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Company Formations in 2022: East Sussex

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???? Businesses formed in East Sussex during 2022

0% fewer companies in East Sussex compared to 2021

New businesses in East Sussex mapped

Brighton and Hove 3,263 formed

Eastbourne 976 formed

Hastings 590 formed

Lewes 523 formed

Rother 747 formed

Wealden 1,084 formed

Companies formed in 2022 league table

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

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Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2021: 1st
London
274,838
2nd 2021: 2nd
West Midlands
39,355
3rd 2021: 3rd
Greater Manchester
38,756
4th 2021: 4th
West Yorkshire
25,517
5th 2021: 5th
Essex
18,955
26th 2021: 19th
East Sussex
7,193
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2021: 1st
London
274,838
6th 2021: 6th
Kent
16,109
12th 2021: 11th
Surrey
10,902
26th 2021: 19th
East Sussex
7,193
32nd 2021: 31st
West Sussex
6,136
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2021: 1st
London
274,838
2nd 2021: 2nd
West Midlands
39,355
3rd 2021: 3rd
Greater Manchester
38,756
4th 2021: 4th
West Yorkshire
25,517
5th 2021: 5th
Essex
18,955
6th 2021: 6th
Kent
16,109
7th 2021: 7th
Hampshire
14,533
8th 2021: 8th
Hertfordshire
13,643
9th 2021: 9th
Merseyside
13,358
10th 2021: 10th
Lancashire
13,312
11th 2021: 12th
South Yorkshire
11,901
12th 2021: 11th
Surrey
10,902
13th 2021: 14th
Leicestershire
10,408
14th 2021: 15th
Berkshire
9,571
15th 2021: 13th
Cheshire
9,335
16th 2021: 17th
Nottinghamshire
9,235
17th 2021: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,683
18th 2021: 24th
Bedfordshire
8,495
19th 2021: 22nd
Dorset
8,427
20th 2021: 21st
North Yorkshire
8,424
21st 2021: 18th
Staffordshire
8,072
22nd 2021: 20th
Tyne and Wear
7,838
23rd 2021: 27th
Northamptonshire
7,831
24th 2021: 26th
Derbyshire
7,764
25th 2021: 23rd
Cambridgeshire
7,739
26th 2021: 19th
East Sussex
7,193
27th 2021: 28th
Somerset
7,121
28th 2021: 29th
Lincolnshire
7,100
29th 2021: 30th
Devon
6,814
30th 2021: 33rd
Suffolk
6,749
31st 2021: 32nd
Gloucestershire
6,373
32nd 2021: 31st
West Sussex
6,136
33rd 2021: 36th
Warwickshire
5,540
34th 2021: 34th
Norfolk
5,384
35th 2021: 37th
Durham
5,109
36th 2021: 35th
Bristol
4,951
37th 2021: 25th
Worcestershire
4,941
38th 2021: 38th
Oxfordshire
4,842
39th 2021: 39th
Wiltshire
4,536
40th 2021: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,233
41st 2021: 42nd
Shropshire
3,132
42nd 2021: 43rd
Herefordshire
2,928
43rd 2021: 41st
Cornwall
2,912
44th 2021: 44th
Cumbria
2,418
45th 2021: 45th
Northumberland
1,527
46th 2021: 46th
Isle of Wight
652
47th 2021: 47th
Rutland
193

New incorporations in 2022 per 1000 Man standing people

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In East Sussex

9.0

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12.7

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Type of companies formed in East Sussex breakdown

94% Private Limited Companies (6,778 companies)

6% Other company types (415 companies)

Other company types breakdown (415 companies)

Total companies in East Sussex by the end of 2022

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Businesses formed in East Sussex during 2022

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Businesses dissolved in East Sussex during 2022

Companies House did not always process company dissolutions as soon as the standard conditions for dissolution were first met.

meaning there is a total of

70,836

businesses registered in East Sussex at the end of 2022.

0% fewer companies in East Sussex compared to 2021

Surrounding counties 2022 breakdown & comparison

Kent

130,283 total businesses
16,109 formed in 2022
13,087 dissolved in 2022

West Sussex

58,763 total businesses
6,136 formed in 2022
5,240 dissolved in 2022

Surrey

107,722 total businesses
10,902 formed in 2022
9,339 dissolved in 2022

London

1,462,539 total businesses
274,838 formed in 2022
185,954 dissolved in 2022

East Sussex

70,836 total businesses
7,193 formed in 2022
6,433 dissolved in 2022

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brunswick and Adelaide
108
160
52
Central Hove
298
416
118
East Brighton
60
90
30
Goldsmid
114
209
95
Hangleton and Knoll
227
201
-26
Hanover and Elm Grove
65
100
35
Hollingdean and Stanmer
63
85
22
Hove Park
82
112
30
Moulsecoomb and Bevendean
42
67
25
North Portslade
34
36
2
Patcham
78
110
32
Preston Park
771
212
-559
Queen's Park
150
163
13
Regency
303
305
2
Rottingdean Coastal
67
85
18
South Portslade
53
59
6
St. Peter's and North Laine
503
389
-114
Westbourne
74
100
26
Wish
51
102
51
Withdean
145
206
61
Woodingdean
47
56
9
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Devonshire
154
206
52
Hampden Park
32
43
11
Langney
30
27
-3
Meads
130
222
92
Old Town
36
66
30
Ratton
26
47
21
Sovereign
37
32
-5
St Anthony's
91
107
16
Upperton
108
234
126
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ashdown
19
21
2
Baird
21
29
8
Braybrooke
33
31
-2
Brede Valley
33
28
-5
Castle
91
124
33
Central St Leonards
37
71
34
Conquest
9
18
9
Gensing
40
51
11
Hollington
25
23
-2
Maze Hill
21
24
3
Old Hastings
35
39
4
Ore
23
37
14
Silverhill
18
20
2
St Helens
18
16
-2
Tressell
15
19
4
West St Leonards
25
23
-2
Wishing Tree
20
44
24
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barcombe and Hamsey
7
9
2
Chailey and Wivelsfield
23
23
0
Ditchling and Westmeston
13
16
3
East Saltdean and Telscombe Cliffs
28
31
3
Hollingdean and Stanmer
63
85
22
Kingston
9
23
14
Lewes Bridge
19
26
7
Lewes Castle
27
35
8
Lewes Priory
53
54
1
Newhaven Denton and Meeching
55
45
-10
Newhaven Valley
15
26
11
Newick
19
13
-6
Ouse Valley and Ringmer
22
40
18
Peacehaven East
31
34
3
Peacehaven North
17
19
2
Peacehaven West
15
27
12
Plumpton Streat East Chiltington and St John (Without)
12
9
-3
Seaford Central
32
34
2
Seaford East
16
8
-8
Seaford North
20
20
0
Seaford South
11
19
8
Seaford West
10
12
2
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Battle Town
46
44
-2
Brede Valley
33
28
-5
Central
98
201
103
Collington
16
7
-9
Crowhurst
21
14
-7
Darwell
28
50
22
Eastern Rother
15
19
4
Ewhurst and Sedlescombe
17
19
2
Kewhurst
7
8
1
Marsham
10
14
4
Old Town
36
66
30
Rother Levels
14
31
17
Rye
33
68
35
Sackville
17
29
12
Salehurst
43
35
-8
Sidley
18
14
-4
St Helens
18
16
-2
St Marks
16
16
0
St Michaels
19
15
-4
St Stephens
11
17
6
Ticehurst and Etchingham
30
110
80
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alfriston
19
13
-6
Buxted and Maresfield
28
38
10
Chiddingly and East Hoathly
28
36
8
Cross in Hand Five Ashes
15
9
-6
Crowborough East
21
22
1
Crowborough Jarvis Brook
20
21
1
Crowborough North
34
31
-3
Crowborough St. Johns
10
13
3
Crowborough West
32
35
3
Danehill Fletching Nutley
36
38
2
East Dean
15
13
-2
Forest Row
83
77
-6
Framfield
32
14
-18
Frant Withyham
58
52
-6
Hailsham Central and North
116
133
17
Hailsham East
4
6
2
Hailsham South and West
19
26
7
Hartfield
9
14
5
Heathfield East
10
5
-5
Heathfield North and Central
57
46
-11
Hellingly
32
43
11
Herstmonceux
29
15
-14
Horam
6
11
5
Langney
30
27
-3
Mayfield
16
13
-3
Ninfield and Hooe with Wartling
5
17
12
Pevensey and Westham
42
47
5
Polegate North
85
130
45
Polegate South
11
17
6
Rotherfield
6
12
6
Uckfield Central
23
28
5
Uckfield New Town
9
18
9
Uckfield North
11
18
7
Uckfield Ridgewood
11
11
0
Wadhurst
32
39
7
Willingdon
21
23
2

Total companies 2022 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2022 and how East Sussex compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2021: 1st
London
1,462,539
2nd 2021: 2nd
Greater Manchester
233,019
3rd 2021: 3rd
West Midlands
211,766
4th 2021: 5th
West Yorkshire
151,175
5th 2021: 4th
Essex
148,387
17th 2021: 16th
East Sussex
70,836
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2021: 1st
London
1,462,539
6th 2021: 6th
Kent
130,283
9th 2021: 9th
Surrey
107,722
17th 2021: 16th
East Sussex
70,836
24th 2021: 21st
West Sussex
58,763
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2021: 1st
London
1,462,539
2nd 2021: 2nd
Greater Manchester
233,019
3rd 2021: 3rd
West Midlands
211,766
4th 2021: 5th
West Yorkshire
151,175
5th 2021: 4th
Essex
148,387
6th 2021: 6th
Kent
130,283
7th 2021: 7th
Hampshire
124,249
8th 2021: 8th
Hertfordshire
122,123
9th 2021: 9th
Surrey
107,722
10th 2021: 10th
Lancashire
91,522
11th 2021: 11th
Cheshire
81,809
12th 2021: 12th
Merseyside
81,221
13th 2021: 14th
Buckinghamshire
78,850
14th 2021: 13th
Berkshire
76,700
15th 2021: 15th
Leicestershire
73,507
16th 2021: 17th
South Yorkshire
72,058
17th 2021: 16th
East Sussex
70,836
18th 2021: 19th
North Yorkshire
62,355
19th 2021: 20th
Nottinghamshire
62,142
20th 2021: 18th
Devon
61,854
21st 2021: 25th
Dorset
61,217
22nd 2021: 22nd
Staffordshire
60,009
23rd 2021: 23rd
Somerset
59,531
24th 2021: 21st
West Sussex
58,763
25th 2021: 24th
Gloucestershire
57,852
26th 2021: 26th
Cambridgeshire
57,788
27th 2021: 27th
Derbyshire
55,697
28th 2021: 29th
Lincolnshire
53,143
29th 2021: 28th
Northamptonshire
51,966
30th 2021: 30th
Tyne and Wear
51,640
31st 2021: 31st
Bedfordshire
50,545
32nd 2021: 32nd
Oxfordshire
46,748
33rd 2021: 33rd
Norfolk
45,968
34th 2021: 35th
Suffolk
45,867
35th 2021: 34th
Worcestershire
43,964
36th 2021: 36th
Warwickshire
42,564
37th 2021: 37th
Wiltshire
40,505
38th 2021: 38th
Bristol
37,039
39th 2021: 39th
Durham
35,455
40th 2021: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
29,451
41st 2021: 41st
Shropshire
26,781
42nd 2021: 42nd
Cornwall
25,857
43rd 2021: 43rd
Cumbria
23,003
44th 2021: 44th
Herefordshire
16,412
45th 2021: 45th
Northumberland
12,420
46th 2021: 46th
Isle of Wight
6,423
47th 2021: 47th
Rutland
2,076

Total companies at the end of 2022 per 1000 Person people

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In East Sussex

88.5

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National Average

82.7

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The last 5 years

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

2018

7,462 formed

6,254 dissolved

2019

7,706 formed

6,634 dissolved

2020

8,149 formed

5,499 dissolved

2021

7,675 formed

7,160 dissolved

2022

7,193 formed

6,433 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

1.72% vs 2018

4.1% vs 2019

0.78% vs 2020

-0.0% vs 2021