Company Formations in 2016: Hampshire

???? Businesses formed in Hampshire during 2016

4.3% more companies in Hampshire compared to 2015

New businesses in Hampshire mapped

Boroughs

  • ABasingstoke and Deane: 1,240
  • BEast Hampshire: 835
  • CEastleigh: 1,112
  • DFareham: 839
  • EGosport: 449
  • FHart: 700
  • GHavant: 971
  • HNew Forest: 1,035
  • IPortsmouth: 2,264
  • JRushmoor: 669
  • KSouthampton: 1,934
  • LTest Valley: 941
  • MWinchester: 1,248

Companies formed in 2016 league table

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

Rank
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
9th 2015: 8th
Hampshire
14,249
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
9th 2015: 8th
Hampshire
14,249
11th 2015: 34th
Wiltshire
11,837
12th 2015: 9th
Surrey
11,070
16th 2015: 14th
Berkshire
9,081
19th 2015: 17th
Dorset
8,113
29th 2015: 26th
West Sussex
5,996
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
545
Rank
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 people

In Hampshire

8.1

National Average

10.5

Type of companies formed in Hampshire breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (13,880 companies)

3% Other company types (369 companies)

Other company types breakdown (369 companies)

Total companies in Hampshire by the end of 2016

????

Businesses formed in Hampshire during 2016

????

Businesses dissolved in Hampshire during 2016

meaning there is a total of

103,043

businesses registered in Hampshire at the end of 2016.

4.3% more companies in Hampshire compared to 2015

Surrounding counties 2016 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

50,419 total businesses
8,113 formed in 2016
4,726 dissolved in 2016

West Sussex

48,518 total businesses
5,996 formed in 2016
4,857 dissolved in 2016

Surrey

95,997 total businesses
11,070 formed in 2016
10,540 dissolved in 2016

Berkshire

64,828 total businesses
9,081 formed in 2016
7,364 dissolved in 2016

Isle of Wight

4,973 total businesses
545 formed in 2016
439 dissolved in 2016

Wiltshire

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

Hampshire

103,043 total businesses
14,249 formed in 2016
10,922 dissolved in 2016

HampshireSurreyWest SussexIsle of WightBerkshireWiltshireDorset

Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Basing
44
57
13
Baughurst and Tadley North
8
20
12
Bramley and Sherfield
24
43
19
Brighton Hill North
18
21
3
Brighton Hill South
16
17
1
Brookvale and Kings Furlong
24
40
16
Buckskin
17
40
23
Burghclere Highclere and St Mary Bourne
34
26
-8
Chineham
64
74
10
East Woodhay
8
21
13
Eastrop
131
177
46
Grove
24
37
13
Hatch Warren and Beggarwood
35
47
12
Kempshott
21
25
4
Kingsclere
17
23
6
Norden
123
147
24
Oakley and North Waltham
36
39
3
Overton Laverstoke and Steventon
19
16
-3
Pamber and Silchester
30
50
20
Popley East
24
25
1
Popley West
42
57
15
Rooksdown
24
32
8
Sherborne St John
49
43
-6
South Ham
24
43
19
Tadley Central
8
14
6
Tadley South
20
17
-3
Upton Grey and The Candovers
29
31
2
Whitchurch
34
36
2
Winklebury
27
22
-5
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alton Amery
3
7
4
Alton Ashdell
14
26
12
Alton Eastbrooke
14
7
-7
Alton Westbrooke
67
82
15
Alton Whitedown
11
13
2
Alton Wooteys
12
12
Binsted and Bentley
18
18
0
Bramshott and Liphook
58
105
47
Clanfield and Finchdean
17
33
16
Downland
11
13
2
East Meon
7
14
7
Four Marks and Medstead
25
43
18
Froxfield and Steep
4
19
15
Grayshott
24
20
-4
Headley
14
37
23
Holybourne and Froyle
19
23
4
Horndean Catherington and Lovedean
17
39
22
Horndean Downs
6
8
2
Horndean Hazleton and Blendworth
11
16
5
Horndean Kings
24
15
-9
Horndean Murray
5
10
5
Lindford
11
9
-2
Liss
16
40
24
Petersfield Bell Hill
9
15
6
Petersfield Causeway
3
9
6
Petersfield Heath
9
10
1
Petersfield Rother
6
9
3
Petersfield St Marys
15
14
-1
Petersfield St Peters
45
70
25
Ropley and Tisted
8
10
2
Rowlands Castle
9
16
7
Selborne
13
16
3
The Hangers and Forest
8
6
-2
Whitehill Chase
8
7
-1
Whitehill Deadwater
3
17
14
Whitehill Hogmoor
6
11
5
Whitehill Pinewood
7
5
-2
Whitehill Walldown
15
11
-4
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bishopstoke East
13
22
9
Bishopstoke West
14
13
-1
Botley
16
29
13
Bursledon and Old Netley
28
45
17
Chandler's Ford East
25
30
5
Chandler's Ford West
124
128
4
Eastleigh Central
229
296
67
Eastleigh North
23
33
10
Eastleigh South
216
100
-116
Fair Oak and Horton Heath
19
104
85
Hamble-le-Rice and Butlocks Heath
48
41
-7
Hedge End Grange Park
25
48
23
Hedge End St John's
19
29
10
Hedge End Wildern
22
32
10
Hiltingbury East
41
46
5
Hiltingbury West
19
43
24
Netley Abbey
13
16
3
West End North
29
28
-1
West End South
27
29
2
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Fareham East
145
147
2
Fareham North
57
123
66
Fareham North-West
20
36
16
Fareham South
34
33
-1
Fareham West
21
23
2
Hill Head
21
22
1
Locks Heath
30
20
-10
Park Gate
140
81
-59
Portchester East
57
86
29
Portchester West
26
38
12
Sarisbury
49
52
3
Stubbington
21
28
7
Titchfield
80
77
-3
Titchfield Common
19
38
19
Warsash
29
35
6
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alverstoke
15
13
-2
Anglesey
11
17
6
Bridgemary North
18
30
12
Bridgemary South
28
66
38
Brockhurst
11
17
6
Christchurch
30
37
7
Elson
12
21
9
Forton
10
8
-2
Grange
15
21
6
Hardway
14
19
5
Lee East
8
19
11
Lee West
19
24
5
Leesland
16
41
25
Peel Common
10
10
0
Privett
9
10
1
Rowner and Holbrook
17
16
-1
Town
75
80
5
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blackwater and Hawley
57
62
5
Crookham East
31
43
12
Crookham West and Ewshot
54
74
20
Fleet Central
69
75
6
Fleet East
46
44
-2
Fleet West
40
72
32
Hartley Wintney
96
99
3
Hook
72
48
-24
Odiham
74
76
2
Swallowfield
0
0
Yateley East
57
68
11
Yateley West
33
39
6
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barncroft
11
17
6
Battins
22
24
2
Bedhampton
28
42
14
Bondfields
23
51
28
Cowplain
26
44
18
Emsworth
45
46
1
Hart Plain
26
35
9
Hayling East
32
58
26
Hayling West
31
45
14
Purbrook
49
59
10
St Faith's
138
199
61
Stakes
95
109
14
Warren Park
18
13
-5
Waterloo
139
229
90
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ashurst Copythorne South and Netley Marsh
38
41
3
Barton
10
13
3
Bashley
6
11
5
Becton
15
9
-6
Boldre and Sway
20
33
13
Bramshaw Copythorne North and Minstead
32
67
35
Bransgore and Burley
22
29
7
Brockenhurst and Forest South East
23
53
30
Buckland
7
23
16
Butts Ash and Dibden Purlieu
22
30
8
Dibden and Hythe East
16
27
11
Downlands and Forest
12
21
9
Fawley Blackfield and Langley
19
30
11
Fernhill
59
58
-1
Fordingbridge
37
37
0
Forest North West
15
21
6
Furzedown and Hardley
9
9
0
Holbury and North Blackfield
9
21
12
Hordle
22
25
3
Hythe West and Langdown
11
18
7
Lymington Town
38
62
24
Lyndhurst
18
16
-2
Marchwood
27
41
14
Milford
15
18
3
Milton
102
126
24
Pennington
33
39
6
Ringwood East and Sopley
22
32
10
Ringwood North
20
20
0
Ringwood South
102
106
4
Totton Central
11
15
4
Totton East
23
32
9
Totton North
16
29
13
Totton South
14
16
2
Totton West
9
14
5
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Baffins
60
73
13
Central Southsea
57
60
3
Charles Dickens
124
150
26
Copnor
65
98
33
Cosham
169
248
79
Drayton and Farlington
43
65
22
Eastney and Craneswater
48
84
36
Fratton
87
90
3
Hilsea
38
84
46
Milton
102
126
24
Nelson
105
215
110
Paulsgrove
400
662
262
St Jude
126
136
10
St Thomas
177
228
51
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldershot Park
12
21
9
Cherrywood
22
26
4
Cove and Southwood
39
48
9
Empress
91
106
15
Fernhill
59
58
-1
Fleet East
46
44
-2
Knellwood
30
44
14
Manor Park
37
71
34
North Town
31
41
10
Rowhill
21
40
19
St John's
20
31
11
St Mark's
81
99
18
Wellington
62
81
19
West Heath
25
25
0
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bargate
367
431
64
Bassett
67
80
13
Bevois
706
340
-366
Bitterne
19
43
24
Bitterne Park
46
93
47
Coxford
27
51
24
Freemantle
143
225
82
Harefield
33
63
30
Millbrook
79
102
23
Peartree
47
76
29
Portswood
44
91
47
Redbridge
34
73
39
Shirley
65
63
-2
Sholing
36
50
14
Swaythling
46
80
34
Woolston
40
73
33
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
91
121
30
Alamein
40
49
9
Ampfield and Braishfield
12
17
5
Amport
7
13
6
Anna
28
36
8
Blackwater
37
24
-13
Bourne Valley
9
15
6
Broughton and Stockbridge
28
32
4
Charlton
6
5
-1
Chilworth Nursling and Rownhams
42
46
4
Coxford
27
51
24
Cupernham
22
17
-5
Dun Valley
9
12
3
Harewood
10
18
8
Harroway
20
37
17
Kings Somborne and Michelmersh
39
78
39
Millway
27
45
18
North Baddesley
24
24
0
Over Wallop
14
13
-1
Penton Bellinger
18
17
-1
Redbridge
34
73
39
Romsey Extra
37
78
41
St Mary's
61
126
65
Tadburn
15
13
-2
Valley Park
30
48
18
Winton
32
57
25
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bishops Waltham
28
50
22
Boarhunt and Southwick
30
31
1
Cheriton and Bishops Sutton
13
6
-7
Colden Common and Twyford
48
92
44
Compton and Otterbourne
27
40
13
Denmead
71
109
38
Droxford Soberton and Hambledon
15
24
9
Itchen Valley
10
19
9
Kings Worthy
20
17
-3
Littleton and Harestock
9
20
11
Olivers Battery and Badger Farm
8
19
11
Owslebury and Curdridge
32
27
-5
Shedfield
40
31
-9
Sparsholt
9
32
23
St Barnabas
10
28
18
St Bartholomew
83
105
22
St John and All Saints
33
63
30
St Luke
11
11
0
St Michael
85
239
154
St Paul
29
55
26
Swanmore and Newtown
22
29
7
The Alresfords
40
39
-1
Upper Meon Valley
14
12
-2
Waterloo
139
229
90
Whiteley
37
95
58
Wickham
30
26
-4
Wonston and Micheldever
24
29
5

Total companies 2016 league table

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

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
7th 2015: 6th
Hampshire
103,043
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
7th 2015: 6th
Hampshire
103,043
9th 2015: 9th
Surrey
95,997
12th 2015: 12th
Berkshire
64,828
18th 2015: 18th
Dorset
50,419
19th 2015: 19th
West Sussex
48,518
29th 2015: 33rd
Wiltshire
41,591
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
4,973
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 people

In Hampshire

58.4

National Average

62.6

The last 5 years

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

2012

11,923 formed

6,597 dissolved

2013

12,526 formed

7,560 dissolved

2014

13,840 formed

8,627 dissolved

2015

13,779 formed

8,825 dissolved

2016

14,249 formed

10,922 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6% vs 2012

5.9% vs 2013

6.3% vs 2014

4.3% vs 2015