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Company Formations in 2017: Dorset

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???? Businesses formed in Dorset during 2017

4.0% more companies in Dorset compared to 2016

New businesses in Dorset mapped

Bournemouth 2,098 formed

Christchurch 271 formed

East Dorset 583 formed

North Dorset 279 formed

Poole 2,700 formed

Purbeck 282 formed

West Dorset 815 formed

Weymouth and Portland 206 formed

Companies formed in 2017 league table

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

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Rank
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
20th 2016: 19th
Dorset
7,242
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
8th 2016: 9th
Hampshire
13,642
20th 2016: 19th
Dorset
7,242
28th 2016: 30th
Devon
5,615
32nd 2016: 33rd
Somerset
5,329
33rd 2016: 11th
Wiltshire
5,227
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
528
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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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9.7

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Type of companies formed in Dorset breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (7,075 companies)

2% Other company types (167 companies)

Other company types breakdown (167 companies)

Total companies in Dorset by the end of 2017

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Businesses formed in Dorset during 2017

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Businesses dissolved in Dorset during 2017

meaning there is a total of

52,411

businesses registered in Dorset at the end of 2017.

4.0% more companies in Dorset compared to 2016

Surrounding counties 2017 breakdown & comparison

Hampshire

106,588 total businesses
13,642 formed in 2017
11,069 dissolved in 2017

Somerset

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

Devon

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

Isle of Wight

5,125 total businesses
528 formed in 2017
421 dissolved in 2017

Wiltshire

36,977 total businesses
5,227 formed in 2017
9,759 dissolved in 2017

Dorset

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

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Boscombe East
71
132
61
Boscombe West
72
77
5
Central
213
323
110
East Cliff and Springbourne
89
111
22
East Southbourne and Tuckton
33
50
17
Kinson North
27
42
15
Kinson South
49
36
-13
Littledown and Iford
205
482
277
Moordown
43
76
33
Queen's Park
89
109
20
Redhill and Northbourne
31
47
16
Strouden Park
31
55
24
Talbot and Branksome Woods
55
96
41
Throop and Muscliff
31
52
21
Wallisdown and Winton West
50
48
-2
West Southbourne
44
43
-1
Westbourne and West Cliff
166
258
92
Winton East
62
61
-1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Burton and Winkton
12
14
2
Grange
20
21
1
Highcliffe
13
19
6
Jumpers
11
13
2
Mudeford and Friars Cliff
19
15
-4
North Highcliffe and Walkford
11
12
1
Portfield
11
22
11
Purewell and Stanpit
8
19
11
St Catherine's and Hurn
92
29
-63
Town Centre
81
92
11
West Highcliffe
14
15
1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alderholt
14
9
-5
Ameysford
6
15
9
Colehill East
30
31
1
Colehill West
10
7
-3
Corfe Mullen
31
38
7
Crane
15
21
6
Ferndown Central
37
52
15
Hampreston & Longham
55
95
40
Handley Vale
5
16
11
Parley
24
30
6
St Leonards
48
66
18
Stour
10
23
13
Verwood East
22
20
-2
Verwood West
22
26
4
West Moors & Holt
45
42
-3
Wimborne Minster
97
92
-5
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
10
19
9
Blackmore
18
18
0
Blandford Central
13
10
-3
Blandford Hilltop
5
17
12
Blandford Langton St Leonards
6
2
-4
Blandford Old Town
12
17
5
Bulbarrow
5
8
3
Gillingham Rural
9
8
-1
Gillingham Town
16
38
22
Hill Forts
19
25
6
Lower Tarrants
11
19
8
Lydden Vale
3
6
3
Motcombe & Bourton
21
11
-10
Riversdale & Portman
10
5
-5
Shaftesbury East
20
9
-11
Shaftesbury West
18
33
15
Sturminster Newton
25
18
-7
The Beacon
3
1
-2
The Stours & Marnhull
15
15
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Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alderney
37
78
41
Branksome East
944
1507
563
Branksome West
35
27
-8
Broadstone
70
87
17
Canford Cliffs
79
74
-5
Canford Heath East
9
16
7
Canford Heath West
41
32
-9
Creekmoor
41
65
24
Hamworthy East
18
17
-1
Hamworthy West
21
33
12
Merley & Bearwood
32
30
-2
Newtown
44
61
17
Oakdale
34
48
14
Parkstone
169
278
109
Penn Hill
45
88
43
Poole Town
133
259
126
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bere Regis
1
7
6
Broadmayne & Crossways
13
19
6
Castle
6
10
4
Creech Barrow
8
2
-6
Langton
7
4
-3
Lulworth and Winfrith
4
8
4
Lytchett Matravers
53
73
20
Lytchett Minster and Upton East
10
20
10
Lytchett Minster and Upton West
14
21
7
St Martin
10
35
25
Swanage North
61
55
-6
Swanage South
16
13
-3
Wareham
21
15
-6
Wool
18
19
1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Beaminster
8
14
6
Bridport North
15
32
17
Bridport South
25
28
3
Broadmayne & Crossways
13
19
6
Broadwindsor
9
10
1
Burton Bradstock
5
8
3
Cerne Valley
9
12
3
Chickerell & Chesil Bank
68
88
20
Chideock & Symondsbury
8
9
1
Dorchester East
8
7
-1
Dorchester North
92
169
77
Dorchester South
12
18
6
Dorchester West
77
228
151
Frome Valley
14
7
-7
Lyme Regis & Charmouth
20
29
9
Maiden Newton
4
8
4
Netherbury
5
9
4
Piddle Valley
11
9
-2
Puddletown
5
13
8
Queen Thorne
7
9
2
Sherborne East
38
40
2
Sherborne West
17
28
11
Winterbourne St Martin
6
7
1
Yetminster & Cam Vale
8
14
6
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Littlemoor
8
7
-1
Melcombe Regis
79
71
-8
Preston
30
17
-13
Radipole
9
4
-5
Tophill East
8
8
0
Tophill West
5
9
4
Underhill
11
21
10
Upwey and Broadwey
8
10
2
Westham East
6
5
-1
Westham North
5
7
2
Westham West
1
6
5
Wey Valley
8
6
-2
Weymouth East
7
12
5
Weymouth West
9
11
2
Wyke Regis
13
12
-1

Total companies 2017 league table

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

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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
18th 2016: 18th
Dorset
52,411
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
6th 2016: 7th
Hampshire
106,588
18th 2016: 18th
Dorset
52,411
22nd 2016: 22nd
Devon
48,848
24th 2016: 24th
Somerset
47,912
34th 2016: 29th
Wiltshire
36,977
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,125
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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70.3

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The last 5 years

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

2013

6,054 formed

3,247 dissolved

2014

6,304 formed

3,852 dissolved

2015

7,791 formed

3,732 dissolved

2016

8,113 formed

4,726 dissolved

2017

7,242 formed

5,040 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.9% vs 2013

8.5% vs 2014

6.3% vs 2015

4.0% vs 2016