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Company Formations in 2019: Dorset

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???? Businesses formed in Dorset during 2019

2.3% more companies in Dorset compared to 2018

New businesses in Dorset mapped

Bournemouth 2,311 formed

Christchurch 307 formed

East Dorset 634 formed

North Dorset 303 formed

Poole 3,078 formed

Purbeck 554 formed

West Dorset 628 formed

Weymouth and Portland 193 formed

Companies formed in 2019 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 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
19th 2018: 17th
Dorset
8,020
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
8th 2018: 8th
Hampshire
15,174
19th 2018: 17th
Dorset
8,020
28th 2018: 30th
Devon
6,196
31st 2018: 32nd
Somerset
6,041
39th 2018: 38th
Wiltshire
4,428
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
675
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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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10.8

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Type of companies formed in Dorset breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (7,776 companies)

3% Other company types (244 companies)

Other company types breakdown (244 companies)

Total companies in Dorset by the end of 2019

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Businesses formed in Dorset during 2019

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Businesses dissolved in Dorset during 2019

meaning there is a total of

57,606

businesses registered in Dorset at the end of 2019.

2.3% more companies in Dorset compared to 2018

Surrounding counties 2019 breakdown & comparison

Hampshire

114,831 total businesses
15,174 formed in 2019
11,723 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

Isle of Wight

5,705 total businesses
675 formed in 2019
449 dissolved in 2019

Wiltshire

37,182 total businesses
4,428 formed in 2019
4,156 dissolved in 2019

Dorset

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

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Boscombe East
114
131
17
Boscombe West
80
101
21
Central
270
349
79
East Cliff and Springbourne
102
140
38
East Southbourne and Tuckton
38
59
21
Kinson North
37
39
2
Kinson South
37
41
4
Littledown and Iford
307
496
189
Moordown
64
102
38
Queen's Park
97
155
58
Redhill and Northbourne
35
52
17
Strouden Park
46
56
10
Talbot and Branksome Woods
68
83
15
Throop and Muscliff
36
62
26
Wallisdown and Winton West
42
80
38
West Southbourne
57
63
6
Westbourne and West Cliff
172
221
49
Winton East
55
81
26
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Burton and Winkton
7
18
11
Grange
19
22
3
Highcliffe
19
21
2
Jumpers
9
16
7
Mudeford and Friars Cliff
13
29
16
North Highcliffe and Walkford
10
15
5
Portfield
28
35
7
Purewell and Stanpit
19
34
15
St Catherine's and Hurn
29
24
-5
Town Centre
71
76
5
West Highcliffe
14
17
3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alderholt
3
16
13
Ameysford
6
7
1
Colehill East
23
34
11
Colehill West
15
11
-4
Corfe Mullen
36
43
7
Crane
16
26
10
Ferndown Central
34
65
31
Hampreston & Longham
67
107
40
Handley Vale
9
20
11
Parley
27
30
3
St Leonards
61
57
-4
Stour
16
21
5
Verwood East
18
24
6
Verwood West
26
31
5
West Moors & Holt
45
48
3
Wimborne Minster
87
94
7
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
10
16
6
Blackmore
10
21
11
Blandford Central
11
28
17
Blandford Hilltop
8
5
-3
Blandford Langton St Leonards
8
4
-4
Blandford Old Town
18
22
4
Bulbarrow
7
5
-2
Gillingham Rural
11
12
1
Gillingham Town
21
36
15
Hill Forts
28
22
-6
Lower Tarrants
13
14
1
Lydden Vale
8
7
-1
Motcombe & Bourton
7
18
11
Riversdale & Portman
4
9
5
Shaftesbury East
11
15
4
Shaftesbury West
26
27
1
Sturminster Newton
18
26
8
The Beacon
1
6
5
The Stours & Marnhull
17
10
-7
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alderney
38
62
24
Branksome East
1684
1815
131
Branksome West
32
56
24
Broadstone
69
85
16
Canford Cliffs
64
81
17
Canford Heath East
20
35
15
Canford Heath West
37
48
11
Creekmoor
46
51
5
Hamworthy East
25
30
5
Hamworthy West
33
41
8
Merley & Bearwood
36
37
1
Newtown
48
90
42
Oakdale
55
64
9
Parkstone
225
247
22
Penn Hill
55
84
29
Poole Town
177
252
75
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bere Regis
1
7
6
Broadmayne & Crossways
12
10
-2
Castle
7
3
-4
Creech Barrow
2
5
3
Langton
4
5
1
Lulworth and Winfrith
10
9
-1
Lytchett Matravers
90
325
235
Lytchett Minster and Upton East
20
21
1
Lytchett Minster and Upton West
21
24
3
St Martin
21
22
1
Swanage North
49
73
24
Swanage South
9
8
-1
Wareham
17
19
2
Wool
18
32
14
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Beaminster
13
18
5
Bridport North
19
43
24
Bridport South
31
43
12
Broadmayne & Crossways
12
10
-2
Broadwindsor
12
12
0
Burton Bradstock
8
11
3
Cerne Valley
10
12
2
Chickerell & Chesil Bank
89
88
-1
Chideock & Symondsbury
14
13
-1
Dorchester East
6
8
2
Dorchester North
197
115
-82
Dorchester South
12
20
8
Dorchester West
129
51
-78
Frome Valley
6
10
4
Lyme Regis & Charmouth
30
29
-1
Maiden Newton
5
6
1
Netherbury
12
8
-4
Piddle Valley
11
12
1
Puddletown
6
10
4
Queen Thorne
7
29
22
Sherborne East
27
42
15
Sherborne West
19
12
-7
Winterbourne St Martin
6
8
2
Yetminster & Cam Vale
15
19
4
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Littlemoor
10
10
0
Melcombe Regis
56
56
0
Preston
13
19
6
Radipole
5
7
2
Tophill East
7
7
0
Tophill West
7
13
6
Underhill
13
18
5
Upwey and Broadwey
14
11
-3
Westham East
4
9
5
Westham North
12
7
-5
Westham West
7
9
2
Wey Valley
4
6
2
Weymouth East
8
11
3
Weymouth West
10
3
-7
Wyke Regis
12
7
-5

Total companies 2019 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2019 and how Dorset 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
18th 2018: 18th
Dorset
57,606
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
6th 2018: 7th
Hampshire
114,831
18th 2018: 18th
Dorset
57,606
20th 2018: 21st
Devon
53,264
23rd 2018: 24th
Somerset
51,957
36th 2018: 36th
Wiltshire
37,182
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,705
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 Dorset

77.3

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70.7

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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.

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

2019

8,020 formed

6,434 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.3% vs 2015

3.95% vs 2016

7.43% vs 2017

2.3% vs 2018