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Company Formations in 2018: Hampshire

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???? Businesses formed in Hampshire during 2018

3.9% more companies in Hampshire compared to 2017

New businesses in Hampshire mapped

Boroughs

  • ABasingstoke and Deane: 1,206
  • BEast Hampshire: 1,149
  • CEastleigh: 1,037
  • DFareham: 838
  • EGosport: 395
  • FHart: 666
  • GHavant: 975
  • HNew Forest: 1,210
  • IPortsmouth: 1,812
  • JRushmoor: 654
  • KSouthampton: 1,988
  • LTest Valley: 903
  • MWinchester: 1,386

Companies formed in 2018 league table

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

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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2017: 1st
London
217,617
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
4th 2017: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,204
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
8th 2017: 8th
Hampshire
14,244
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
8th 2017: 8th
Hampshire
14,244
12th 2017: 11th
Surrey
11,179
13th 2017: 15th
Berkshire
9,166
17th 2017: 20th
Dorset
8,314
28th 2017: 29th
West Sussex
6,048
38th 2017: 33rd
Wiltshire
4,348
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
645
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2017: 1st
London
217,617
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
4th 2017: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,204
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
15,554
7th 2017: 6th
Kent
15,057
8th 2017: 8th
Hampshire
14,244
9th 2017: 9th
Cheshire
13,259
10th 2017: 10th
Merseyside
11,451
11th 2017: 12th
Lancashire
11,291
12th 2017: 11th
Surrey
11,179
13th 2017: 15th
Berkshire
9,166
14th 2017: 17th
Buckinghamshire
8,915
15th 2017: 13th
Leicestershire
8,896
16th 2017: 16th
South Yorkshire
8,542
17th 2017: 20th
Dorset
8,314
18th 2017: 14th
Northamptonshire
7,630
19th 2017: 19th
East Sussex
7,462
20th 2017: 21st
Nottinghamshire
7,429
21st 2017: 23rd
Bedfordshire
7,013
22nd 2017: 18th
Worcestershire
6,889
23rd 2017: 22nd
North Yorkshire
6,822
24th 2017: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,786
25th 2017: 26th
Tyne and Wear
6,669
26th 2017: 24th
Staffordshire
6,474
27th 2017: 27th
Derbyshire
6,167
28th 2017: 29th
West Sussex
6,048
29th 2017: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,910
30th 2017: 28th
Devon
5,908
31st 2017: 30th
Gloucestershire
5,719
32nd 2017: 32nd
Somerset
5,537
33rd 2017: 40th
Durham
5,223
34th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
4,755
35th 2017: 34th
Bristol
4,635
36th 2017: 37th
Oxfordshire
4,631
37th 2017: 38th
Norfolk
4,542
38th 2017: 33rd
Wiltshire
4,348
39th 2017: 39th
Suffolk
4,292
40th 2017: 35th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,195
41st 2017: 41st
Cornwall
2,829
42nd 2017: 42nd
Shropshire
2,634
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
2,259
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
1,422
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
1,054
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
645
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
198

New incorporations in 2018 per 1000 Man standing people

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Type of companies formed in Hampshire breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (13,951 companies)

2% Other company types (293 companies)

Other company types breakdown (293 companies)

Total companies in Hampshire by the end of 2018

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Businesses formed in Hampshire during 2018

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Businesses dissolved in Hampshire during 2018

meaning there is a total of

110,793

businesses registered in Hampshire at the end of 2018.

3.9% more companies in Hampshire compared to 2017

Surrounding counties 2018 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

56,307 total businesses
8,314 formed in 2018
5,575 dissolved in 2018

West Sussex

51,556 total businesses
6,048 formed in 2018
4,694 dissolved in 2018

Surrey

98,968 total businesses
11,179 formed in 2018
8,979 dissolved in 2018

Berkshire

68,855 total businesses
9,166 formed in 2018
7,333 dissolved in 2018

Isle of Wight

5,417 total businesses
645 formed in 2018
442 dissolved in 2018

Wiltshire

36,714 total businesses
4,348 formed in 2018
4,933 dissolved in 2018

Hampshire

110,793 total businesses
14,244 formed in 2018
10,933 dissolved in 2018

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Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Basing
41
34
-7
Baughurst and Tadley North
29
25
-4
Bramley and Sherfield
28
43
15
Brighton Hill North
18
24
6
Brighton Hill South
11
33
22
Brookvale and Kings Furlong
21
47
26
Buckskin
30
34
4
Burghclere Highclere and St Mary Bourne
20
27
7
Chineham
53
73
20
East Woodhay
6
20
14
Eastrop
117
174
57
Grove
22
42
20
Hatch Warren and Beggarwood
33
36
3
Kempshott
16
27
11
Kingsclere
22
21
-1
Norden
107
125
18
Oakley and North Waltham
30
31
1
Overton Laverstoke and Steventon
15
25
10
Pamber and Silchester
35
47
12
Popley East
21
39
18
Popley West
39
60
21
Rooksdown
21
31
10
Sherborne St John
42
40
-2
South Ham
29
28
-1
Tadley Central
9
11
2
Tadley South
19
20
1
Upton Grey and The Candovers
26
34
8
Whitchurch
33
38
5
Winklebury
20
17
-3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alton Amery
4
3
-1
Alton Ashdell
18
30
12
Alton Eastbrooke
8
16
8
Alton Westbrooke
70
87
17
Alton Whitedown
13
15
2
Alton Wooteys
8
4
-4
Binsted and Bentley
16
22
6
Bramshott and Liphook
66
67
1
Clanfield and Finchdean
24
28
4
Downland
12
12
0
East Meon
12
12
0
Four Marks and Medstead
40
36
-4
Froxfield and Steep
12
14
2
Grayshott
15
13
-2
Headley
24
26
2
Holybourne and Froyle
21
27
6
Horndean Catherington and Lovedean
40
383
343
Horndean Downs
8
10
2
Horndean Hazleton and Blendworth
9
14
5
Horndean Kings
7
9
2
Horndean Murray
8
17
9
Lindford
10
11
1
Liss
34
39
5
Petersfield Bell Hill
14
19
5
Petersfield Causeway
4
10
6
Petersfield Heath
6
9
3
Petersfield Rother
5
5
0
Petersfield St Marys
12
18
6
Petersfield St Peters
63
68
5
Ropley and Tisted
10
16
6
Rowlands Castle
12
17
5
Selborne
17
20
3
The Hangers and Forest
6
12
6
Whitehill Chase
9
11
2
Whitehill Deadwater
9
7
-2
Whitehill Hogmoor
8
10
2
Whitehill Pinewood
7
11
4
Whitehill Walldown
12
21
9
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bishopstoke East
20
20
0
Bishopstoke West
17
31
14
Botley
15
27
12
Bursledon and Old Netley
37
46
9
Chandler's Ford East
25
38
13
Chandler's Ford West
86
184
98
Eastleigh Central
271
226
-45
Eastleigh North
27
32
5
Eastleigh South
182
68
-114
Fair Oak and Horton Heath
42
72
30
Hamble-le-Rice and Butlocks Heath
38
53
15
Hedge End Grange Park
27
39
12
Hedge End St John's
25
27
2
Hedge End Wildern
17
29
12
Hiltingbury East
27
41
14
Hiltingbury West
21
27
6
Netley Abbey
19
28
9
West End North
27
22
-5
West End South
15
27
12
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Fareham East
122
119
-3
Fareham North
77
125
48
Fareham North-West
18
25
7
Fareham South
31
35
4
Fareham West
19
15
-4
Hill Head
23
23
0
Locks Heath
18
26
8
Park Gate
118
114
-4
Portchester East
70
70
0
Portchester West
29
44
15
Sarisbury
47
63
16
Stubbington
21
27
6
Titchfield
68
81
13
Titchfield Common
35
34
-1
Warsash
35
37
2
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alverstoke
13
25
12
Anglesey
16
11
-5
Bridgemary North
18
17
-1
Bridgemary South
25
32
7
Brockhurst
10
17
7
Christchurch
19
29
10
Elson
13
21
8
Forton
8
16
8
Grange
16
21
5
Hardway
6
19
13
Lee East
15
24
9
Lee West
16
21
5
Leesland
20
29
9
Peel Common
11
11
0
Privett
7
11
4
Rowner and Holbrook
13
16
3
Town
73
75
2
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blackwater and Hawley
52
58
6
Crookham East
23
37
14
Crookham West and Ewshot
73
87
14
Fleet Central
53
68
15
Fleet East
45
42
-3
Fleet West
44
44
0
Hartley Wintney
60
113
53
Hook
71
55
-16
Odiham
56
80
24
Swallowfield
0
0
Yateley East
32
55
23
Yateley West
25
27
2
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barncroft
14
15
1
Battins
20
17
-3
Bedhampton
42
29
-13
Bondfields
34
50
16
Cowplain
29
46
17
Emsworth
51
58
7
Hart Plain
16
37
21
Hayling East
42
51
9
Hayling West
25
51
26
Purbrook
32
51
19
St Faith's
133
177
44
Stakes
77
116
39
Warren Park
9
14
5
Waterloo
125
263
138
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ashurst Copythorne South and Netley Marsh
25
31
6
Barton
10
18
8
Bashley
9
6
-3
Becton
7
13
6
Boldre and Sway
23
36
13
Bramshaw Copythorne North and Minstead
37
53
16
Bransgore and Burley
26
24
-2
Brockenhurst and Forest South East
23
31
8
Buckland
12
17
5
Butts Ash and Dibden Purlieu
22
34
12
Dibden and Hythe East
24
47
23
Downlands and Forest
21
12
-9
Fawley Blackfield and Langley
22
30
8
Fernhill
46
67
21
Fordingbridge
43
61
18
Forest North West
27
22
-5
Furzedown and Hardley
6
9
3
Holbury and North Blackfield
17
37
20
Hordle
9
16
7
Hythe West and Langdown
13
20
7
Lymington Town
44
67
23
Lyndhurst
17
22
5
Marchwood
24
30
6
Milford
17
13
-4
Milton
118
136
18
Pennington
24
41
17
Ringwood East and Sopley
23
16
-7
Ringwood North
13
37
24
Ringwood South
101
221
120
Totton Central
13
36
23
Totton East
32
42
10
Totton North
17
24
7
Totton South
10
35
25
Totton West
10
23
13
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Baffins
34
70
36
Central Southsea
60
88
28
Charles Dickens
105
148
43
Copnor
70
93
23
Cosham
205
279
74
Drayton and Farlington
53
94
41
Eastney and Craneswater
54
99
45
Fratton
85
86
1
Hilsea
62
94
32
Milton
118
136
18
Nelson
130
211
81
Paulsgrove
529
207
-322
St Jude
91
123
32
St Thomas
143
141
-2
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldershot Park
16
26
10
Cherrywood
31
35
4
Cove and Southwood
31
25
-6
Empress
103
115
12
Fernhill
46
67
21
Fleet East
45
42
-3
Knellwood
29
32
3
Manor Park
49
59
10
North Town
22
37
15
Rowhill
29
50
21
St John's
22
29
7
St Mark's
96
100
4
Wellington
65
79
14
West Heath
20
29
9
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bargate
451
437
-14
Bassett
67
109
42
Bevois
344
329
-15
Bitterne
27
42
15
Bitterne Park
68
97
29
Coxford
37
49
12
Freemantle
147
195
48
Harefield
44
53
9
Millbrook
75
121
46
Peartree
57
89
32
Portswood
60
83
23
Redbridge
45
66
21
Shirley
62
91
29
Sholing
44
54
10
Swaythling
62
83
21
Woolston
42
90
48
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
70
126
56
Alamein
36
58
22
Ampfield and Braishfield
9
10
1
Amport
10
11
1
Anna
26
26
0
Blackwater
17
26
9
Bourne Valley
3
8
5
Broughton and Stockbridge
16
39
23
Charlton
9
5
-4
Chilworth Nursling and Rownhams
53
74
21
Coxford
37
49
12
Cupernham
21
15
-6
Dun Valley
16
26
10
Harewood
16
17
1
Harroway
34
42
8
Kings Somborne and Michelmersh
71
49
-22
Millway
27
38
11
North Baddesley
22
28
6
Over Wallop
7
10
3
Penton Bellinger
27
22
-5
Redbridge
45
66
21
Romsey Extra
43
56
13
St Mary's
68
99
31
Tadburn
15
16
1
Valley Park
21
32
11
Winton
47
70
23
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bishops Waltham
50
62
12
Boarhunt and Southwick
37
76
39
Cheriton and Bishops Sutton
11
15
4
Colden Common and Twyford
62
79
17
Compton and Otterbourne
19
40
21
Denmead
63
90
27
Droxford Soberton and Hambledon
8
10
2
Itchen Valley
10
13
3
Kings Worthy
19
34
15
Littleton and Harestock
8
22
14
Olivers Battery and Badger Farm
12
11
-1
Owslebury and Curdridge
22
39
17
Shedfield
21
26
5
Sparsholt
14
25
11
St Barnabas
23
25
2
St Bartholomew
81
94
13
St John and All Saints
45
74
29
St Luke
5
15
10
St Michael
136
320
184
St Paul
27
49
22
Swanmore and Newtown
19
35
16
The Alresfords
37
36
-1
Upper Meon Valley
10
11
1
Waterloo
125
263
138
Whiteley
32
124
92
Wickham
12
28
16
Wonston and Micheldever
31
33
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Total companies 2018 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2018 and how Hampshire compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2017: 1st
London
1,163,777
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
5th 2017: 5th
West Yorkshire
118,705
7th 2017: 6th
Hampshire
110,793
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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
7th 2017: 6th
Hampshire
110,793
9th 2017: 9th
Surrey
98,968
13th 2017: 12th
Berkshire
68,855
18th 2017: 18th
Dorset
56,307
20th 2017: 20th
West Sussex
51,556
36th 2017: 34th
Wiltshire
36,714
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,417
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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2017: 1st
London
1,163,777
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
5th 2017: 5th
West Yorkshire
118,705
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
111,063
7th 2017: 6th
Hampshire
110,793
8th 2017: 8th
Kent
108,910
9th 2017: 9th
Surrey
98,968
10th 2017: 10th
Cheshire
78,274
11th 2017: 11th
Lancashire
75,763
12th 2017: 14th
Buckinghamshire
69,301
13th 2017: 12th
Berkshire
68,855
14th 2017: 13th
East Sussex
66,405
15th 2017: 15th
Merseyside
65,551
16th 2017: 16th
Leicestershire
60,027
17th 2017: 17th
South Yorkshire
58,193
18th 2017: 18th
Dorset
56,307
19th 2017: 19th
North Yorkshire
52,860
20th 2017: 20th
West Sussex
51,556
21st 2017: 22nd
Devon
51,129
22nd 2017: 21st
Gloucestershire
50,643
23rd 2017: 25th
Nottinghamshire
50,491
24th 2017: 24th
Somerset
49,396
25th 2017: 23rd
Staffordshire
48,752
26th 2017: 27th
Cambridgeshire
48,390
27th 2017: 28th
Derbyshire
46,632
28th 2017: 26th
Northamptonshire
44,212
29th 2017: 29th
Lincolnshire
43,713
30th 2017: 30th
Tyne and Wear
42,534
31st 2017: 32nd
Bedfordshire
42,015
32nd 2017: 31st
Oxfordshire
40,930
33rd 2017: 33rd
Worcestershire
37,800
34th 2017: 35th
Norfolk
37,466
35th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
37,025
36th 2017: 34th
Wiltshire
36,714
37th 2017: 37th
Suffolk
35,510
38th 2017: 38th
Bristol
32,794
39th 2017: 39th
Durham
28,771
40th 2017: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
24,661
41st 2017: 41st
Shropshire
22,421
42nd 2017: 42nd
Cornwall
21,904
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
20,916
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
10,423
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
9,243
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,417
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
1,840

Total companies at the end of 2018 per 1000 Person people

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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.

2014

13,840 formed

8,627 dissolved

2015

13,779 formed

8,825 dissolved

2016

14,249 formed

10,922 dissolved

2017

13,642 formed

11,069 dissolved

2018

14,244 formed

10,933 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.3% vs 2014

4.3% vs 2015

3.44% vs 2016

3.9% vs 2017