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Company Formations in 2019: Hampshire

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???? Businesses formed in Hampshire during 2019

3.6% more companies in Hampshire compared to 2018

New businesses in Hampshire mapped

Boroughs

  • ABasingstoke and Deane: 1,092
  • BEast Hampshire: 2,464
  • CEastleigh: 1,033
  • DFareham: 931
  • EGosport: 400
  • FHart: 676
  • GHavant: 923
  • HNew Forest: 1,144
  • IPortsmouth: 1,705
  • JRushmoor: 688
  • KSouthampton: 1,913
  • LTest Valley: 911
  • MWinchester: 1,266

Companies formed in 2019 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 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
8th 2018: 8th
Hampshire
15,174
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
8th 2018: 8th
Hampshire
15,174
12th 2018: 12th
Surrey
11,032
16th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
9,009
19th 2018: 17th
Dorset
8,020
29th 2018: 28th
West Sussex
6,154
39th 2018: 38th
Wiltshire
4,428
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
675
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
6th 2018: 7th
Kent
15,963
7th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
15,231
8th 2018: 8th
Hampshire
15,174
9th 2018: 9th
Cheshire
12,221
10th 2018: 10th
Merseyside
11,866
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
11,229
12th 2018: 12th
Surrey
11,032
13th 2018: 15th
Leicestershire
10,825
14th 2018: 22nd
Worcestershire
9,971
15th 2018: 16th
South Yorkshire
9,325
16th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
9,009
17th 2018: 14th
Buckinghamshire
8,835
18th 2018: 18th
Northamptonshire
8,393
19th 2018: 17th
Dorset
8,020
20th 2018: 19th
East Sussex
7,706
21st 2018: 20th
Nottinghamshire
7,348
22nd 2018: 23rd
North Yorkshire
7,260
23rd 2018: 25th
Tyne and Wear
7,132
24th 2018: 26th
Staffordshire
6,927
25th 2018: 24th
Cambridgeshire
6,779
26th 2018: 21st
Bedfordshire
6,766
27th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
6,522
28th 2018: 30th
Devon
6,196
29th 2018: 28th
West Sussex
6,154
30th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
6,042
31st 2018: 32nd
Somerset
6,041
32nd 2018: 31st
Gloucestershire
5,971
33rd 2018: 34th
Warwickshire
5,256
34th 2018: 36th
Oxfordshire
5,087
35th 2018: 35th
Bristol
5,040
36th 2018: 37th
Norfolk
4,731
37th 2018: 33rd
Durham
4,623
38th 2018: 39th
Suffolk
4,518
39th 2018: 38th
Wiltshire
4,428
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,258
41st 2018: 42nd
Shropshire
3,231
42nd 2018: 41st
Cornwall
2,948
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
2,171
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
1,531
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
1,499
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
675
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
230

New incorporations in 2019 per 1000 Man standing people

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Type of companies formed in Hampshire breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (14,813 companies)

2% Other company types (361 companies)

Other company types breakdown (361 companies)

Total companies in Hampshire by the end of 2019

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Businesses formed in Hampshire during 2019

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Businesses dissolved in Hampshire during 2019

meaning there is a total of

114,831

businesses registered in Hampshire at the end of 2019.

3.6% more companies in Hampshire compared to 2018

Surrounding counties 2019 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

57,606 total businesses
8,020 formed in 2019
6,434 dissolved in 2019

West Sussex

52,825 total businesses
6,154 formed in 2019
5,078 dissolved in 2019

Surrey

100,643 total businesses
11,032 formed in 2019
9,568 dissolved in 2019

Berkshire

70,177 total businesses
9,009 formed in 2019
7,831 dissolved in 2019

Isle of Wight

5,705 total businesses
675 formed in 2019
449 dissolved in 2019

Wiltshire

37,182 total businesses
4,428 formed in 2019
4,156 dissolved in 2019

Hampshire

114,831 total businesses
15,174 formed in 2019
11,723 dissolved in 2019

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Basing
44
36
-8
Baughurst and Tadley North
13
23
10
Bramley and Sherfield
32
33
1
Brighton Hill North
20
17
-3
Brighton Hill South
20
28
8
Brookvale and Kings Furlong
32
42
10
Buckskin
22
25
3
Burghclere Highclere and St Mary Bourne
28
27
-1
Chineham
58
69
11
East Woodhay
12
15
3
Eastrop
139
136
-3
Grove
28
23
-5
Hatch Warren and Beggarwood
31
33
2
Kempshott
24
19
-5
Kingsclere
29
30
1
Norden
104
127
23
Oakley and North Waltham
39
31
-8
Overton Laverstoke and Steventon
21
19
-2
Pamber and Silchester
47
41
-6
Popley East
31
33
2
Popley West
39
66
27
Rooksdown
20
32
12
Sherborne St John
42
37
-5
South Ham
25
36
11
Tadley Central
11
7
-4
Tadley South
20
24
4
Upton Grey and The Candovers
27
29
2
Whitchurch
27
34
7
Winklebury
16
20
4
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alton Amery
8
4
-4
Alton Ashdell
23
22
-1
Alton Eastbrooke
7
16
9
Alton Westbrooke
66
85
19
Alton Whitedown
10
13
3
Alton Wooteys
4
6
2
Binsted and Bentley
19
24
5
Bramshott and Liphook
74
89
15
Clanfield and Finchdean
23
23
0
Downland
14
16
2
East Meon
10
11
1
Four Marks and Medstead
31
53
22
Froxfield and Steep
17
16
-1
Grayshott
15
17
2
Headley
33
34
1
Holybourne and Froyle
30
23
-7
Horndean Catherington and Lovedean
87
1658
1571
Horndean Downs
9
3
-6
Horndean Hazleton and Blendworth
17
9
-8
Horndean Kings
9
5
-4
Horndean Murray
10
13
3
Lindford
6
16
10
Liss
31
23
-8
Petersfield Bell Hill
9
25
16
Petersfield Causeway
10
12
2
Petersfield Heath
8
8
0
Petersfield Rother
8
9
1
Petersfield St Marys
15
18
3
Petersfield St Peters
63
68
5
Ropley and Tisted
16
17
1
Rowlands Castle
16
14
-2
Selborne
30
24
-6
The Hangers and Forest
6
23
17
Whitehill Chase
9
8
-1
Whitehill Deadwater
16
9
-7
Whitehill Hogmoor
11
21
10
Whitehill Pinewood
4
12
8
Whitehill Walldown
8
17
9
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bishopstoke East
10
17
7
Bishopstoke West
18
36
18
Botley
25
32
7
Bursledon and Old Netley
23
38
15
Chandler's Ford East
32
38
6
Chandler's Ford West
149
158
9
Eastleigh Central
279
218
-61
Eastleigh North
25
31
6
Eastleigh South
137
86
-51
Fair Oak and Horton Heath
70
52
-18
Hamble-le-Rice and Butlocks Heath
36
75
39
Hedge End Grange Park
30
48
18
Hedge End St John's
22
20
-2
Hedge End Wildern
16
24
8
Hiltingbury East
38
56
18
Hiltingbury West
23
37
14
Netley Abbey
17
21
4
West End North
27
32
5
West End South
17
14
-3
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Fareham East
140
149
9
Fareham North
110
164
54
Fareham North-West
17
34
17
Fareham South
32
32
0
Fareham West
23
29
6
Hill Head
15
20
5
Locks Heath
33
28
-5
Park Gate
72
85
13
Portchester East
57
75
18
Portchester West
40
39
-1
Sarisbury
55
80
25
Stubbington
27
41
14
Titchfield
60
85
25
Titchfield Common
18
29
11
Warsash
34
41
7
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alverstoke
14
9
-5
Anglesey
7
15
8
Bridgemary North
23
12
-11
Bridgemary South
21
28
7
Brockhurst
13
13
0
Christchurch
28
32
4
Elson
15
20
5
Forton
12
15
3
Grange
20
14
-6
Hardway
9
14
5
Lee East
21
26
5
Lee West
23
26
3
Leesland
36
32
-4
Peel Common
7
11
4
Privett
3
14
11
Rowner and Holbrook
13
21
8
Town
37
98
61
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blackwater and Hawley
63
46
-17
Crookham East
29
26
-3
Crookham West and Ewshot
90
83
-7
Fleet Central
49
66
17
Fleet East
46
81
35
Fleet West
48
51
3
Hartley Wintney
75
121
46
Hook
62
48
-14
Odiham
69
74
5
Swallowfield
0
0
Yateley East
50
45
-5
Yateley West
27
35
8
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barncroft
10
20
10
Battins
21
25
4
Bedhampton
30
34
4
Bondfields
32
27
-5
Cowplain
37
24
-13
Emsworth
51
59
8
Hart Plain
30
32
2
Hayling East
52
56
4
Hayling West
34
24
-10
Purbrook
41
50
9
St Faith's
186
209
23
Stakes
87
104
17
Warren Park
13
20
7
Waterloo
166
239
73
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
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Ashurst Copythorne South and Netley Marsh
30
32
2
Barton
19
14
-5
Bashley
8
14
6
Becton
12
10
-2
Boldre and Sway
31
37
6
Bramshaw Copythorne North and Minstead
34
52
18
Bransgore and Burley
23
26
3
Brockenhurst and Forest South East
36
29
-7
Buckland
20
15
-5
Butts Ash and Dibden Purlieu
15
18
3
Dibden and Hythe East
29
26
-3
Downlands and Forest
16
20
4
Fawley Blackfield and Langley
21
37
16
Fernhill
62
58
-4
Fordingbridge
40
59
19
Forest North West
21
18
-3
Furzedown and Hardley
15
14
-1
Holbury and North Blackfield
19
19
0
Hordle
20
22
2
Hythe West and Langdown
17
9
-8
Lymington Town
56
55
-1
Lyndhurst
14
26
12
Marchwood
20
30
10
Milford
13
33
20
Milton
117
134
17
Pennington
29
31
2
Ringwood East and Sopley
29
19
-10
Ringwood North
26
30
4
Ringwood South
121
247
126
Totton Central
23
11
-12
Totton East
31
40
9
Totton North
23
36
13
Totton South
22
35
13
Totton West
10
15
5
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Baffins
46
71
25
Central Southsea
64
86
22
Charles Dickens
140
152
12
Copnor
70
94
24
Cosham
183
252
69
Drayton and Farlington
46
95
49
Eastney and Craneswater
81
79
-2
Fratton
68
92
24
Hilsea
68
92
24
Milton
117
134
17
Nelson
181
162
-19
Paulsgrove
95
125
30
St Jude
97
147
50
St Thomas
165
166
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
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Aldershot Park
18
33
15
Cherrywood
33
35
2
Cove and Southwood
46
39
-7
Empress
100
107
7
Fernhill
62
58
-4
Fleet East
46
81
35
Knellwood
38
42
4
Manor Park
42
72
30
North Town
32
27
-5
Rowhill
35
38
3
St John's
24
28
4
St Mark's
96
111
15
Wellington
76
85
9
West Heath
40
36
-4
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
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Bargate
466
329
-137
Bassett
83
107
24
Bevois
380
357
-23
Bitterne
38
46
8
Bitterne Park
72
79
7
Coxford
38
60
22
Freemantle
169
200
31
Harefield
53
60
7
Millbrook
79
127
48
Peartree
65
77
12
Portswood
68
97
29
Redbridge
43
73
30
Shirley
59
89
30
Sholing
50
51
1
Swaythling
64
74
10
Woolston
59
87
28
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
110
155
45
Alamein
46
48
2
Ampfield and Braishfield
8
7
-1
Amport
13
9
-4
Anna
25
27
2
Blackwater
28
37
9
Bourne Valley
9
9
0
Broughton and Stockbridge
29
32
3
Charlton
4
4
0
Chilworth Nursling and Rownhams
46
85
39
Coxford
38
60
22
Cupernham
16
14
-2
Dun Valley
14
17
3
Harewood
12
15
3
Harroway
39
39
0
Kings Somborne and Michelmersh
55
56
1
Millway
32
31
-1
North Baddesley
18
29
11
Over Wallop
7
15
8
Penton Bellinger
23
25
2
Redbridge
43
73
30
Romsey Extra
66
66
0
St Mary's
71
64
-7
Tadburn
6
19
13
Valley Park
34
39
5
Winton
53
69
16
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bishops Waltham
59
49
-10
Boarhunt and Southwick
44
81
37
Cheriton and Bishops Sutton
15
6
-9
Colden Common and Twyford
76
67
-9
Compton and Otterbourne
29
29
0
Denmead
70
55
-15
Droxford Soberton and Hambledon
10
7
-3
Itchen Valley
13
18
5
Kings Worthy
25
28
3
Littleton and Harestock
11
31
20
Olivers Battery and Badger Farm
12
12
0
Owslebury and Curdridge
27
46
19
Shedfield
25
26
1
Sparsholt
12
17
5
St Barnabas
13
24
11
St Bartholomew
66
109
43
St John and All Saints
40
59
19
St Luke
8
9
1
St Michael
147
307
160
St Paul
27
47
20
Swanmore and Newtown
28
32
4
The Alresfords
35
35
0
Upper Meon Valley
16
7
-9
Waterloo
166
239
73
Whiteley
112
111
-1
Wickham
24
24
0
Wonston and Micheldever
41
30
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Total companies 2019 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2019 and how Hampshire compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
6th 2018: 7th
Hampshire
114,831
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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
6th 2018: 7th
Hampshire
114,831
9th 2018: 9th
Surrey
100,643
12th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
70,177
18th 2018: 18th
Dorset
57,606
21st 2018: 20th
West Sussex
52,825
36th 2018: 36th
Wiltshire
37,182
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,705
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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
6th 2018: 7th
Hampshire
114,831
7th 2018: 8th
Kent
113,551
8th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
113,106
9th 2018: 9th
Surrey
100,643
10th 2018: 10th
Cheshire
80,108
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
77,937
12th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
70,177
13th 2018: 12th
Buckinghamshire
69,470
14th 2018: 15th
Merseyside
68,401
15th 2018: 14th
East Sussex
67,545
16th 2018: 16th
Leicestershire
63,315
17th 2018: 17th
South Yorkshire
60,360
18th 2018: 18th
Dorset
57,606
19th 2018: 19th
North Yorkshire
54,481
20th 2018: 21st
Devon
53,264
21st 2018: 20th
West Sussex
52,825
22nd 2018: 22nd
Gloucestershire
52,494
23rd 2018: 24th
Somerset
51,957
24th 2018: 25th
Staffordshire
51,758
25th 2018: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
51,677
26th 2018: 26th
Cambridgeshire
50,160
27th 2018: 28th
Northamptonshire
49,144
28th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
48,355
29th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
45,109
30th 2018: 30th
Tyne and Wear
44,237
31st 2018: 33rd
Worcestershire
43,247
32nd 2018: 32nd
Oxfordshire
42,461
33rd 2018: 31st
Bedfordshire
42,145
34th 2018: 35th
Warwickshire
38,998
35th 2018: 34th
Norfolk
38,911
36th 2018: 36th
Wiltshire
37,182
37th 2018: 37th
Suffolk
36,907
38th 2018: 38th
Bristol
33,594
39th 2018: 39th
Durham
29,218
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,383
41st 2018: 41st
Shropshire
23,741
42nd 2018: 42nd
Cornwall
23,037
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
21,286
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
10,879
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
10,498
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,705
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
1,904

Total companies at the end of 2019 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.

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

2019

15,174 formed

11,723 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

4.3% vs 2015

3.44% vs 2016

3.95% vs 2017

3.6% vs 2018