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Company Formations in 2020: Hampshire

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???? Businesses formed in Hampshire during 2020

5.7% more companies in Hampshire compared to 2019

New businesses in Hampshire mapped

Boroughs

  • ABasingstoke and Deane: 1,173
  • BEast Hampshire: 1,814
  • CEastleigh: 958
  • DFareham: 894
  • EGosport: 382
  • FHart: 679
  • GHavant: 1,026
  • HNew Forest: 1,283
  • IPortsmouth: 1,845
  • JRushmoor: 861
  • KSouthampton: 2,180
  • LTest Valley: 1,004
  • MWinchester: 1,412

Companies formed in 2020 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 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
7th 2019: 8th
Hampshire
15,534
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
7th 2019: 8th
Hampshire
15,534
12th 2019: 12th
Surrey
11,997
15th 2019: 16th
Berkshire
9,920
26th 2019: 19th
Dorset
7,253
29th 2019: 29th
West Sussex
6,880
39th 2019: 39th
Wiltshire
4,645
46th 2019: 46th
Isle of Wight
765
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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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Type of companies formed in Hampshire breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (15,066 companies)

3% Other company types (468 companies)

Other company types breakdown (468 companies)

Total companies in Hampshire by the end of 2020

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Businesses formed in Hampshire during 2020

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Businesses dissolved in Hampshire during 2020

meaning there is a total of

121,331

businesses registered in Hampshire at the end of 2020.

5.7% more companies in Hampshire compared to 2019

Surrounding counties 2020 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

54,841 total businesses
7,253 formed in 2020
4,938 dissolved in 2020

West Sussex

56,212 total businesses
6,880 formed in 2020
4,250 dissolved in 2020

Surrey

105,715 total businesses
11,997 formed in 2020
7,657 dissolved in 2020

Berkshire

73,492 total businesses
9,920 formed in 2020
6,284 dissolved in 2020

Isle of Wight

6,118 total businesses
765 formed in 2020
398 dissolved in 2020

Wiltshire

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

Hampshire

121,331 total businesses
15,534 formed in 2020
9,709 dissolved in 2020

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Basing
44
65
21
Baughurst and Tadley North
12
14
2
Bramley and Sherfield
32
37
5
Brighton Hill North
16
41
25
Brighton Hill South
20
23
3
Brookvale and Kings Furlong
24
48
24
Buckskin
27
45
18
Burghclere Highclere and St Mary Bourne
30
27
-3
Chineham
54
57
3
East Woodhay
16
21
5
Eastrop
91
158
67
Grove
25
39
14
Hatch Warren and Beggarwood
28
46
18
Kempshott
23
33
10
Kingsclere
16
29
13
Norden
77
96
19
Oakley and North Waltham
30
30
0
Overton Laverstoke and Steventon
15
31
16
Pamber and Silchester
29
31
2
Popley East
11
33
22
Popley West
34
65
31
Rooksdown
23
34
11
Sherborne St John
31
31
0
South Ham
16
32
16
Tadley Central
8
8
0
Tadley South
18
23
5
Upton Grey and The Candovers
28
24
-4
Whitchurch
18
30
12
Winklebury
15
22
7
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alton Amery
3
6
3
Alton Ashdell
19
27
8
Alton Eastbrooke
7
12
5
Alton Westbrooke
42
104
62
Alton Whitedown
10
14
4
Alton Wooteys
6
8
2
Binsted and Bentley
11
24
13
Bramshott and Liphook
64
62
-2
Clanfield and Finchdean
26
28
2
Downland
7
14
7
East Meon
11
10
-1
Four Marks and Medstead
22
48
26
Froxfield and Steep
9
36
27
Grayshott
10
15
5
Headley
20
29
9
Holybourne and Froyle
31
17
-14
Horndean Catherington and Lovedean
168
975
807
Horndean Downs
3
9
6
Horndean Hazleton and Blendworth
8
22
14
Horndean Kings
6
13
7
Horndean Murray
11
14
3
Lindford
8
13
5
Liss
18
20
2
Petersfield Bell Hill
10
15
5
Petersfield Causeway
10
10
0
Petersfield Heath
4
9
5
Petersfield Rother
8
10
2
Petersfield St Marys
7
16
9
Petersfield St Peters
56
72
16
Ropley and Tisted
12
12
0
Rowlands Castle
11
19
8
Selborne
12
21
9
The Hangers and Forest
13
17
4
Whitehill Chase
9
20
11
Whitehill Deadwater
3
12
9
Whitehill Hogmoor
8
18
10
Whitehill Pinewood
6
32
26
Whitehill Walldown
6
11
5
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bishopstoke East
15
16
1
Bishopstoke West
24
38
14
Botley
23
30
7
Bursledon and Old Netley
32
49
17
Chandler's Ford East
23
48
25
Chandler's Ford West
150
173
23
Eastleigh Central
185
167
-18
Eastleigh North
18
25
7
Eastleigh South
161
65
-96
Fair Oak and Horton Heath
54
46
-8
Hamble-le-Rice and Butlocks Heath
32
54
22
Hedge End Grange Park
20
46
26
Hedge End St John's
16
31
15
Hedge End Wildern
20
29
9
Hiltingbury East
36
29
-7
Hiltingbury West
31
30
-1
Netley Abbey
21
21
0
West End North
26
34
8
West End South
23
27
4
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Fareham East
98
127
29
Fareham North
82
109
27
Fareham North-West
16
33
17
Fareham South
22
46
24
Fareham West
19
36
17
Hill Head
24
33
9
Locks Heath
17
26
9
Park Gate
68
95
27
Portchester East
64
73
9
Portchester West
34
46
12
Sarisbury
52
66
14
Stubbington
16
34
18
Titchfield
54
88
34
Titchfield Common
22
38
16
Warsash
34
44
10
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alverstoke
16
16
0
Anglesey
12
10
-2
Bridgemary North
15
13
-2
Bridgemary South
21
28
7
Brockhurst
5
18
13
Christchurch
15
22
7
Elson
15
32
17
Forton
10
18
8
Grange
14
29
15
Hardway
10
9
-1
Lee East
13
21
8
Lee West
22
25
3
Leesland
17
39
22
Peel Common
6
6
0
Privett
3
9
6
Rowner and Holbrook
11
15
4
Town
66
72
6
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blackwater and Hawley
45
32
-13
Crookham East
21
32
11
Crookham West and Ewshot
51
70
19
Fleet Central
46
62
16
Fleet East
40
75
35
Fleet West
49
48
-1
Hartley Wintney
61
113
52
Hook
44
63
19
Odiham
51
84
33
Swallowfield
0
0
Yateley East
39
52
13
Yateley West
35
48
13
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
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Barncroft
6
25
19
Battins
12
35
23
Bedhampton
20
37
17
Bondfields
17
69
52
Cowplain
34
51
17
Emsworth
33
57
24
Hart Plain
27
37
10
Hayling East
49
37
-12
Hayling West
27
43
16
Purbrook
38
63
25
St Faith's
172
204
32
Stakes
66
102
36
Warren Park
15
25
10
Waterloo
135
241
106
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ashurst Copythorne South and Netley Marsh
17
41
24
Barton
14
24
10
Bashley
8
21
13
Becton
6
20
14
Boldre and Sway
22
34
12
Bramshaw Copythorne North and Minstead
27
59
32
Bransgore and Burley
20
38
18
Brockenhurst and Forest South East
25
27
2
Buckland
13
21
8
Butts Ash and Dibden Purlieu
16
18
2
Dibden and Hythe East
24
27
3
Downlands and Forest
10
15
5
Fawley Blackfield and Langley
28
48
20
Fernhill
37
68
31
Fordingbridge
40
55
15
Forest North West
15
56
41
Furzedown and Hardley
3
16
13
Holbury and North Blackfield
26
42
16
Hordle
15
31
16
Hythe West and Langdown
15
16
1
Lymington Town
33
53
20
Lyndhurst
17
26
9
Marchwood
21
30
9
Milford
19
29
10
Milton
81
146
65
Pennington
22
30
8
Ringwood East and Sopley
20
17
-3
Ringwood North
26
38
12
Ringwood South
141
213
72
Totton Central
11
27
16
Totton East
29
52
23
Totton North
13
44
31
Totton South
35
31
-4
Totton West
6
14
8
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Baffins
41
62
21
Central Southsea
44
101
57
Charles Dickens
77
189
112
Copnor
52
124
72
Cosham
140
224
84
Drayton and Farlington
51
119
68
Eastney and Craneswater
52
96
44
Fratton
67
121
54
Hilsea
51
110
59
Milton
81
146
65
Nelson
132
158
26
Paulsgrove
47
87
40
St Jude
82
161
79
St Thomas
115
187
72
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
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Aldershot Park
12
41
29
Cherrywood
25
45
20
Cove and Southwood
35
54
19
Empress
78
122
44
Fernhill
37
68
31
Fleet East
40
75
35
Knellwood
28
34
6
Manor Park
47
79
32
North Town
25
54
29
Rowhill
20
129
109
St John's
20
42
22
St Mark's
64
92
28
Wellington
58
103
45
West Heath
24
28
4
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
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Bargate
437
385
-52
Bassett
61
93
32
Bevois
281
442
161
Bitterne
29
53
24
Bitterne Park
42
106
64
Coxford
41
69
28
Freemantle
134
227
93
Harefield
34
75
41
Millbrook
63
124
61
Peartree
41
81
40
Portswood
41
112
71
Redbridge
40
81
41
Shirley
43
81
38
Sholing
42
74
32
Swaythling
37
70
33
Woolston
36
107
71
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Incorporations
Net Change
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Abbey
65
114
49
Alamein
51
55
4
Ampfield and Braishfield
7
15
8
Amport
15
17
2
Anna
21
26
5
Blackwater
28
49
21
Bourne Valley
11
15
4
Broughton and Stockbridge
23
36
13
Charlton
5
11
6
Chilworth Nursling and Rownhams
48
135
87
Coxford
41
69
28
Cupernham
7
29
22
Dun Valley
17
17
0
Harewood
14
16
2
Harroway
63
47
-16
Kings Somborne and Michelmersh
76
56
-20
Millway
29
32
3
North Baddesley
8
33
25
Over Wallop
9
13
4
Penton Bellinger
26
18
-8
Redbridge
40
81
41
Romsey Extra
35
50
15
St Mary's
71
73
2
Tadburn
10
22
12
Valley Park
24
30
6
Winton
60
95
35
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bishops Waltham
33
74
41
Boarhunt and Southwick
22
61
39
Cheriton and Bishops Sutton
4
13
9
Colden Common and Twyford
57
71
14
Compton and Otterbourne
18
39
21
Denmead
52
66
14
Droxford Soberton and Hambledon
4
22
18
Itchen Valley
7
13
6
Kings Worthy
14
31
17
Littleton and Harestock
15
31
16
Olivers Battery and Badger Farm
11
11
0
Owslebury and Curdridge
19
43
24
Shedfield
16
17
1
Sparsholt
7
22
15
St Barnabas
19
27
8
St Bartholomew
64
99
35
St John and All Saints
24
63
39
St Luke
11
25
14
St Michael
153
338
185
St Paul
35
57
22
Swanmore and Newtown
17
23
6
The Alresfords
25
74
49
Upper Meon Valley
10
8
-2
Waterloo
135
241
106
Whiteley
142
109
-33
Wickham
23
29
6
Wonston and Micheldever
21
46
25

Total companies 2020 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2020 and how Hampshire 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
7th 2019: 6th
Hampshire
121,331
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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
7th 2019: 6th
Hampshire
121,331
9th 2019: 9th
Surrey
105,715
14th 2019: 12th
Berkshire
73,492
20th 2019: 21st
West Sussex
56,212
25th 2019: 18th
Dorset
54,841
37th 2019: 36th
Wiltshire
39,022
46th 2019: 46th
Isle of Wight
6,118
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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76.4

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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.

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

2020

15,534 formed

9,709 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

3.44% vs 2016

3.95% vs 2017

3.64% vs 2018

5.7% vs 2019