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Company Formations in 2015: Essex

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7.0% more companies in Essex compared to 2014

New businesses in Essex mapped

Boroughs

  • ABasildon: 1,965
  • BBraintree: 980
  • CBrentwood: 917
  • DCastle Point: 788
  • EChelmsford: 1,553
  • FColchester: 1,485
  • GEpping Forest: 1,579
  • HHarlow: 709
  • IMaldon: 397
  • JRochford: 538
  • KSouthend-on-Sea: 2,184
  • LTendring: 560
  • MThurrock: 1,706
  • NUttlesford: 786

Companies formed in 2015 league table

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

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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2014: 1st
London
198,282
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
28,265
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
26,952
4th 2014: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,066
5th 2014: 5th
Essex
16,147
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2014: 1st
London
198,282
5th 2014: 5th
Essex
16,147
6th 2014: 7th
Hertfordshire
14,575
7th 2014: 8th
Kent
14,246
25th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
6,235
37th 2014: 38th
Suffolk
4,031
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2014: 1st
London
198,282
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
28,265
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
26,952
4th 2014: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,066
5th 2014: 5th
Essex
16,147
6th 2014: 7th
Hertfordshire
14,575
7th 2014: 8th
Kent
14,246
8th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
13,779
9th 2014: 9th
Surrey
12,014
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
11,974
11th 2014: 11th
Lancashire
10,080
12th 2014: 12th
Merseyside
9,857
13th 2014: 15th
South Yorkshire
9,290
14th 2014: 13th
Berkshire
9,135
15th 2014: 14th
East Sussex
8,786
16th 2014: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,249
17th 2014: 20th
Dorset
7,791
18th 2014: 18th
Leicestershire
7,712
19th 2014: 25th
Derbyshire
7,414
20th 2014: 17th
Nottinghamshire
6,908
21st 2014: 19th
North Yorkshire
6,437
22nd 2014: 24th
Staffordshire
6,375
23rd 2014: 23rd
Northamptonshire
6,347
24th 2014: 26th
Bedfordshire
6,245
25th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
6,235
26th 2014: 21st
West Sussex
6,136
27th 2014: 28th
Tyne and Wear
6,042
28th 2014: 22nd
Lincolnshire
5,879
29th 2014: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,741
30th 2014: 30th
Devon
5,394
31st 2014: 31st
Somerset
5,383
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bristol
4,942
33rd 2014: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,611
34th 2014: 35th
Wiltshire
4,506
35th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
4,424
36th 2014: 36th
Norfolk
4,296
37th 2014: 38th
Suffolk
4,031
38th 2014: 37th
Durham
3,834
39th 2014: 39th
Worcestershire
3,572
40th 2014: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
2,967
41st 2014: 42nd
Shropshire
2,416
42nd 2014: 41st
Cornwall
2,392
43rd 2014: 43rd
Cumbria
2,166
44th 2014: 44th
Northumberland
1,289
45th 2014: 45th
Herefordshire
950
46th 2014: 46th
Isle of Wight
560
47th 2014: 47th
Rutland
194

New incorporations in 2015 per 1000 Man standing people

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Type of companies formed in Essex breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (15,793 companies)

2% Other company types (354 companies)

Other company types breakdown (354 companies)

Total companies in Essex by the end of 2015

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Businesses formed in Essex during 2015

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Businesses dissolved in Essex during 2015

meaning there is a total of

107,891

businesses registered in Essex at the end of 2015.

7.0% more companies in Essex compared to 2014

Surrounding counties 2015 breakdown & comparison

Cambridgeshire

41,403 total businesses
6,235 formed in 2015
3,619 dissolved in 2015

Hertfordshire

96,909 total businesses
14,575 formed in 2015
8,688 dissolved in 2015

Kent

94,176 total businesses
14,246 formed in 2015
9,190 dissolved in 2015

Suffolk

30,944 total businesses
4,031 formed in 2015
2,423 dissolved in 2015

London

1,017,154 total businesses
198,282 formed in 2015
119,720 dissolved in 2015

Essex

107,891 total businesses
16,147 formed in 2015
10,382 dissolved in 2015

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Billericay East
127
233
106
Billericay West
140
161
21
Burstead
59
106
47
Crouch
38
76
38
Fryerns
132
383
251
Laindon Park
76
127
51
Langdon Hills
32
48
16
Lee Chapel North
38
86
48
Nethermayne
35
89
54
Pitsea North West
28
95
67
Pitsea South East
35
100
65
St Martin's
45
95
50
Vange
28
60
32
Wickford Castledon
103
67
-36
Wickford North
129
166
37
Wickford Park
39
73
34
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bocking Blackwater
28
51
23
Bocking North
13
31
18
Bocking South
30
36
6
Braintree Central & Beckers Green
102
134
32
Braintree South
22
13
-9
Braintree West
18
33
15
Bumpstead
7
6
-1
Coggeshall
31
35
4
Gosfield & Greenstead Green
8
13
5
Great Notley & Black Notley
33
53
20
Halstead St Andrew's
21
34
13
Halstead Trinity
31
40
9
Hatfield Peverel & Terling
21
36
15
Hedingham
42
34
-8
Kelvedon & Feering
40
58
18
Rayne
14
23
9
Silver End & Cressing
11
27
16
Stour Valley North
14
20
6
Stour Valley South
11
14
3
The Colnes
22
44
22
Three Fields
15
36
21
Witham Central
65
99
34
Witham North
12
42
30
Witham South
12
36
24
Witham West
12
20
8
Yeldham
4
12
8
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brentwood North
35
78
43
Brentwood South
143
192
49
Brentwood West
72
144
72
Brizes and Doddinghurst
28
41
13
Herongate Ingrave and West Horndon
25
38
13
Hutton Central
10
17
7
Hutton East
6
13
7
Hutton North
16
32
16
Hutton South
10
30
20
Ingatestone Fryerning and Mountnessing
51
57
6
Pilgrims Hatch
47
64
17
Shenfield
51
99
48
South Weald
12
18
6
Tipps Cross
14
22
8
Warley
155
72
-83
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Appleton
14
27
13
Boyce
18
25
7
Canvey Island Central
47
62
15
Canvey Island East
12
32
20
Canvey Island North
17
24
7
Canvey Island South
20
50
30
Canvey Island West
13
24
11
Canvey Island Winter Gardens
7
28
21
Cedar Hall
22
37
15
St George's
6
21
15
St James
100
154
54
St Mary's
71
141
70
St Peter's
29
48
19
Victoria
168
274
106
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bicknacre and East and West Hanningfield
11
22
11
Boreham and The Leighs
22
25
3
Broomfield and The Walthams
38
50
12
Chelmer Village and Beaulieu Park
44
75
31
Chelmsford Rural West
15
27
12
Galleywood
32
33
1
Goat Hall
15
23
8
Great Baddow East
54
72
18
Great Baddow West
21
33
12
Little Baddow Danbury and Sandon
27
46
19
Marconi
251
307
56
Moulsham and Central
273
339
66
Moulsham Lodge
11
19
8
Patching Hall
46
42
-4
Rettendon and Runwell
16
22
6
South Hanningfield Stock and Margaretting
36
45
9
South Woodham-Chetwood and Collingwood
46
35
-11
South Woodham-Elmwood and Woodville
54
88
34
Springfield North
19
40
21
St Andrews
17
39
22
The Lawns
8
22
14
Trinity
34
61
27
Waterhouse Farm
31
51
20
Writtle
27
50
23
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Berechurch
16
54
38
Birch and Winstree
14
34
20
Castle
265
297
32
Christ Church
67
76
9
Copford and West Stanway
7
21
14
Dedham and Langham
49
125
76
East Donyland
3
17
14
Fordham and Stour
18
41
23
Great Tey
11
28
17
Highwoods
43
118
75
Lexden
17
25
8
Marks Tey
12
22
10
Mile End
31
70
39
New Town
29
92
63
Old Heath
24
59
35
Prettygate
21
23
2
Pyefleet
11
16
5
Shrub End
30
46
16
St Andrew's
13
49
36
St Anne's
20
40
20
St John's
4
10
6
Stanway
31
61
30
Tiptree
30
30
0
West Bergholt and Eight Ash Green
24
41
17
West Mersea
25
30
5
Wivenhoe Cross
4
11
7
Wivenhoe Quay
31
49
18
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Net Change
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Broadley Common Epping Upland and Nazeing
15
24
9
Buckhurst Hill East
19
37
18
Buckhurst Hill West
76
121
45
Chigwell Row
13
11
-2
Chigwell Village
23
53
30
Chipping Ongar Greensted and Marden Ash
23
47
24
Epping Hemnall
48
84
36
Epping Lindsey and Thornwood Common
53
79
26
Grange Hill
46
76
30
Hastingwood Matching and Sheering Village
17
28
11
High Ongar Willingale and The Rodings
10
25
15
Lambourne
7
14
7
Loughton Alderton
13
51
38
Loughton Broadway
82
75
-7
Loughton Fairmead
14
31
17
Loughton Forest
163
221
58
Loughton Roding
14
28
14
Loughton St John's
46
59
13
Loughton St Mary's
87
49
-38
Lower Nazeing
27
45
18
Lower Sheering
26
49
23
Moreton and Fyfield
7
15
8
North Weald Bassett
22
27
5
Passingford
14
19
5
Roydon
12
15
3
Shelley
9
7
-2
Theydon Bois
17
35
18
Waltham Abbey High Beach
16
27
11
Waltham Abbey Honey Lane
17
43
26
Waltham Abbey North East
32
63
31
Waltham Abbey Paternoster
6
19
13
Waltham Abbey South West
58
102
44
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bush Fair
18
32
14
Church Langley
29
48
19
Great Parndon
12
28
16
Harlow Common
8
38
30
Hunsdon
1
1
Little Parndon and Hare Street
48
115
67
Mark Hall
76
103
27
Netteswell
14
32
18
Old Harlow
43
124
81
Staple Tye
24
58
34
Sumners and Kingsmoor
15
35
20
Toddbrook
36
95
59
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Althorne
9
24
15
Burnham-on-Crouch North
9
22
13
Burnham-on-Crouch South
28
35
7
Great Totham
22
32
10
Heybridge East
13
7
-6
Heybridge West
25
29
4
Maldon East
20
7
-13
Maldon North
60
76
16
Maldon South
8
12
4
Maldon West
10
20
10
Mayland
8
12
4
Purleigh
17
16
-1
Silver End & Cressing
11
27
16
Southminster
13
18
5
Tillingham
6
5
-1
Tollesbury
7
10
3
Tolleshunt D'Arcy
19
33
14
Wickham Bishops and Woodham
26
39
13
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ashingdon and Canewdon
8
23
15
Barling and Sutton
4
8
4
Downhall and Rawreth
22
37
15
Foulness and Great Wakering
16
11
-5
Grange
5
13
8
Hawkwell North
10
11
1
Hawkwell South
5
16
11
Hawkwell West
20
31
11
Hockley Central
28
39
11
Hockley North
4
8
4
Hockley West
9
11
2
Hullbridge
12
25
13
Lodge
10
14
4
Rayleigh Central
2
17
15
Rochford
107
123
16
Sweyne Park
8
20
12
Trinity
34
61
27
Wheatley
83
107
24
Whitehouse
11
11
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Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Belfairs
87
71
-16
Blenheim Park
61
112
51
Chalkwell
76
163
87
Eastwood Park
29
79
50
Kursaal
227
88
-139
Leigh
89
142
53
Milton
405
586
181
Prittlewell
29
50
21
Shoeburyness
42
86
44
Southchurch
26
34
8
St Laurence
20
38
18
St. Luke's
60
113
53
Thorpe
25
48
23
Victoria
168
274
106
West Leigh
166
233
67
West Shoebury
25
46
21
Westborough
91
147
56
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alresford
1
5
4
Alton Park
8
14
6
Ardleigh and Little Bromley
28
28
0
Beaumont and Thorpe
10
16
6
Bockings Elm
9
13
4
Bradfield Wrabness and Wix
7
10
3
Brightlingsea
28
46
18
Burrsville
14
26
12
Frinton
27
36
9
Golf Green
3
8
5
Great and Little Oakley
4
9
5
Great Bentley
2
6
4
Hamford
5
7
2
Harwich East
9
16
7
Harwich East Central
10
23
13
Harwich West
9
8
-1
Harwich West Central
5
16
11
Haven
2
5
3
Holland and Kirby
24
20
-4
Homelands
1
1
0
Lawford
16
13
-3
Little Clacton and Weeley
12
17
5
Manningtree Mistley Little Bentley and Tendring
14
12
-2
Peter Bruff
10
2
-8
Pier
33
46
13
Ramsey and Parkeston
4
4
0
Rush Green
4
9
5
St Bartholomews
6
8
2
St James
100
154
54
St Johns
5
9
4
St Marys
10
22
12
St Osyth and Point Clear
15
29
14
St Pauls
8
11
3
Thorrington Frating Elmstead and Great Bromley
20
33
13
Walton
6
21
15
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aveley and Uplands
35
59
24
Belhus
26
73
47
Chadwell St Mary
26
52
26
Chafford and North Stifford
63
78
15
Corringham and Fobbing
11
24
13
East Tilbury
268
42
-226
Grays Riverside
101
190
89
Grays Thurrock
53
122
69
Little Thurrock Blackshots
18
40
22
Little Thurrock Rectory
45
95
50
Ockendon
42
80
38
Orsett
29
53
24
South Chafford
52
113
61
Stanford East and Corringham Town
54
140
86
Stanford-le-Hope West
44
93
49
Stifford Clays
12
29
17
The Homesteads
20
34
14
Tilbury Riverside and Thurrock Park
54
83
29
Tilbury St Chads
21
72
51
West Thurrock and South Stifford
88
234
146
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ashdon
12
7
-5
Broad Oak & the Hallingburys
32
49
17
Clavering
9
10
1
Debden & Wimbish
2
12
10
Elsenham & Henham
13
30
17
Felsted & Stebbing
18
20
2
Flitch Green & Little Dunmow
27
21
-6
Great Dunmow North
13
23
10
Great Dunmow South & Barnston
42
109
67
Hatfield Heath
22
20
-2
High Easter & the Rodings
8
14
6
Littlebury Chesterford & Wenden Lofts
50
65
15
Newport
15
19
4
Saffron Walden Audley
104
146
42
Saffron Walden Castle
6
17
11
Saffron Walden Shire
22
25
3
Stansted North
19
34
15
Stansted South & Birchanger
21
46
25
Stort Valley
10
5
-5
Takeley
44
50
6
Thaxted & the Eastons
32
57
25
The Sampfords
13
7
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Total companies 2015 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2015 and how Essex compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2014: 1st
London
1,017,154
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
156,025
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
147,044
4th 2014: 4th
Essex
107,891
5th 2014: 5th
West Yorkshire
102,450
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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2014: 1st
London
1,017,154
4th 2014: 4th
Essex
107,891
7th 2014: 8th
Hertfordshire
96,909
8th 2014: 9th
Kent
94,176
27th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
41,403
36th 2014: 36th
Suffolk
30,944
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2014: 1st
London
1,017,154
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
156,025
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
147,044
4th 2014: 4th
Essex
107,891
5th 2014: 5th
West Yorkshire
102,450
6th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
98,825
7th 2014: 8th
Hertfordshire
96,909
8th 2014: 9th
Kent
94,176
9th 2014: 7th
Surrey
93,699
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
67,995
11th 2014: 11th
Lancashire
65,240
12th 2014: 12th
Berkshire
63,186
13th 2014: 13th
East Sussex
61,290
14th 2014: 14th
Buckinghamshire
59,305
15th 2014: 15th
Merseyside
56,875
16th 2014: 16th
South Yorkshire
52,205
17th 2014: 18th
Leicestershire
48,126
18th 2014: 19th
Dorset
47,433
19th 2014: 17th
West Sussex
47,267
20th 2014: 21st
North Yorkshire
46,660
21st 2014: 20th
Gloucestershire
46,009
22nd 2014: 22nd
Devon
44,917
23rd 2014: 23rd
Somerset
44,277
24th 2014: 25th
Staffordshire
44,125
25th 2014: 26th
Derbyshire
43,692
26th 2014: 24th
Nottinghamshire
43,336
27th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
41,403
28th 2014: 28th
Lincolnshire
39,944
29th 2014: 29th
Northamptonshire
39,638
30th 2014: 30th
Oxfordshire
37,534
31st 2014: 31st
Tyne and Wear
36,643
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bedfordshire
34,911
33rd 2014: 33rd
Wiltshire
33,003
34th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
32,797
35th 2014: 35th
Norfolk
32,493
36th 2014: 36th
Suffolk
30,944
37th 2014: 37th
Bristol
30,301
38th 2014: 38th
Worcestershire
29,303
39th 2014: 39th
Durham
24,091
40th 2014: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
22,144
41st 2014: 41st
Shropshire
19,451
42nd 2014: 42nd
Cumbria
19,348
43rd 2014: 43rd
Cornwall
18,859
44th 2014: 44th
Northumberland
9,370
45th 2014: 45th
Herefordshire
8,115
46th 2014: 46th
Isle of Wight
4,853
47th 2014: 47th
Rutland
1,677

Total companies at the end of 2015 per 1000 Person people

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59.4

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The last 5 years

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

2011

13,637 formed

7,823 dissolved

2012

13,972 formed

7,917 dissolved

2013

14,352 formed

10,559 dissolved

2014

15,815 formed

10,723 dissolved

2015

16,147 formed

10,382 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

7.1% vs 2011

4.1% vs 2012

5.3% vs 2013

7.0% vs 2014