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Company Formations in 2020: Gloucestershire

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???? Businesses formed in Gloucestershire during 2020

5.0% more companies in Gloucestershire compared to 2019

New businesses in Gloucestershire mapped

Cheltenham 1,002 formed

Cotswold 748 formed

Forest of Dean 384 formed

Gloucester 1,012 formed

South Gloucestershire 1,847 formed

Stroud 758 formed

Tewkesbury 658 formed

Companies formed in 2020 league table

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

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Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2019: 1st
London
270,114
2nd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
37,202
3rd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
36,288
4th 2019: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,615
5th 2019: 5th
Essex
19,277
32nd 2019: 32nd
Gloucestershire
6,419
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
28th 2019: 14th
Worcestershire
6,955
31st 2019: 31st
Somerset
6,432
32nd 2019: 32nd
Gloucestershire
6,419
33rd 2019: 35th
Bristol
5,559
34th 2019: 34th
Oxfordshire
5,363
38th 2019: 33rd
Warwickshire
4,920
39th 2019: 39th
Wiltshire
4,645
44th 2019: 45th
Herefordshire
2,327
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2019: 1st
London
270,114
2nd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
37,202
3rd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
36,288
4th 2019: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,615
5th 2019: 5th
Essex
19,277
6th 2019: 6th
Kent
18,501
7th 2019: 8th
Hampshire
15,534
8th 2019: 7th
Hertfordshire
14,464
9th 2019: 10th
Merseyside
13,410
10th 2019: 11th
Lancashire
12,655
11th 2019: 13th
Leicestershire
12,543
12th 2019: 12th
Surrey
11,997
13th 2019: 9th
Cheshire
11,017
14th 2019: 15th
South Yorkshire
10,450
15th 2019: 16th
Berkshire
9,920
16th 2019: 17th
Buckinghamshire
9,394
17th 2019: 21st
Nottinghamshire
8,760
18th 2019: 26th
Bedfordshire
8,238
19th 2019: 22nd
North Yorkshire
8,200
20th 2019: 20th
East Sussex
8,149
21st 2019: 23rd
Tyne and Wear
7,867
22nd 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
7,720
23rd 2019: 18th
Northamptonshire
7,534
24th 2019: 25th
Cambridgeshire
7,516
25th 2019: 27th
Derbyshire
7,413
26th 2019: 19th
Dorset
7,253
27th 2019: 28th
Devon
7,174
28th 2019: 14th
Worcestershire
6,955
29th 2019: 29th
West Sussex
6,880
30th 2019: 30th
Lincolnshire
6,475
31st 2019: 31st
Somerset
6,432
32nd 2019: 32nd
Gloucestershire
6,419
33rd 2019: 35th
Bristol
5,559
34th 2019: 34th
Oxfordshire
5,363
35th 2019: 38th
Suffolk
5,105
36th 2019: 37th
Durham
5,083
37th 2019: 36th
Norfolk
5,006
38th 2019: 33rd
Warwickshire
4,920
39th 2019: 39th
Wiltshire
4,645
40th 2019: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,667
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
3,386
42nd 2019: 42nd
Cornwall
2,951
43rd 2019: 43rd
Cumbria
2,333
44th 2019: 45th
Herefordshire
2,327
45th 2019: 44th
Northumberland
1,560
46th 2019: 46th
Isle of Wight
765
47th 2019: 47th
Rutland
410

New incorporations in 2020 per 1000 Man standing people

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7.4

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12.3

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Type of companies formed in Gloucestershire breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (6,178 companies)

4% Other company types (241 companies)

Other company types breakdown (241 companies)

Total companies in Gloucestershire by the end of 2020

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Businesses formed in Gloucestershire during 2020

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Businesses dissolved in Gloucestershire during 2020

meaning there is a total of

55,106

businesses registered in Gloucestershire at the end of 2020.

5.0% more companies in Gloucestershire compared to 2019

Surrounding counties 2020 breakdown & comparison

Monmouthshire

4,876 total businesses
592 formed in 2020
329 dissolved in 2020

Somerset

55,092 total businesses
6,432 formed in 2020
3,899 dissolved in 2020

Warwickshire

40,304 total businesses
4,920 formed in 2020
3,587 dissolved in 2020

Worcestershire

44,570 total businesses
6,955 formed in 2020
5,992 dissolved in 2020

Oxfordshire

45,071 total businesses
5,363 formed in 2020
3,171 dissolved in 2020

Bristol

36,208 total businesses
5,559 formed in 2020
2,879 dissolved in 2020

Herefordshire

12,800 total businesses
2,327 formed in 2020
766 dissolved in 2020

Wiltshire

39,022 total businesses
4,645 formed in 2020
3,195 dissolved in 2020

Gloucestershire

55,106 total businesses
6,419 formed in 2020
4,233 dissolved in 2020

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Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
All Saints
38
64
26
Battledown
153
56
-97
Benhall and The Reddings
31
45
14
Charlton Kings
26
36
10
Charlton Park
30
28
-2
College
161
145
-16
Hesters Way
24
26
2
Lansdown
117
179
62
Leckhampton
28
30
2
Oakley
14
15
1
Park
61
58
-3
Pittville
21
43
22
Prestbury
33
25
-8
Springbank
14
30
16
St Mark's
25
37
12
St Paul's
35
45
10
St Peter's
26
57
31
Swindon Village
28
48
20
Up Hatherley
9
16
7
Warden Hill
9
19
10
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
45
64
19
Blockley
6
9
3
Bourton Vale
13
19
6
Bourton Village
6
12
6
Campden & Vale
28
39
11
Chedworth & Churn Valley
14
15
1
Chesterton
7
8
1
Coln Valley
12
27
15
Ermin
17
20
3
Fairford North
2
15
13
Fosseridge
16
28
12
Four Acres
39
44
5
Grumbolds Ash with Avening
17
28
11
Kemble
15
22
7
Lechlade Kempsford & Fairford South
16
34
18
Moreton East
9
26
17
Moreton West
12
25
13
New Mills
5
14
9
Northleach
7
23
16
Sandywell
16
30
14
Siddington & Cerney Rural
16
26
10
South Cerney Village
13
8
-5
St Michael's
10
20
10
Stow
15
25
10
Stratton
11
10
-1
Tetbury East & Rural
38
56
18
Tetbury Town
3
11
8
Tetbury with Upton
8
6
-2
The Ampneys & Hampton
12
20
8
The Beeches
8
14
6
The Rissingtons
10
21
11
Watermoor
14
57
43
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alvington Aylburton and West Lydney
29
40
11
Awre
6
10
4
Berry Hill
1
5
4
Blaisdon and Longhope
9
4
-5
Bream
12
4
-8
Bromesberrow and Dymock
5
12
7
Christchurch and English Bicknor
5
0
-5
Churcham and Huntley
3
5
2
Cinderford East
12
15
3
Cinderford West
22
33
11
Coleford Central
12
13
1
Coleford East
12
17
5
Hartpury
5
19
14
Hewelsfield and Woolaston
2
11
9
Littledean and Ruspidge
11
14
3
Lydbrook and Ruardean
17
25
8
Lydney East
14
26
12
Lydney North
5
3
-2
Mitcheldean and Drybrook
18
34
16
Newent Central
9
11
2
Newland and St Briavels
9
13
4
Newnham and Westbury
11
14
3
Oxenhall and Newent North East
9
11
2
Pillowell
11
9
-2
Redmarley
6
9
3
Tibberton
6
6
0
Tidenham
15
21
6
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
45
64
19
Barnwood
36
56
20
Barton and Tredworth
28
118
90
Elmbridge
19
26
7
Grange
6
18
12
Hucclecote
48
60
12
Kingsholm and Wotton
38
92
54
Longlevens
20
25
5
Matson and Robinswood
12
48
36
Moreland
37
85
48
Podsmead
24
56
32
Quedgeley Fieldcourt
70
131
61
Quedgeley Severn Vale
29
112
83
Tuffley
13
15
2
Westgate
102
176
74
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Almondsbury
29
38
9
Bitton
24
20
-4
Boyd Valley
27
73
46
Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge
26
40
14
Bradley Stoke North
58
109
51
Bradley Stoke South
56
62
6
Charfield
12
25
13
Chipping Sodbury
50
75
25
Cotswold Edge
19
26
7
Dodington
16
13
-3
Downend
40
85
45
Emersons Green
52
68
16
Filton
50
74
24
Frampton Cotterell
48
69
21
Frenchay and Stoke Park
30
45
15
Hanham
35
74
39
Kings Chase
28
79
51
Ladden Brook
18
36
18
Longwell Green
19
16
-3
Oldland Common
19
33
14
Parkwall
15
33
18
Patchway
76
139
63
Pilning and Severn Beach
44
13
-31
Rodway
45
78
33
Severn
35
46
11
Siston
30
76
46
Staple Hill
40
88
48
Stoke Gifford
52
60
8
Thornbury North
36
29
-7
Thornbury South and Alveston
27
33
6
Westerleigh
15
18
3
Winterbourne
36
39
3
Woodstock
40
99
59
Yate Central
14
26
12
Yate North
30
38
8
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Amberley and Woodchester
24
28
4
Berkeley
10
37
27
Bisley
7
19
12
Cainscross
21
18
-3
Cam East
10
11
1
Cam West
6
9
3
Central
37
67
30
Chalford
35
26
-9
Coaley and Uley
18
18
0
Dursley
31
34
3
Eastington and Standish
15
19
4
Farmhill and Paganhill
2
8
6
Hardwicke
19
38
19
Hucclecote
48
60
12
Kingswood
4
10
6
Minchinhampton
21
29
8
Nailsworth
38
65
27
Painswick
27
32
5
Randwick Whiteshill and Ruscombe
6
7
1
Rodborough
20
20
0
Severn
35
46
11
Slade
4
7
3
Stonehouse
66
79
13
The Stanleys
9
17
8
Thrupp
12
18
6
Trinity
15
14
-1
Uplands
3
7
4
Upton St Leonards
11
22
11
Vale
10
21
11
Valley
18
15
-3
Wotton-under-Edge
18
35
17
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ashchurch with Walton Cardiff
9
28
19
Badgeworth
95
106
11
Bourton Vale
13
19
6
Brockworth
27
45
18
Churchdown Brookfield
8
11
3
Churchdown St John's
17
28
11
Cleeve Grange
12
13
1
Cleeve Hill
10
17
7
Cleeve St Michael's
13
20
7
Cleeve West
16
30
14
Coombe Hill
15
46
31
Highnam with Haw Bridge
32
57
25
Hucclecote
48
60
12
Innsworth with Down Hatherley
14
17
3
Isbourne
11
15
4
Leckhampton
28
30
2
Northway
8
13
5
Oxenton Hill
10
19
9
Shurdington
16
17
1
Tewkesbury Newtown
35
46
11
Tewkesbury Prior's Park
6
18
12
Tewkesbury Town with Mitton
22
33
11
Twyning
1
8
7
Winchcombe
25
37
12

Total companies 2020 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2020 and how Gloucestershire compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2019: 1st
London
1,338,261
2nd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
207,946
3rd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
191,692
4th 2019: 4th
Essex
137,310
5th 2019: 5th
West Yorkshire
135,276
22nd 2019: 22nd
Gloucestershire
55,106
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
22nd 2019: 22nd
Gloucestershire
55,106
23rd 2019: 23rd
Somerset
55,092
32nd 2019: 32nd
Oxfordshire
45,071
33rd 2019: 31st
Worcestershire
44,570
35th 2019: 34th
Warwickshire
40,304
37th 2019: 36th
Wiltshire
39,022
38th 2019: 38th
Bristol
36,208
44th 2019: 45th
Herefordshire
12,800
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2019: 1st
London
1,338,261
2nd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
207,946
3rd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
191,692
4th 2019: 4th
Essex
137,310
5th 2019: 5th
West Yorkshire
135,276
6th 2019: 7th
Kent
122,694
7th 2019: 6th
Hampshire
121,331
8th 2019: 8th
Hertfordshire
117,796
9th 2019: 9th
Surrey
105,715
10th 2019: 10th
Cheshire
86,796
11th 2019: 11th
Lancashire
83,690
12th 2019: 14th
Merseyside
74,780
13th 2019: 13th
Buckinghamshire
73,748
14th 2019: 12th
Berkshire
73,492
15th 2019: 16th
Leicestershire
71,425
16th 2019: 15th
East Sussex
70,311
17th 2019: 17th
South Yorkshire
65,398
18th 2019: 19th
North Yorkshire
58,526
19th 2019: 20th
Devon
57,278
20th 2019: 21st
West Sussex
56,212
21st 2019: 25th
Nottinghamshire
56,199
22nd 2019: 22nd
Gloucestershire
55,106
23rd 2019: 23rd
Somerset
55,092
24th 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
54,862
25th 2019: 18th
Dorset
54,841
26th 2019: 26th
Cambridgeshire
54,497
27th 2019: 27th
Northamptonshire
52,017
28th 2019: 28th
Derbyshire
51,742
29th 2019: 29th
Lincolnshire
48,061
30th 2019: 30th
Tyne and Wear
47,790
31st 2019: 33rd
Bedfordshire
46,207
32nd 2019: 32nd
Oxfordshire
45,071
33rd 2019: 31st
Worcestershire
44,570
34th 2019: 35th
Norfolk
41,185
35th 2019: 34th
Warwickshire
40,304
36th 2019: 37th
Suffolk
39,507
37th 2019: 36th
Wiltshire
39,022
38th 2019: 38th
Bristol
36,208
39th 2019: 39th
Durham
31,943
40th 2019: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
26,864
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
25,603
42nd 2019: 42nd
Cornwall
23,804
43rd 2019: 43rd
Cumbria
22,186
44th 2019: 45th
Herefordshire
12,800
45th 2019: 44th
Northumberland
11,575
46th 2019: 46th
Isle of Wight
6,118
47th 2019: 47th
Rutland
2,257

Total companies at the end of 2020 per 1000 Person people

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64.0

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76.4

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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.

2016

5,639 formed

4,437 dissolved

2017

5,447 formed

4,358 dissolved

2018

5,719 formed

4,536 dissolved

2019

5,971 formed

4,752 dissolved

2020

6,419 formed

4,233 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

3.07% vs 2016

3.08% vs 2017

3.65% vs 2018

5.0% vs 2019