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Company Formations in 2016: Gloucestershire

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???? Businesses formed in Gloucestershire during 2016

3.6% more companies in Gloucestershire compared to 2015

New businesses in Gloucestershire mapped

Cheltenham 1,041 formed

Cotswold 661 formed

Forest of Dean 318 formed

Gloucester 711 formed

South Gloucestershire 1,659 formed

Stroud 610 formed

Tewkesbury 632 formed

Companies formed in 2016 league table

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

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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2015: 1st
London
209,869
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
31,162
4th 2015: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,837
5th 2015: 6th
Hertfordshire
17,671
32nd 2015: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,639
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
11th 2015: 34th
Wiltshire
11,837
24th 2015: 39th
Worcestershire
6,602
32nd 2015: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,639
33rd 2015: 31st
Somerset
5,328
34th 2015: 32nd
Bristol
5,196
35th 2015: 35th
Warwickshire
4,709
36th 2015: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,517
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
853
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2015: 1st
London
209,869
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
31,162
4th 2015: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,837
5th 2015: 6th
Hertfordshire
17,671
6th 2015: 5th
Essex
15,887
7th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
15,328
8th 2015: 7th
Kent
14,577
9th 2015: 8th
Hampshire
14,249
10th 2015: 24th
Bedfordshire
13,677
11th 2015: 34th
Wiltshire
11,837
12th 2015: 9th
Surrey
11,070
13th 2015: 12th
Merseyside
10,617
14th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
10,600
15th 2015: 13th
South Yorkshire
9,265
16th 2015: 14th
Berkshire
9,081
17th 2015: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,523
18th 2015: 18th
Leicestershire
8,307
19th 2015: 17th
Dorset
8,113
20th 2015: 15th
East Sussex
7,939
21st 2015: 22nd
Staffordshire
7,618
22nd 2015: 23rd
Northamptonshire
7,050
23rd 2015: 20th
Nottinghamshire
6,642
24th 2015: 39th
Worcestershire
6,602
25th 2015: 21st
North Yorkshire
6,525
26th 2015: 27th
Tyne and Wear
6,380
27th 2015: 19th
Derbyshire
6,271
28th 2015: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,208
29th 2015: 26th
West Sussex
5,996
30th 2015: 30th
Devon
5,703
31st 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
5,698
32nd 2015: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,639
33rd 2015: 31st
Somerset
5,328
34th 2015: 32nd
Bristol
5,196
35th 2015: 35th
Warwickshire
4,709
36th 2015: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,517
37th 2015: 36th
Norfolk
4,480
38th 2015: 37th
Suffolk
4,291
39th 2015: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,080
40th 2015: 38th
Durham
4,017
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
2,496
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cornwall
2,468
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cumbria
1,979
44th 2015: 44th
Northumberland
1,302
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
853
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
545
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
217

New incorporations in 2016 per 1000 Man standing people

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6.5

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Type of companies formed in Gloucestershire breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (5,470 companies)

3% Other company types (169 companies)

Other company types breakdown (169 companies)

Total companies in Gloucestershire by the end of 2016

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Businesses formed in Gloucestershire during 2016

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Businesses dissolved in Gloucestershire during 2016

meaning there is a total of

47,665

businesses registered in Gloucestershire at the end of 2016.

3.6% more companies in Gloucestershire compared to 2015

Surrounding counties 2016 breakdown & comparison

Monmouthshire

4,119 total businesses
560 formed in 2016
376 dissolved in 2016

Somerset

46,011 total businesses
5,328 formed in 2016
3,994 dissolved in 2016

Warwickshire

34,180 total businesses
4,709 formed in 2016
3,473 dissolved in 2016

Worcestershire

33,436 total businesses
6,602 formed in 2016
2,820 dissolved in 2016

Oxfordshire

38,413 total businesses
4,517 formed in 2016
3,529 dissolved in 2016

Bristol

31,308 total businesses
5,196 formed in 2016
3,846 dissolved in 2016

Herefordshire

8,293 total businesses
853 formed in 2016
687 dissolved in 2016

Wiltshire

41,591 total businesses
11,837 formed in 2016
3,316 dissolved in 2016

Gloucestershire

47,665 total businesses
5,639 formed in 2016
4,437 dissolved in 2016

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Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
All Saints
58
72
14
Battledown
237
35
-202
Benhall and The Reddings
29
37
8
Charlton Kings
29
28
-1
Charlton Park
26
48
22
College
128
210
82
Hesters Way
15
30
15
Lansdown
150
200
50
Leckhampton
40
34
-6
Oakley
16
16
0
Park
63
83
20
Pittville
19
38
19
Prestbury
8
23
15
Springbank
14
30
16
St Mark's
20
28
8
St Paul's
13
19
6
St Peter's
41
48
7
Swindon Village
35
42
7
Up Hatherley
18
10
-8
Warden Hill
11
10
-1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
43
60
17
Blockley
18
17
-1
Bourton Vale
12
34
22
Bourton Village
17
14
-3
Campden & Vale
29
28
-1
Chedworth & Churn Valley
25
11
-14
Chesterton
8
5
-3
Coln Valley
10
19
9
Ermin
12
24
12
Fairford North
6
15
9
Fosseridge
12
17
5
Four Acres
52
50
-2
Grumbolds Ash with Avening
36
29
-7
Kemble
16
27
11
Lechlade Kempsford & Fairford South
18
24
6
Moreton East
16
13
-3
Moreton West
12
25
13
New Mills
3
4
1
Northleach
10
19
9
Sandywell
21
18
-3
Siddington & Cerney Rural
15
12
-3
South Cerney Village
15
10
-5
St Michael's
10
14
4
Stow
13
28
15
Stratton
14
10
-4
Tetbury East & Rural
38
66
28
Tetbury Town
7
4
-3
Tetbury with Upton
8
13
5
The Ampneys & Hampton
9
13
4
The Beeches
4
10
6
The Rissingtons
17
29
12
Watermoor
39
30
-9
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alvington Aylburton and West Lydney
20
16
-4
Awre
5
4
-1
Berry Hill
2
1
-1
Blaisdon and Longhope
3
5
2
Bream
9
10
1
Bromesberrow and Dymock
7
9
2
Christchurch and English Bicknor
4
4
0
Churcham and Huntley
3
5
2
Cinderford East
6
9
3
Cinderford West
15
25
10
Coleford Central
9
9
0
Coleford East
13
18
5
Hartpury
7
8
1
Hewelsfield and Woolaston
3
11
8
Littledean and Ruspidge
14
13
-1
Lydbrook and Ruardean
12
21
9
Lydney East
18
34
16
Lydney North
2
3
1
Mitcheldean and Drybrook
24
20
-4
Newent Central
6
16
10
Newland and St Briavels
15
13
-2
Newnham and Westbury
12
13
1
Oxenhall and Newent North East
6
6
0
Pillowell
11
8
-3
Redmarley
8
8
0
Tibberton
5
7
2
Tidenham
14
22
8
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
43
60
17
Barnwood
56
49
-7
Barton and Tredworth
30
60
30
Elmbridge
13
27
14
Grange
4
11
7
Hucclecote
41
65
24
Kingsholm and Wotton
32
54
22
Longlevens
28
32
4
Matson and Robinswood
12
35
23
Moreland
51
76
25
Podsmead
43
36
-7
Quedgeley Fieldcourt
49
59
10
Quedgeley Severn Vale
12
23
11
Tuffley
7
10
3
Westgate
125
174
49
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Almondsbury
53
25
-28
Bitton
14
43
29
Boyd Valley
31
46
15
Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge
23
43
20
Bradley Stoke North
46
102
56
Bradley Stoke South
52
49
-3
Charfield
24
22
-2
Chipping Sodbury
45
63
18
Cotswold Edge
17
19
2
Dodington
11
14
3
Downend
35
77
42
Emersons Green
62
67
5
Filton
37
71
34
Frampton Cotterell
40
56
16
Frenchay and Stoke Park
56
43
-13
Hanham
21
54
33
Kings Chase
43
59
16
Ladden Brook
22
20
-2
Longwell Green
18
31
13
Oldland Common
21
19
-2
Parkwall
18
29
11
Patchway
48
114
66
Pilning and Severn Beach
16
20
4
Rodway
68
70
2
Severn
34
43
9
Siston
46
56
10
Staple Hill
39
57
18
Stoke Gifford
63
85
22
Thornbury North
35
49
14
Thornbury South and Alveston
30
46
16
Westerleigh
22
27
5
Winterbourne
33
33
0
Woodstock
52
72
20
Yate Central
11
24
13
Yate North
21
29
8
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Amberley and Woodchester
51
27
-24
Berkeley
10
16
6
Bisley
12
11
-1
Cainscross
17
28
11
Cam East
8
9
1
Cam West
9
6
-3
Central
32
31
-1
Chalford
35
31
-4
Coaley and Uley
4
14
10
Dursley
18
28
10
Eastington and Standish
15
15
0
Farmhill and Paganhill
2
5
3
Hardwicke
20
24
4
Hucclecote
41
65
24
Kingswood
9
13
4
Minchinhampton
20
22
2
Nailsworth
43
67
24
Painswick
35
33
-2
Randwick Whiteshill and Ruscombe
4
9
5
Rodborough
20
24
4
Severn
34
43
9
Slade
6
7
1
Stonehouse
53
72
19
The Stanleys
9
7
-2
Thrupp
18
14
-4
Trinity
7
9
2
Uplands
7
6
-1
Upton St Leonards
8
15
7
Vale
10
8
-2
Valley
16
9
-7
Wotton-under-Edge
24
32
8
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ashchurch with Walton Cardiff
16
28
12
Badgeworth
79
72
-7
Bourton Vale
12
34
22
Brockworth
27
31
4
Churchdown Brookfield
7
17
10
Churchdown St John's
17
23
6
Cleeve Grange
7
11
4
Cleeve Hill
13
18
5
Cleeve St Michael's
8
27
19
Cleeve West
26
30
4
Coombe Hill
17
31
14
Highnam with Haw Bridge
34
55
21
Hucclecote
41
65
24
Innsworth with Down Hatherley
9
11
2
Isbourne
14
19
5
Leckhampton
40
34
-6
Northway
6
15
9
Oxenton Hill
2
10
8
Shurdington
32
31
-1
Tewkesbury Newtown
29
91
62
Tewkesbury Prior's Park
9
5
-4
Tewkesbury Town with Mitton
25
26
1
Twyning
11
10
-1
Winchcombe
26
40
14

Total companies 2016 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2016 and how Gloucestershire compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2015: 1st
London
1,070,255
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
156,118
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
5th 2015: 5th
West Yorkshire
107,764
21st 2015: 21st
Gloucestershire
47,665
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
21st 2015: 21st
Gloucestershire
47,665
24th 2015: 23rd
Somerset
46,011
29th 2015: 33rd
Wiltshire
41,591
33rd 2015: 30th
Oxfordshire
38,413
35th 2015: 34th
Warwickshire
34,180
36th 2015: 38th
Worcestershire
33,436
38th 2015: 37th
Bristol
31,308
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
8,293
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2015: 1st
London
1,070,255
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
156,118
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
5th 2015: 5th
West Yorkshire
107,764
6th 2015: 7th
Hertfordshire
104,699
7th 2015: 6th
Hampshire
103,043
8th 2015: 8th
Kent
98,931
9th 2015: 9th
Surrey
95,997
10th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
74,912
11th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
68,241
12th 2015: 12th
Berkshire
64,828
13th 2015: 13th
East Sussex
63,012
14th 2015: 14th
Buckinghamshire
62,413
15th 2015: 15th
Merseyside
60,027
16th 2015: 16th
South Yorkshire
55,438
17th 2015: 17th
Leicestershire
52,138
18th 2015: 18th
Dorset
50,419
19th 2015: 19th
West Sussex
48,518
20th 2015: 20th
North Yorkshire
48,164
21st 2015: 21st
Gloucestershire
47,665
22nd 2015: 22nd
Devon
47,095
23rd 2015: 24th
Staffordshire
47,000
24th 2015: 23rd
Somerset
46,011
25th 2015: 26th
Nottinghamshire
45,573
26th 2015: 32nd
Bedfordshire
44,451
27th 2015: 25th
Derbyshire
43,529
28th 2015: 27th
Cambridgeshire
43,412
29th 2015: 33rd
Wiltshire
41,591
30th 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
40,701
31st 2015: 29th
Northamptonshire
40,600
32nd 2015: 31st
Tyne and Wear
38,544
33rd 2015: 30th
Oxfordshire
38,413
34th 2015: 35th
Norfolk
34,374
35th 2015: 34th
Warwickshire
34,180
36th 2015: 38th
Worcestershire
33,436
37th 2015: 36th
Suffolk
32,526
38th 2015: 37th
Bristol
31,308
39th 2015: 39th
Durham
25,127
40th 2015: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
23,848
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
20,422
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cumbria
19,675
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cornwall
19,655
44th 2015: 44th
Northumberland
9,713
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
8,293
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
4,973
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
1,742

Total companies at the end of 2016 per 1000 Person people

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55.3

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62.6

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The last 5 years

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

2012

5,015 formed

2,783 dissolved

2013

5,308 formed

3,266 dissolved

2014

5,634 formed

3,827 dissolved

2015

5,741 formed

3,809 dissolved

2016

5,639 formed

4,437 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.1% vs 2012

4.3% vs 2013

5.5% vs 2014

3.6% vs 2015