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Company Formations in 2017: Kent

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6.3% more companies in Kent compared to 2016

New businesses in Kent mapped

Boroughs

  • AAshford: 1,522
  • BCanterbury: 1,016
  • CDartford: 1,139
  • DDover: 651
  • EGravesham: 963
  • FMaidstone: 1,379
  • GMedway: 2,031
  • HSevenoaks: 1,212
  • IShepway: 842
  • JSwale: 728
  • KThanet: 1,279
  • LTonbridge and Malling: 1,036
  • MTunbridge Wells: 1,043

Companies formed in 2017 league table

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

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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2016: 1st
London
205,527
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
5th 2016: 6th
Essex
15,922
6th 2016: 8th
Kent
14,860
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2016: 1st
London
205,527
5th 2016: 6th
Essex
15,922
6th 2016: 8th
Kent
14,860
11th 2016: 12th
Surrey
11,009
19th 2016: 20th
East Sussex
7,318
29th 2016: 29th
West Sussex
5,598
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2016: 1st
London
205,527
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
5th 2016: 6th
Essex
15,922
6th 2016: 8th
Kent
14,860
7th 2016: 5th
Hertfordshire
13,752
8th 2016: 9th
Hampshire
13,642
9th 2016: 7th
Cheshire
11,619
10th 2016: 13th
Merseyside
11,016
11th 2016: 12th
Surrey
11,009
12th 2016: 14th
Lancashire
10,646
13th 2016: 18th
Leicestershire
10,566
14th 2016: 22nd
Northamptonshire
9,958
15th 2016: 16th
Berkshire
8,679
16th 2016: 15th
South Yorkshire
8,325
17th 2016: 17th
Buckinghamshire
7,992
18th 2016: 24th
Worcestershire
7,804
19th 2016: 20th
East Sussex
7,318
20th 2016: 19th
Dorset
7,242
21st 2016: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
6,937
22nd 2016: 25th
North Yorkshire
6,766
23rd 2016: 10th
Bedfordshire
6,469
24th 2016: 21st
Staffordshire
6,449
25th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
6,384
26th 2016: 26th
Tyne and Wear
6,166
27th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
5,803
28th 2016: 30th
Devon
5,615
29th 2016: 29th
West Sussex
5,598
30th 2016: 32nd
Gloucestershire
5,447
31st 2016: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,414
32nd 2016: 33rd
Somerset
5,329
33rd 2016: 11th
Wiltshire
5,227
34th 2016: 34th
Bristol
4,744
35th 2016: 39th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,646
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
4,617
37th 2016: 36th
Oxfordshire
4,612
38th 2016: 37th
Norfolk
4,399
39th 2016: 38th
Suffolk
4,145
40th 2016: 40th
Durham
4,077
41st 2016: 42nd
Cornwall
2,665
42nd 2016: 41st
Shropshire
2,474
43rd 2016: 43rd
Cumbria
2,215
44th 2016: 44th
Northumberland
1,360
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
906
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
528
47th 2016: 47th
Rutland
186

New incorporations in 2017 per 1000 Man standing people

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Type of companies formed in Kent breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (14,459 companies)

3% Other company types (401 companies)

Other company types breakdown (401 companies)

Total companies in Kent by the end of 2017

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Businesses formed in Kent during 2017

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Businesses dissolved in Kent during 2017

meaning there is a total of

105,182

businesses registered in Kent at the end of 2017.

6.3% more companies in Kent compared to 2016

Surrounding counties 2017 breakdown & comparison

East Sussex

64,805 total businesses
7,318 formed in 2017
5,947 dissolved in 2017

Essex

116,669 total businesses
15,922 formed in 2017
12,534 dissolved in 2017

West Sussex

49,845 total businesses
5,598 formed in 2017
4,690 dissolved in 2017

Surrey

96,847 total businesses
11,009 formed in 2017
10,367 dissolved in 2017

London

1,114,699 total businesses
205,527 formed in 2017
153,566 dissolved in 2017

Kent

105,182 total businesses
14,860 formed in 2017
10,950 dissolved in 2017

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Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aylesford Green
17
11
-6
Beaver
14
26
12
Biddenden
10
12
2
Bockhanger
9
28
19
Boughton Aluph and Eastwell
67
101
34
Bybrook
9
6
-3
Charing
24
63
39
Downs North
8
8
0
Downs West
11
20
9
Godinton
74
94
20
Great Chart with Singleton North
6
22
16
Highfield
16
26
10
Isle of Oxney
9
15
6
Kennington
11
11
0
Little Burton Farm
14
6
-8
Norman
33
56
23
North Willesborough
21
15
-6
Park Farm North
17
25
8
Park Farm South
11
12
1
Rolvenden and Tenterden West
14
10
-4
Saxon Shore
32
412
380
Singleton South
4
10
6
South Willesborough
16
31
15
St Michaels
6
8
2
Stanhope
10
18
8
Stour
78
90
12
Tenterden North
7
13
6
Tenterden South
11
36
25
Victoria
99
150
51
Washford
10
16
6
Weald Central
27
59
32
Weald East
13
28
15
Weald North
17
31
14
Weald South
28
41
13
Wye
13
12
-1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barton
106
182
76
Beltinge
23
34
11
Blean Forest
32
41
9
Chartham & Stone Street
19
37
18
Chestfield
25
37
12
Gorrell
82
105
23
Greenhill
13
8
-5
Herne & Broomfield
26
58
32
Heron
90
107
17
Little Stour & Adisham
17
14
-3
Nailbourne
12
21
9
Northgate
21
56
35
Reculver
9
15
6
Seasalter
27
41
14
St Stephen's
21
39
18
Sturry
43
44
1
Swalecliffe
10
16
6
Tankerton
16
14
-2
West Bay
5
9
4
Westgate
80
87
7
Wincheap
32
51
19
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bean and Darenth
29
24
-5
Brent
35
43
8
Castle
109
115
6
Cray Meadows
0
0
Greenhithe
46
75
29
Hartley and Hodsoll Street
17
30
13
Heath
45
64
19
Joyce Green
59
64
5
Joydens Wood
35
58
23
Littlebrook
19
44
25
Longfield New Barn and Southfleet
39
58
19
Newtown
86
123
37
Princes
41
45
4
Stone
83
131
48
Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley
12
16
4
Swanscombe
60
69
9
Town
189
163
-26
West Hill
88
160
72
Wilmington
28
21
-7
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aylesham
16
26
10
Buckland
6
15
9
Capel-le-Ferne
3
9
6
Castle
109
115
6
Eastry
24
23
-1
Eythorne and Shepherdswell
14
14
0
Little Stour and Ashstone
16
33
17
Lydden and Temple Ewell
11
8
-3
Maxton Elms Vale and Priory
22
20
-2
Middle Deal and Sholden
14
18
4
Mill Hill
13
16
3
North Deal
38
68
30
Ringwould
3
3
0
River
247
232
-15
Sandwich
26
61
35
St Margaret's-at-Cliffe
12
18
6
St Radigunds
61
157
96
Tower Hamlets
43
53
10
Town and Pier
6
5
-1
Walmer
20
23
3
Whitfield
23
26
3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Central
107
149
42
Chalk
4
5
1
Coldharbour
17
28
11
Higham
29
42
13
Istead Rise
9
19
10
Meopham North
19
24
5
Meopham South and Vigo
18
26
8
Northfleet North
48
79
31
Northfleet South
50
78
28
Painters Ash
14
25
11
Pelham
109
166
57
Riverside
93
123
30
Riverview
12
20
8
Shorne Cobham and Luddesdown
31
29
-2
Singlewell
101
69
-32
Westcourt
25
26
1
Whitehill
26
24
-2
Woodlands
32
51
19
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Allington
27
38
11
Barming
10
12
2
Bearsted
33
40
7
Boughton Monchelsea and Chart Sutton
13
28
15
Boxley
48
75
27
Bridge
62
76
14
Coxheath and Hunton
22
56
34
Detling and Thurnham
14
37
23
Downswood and Otham
8
16
8
East
62
85
23
Fant
59
81
22
Harrietsham and Lenham
24
29
5
Headcorn
32
30
-2
Heath
45
64
19
High Street
352
360
8
Leeds
11
8
-3
Loose
10
19
9
Marden and Yalding
41
46
5
North
49
51
2
North Downs
10
21
11
Park Wood
24
42
18
Shepway North
32
39
7
Shepway South
14
19
5
South
53
81
28
Staplehurst
31
35
4
Sutton Valence and Langley
20
22
2
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Chatham Central
71
102
31
Cuxton and Halling
22
26
4
Gillingham North
144
212
68
Gillingham South
149
154
5
Hempstead and Wigmore
38
31
-7
Lordswood and Capstone
44
66
22
Luton and Wayfield
89
115
26
Peninsula
46
77
31
Princes Park
43
57
14
Rainham Central
47
75
28
Rainham North
97
80
-17
Rainham South
38
49
11
River
247
232
-15
Rochester East
47
55
8
Rochester South and Horsted
95
102
7
Rochester West
77
85
8
Strood North
49
83
34
Strood Rural
150
200
50
Strood South
78
109
31
Twydall
39
31
-8
Walderslade
38
36
-2
Watling
67
96
29
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ash and New Ash Green
28
40
12
Brasted Chevening and Sundridge
44
67
23
Cowden and Hever
12
24
12
Crockenhill and Well Hill
14
16
2
Dunton Green and Riverhead
22
33
11
Edenbridge North and East
43
38
-5
Edenbridge South and West
27
26
-1
Eynsford
8
8
0
Farningham Horton Kirby and South Darenth
23
28
5
Fawkham and West Kingsdown
91
120
29
Halstead Knockholt and Badgers Mount
22
31
9
Hartley and Hodsoll Street
17
30
13
Hextable
16
18
2
Kemsing
50
74
24
Leigh and Chiddingstone Causeway
11
9
-2
Otford and Shoreham
19
35
16
Penshurst Fordcombe and Chiddingstone
15
33
18
Seal and Weald
32
46
14
Sevenoaks Eastern
24
36
12
Sevenoaks Kippington
30
32
2
Sevenoaks Northern
14
17
3
Sevenoaks Town and St John's
114
161
47
Swanley Christchurch and Swanley Village
127
177
50
Swanley St Mary's
15
14
-1
Swanley White Oak
33
39
6
Westerham and Crockham Hill
64
60
-4
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Broadmead
18
26
8
Cheriton
213
71
-142
East Folkestone
104
37
-67
Folkestone Central
119
176
57
Folkestone Harbour
29
30
1
Hythe
44
57
13
Hythe Rural
15
29
14
New Romney
30
41
11
North Downs East
38
50
12
North Downs West
38
37
-1
Romney Marsh
19
22
3
Sandgate & West Folkestone
299
236
-63
Walland & Denge Marsh
28
30
2
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
45
33
-12
Bobbing Iwade and Lower Halstow
22
18
-4
Borden and Grove Park
16
40
24
Boughton and Courtenay
28
51
23
Chalkwell
23
23
0
East Downs
11
16
5
Hartlip Newington and Upchurch
25
39
14
Homewood
48
56
8
Kemsley
17
41
24
Milton Regis
13
17
4
Minster Cliffs
16
26
10
Murston
36
64
28
Priory
11
14
3
Queenborough and Halfway
16
19
3
Roman
18
15
-3
Sheerness
59
62
3
Sheppey Central
23
32
9
Sheppey East
17
12
-5
St Ann's
13
17
4
Teynham and Lynsted
21
32
11
The Meads
33
47
14
Watling
67
96
29
West Downs
19
11
-8
Woodstock
21
18
-3
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Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Beacon Road
6
24
18
Birchington North
2
7
5
Birchington South
20
31
11
Bradstowe
54
59
5
Central Harbour
48
54
6
Cliffsend and Pegwell
15
19
4
Cliftonville East
24
45
21
Cliftonville West
56
97
41
Dane Valley
14
21
7
Eastcliff
49
52
3
Garlinge
10
20
10
Kingsgate
12
7
-5
Margate Central
73
105
32
Nethercourt
6
20
14
Newington
8
14
6
Northwood
71
92
21
Salmestone
19
21
2
Sir Moses Montefiore
12
10
-2
St Peters
17
40
23
Thanet Villages
17
56
39
Viking
56
426
370
Westbrook
14
22
8
Westgate-on-Sea
21
37
16
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aylesford North and Walderslade
44
69
25
Aylesford South
47
73
26
Borough Green and Long Mill
45
69
24
Burham and Wouldham
16
22
6
Cage Green
6
14
8
Castle
109
115
6
Ditton
13
24
11
Downs and Mereworth
16
31
15
East Malling
27
25
-2
Hadlow and East Peckham
40
41
1
Higham
29
42
13
Hildenborough
25
58
33
Judd
25
47
22
Kings Hill
94
116
22
Larkfield North
16
26
10
Larkfield South
25
30
5
Medway
44
80
36
Snodland East and Ham Hill
11
17
6
Snodland West and Holborough Lakes
11
20
9
Trench
12
10
-2
Vauxhall
25
36
11
Wateringbury
3
12
9
West Malling and Leybourne
49
89
40
Wrotham Ightham and Stansted
27
44
17
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Benenden and Cranbrook
41
53
12
Biddenden
10
12
2
Brenchley and Horsmonden
14
42
28
Broadwater
14
22
8
Capel
13
8
-5
Culverden
254
197
-57
Frittenden and Sissinghurst
7
10
3
Goudhurst and Lamberhurst
31
54
23
Hawkhurst and Sandhurst
28
26
-2
Paddock Wood East
59
57
-2
Paddock Wood West
9
17
8
Pantiles and St Mark's
81
141
60
Park
77
63
-14
Pembury
16
23
7
Rusthall
40
34
-6
Sherwood
32
52
20
Southborough and High Brooms
28
62
34
Southborough North
19
28
9
Speldhurst and Bidborough
27
37
10
St James'
31
58
27
St John's
30
59
29

Total companies 2017 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2017 and how Kent compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2016: 1st
London
1,114,699
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
4th 2016: 4th
Essex
116,669
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
8th 2016: 8th
Kent
105,182
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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2016: 1st
London
1,114,699
4th 2016: 4th
Essex
116,669
8th 2016: 8th
Kent
105,182
9th 2016: 9th
Surrey
96,847
13th 2016: 13th
East Sussex
64,805
20th 2016: 19th
West Sussex
49,845
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2016: 1st
London
1,114,699
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
4th 2016: 4th
Essex
116,669
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
6th 2016: 7th
Hampshire
106,588
7th 2016: 6th
Hertfordshire
105,506
8th 2016: 8th
Kent
105,182
9th 2016: 9th
Surrey
96,847
10th 2016: 10th
Cheshire
76,254
11th 2016: 11th
Lancashire
71,294
12th 2016: 12th
Berkshire
66,738
13th 2016: 13th
East Sussex
64,805
14th 2016: 14th
Buckinghamshire
64,538
15th 2016: 15th
Merseyside
63,781
16th 2016: 17th
Leicestershire
57,830
17th 2016: 16th
South Yorkshire
56,932
18th 2016: 18th
Dorset
52,411
19th 2016: 20th
North Yorkshire
50,798
20th 2016: 19th
West Sussex
49,845
21st 2016: 21st
Gloucestershire
49,129
22nd 2016: 22nd
Devon
48,848
23rd 2016: 23rd
Staffordshire
47,930
24th 2016: 24th
Somerset
47,912
25th 2016: 25th
Nottinghamshire
47,771
26th 2016: 31st
Northamptonshire
46,778
27th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
46,059
28th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
44,849
29th 2016: 30th
Lincolnshire
41,976
30th 2016: 32nd
Tyne and Wear
40,273
31st 2016: 33rd
Oxfordshire
39,736
32nd 2016: 26th
Bedfordshire
38,894
33rd 2016: 36th
Worcestershire
38,764
34th 2016: 29th
Wiltshire
36,977
35th 2016: 34th
Norfolk
36,459
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
35,844
37th 2016: 37th
Suffolk
33,994
38th 2016: 38th
Bristol
32,106
39th 2016: 39th
Durham
26,562
40th 2016: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,585
41st 2016: 41st
Shropshire
21,473
42nd 2016: 43rd
Cornwall
20,746
43rd 2016: 42nd
Cumbria
20,316
44th 2016: 44th
Northumberland
10,100
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
8,627
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,125
47th 2016: 47th
Rutland
1,797

Total companies at the end of 2017 per 1000 Person people

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The last 5 years

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

2013

12,599 formed

8,493 dissolved

2014

13,223 formed

9,162 dissolved

2015

14,246 formed

9,190 dissolved

2016

14,577 formed

10,985 dissolved

2017

14,860 formed

10,950 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

4.8% vs 2013

6.8% vs 2014

5% vs 2015

6.3% vs 2016