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Company Formations in 2019: Durham

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1.6% more companies in Durham compared to 2018

New businesses in Durham mapped

County Durham 2,531 formed

Darlington 724 formed

Hartlepool 525 formed

Stockton-on-Tees 834 formed

Companies formed in 2019 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 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
37th 2018: 33rd
Durham
4,623
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
22nd 2018: 23rd
North Yorkshire
7,260
23rd 2018: 25th
Tyne and Wear
7,132
37th 2018: 33rd
Durham
4,623
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
2,171
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
1,531
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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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5.1

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10.9

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Type of companies formed in Durham breakdown

95% Private Limited Companies (4,395 companies)

5% Other company types (228 companies)

Other company types breakdown (228 companies)

Total companies in Durham by the end of 2019

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Businesses formed in Durham during 2019

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Businesses dissolved in Durham during 2019

meaning there is a total of

29,218

businesses registered in Durham at the end of 2019.

1.6% more companies in Durham compared to 2018

Surrounding counties 2019 breakdown & comparison

Cumbria

21,286 total businesses
2,171 formed in 2019
1,979 dissolved in 2019

North Yorkshire

54,481 total businesses
7,260 formed in 2019
5,315 dissolved in 2019

Tyne and Wear

44,237 total businesses
7,132 formed in 2019
5,583 dissolved in 2019

Northumberland

10,879 total businesses
1,531 formed in 2019
1,163 dissolved in 2019

Durham

29,218 total businesses
4,623 formed in 2019
3,695 dissolved in 2019

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Annfield Plain
25
36
11
Aycliffe East
81
192
111
Aycliffe North and Middridge
31
27
-4
Aycliffe West
10
10
0
Barnard Castle East
27
35
8
Barnard Castle West
21
29
8
Belmont
131
168
37
Benfieldside
29
23
-6
Bishop Auckland Town
45
48
3
Bishop Middleham and Cornforth
11
11
0
Blackhalls
36
39
3
Brandon
43
40
-3
Burnopfield and Dipton
32
36
4
Chester-le-Street East
30
40
10
Chester-le-Street North
14
19
5
Chester-le-Street South
24
26
2
Chester-le-Street West Central
29
27
-2
Chilton
11
16
5
Consett North
101
77
-24
Consett South
10
18
8
Coundon
7
15
8
Coxhoe
32
45
13
Craghead and South Moor
14
11
-3
Crook
30
38
8
Dawdon
39
39
0
Deerness
31
43
12
Delves Lane
25
30
5
Deneside
9
9
0
Durham South
5
10
5
Easington
18
24
6
Elvet and Gilesgate
35
59
24
Esh and Witton Gilbert
14
36
22
Evenwood
13
35
22
Ferryhill
36
57
21
Framwellgate and Newton Hall
36
47
11
Horden
16
13
-3
Lanchester
24
30
6
Leadgate and Medomsley
32
42
10
Lumley
34
26
-8
Murton
10
17
7
Neville's Cross
26
55
29
North Lodge
11
23
12
Passfield
7
11
4
Pelton
32
33
1
Peterlee East
45
185
140
Peterlee West
12
19
7
Sacriston
24
19
-5
Seaham
24
35
11
Sedgefield
40
66
26
Sherburn
26
30
4
Shildon and Dene Valley
48
73
25
Shotton and South Hetton
33
50
17
Spennymoor
33
46
13
Stanley
22
29
7
Tanfield
29
54
25
Tow Law
10
9
-1
Trimdon and Thornley
23
44
21
Tudhoe
25
50
25
Weardale
24
38
14
West Auckland
42
32
-10
Willington and Hunwick
24
35
11
Wingate
11
12
1
Woodhouse Close
26
40
14
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bank Top & Lascelles
16
24
8
Brinkburn & Faverdale
15
30
15
Cockerton
6
23
17
College
23
26
3
Eastbourne
9
17
8
Harrowgate Hill
14
26
12
Haughton & Springfield
14
21
7
Heighington & Coniscliffe
25
21
-4
Hummersknott
15
9
-6
Hurworth
12
22
10
Mowden
10
10
0
North Road
35
37
2
Northgate
191
56
-135
Park East
206
191
-15
Park West
41
63
22
Pierremont
16
30
14
Red Hall & Lingfield
36
22
-14
Sadberge & Middleton St George
38
38
0
Stephenson
18
46
28
Whinfield
8
12
4
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Burn Valley
32
52
20
De Bruce
19
23
4
Fens and Rossmere
29
28
-1
Foggy Furze
23
21
-2
Hart
32
43
11
Headland and Harbour
119
118
-1
Jesmond
21
30
9
Manor House
20
24
4
Rural West
36
48
12
Seaton
47
66
19
Victoria
49
72
23
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Billingham Central
11
20
9
Billingham East
37
44
7
Billingham North
23
29
6
Billingham South
31
38
7
Billingham West
23
34
11
Bishopsgarth and Elm Tree
24
19
-5
Eaglescliffe
60
65
5
Fairfield
18
13
-5
Grangefield
22
33
11
Hardwick and Salters Lane
11
21
10
Hartburn
31
17
-14
Newtown
29
32
3
Northern Parishes
50
78
28
Norton North
27
34
7
Norton South
12
29
17
Norton West
15
23
8
Parkfield and Oxbridge
172
168
-4
Roseworth
11
21
10
Stockton Town Centre
74
97
23
Western Parishes
20
19
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Total companies 2019 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2019 and how Durham 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
39th 2018: 39th
Durham
29,218
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
19th 2018: 19th
North Yorkshire
54,481
30th 2018: 30th
Tyne and Wear
44,237
39th 2018: 39th
Durham
29,218
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
21,286
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
10,879
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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32.4

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70.7

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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.

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

2019

4,623 formed

3,695 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

4.3% vs 2015

5.71% vs 2016

8.32% vs 2017

1.6% vs 2018