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Company Formations in 2018: Durham

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???? Businesses formed in Durham during 2018

8.3% more companies in Durham compared to 2017

New businesses in Durham mapped

County Durham 2,335 formed

Darlington 1,582 formed

Hartlepool 476 formed

Stockton-on-Tees 783 formed

Companies formed in 2018 league table

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

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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
33rd 2017: 40th
Durham
5,223
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
23rd 2017: 22nd
North Yorkshire
6,822
25th 2017: 26th
Tyne and Wear
6,669
33rd 2017: 40th
Durham
5,223
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
2,259
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
1,422
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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5.8

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10.6

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Type of companies formed in Durham breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (5,065 companies)

3% Other company types (158 companies)

Other company types breakdown (158 companies)

Total companies in Durham by the end of 2018

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Businesses formed in Durham during 2018

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Businesses dissolved in Durham during 2018

meaning there is a total of

28,771

businesses registered in Durham at the end of 2018.

8.3% more companies in Durham compared to 2017

Surrounding counties 2018 breakdown & comparison

Cumbria

20,916 total businesses
2,259 formed in 2018
1,786 dissolved in 2018

North Yorkshire

52,860 total businesses
6,822 formed in 2018
4,881 dissolved in 2018

Tyne and Wear

42,534 total businesses
6,669 formed in 2018
4,868 dissolved in 2018

Northumberland

10,423 total businesses
1,422 formed in 2018
1,052 dissolved in 2018

Durham

28,771 total businesses
5,223 formed in 2018
3,133 dissolved in 2018

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Annfield Plain
17
25
8
Aycliffe East
59
141
82
Aycliffe North and Middridge
33
29
-4
Aycliffe West
6
10
4
Barnard Castle East
36
38
2
Barnard Castle West
30
26
-4
Belmont
60
190
130
Benfieldside
27
27
0
Bishop Auckland Town
35
43
8
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth
8
7
-1
Blackhalls
23
40
17
Brandon
32
56
24
Burnopfield and Dipton
23
26
3
Chester-le-Street East
21
33
12
Chester-le-Street North
3
17
14
Chester-le-Street South
17
18
1
Chester-le-Street West Central
29
36
7
Chilton
8
15
7
Consett North
60
75
15
Consett South
10
16
6
Coundon
13
9
-4
Coxhoe
38
36
-2
Craghead and South Moor
14
20
6
Crook
34
42
8
Dawdon
30
51
21
Deerness
28
40
12
Delves Lane
16
30
14
Deneside
15
9
-6
Durham South
12
10
-2
Easington
20
27
7
Elvet and Gilesgate
22
57
35
Esh and Witton Gilbert
16
31
15
Evenwood
10
22
12
Ferryhill
39
47
8
Framwellgate and Newton Hall
42
40
-2
Horden
14
18
4
Lanchester
20
32
12
Leadgate and Medomsley
29
42
13
Lumley
27
30
3
Murton
18
10
-8
Neville's Cross
26
39
13
North Lodge
12
9
-3
Passfield
4
7
3
Pelton
22
54
32
Peterlee East
32
152
120
Peterlee West
15
15
0
Sacriston
10
20
10
Seaham
17
26
9
Sedgefield
37
44
7
Sherburn
27
27
0
Shildon and Dene Valley
46
75
29
Shotton and South Hetton
27
36
9
Spennymoor
29
37
8
Stanley
13
31
18
Tanfield
26
42
16
Tow Law
7
15
8
Trimdon and Thornley
23
43
20
Tudhoe
14
29
15
Weardale
27
28
1
West Auckland
45
48
3
Willington and Hunwick
20
39
19
Wingate
14
12
-2
Woodhouse Close
24
36
12
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bank Top & Lascelles
20
21
1
Brinkburn & Faverdale
16
30
14
Cockerton
21
11
-10
College
15
28
13
Eastbourne
25
12
-13
Harrowgate Hill
13
25
12
Haughton & Springfield
17
16
-1
Heighington & Coniscliffe
20
14
-6
Hummersknott
12
13
1
Hurworth
16
15
-1
Mowden
8
14
6
North Road
21
41
20
Northgate
27
434
407
Park East
192
418
226
Park West
57
336
279
Pierremont
14
22
8
Red Hall & Lingfield
14
37
23
Sadberge & Middleton St George
27
54
27
Stephenson
21
30
9
Whinfield
5
11
6
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Burn Valley
27
43
16
De Bruce
11
21
10
Fens and Rossmere
25
30
5
Foggy Furze
17
19
2
Hart
28
41
13
Headland and Harbour
139
127
-12
Jesmond
6
22
16
Manor House
18
18
0
Rural West
41
56
15
Seaton
43
55
12
Victoria
28
44
16
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Billingham Central
20
22
2
Billingham East
39
35
-4
Billingham North
25
26
1
Billingham South
22
44
22
Billingham West
31
29
-2
Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree
19
17
-2
Eaglescliffe
35
52
17
Fairfield
10
21
11
Grangefield
32
30
-2
Hardwick and Salters Lane
14
17
3
Hartburn
16
27
11
Newtown
40
32
-8
Northern Parishes
78
75
-3
Norton North
16
23
7
Norton South
20
20
0
Norton West
11
27
16
Parkfield and Oxbridge
147
159
12
Roseworth
10
10
0
Stockton Town Centre
68
92
24
Western Parishes
13
25
12

Total companies 2018 league table

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

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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
39th 2017: 39th
Durham
28,771
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
19th 2017: 19th
North Yorkshire
52,860
30th 2017: 30th
Tyne and Wear
42,534
39th 2017: 39th
Durham
28,771
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
20,916
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
10,423
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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31.9

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68.1

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The last 5 years

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

2014

3,793 formed

2,191 dissolved

2015

3,834 formed

2,264 dissolved

2016

4,017 formed

3,035 dissolved

2017

4,077 formed

3,050 dissolved

2018

5,223 formed

3,133 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.9% vs 2014

4.3% vs 2015

5.71% vs 2016

8.3% vs 2017