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Company Formations in 2018: Devon

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4.7% more companies in Devon compared to 2017

New businesses in Devon mapped

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  • AEast Devon: 645
  • BExeter: 867
  • CMid Devon: 347
  • DNorth Devon: 405
  • EPlymouth: 1,268
  • FSouth Hams: 448
  • GTeignbridge: 724
  • HTorbay: 746
  • ITorridge: 241
  • JWest Devon: 210

Companies formed in 2018 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 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
30th 2017: 28th
Devon
5,908
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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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Type of companies formed in Devon breakdown

95% Private Limited Companies (5,632 companies)

5% Other company types (276 companies)

Other company types breakdown (276 companies)

Total companies in Devon by the end of 2018

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Businesses formed in Devon during 2018

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Businesses dissolved in Devon during 2018

meaning there is a total of

51,129

businesses registered in Devon at the end of 2018.

4.7% more companies in Devon 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

Cornwall

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

Devon

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

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Axminster Rural
9
14
5
Axminster Town
32
55
23
Beer and Branscombe
5
3
-2
Broadclyst
33
38
5
Budleigh
14
18
4
Clyst Valley
18
28
10
Coly Valley
19
25
6
Dunkeswell
6
8
2
Exe Valley
4
7
3
Exmouth Brixington
10
14
4
Exmouth Halsdon
6
16
10
Exmouth Littleham
10
19
9
Exmouth Town
49
69
20
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh
15
27
12
Feniton and Buckerell
8
5
-3
Honiton St Michael's
7
13
6
Honiton St Paul's
25
50
25
Newbridges
6
9
3
Newton Poppleford and Harpford
2
9
7
Otterhead
7
9
2
Ottery St Mary Rural
15
15
0
Ottery St Mary Town
23
27
4
Raleigh
7
11
4
Seaton
23
30
7
Sidmouth Rural
7
7
0
Sidmouth Sidford
8
11
3
Sidmouth Town
14
17
3
Tale Vale
10
20
10
Trinity
10
11
1
Whimple
8
14
6
Woodbury and Lympstone
29
37
8
Yarty
11
9
-2
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alphington
61
80
19
Cowick
4
12
8
Duryard
7
6
-1
Exwick
13
23
10
Heavitree
17
14
-3
Mincinglake
13
15
2
Newtown
26
30
4
Pennsylvania
8
4
-4
Pinhoe
21
35
14
Polsloe
9
16
7
Priory
17
17
0
St David's
234
321
87
St James
16
68
52
St Leonard's
10
20
10
St Loyes
35
63
28
St Thomas
14
24
10
Topsham
61
67
6
Whipton & Barton
59
52
-7
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Boniface
6
10
4
Bradninch
2
3
1
Cadbury
7
6
-1
Canonsleigh
9
12
3
Castle
33
30
-3
Clare and Shuttern
5
22
17
Cranmore
21
19
-2
Cullompton North
24
33
9
Cullompton Outer
6
9
3
Cullompton South
7
15
8
Exe Valley
4
7
3
Halberton
7
10
3
Lawrence
50
66
16
Lower Culm
15
14
-1
Lowman
17
19
2
Newbrooke
1
5
4
Sandford and Creedy
6
8
2
Silverton
8
6
-2
Taw
3
5
2
Taw Vale
3
3
0
Upper Culm
13
17
4
Upper Yeo
9
9
Way
4
4
0
Westexe
11
14
3
Yeo
6
8
2
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bickington and Roundswell
13
21
8
Bishop's Nympton
6
5
-1
Bratton Fleming
4
12
8
Braunton East
6
21
15
Braunton West
5
27
22
Central Town
53
86
33
Chittlehampton
7
9
2
Chulmleigh
11
5
-6
Combe Martin
7
13
6
Forches and Whiddon Valley
7
7
0
Fremington
4
4
0
Georgeham and Mortehoe
21
14
-7
Heanton Punchardon
5
14
9
Ilfracombe Central
12
35
23
Ilfracombe East
6
9
3
Ilfracombe West
4
7
3
Instow
3
5
2
Landkey Swimbridge and Taw
10
21
11
Longbridge
5
8
3
Lynton and Lynmouth
5
1
-4
Marwood
6
12
6
Newport
11
13
2
North Molton
3
7
4
Pilton
12
10
-2
South Molton
25
28
3
Witheridge
5
5
0
Yeo Valley
6
6
0
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Budshead
23
58
35
Compton
33
50
17
Devonport
43
59
16
Drake
66
82
16
Efford and Lipson
25
34
9
Eggbuckland
31
32
1
Ham
16
36
20
Honicknowle
15
41
26
Moor View
129
85
-44
Peverell
31
62
31
Plympton Chaddlewood
13
22
9
Plympton Erle
18
30
12
Plympton St Mary
41
40
-1
Plymstock Dunstone
12
32
20
Plymstock Radford
38
51
13
Southway
23
33
10
St Budeaux
23
23
0
St Peter and the Waterfront
227
310
83
Stoke
43
79
36
Sutton and Mount Gould
66
109
43
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Allington & Strete
6
12
6
Bickleigh & Cornwood
9
10
1
Blackawton & Stoke Fleming
4
6
2
Charterlands
12
13
1
Dartington & Staverton
20
30
10
Dartmouth & East Dart
18
47
29
Ermington & Ugborough
12
14
2
Ivybridge East
10
18
8
Ivybridge West
47
19
-28
Kingsbridge
25
37
12
Loddiswell & Aveton Gifford
17
9
-8
Marldon & Littlehempston
6
15
9
Newton & Yealmpton
34
79
45
Salcombe & Thurlestone
15
21
6
South Brent
15
17
2
Stokenham
4
6
2
Totnes
38
52
14
Wembury & Brixton
7
18
11
West Dart
19
19
0
Woolwell
10
6
-4
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ambrook
15
25
10
Ashburton and Buckfastleigh
22
50
28
Bishopsteignton
4
7
3
Bovey
37
50
13
Bradley
10
16
6
Buckland and Milber
7
14
7
Bushell
155
234
79
Chudleigh
14
15
1
College
17
28
11
Dawlish Central and North East
14
20
6
Dawlish South West
9
12
3
Haytor
6
22
16
Ipplepen
9
11
2
Kenn Valley
22
44
22
Kenton with Starcross
8
11
3
Kerswell-with-Combe
8
10
2
Kingsteignton East
16
15
-1
Kingsteignton West
9
17
8
Moorland
9
10
1
Shaldon and Stokeinteignhead
12
14
2
Shiphay-with-the-Willows
66
82
16
South Brent
15
17
2
Teign Valley
13
14
1
Teignbridge North
5
10
5
Teignmouth Central
11
14
3
Teignmouth East
42
51
9
Teignmouth West
9
8
-1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Berry Head-with-Furzeham
30
60
30
Blatchcombe
35
50
15
Churston-with-Galmpton
9
27
18
Clifton-with-Maidenway
13
19
6
Cockington-with-Chelston
25
31
6
Ellacombe
37
39
2
Goodrington-with-Roselands
17
33
16
Preston
31
71
40
Roundham-with-Hyde
40
61
21
Shiphay-with-the-Willows
66
82
16
St Mary's-with-Summercombe
19
17
-2
St Marychurch
28
39
11
Tormohun
186
151
-35
Watcombe
33
21
-12
Wellswood
39
47
8
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Appledore
6
6
0
Bideford East
18
25
7
Bideford North
50
49
-1
Bideford South
14
19
5
Broadheath
7
7
0
Chittlehampton
7
9
2
Clinton
2
3
1
Clovelly Bay
2
3
1
Coham Bridge
4
7
3
Forest
4
8
4
Hartland and Bradworthy
10
14
4
Holsworthy
16
18
2
Kenwith
4
5
1
Monkleigh and Littleham
4
9
5
Northam
9
11
2
Orchard Hill
2
1
-1
Shebbear and Langtree
4
3
-1
Tamarside
6
9
3
Three Moors
3
6
3
Torrington
12
22
10
Two Rivers
5
5
0
Waldon
6
6
0
Westward Ho!
7
4
-3
Winkleigh
5
5
0
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bere Ferrers
5
12
7
Bridestowe
9
4
-5
Buckland Monachorum
7
19
12
Burrator
4
14
10
Chagford
5
8
3
Dartmoor
8
6
-2
Drewsteignton
3
6
3
Exbourne
8
17
9
Hatherleigh
5
17
12
Mary Tavy
5
6
1
Milton Ford
11
3
-8
Okehampton North
25
24
-1
Okehampton South
10
16
6
South Tawton
5
6
1
Tamarside
6
9
3
Tavistock North
24
25
1
Tavistock South East
9
7
-2
Tavistock South West
8
16
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Total companies 2018 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2018 and how Devon 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
21st 2017: 22nd
Devon
51,129
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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45.0

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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.

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

2018

5,908 formed

4,306 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.3% vs 2014

4.8% vs 2015

3.72% vs 2016

4.7% vs 2017