Company Formations in 2018: Dorset

???? Businesses formed in Dorset during 2018

7.4% more companies in Dorset compared to 2017

New businesses in Dorset mapped

Bournemouth 2,313 formed

Christchurch 291 formed

East Dorset 631 formed

North Dorset 303 formed

Poole 3,450 formed

Purbeck 356 formed

West Dorset 741 formed

Weymouth and Portland 221 formed

Companies formed in 2018 league table

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

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
17th 2017: 20th
Dorset
8,314
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
8th 2017: 8th
Hampshire
14,244
17th 2017: 20th
Dorset
8,314
30th 2017: 28th
Devon
5,908
32nd 2017: 32nd
Somerset
5,537
38th 2017: 33rd
Wiltshire
4,348
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
645
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 people

In Dorset

11.2

National Average

10.6

Type of companies formed in Dorset breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (8,141 companies)

2% Other company types (173 companies)

Other company types breakdown (173 companies)

Total companies in Dorset by the end of 2018

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Businesses formed in Dorset during 2018

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Businesses dissolved in Dorset during 2018

meaning there is a total of

56,307

businesses registered in Dorset at the end of 2018.

7.4% more companies in Dorset compared to 2017

Surrounding counties 2018 breakdown & comparison

Hampshire

110,793 total businesses
14,244 formed in 2018
10,933 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

Isle of Wight

5,417 total businesses
645 formed in 2018
442 dissolved in 2018

Wiltshire

36,714 total businesses
4,348 formed in 2018
4,933 dissolved in 2018

Dorset

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

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Boscombe East
93
118
25
Boscombe West
55
88
33
Central
208
360
152
East Cliff and Springbourne
84
120
36
East Southbourne and Tuckton
44
47
3
Kinson North
30
29
-1
Kinson South
43
54
11
Littledown and Iford
209
558
349
Moordown
54
78
24
Queen's Park
83
132
49
Redhill and Northbourne
26
53
27
Strouden Park
27
48
21
Talbot and Branksome Woods
64
66
2
Throop and Muscliff
46
69
23
Wallisdown and Winton West
37
50
13
West Southbourne
54
75
21
Westbourne and West Cliff
186
291
105
Winton East
42
77
35
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Burton and Winkton
15
18
3
Grange
19
24
5
Highcliffe
17
14
-3
Jumpers
15
15
0
Mudeford and Friars Cliff
12
23
11
North Highcliffe and Walkford
10
12
2
Portfield
15
29
14
Purewell and Stanpit
11
29
18
St Catherine's and Hurn
37
41
4
Town Centre
87
72
-15
West Highcliffe
25
14
-11
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alderholt
13
15
2
Ameysford
17
19
2
Colehill East
28
51
23
Colehill West
12
9
-3
Corfe Mullen
31
42
11
Crane
13
15
2
Ferndown Central
37
59
22
Hampreston & Longham
71
113
42
Handley Vale
6
25
19
Parley
26
34
8
St Leonards
33
47
14
Stour
12
20
8
Verwood East
26
28
2
Verwood West
16
25
9
West Moors & Holt
36
42
6
Wimborne Minster
58
87
29
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
10
13
3
Blackmore
11
19
8
Blandford Central
11
15
4
Blandford Hilltop
12
10
-2
Blandford Langton St Leonards
5
6
1
Blandford Old Town
19
24
5
Bulbarrow
3
6
3
Gillingham Rural
4
13
9
Gillingham Town
29
36
7
Hill Forts
24
24
0
Lower Tarrants
11
17
6
Lydden Vale
12
7
-5
Motcombe & Bourton
9
8
-1
Riversdale & Portman
2
11
9
Shaftesbury East
18
17
-1
Shaftesbury West
17
44
27
Sturminster Newton
13
14
1
The Beacon
6
5
-1
The Stours & Marnhull
19
14
-5
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alderney
43
40
-3
Branksome East
1308
2162
854
Branksome West
29
63
34
Broadstone
79
83
4
Canford Cliffs
64
90
26
Canford Heath East
17
28
11
Canford Heath West
69
57
-12
Creekmoor
42
65
23
Hamworthy East
21
26
5
Hamworthy West
25
35
10
Merley & Bearwood
24
35
11
Newtown
51
71
20
Oakdale
44
66
22
Parkstone
148
265
117
Penn Hill
59
87
28
Poole Town
160
277
117
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bere Regis
1
2
1
Broadmayne & Crossways
12
21
9
Castle
1
6
5
Creech Barrow
9
7
-2
Langton
8
6
-2
Lulworth and Winfrith
6
7
1
Lytchett Matravers
57
126
69
Lytchett Minster and Upton East
11
26
15
Lytchett Minster and Upton West
12
25
13
St Martin
20
37
17
Swanage North
56
56
0
Swanage South
12
22
10
Wareham
24
16
-8
Wool
17
20
3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Beaminster
13
20
7
Bridport North
18
26
8
Bridport South
28
31
3
Broadmayne & Crossways
12
21
9
Broadwindsor
4
3
-1
Burton Bradstock
8
12
4
Cerne Valley
11
14
3
Chickerell & Chesil Bank
96
110
14
Chideock & Symondsbury
7
11
4
Dorchester East
3
5
2
Dorchester North
180
149
-31
Dorchester South
11
19
8
Dorchester West
137
132
-5
Frome Valley
11
6
-5
Lyme Regis & Charmouth
18
46
28
Maiden Newton
6
8
2
Netherbury
7
20
13
Piddle Valley
5
8
3
Puddletown
3
10
7
Queen Thorne
14
7
-7
Sherborne East
25
40
15
Sherborne West
14
22
8
Winterbourne St Martin
5
6
1
Yetminster & Cam Vale
9
15
6
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Littlemoor
7
9
2
Melcombe Regis
62
51
-11
Preston
24
14
-10
Radipole
2
9
7
Tophill East
7
4
-3
Tophill West
12
10
-2
Underhill
9
32
23
Upwey and Broadwey
7
9
2
Westham East
6
4
-2
Westham North
9
13
4
Westham West
3
5
2
Wey Valley
5
16
11
Weymouth East
12
8
-4
Weymouth West
7
17
10
Wyke Regis
12
20
8

Total companies 2018 league table

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

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
18th 2017: 18th
Dorset
56,307
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
7th 2017: 6th
Hampshire
110,793
18th 2017: 18th
Dorset
56,307
21st 2017: 22nd
Devon
51,129
24th 2017: 24th
Somerset
49,396
36th 2017: 34th
Wiltshire
36,714
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,417
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 people

In Dorset

75.5

National Average

68.1

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.

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

2018

8,314 formed

5,575 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

8.5% vs 2014

6.3% vs 2015

3.95% vs 2016

7.4% vs 2017