
33,994
38th 2016: 38th
Bristol
32,106
39th 2016: 39th
Durham
26,562
40th 2016: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,585
41st 2016: 41st
Shropshire
21,473
42nd 2016: 43rd
Cornwall
20,746
43rd 2016: 42nd
Cumbria
20,316
44th 2016: 44th
Northumberland
10,100
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
8,627
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,125
47th 2016: 47th
Rutland
1,797

Total companies at the end of 2017 per 1000 Person people

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The last 5 years

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

2013

5,280 formed

3,231 dissolved

2014

5,501 formed

3,706 dissolved

2015

5,394 formed

3,653 dissolved

2016

5,703 formed

4,331 dissolved

2017

5,615 formed

4,335 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

4.4% vs 2013

5.3% vs 2014

4.8% vs 2015

3.7% vs 2016