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Company Formations in 2015: Greater Manchester

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8.5% more companies in Greater Manchester compared to 2014

New businesses in Greater Manchester mapped

Boroughs

  • ABolton: 2,511
  • BBury: 1,929
  • CManchester: 8,801
  • DOldham: 1,520
  • ERochdale: 1,547
  • FSalford: 2,534
  • GStockport: 2,931
  • HTameside: 1,407
  • ITrafford: 3,351
  • JWigan: 1,734

Companies formed in 2015 league table

The counties in England where most companies are formed, and how Greater Manchester 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
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
28,265
4th 2014: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,066
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
19th 2014: 25th
Derbyshire
7,414
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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 Greater Manchester breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (27,548 companies)

3% Other company types (717 companies)

Other company types breakdown (717 companies)

Total companies in Greater Manchester by the end of 2015

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Businesses formed in Greater Manchester during 2015

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Businesses dissolved in Greater Manchester during 2015

meaning there is a total of

156,025

businesses registered in Greater Manchester at the end of 2015.

8.5% more companies in Greater Manchester compared to 2014

Surrounding counties 2015 breakdown & comparison

Lancashire

65,240 total businesses
10,080 formed in 2015
6,327 dissolved in 2015

Derbyshire

43,692 total businesses
7,414 formed in 2015
3,457 dissolved in 2015

South Yorkshire

52,205 total businesses
9,290 formed in 2015
5,359 dissolved in 2015

West Yorkshire

102,450 total businesses
17,066 formed in 2015
10,272 dissolved in 2015

Cheshire

67,995 total businesses
11,974 formed in 2015
5,482 dissolved in 2015

Merseyside

56,875 total businesses
9,857 formed in 2015
5,930 dissolved in 2015

Greater Manchester

156,025 total businesses
28,265 formed in 2015
18,047 dissolved in 2015

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Astley Bridge
45
60
15
Bradshaw
30
60
30
Breightmet
18
46
28
Bromley Cross
68
97
29
Crompton
139
264
125
Farnworth
72
109
37
Great Lever
93
218
125
Halliwell
401
517
116
Harper Green
26
48
22
Heaton and Lostock
66
109
43
Horwich and Blackrod
90
258
168
Horwich North East
39
48
9
Hulton
53
93
40
Kearsley
49
67
18
Little Lever and Darcy Lever
23
53
30
Rumworth
78
166
88
Smithills
32
72
40
Tonge with the Haulgh
53
88
35
Westhoughton North and Chew Moor
39
63
24
Westhoughton South
34
107
73
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Besses
41
48
7
Church
39
51
12
East
119
208
89
Elton
37
43
6
Holyrood
68
115
47
Moorside
98
337
239
North Manor
39
77
38
Pilkington Park
82
82
0
Radcliffe East
50
105
55
Radcliffe North
25
78
53
Radcliffe West
81
100
19
Ramsbottom
49
92
43
Redvales
55
83
28
Sedgley
220
338
118
St Mary's
257
321
64
Tottington
36
48
12
Unsworth
216
56
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Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ancoats and Clayton
534
1038
504
Ardwick
169
267
98
Baguley
38
57
19
Bradford
102
232
130
Brooklands
110
157
47
Burnage
81
134
53
Charlestown
38
102
64
Cheetham
340
577
237
Chorlton
81
128
47
Chorlton Park
133
212
79
City Centre
2180
2295
115
Crumpsall
84
207
123
Didsbury East
115
180
65
Didsbury West
82
148
66
Failsworth West
27
29
2
Fallowfield
129
215
86
Gorton North
80
133
53
Gorton South
107
201
94
Harpurhey
124
278
154
Higher Blackley
44
84
40
Hulme
148
222
74
Levenshulme
97
183
86
Longsight
182
236
54
Miles Platting and Newton Heath
195
378
183
Moss Side
78
200
122
Moston
41
75
34
Northenden
67
134
67
Old Moat
74
129
55
Rusholme
191
249
58
Sharston
49
74
25
Whalley Range
74
150
76
Withington
59
77
18
Woodhouse Park
55
136
81
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alexandra
56
88
32
Chadderton Central
56
85
29
Chadderton North
18
45
27
Chadderton South
28
43
15
Coldhurst
68
149
81
Crompton
139
264
125
Failsworth East
68
168
100
Failsworth West
27
29
2
Hollinwood
31
59
28
Medlock Vale
29
58
29
Royton North
34
54
20
Royton South
50
51
1
Saddleworth North
35
73
38
Saddleworth South
42
66
24
Saddleworth West and Lees
52
92
40
Shaw
22
64
42
St James'
22
37
15
St Mary's
257
321
64
Waterhead
19
64
45
Werneth
44
69
25
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Balderstone and Kirkholt
21
48
27
Bamford
32
68
36
Castleton
29
56
27
Central Rochdale
54
62
8
East Middleton
36
39
3
Healey
31
42
11
Hopwood Hall
21
43
22
Kingsway
31
66
35
Littleborough Lakeside
41
84
43
Milkstone and Deeplish
132
220
88
Milnrow and Newhey
90
92
2
Norden
30
38
8
North Heywood
68
127
59
North Middleton
77
229
152
Smallbridge and Firgrove
19
26
7
South Middleton
27
71
44
Spotland and Falinge
23
62
39
Wardle and West Littleborough
17
50
33
West Heywood
30
71
41
West Middleton
22
53
31
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Astley Mosley Common
37
89
52
Barton
41
63
22
Boothstown and Ellenbrook
37
55
18
Broughton
144
200
56
Cadishead
46
109
63
Cheetham
340
577
237
Claremont
20
36
16
Eccles
70
118
48
Irlam
22
32
10
Irwell Riverside
288
325
37
Kersal
86
118
32
Langworthy
43
64
21
Little Hulton
33
56
23
Ordsall
351
574
223
Pendlebury
42
79
37
Swinton North
55
76
21
Swinton South
58
84
26
Walkden North
111
239
128
Walkden South
50
75
25
Weaste and Seedley
40
77
37
Winton
56
83
27
Worsley
43
71
28
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bramhall North
41
98
57
Bramhall South and Woodford
861
407
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Bredbury and Woodley
53
54
1
Bredbury Green and Romiley
33
61
28
Brinnington and Central
421
499
78
Cheadle and Gatley
92
157
65
Cheadle Hulme North
65
77
12
Cheadle Hulme South
103
292
189
Davenport and Cale Green
61
93
32
Edgeley and Cheadle Heath
52
96
44
Hazel Grove
58
95
37
Heald Green
55
130
75
Heatons North
48
102
54
Heatons South
100
155
55
Manor
67
62
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Marple North
41
65
24
Marple South
62
96
34
Offerton
33
48
15
Reddish North
43
93
50
Reddish South
116
144
28
Stepping Hill
56
107
51
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ashton Hurst
14
46
32
Ashton St Michael's
42
105
63
Ashton Waterloo
26
56
30
Audenshaw
31
55
24
Denton North East
44
88
44
Denton South
15
34
19
Denton West
35
66
31
Droylsden East
35
80
45
Droylsden West
36
66
30
Dukinfield
41
72
31
Dukinfield Stalybridge
28
59
31
Hyde Godley
72
98
26
Hyde Newton
33
54
21
Hyde Werneth
38
61
23
Longdendale
18
34
16
Mossley
24
71
47
St Peter's
125
216
91
Stalybridge North
61
76
15
Stalybridge South
38
70
32
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Altrincham
538
1210
672
Ashton upon Mersey
80
142
62
Bowdon
140
207
67
Broadheath
116
153
37
Brooklands
110
157
47
Bucklow-St Martins
27
38
11
Clifford
107
150
43
Davyhulme East
38
91
53
Davyhulme West
28
52
24
Flixton
23
44
21
Gorse Hill
97
177
80
Hale Barns
73
63
-10
Hale Central
205
280
75
Longford
127
165
38
Priory
117
136
19
Sale Moor
37
39
2
St Mary's
257
321
64
Stretford
26
70
44
Timperley
34
47
13
Urmston
33
71
38
Village
37
66
29
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abram
35
43
8
Ashton
30
85
55
Aspull New Springs Whelley
22
50
28
Astley Mosley Common
37
89
52
Atherleigh
30
35
5
Atherton
50
80
30
Bryn
33
54
21
Douglas
35
67
32
Golborne and Lowton West
38
67
29
Hindley
34
59
25
Hindley Green
31
43
12
Ince
24
56
32
Leigh East
47
88
41
Leigh South
67
166
99
Leigh West
36
58
22
Lowton East
31
63
32
Orrell
35
56
21
Pemberton
24
64
40
Shevington with Lower Ground
22
53
31
Standish with Langtree
49
82
33
Tyldesley
54
103
49
Wigan Central
95
166
71
Wigan West
24
31
7
Winstanley
39
38
-1
Worsley Mesnes
14
38
24

Total companies 2015 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2015 and how Greater Manchester 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
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
156,025
5th 2014: 5th
West Yorkshire
102,450
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
67,995
11th 2014: 11th
Lancashire
65,240
15th 2014: 15th
Merseyside
56,875
16th 2014: 16th
South Yorkshire
52,205
25th 2014: 26th
Derbyshire
43,692
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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The last 5 years

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

2011

20,407 formed

14,802 dissolved

2012

21,482 formed

13,916 dissolved

2013

22,362 formed

15,633 dissolved

2014

25,381 formed

18,007 dissolved

2015

28,265 formed

18,047 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.2% vs 2011

5.2% vs 2012

5.4% vs 2013

8.5% vs 2014