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Company Formations in 2016: Lancashire

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???? Businesses formed in Lancashire during 2016

4.6% more companies in Lancashire compared to 2015

New businesses in Lancashire mapped

Boroughs

  • ABlackburn with Darwen: 1,407
  • BBlackpool: 1,226
  • CBurnley: 434
  • DChorley: 622
  • EFylde: 1,406
  • FHyndburn: 410
  • GLancaster: 662
  • HPendle: 460
  • IPreston: 1,225
  • JRibble Valley: 442
  • KRossendale: 431
  • LSouth Ribble: 577
  • MWest Lancashire: 719
  • NWyre: 549

Companies formed in 2016 league table

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

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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
14th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
10,600
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
4th 2015: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,837
13th 2015: 12th
Merseyside
10,617
14th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
10,600
25th 2015: 21st
North Yorkshire
6,525
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cumbria
1,979
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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

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Type of companies formed in Lancashire breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (10,376 companies)

2% Other company types (224 companies)

Other company types breakdown (224 companies)

Total companies in Lancashire by the end of 2016

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Businesses formed in Lancashire during 2016

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Businesses dissolved in Lancashire during 2016

meaning there is a total of

68,241

businesses registered in Lancashire at the end of 2016.

4.6% more companies in Lancashire compared to 2015

Surrounding counties 2016 breakdown & comparison

Cumbria

19,675 total businesses
1,979 formed in 2016
1,825 dissolved in 2016

North Yorkshire

48,164 total businesses
6,525 formed in 2016
5,093 dissolved in 2016

Greater Manchester

167,797 total businesses
32,999 formed in 2016
23,445 dissolved in 2016

West Yorkshire

107,764 total businesses
17,837 formed in 2016
13,098 dissolved in 2016

Merseyside

60,027 total businesses
10,617 formed in 2016
7,694 dissolved in 2016

Lancashire

68,241 total businesses
10,600 formed in 2016
7,908 dissolved in 2016

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Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Audley
60
58
-2
Bastwell
35
129
94
Beardwood with Lammack
27
50
23
Corporation Park
25
46
21
Earcroft
26
53
27
East Rural
8
13
5
Ewood
24
27
3
Fernhurst
17
26
9
Higher Croft
141
231
90
Little Harwood
102
160
58
Livesey with Pleasington
9
19
10
Marsh House
20
27
7
Meadowhead
11
16
5
Mill Hill
20
22
2
North Turton with Tockholes
26
43
17
Queen's Park
36
76
40
Roe Lee
10
28
18
Shadsworth with Whitebirk
22
69
47
Shear Brow
116
143
27
Sudell
20
23
3
Sunnyhurst
42
65
23
Wensley Fold
68
72
4
Whitehall
8
11
3
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Anchorsholme
7
19
12
Bispham
28
17
-11
Bloomfield
56
45
-11
Brunswick
21
35
14
Claremont
30
37
7
Clifton
116
157
41
Greenlands
13
18
5
Hawes Side
9
26
17
Highfield
20
9
-11
Ingthorpe
21
21
0
Layton
68
98
30
Marton
49
82
33
Norbreck
12
21
9
Park
62
78
16
Squires Gate
12
31
19
Stanley
189
342
153
Talbot
132
204
72
Tyldesley
42
14
-28
Victoria
15
20
5
Warbreck
47
48
1
Warton and Westby
69
78
9
Waterloo
59
66
7
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bank Hall
19
34
15
Briercliffe
17
17
0
Brunshaw
14
16
2
Cliviger with Worsthorne
12
18
6
Coal Clough with Deerplay
42
29
-13
Daneshouse with Stoneyholme
81
89
8
Gannow
6
12
6
Gawthorpe
16
31
15
Hapton with Park
30
47
17
Lanehead
25
17
-8
Queensgate
26
20
-6
Rosegrove with Lowerhouse
31
41
10
Rosehill with Burnley Wood
26
17
-9
Trinity
21
28
7
Whittlefield with Ightenhill
10
18
8
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Adlington and Anderton
23
47
24
Astley and Buckshaw
18
21
3
Brindle and Hoghton
9
14
5
Buckshaw & Worden
18
70
52
Chisnall
114
19
-95
Chorley East
43
42
-1
Chorley North East
29
25
-4
Chorley North West
86
85
-1
Chorley South East
80
61
-19
Chorley South West
17
24
7
Clayton-le-Woods and Whittle-le-Woods
22
42
20
Clayton-le-Woods North
17
23
6
Clayton-le-Woods West and Cuerden
10
16
6
Coppull
30
40
10
Eccleston and Mawdesley
17
42
25
Euxton North
25
41
16
Euxton South
13
15
2
Heath Charnock and Rivington
10
11
1
Lostock
15
24
9
Pennine
4
18
14
Wheelton and Withnell
14
11
-3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ansdell
32
23
-9
Ashton
54
52
-2
Central
233
189
-44
Clifton
116
157
41
Elswick and Little Eccleston
3
7
4
Fairhaven
20
36
16
Freckleton East
7
8
1
Freckleton West
15
7
-8
Heyhouses
16
17
1
Kilnhouse
10
16
6
Kirkham North
12
11
-1
Kirkham South
19
35
16
Medlar-with-Wesham
9
14
5
Newton and Treales
8
20
12
Park
62
78
16
Ribby-with-Wrea
5
13
8
Singleton and Greenhalgh
10
8
-2
St Johns
364
772
408
St Leonards
18
24
6
Staining and Weeton
13
15
2
Warton and Westby
69
78
9
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Altham
31
23
-8
Barnfield
41
44
3
Baxenden
8
21
13
Central
233
189
-44
Church
13
11
-2
Clayton-le-Moors
19
30
11
Huncoat
12
18
6
Immanuel
11
8
-3
Milnshaw
10
11
1
Netherton
15
26
11
Overton
25
32
7
Peel
16
33
17
Rishton
27
40
13
Spring Hill
22
33
11
St Andrew's
13
23
10
St Oswald's
23
19
-4
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bare
13
14
1
Bolton & Slyne
18
32
14
Bulk
24
29
5
Carnforth & Millhead
22
19
-3
Castle
62
105
43
Ellel
12
23
11
Halton-with-Aughton
9
7
-2
Harbour
16
37
21
Heysham Central
15
10
-5
Heysham North
12
12
0
Heysham South
21
29
8
John O'Gaunt
24
24
0
Kellet
6
12
6
Lower Lune Valley
53
57
4
Marsh
17
27
10
Overton
25
32
7
Poulton
37
35
-2
Scotforth East
8
10
2
Scotforth West
22
24
2
Silverdale
4
6
2
Skerton East
12
15
3
Skerton West
17
11
-6
Torrisholme
18
24
6
University & Scotforth Rural
3
8
5
Upper Lune Valley
19
28
9
Warton
5
22
17
Westgate
18
30
12
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barrowford
28
34
6
Blacko and Higherford
3
5
2
Boulsworth
10
16
6
Bradley
32
52
20
Brierfield
27
36
9
Clover Hill
33
22
-11
Coates
10
10
0
Craven
21
23
2
Earby
11
15
4
Foulridge
7
8
1
Higham and Pendleside
4
12
8
Horsfield
10
16
6
Marsden
1
6
5
Old Laund Booth
5
8
3
Reedley
21
29
8
Southfield
13
35
22
Vivary Bridge
30
47
17
Walverden
10
19
9
Waterside
18
29
11
Whitefield
41
38
-3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ashton
54
52
-2
Brookfield
15
27
12
Cadley
49
107
58
College
45
45
0
Deepdale
21
32
11
Fishwick
39
48
9
Garrison
32
53
21
Greyfriars
17
29
12
Ingol
13
15
2
Larches
10
15
5
Lea
12
29
17
Moor Park
43
52
9
Newton and Treales
8
20
12
Preston Rural East
21
24
3
Preston Rural North
39
40
1
Ribbleton
33
38
5
Riversway
92
122
30
Sharoe Green
29
38
9
St George's
27
36
9
St Matthew's
69
104
35
Town Centre
199
207
8
Tulketh
62
81
19
University
20
45
25
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aighton Bailey and Chaigley
5
10
5
Alston and Hothersall
7
8
1
Billington and Old Langho
14
24
10
Bowland Newton and Slaidburn
2
8
6
Chatburn
5
9
4
Chipping
8
5
-3
Clayton-le-Dale with Ramsgreave
15
23
8
Derby and Thornley
25
36
11
Dilworth
14
20
6
Edisford and Low Moor
8
6
-2
Gisburn Rimington
4
10
6
Langho
7
12
5
Littlemoor
6
10
4
Mellor
5
17
12
Primrose
11
23
12
Read and Simonstone
15
14
-1
Ribchester
8
13
5
Sabden
4
4
0
Salthill
35
54
19
Settle and Ribblebanks
1
0
-1
St Mary's
8
8
0
Waddington and West Bradford
18
23
5
Whalley
37
42
5
Wilpshire
9
9
0
Wiswell and Pendleton
30
54
24
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
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Cribden
14
27
13
Eden
12
25
13
Facit and Shawforth
10
15
5
Goodshaw
15
18
3
Greenfield
40
27
-13
Greensclough
29
31
2
Hareholme
22
27
5
Healey and Whitworth
12
23
11
Helmshore
18
29
11
Irwell
12
20
8
Longholme
25
28
3
Stacksteads
12
27
15
Whitewell
25
36
11
Worsley
60
98
38
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bamber Bridge East
47
59
12
Bamber Bridge West
28
17
-11
Broad Oak
12
15
3
Broadfield
38
25
-13
Buckshaw & Worden
18
70
52
Charnock
7
15
8
Coupe Green & Gregson Lane
57
16
-41
Earnshaw Bridge
8
8
0
Farington East
12
27
15
Farington West
15
13
-2
Hoole
12
26
14
Howick & Priory
23
29
6
Leyland Central
30
49
19
Longton & Hutton West
15
32
17
Lostock Hall
9
18
9
Middleforth
16
15
-1
Moss Side
16
14
-2
New Longton & Hutton East
18
41
23
Samlesbury & Walton
20
22
2
Seven Stars
7
10
3
St Ambrose
17
16
-1
Walton-le-Dale East
11
15
4
Walton-le-Dale West
16
21
5
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
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Ashurst
21
26
5
Aughton and Downholland
24
34
10
Aughton Park
12
23
11
Bickerstaffe
15
16
1
Birch Green
12
13
1
Burscough East
11
16
5
Burscough West
54
80
26
Derby
21
18
-3
Digmoor
5
7
2
Halsall
13
14
1
Hesketh-with-Becconsall
34
57
23
Knowsley
24
21
-3
Moorside
5
11
6
Newburgh
13
7
-6
North Meols
14
19
5
Parbold
23
41
18
Rufford
8
6
-2
Scarisbrick
24
19
-5
Scott
64
71
7
Skelmersdale North
19
18
-1
Skelmersdale South
123
71
-52
Tanhouse
10
12
2
Tarleton
25
31
6
Up Holland
37
47
10
Wrightington
49
41
-8
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bourne
24
24
0
Breck
30
35
5
Brock with Catterall
19
16
-3
Calder
9
10
1
Carleton
8
9
1
Cleveleys Park
7
9
2
Garstang
26
43
17
Great Eccleston
13
15
2
Hambleton & Stalmine
12
9
-3
Hardhorn with High Cross
42
65
23
Jubilee
40
54
14
Marsh Mill
34
72
38
Mount
11
21
10
Park
62
78
16
Pharos
43
46
3
Pheasant's Wood
1
6
5
Pilling
11
18
7
Preesall
12
14
2
Rossall
6
9
3
Stanah
11
5
-6
Tithebarn
9
19
10
Victoria & Norcross
13
11
-2
Warren
5
15
10
Wyresdale
14
11
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Total companies 2016 league table

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

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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
11th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
68,241
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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
5th 2015: 5th
West Yorkshire
107,764
11th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
68,241
15th 2015: 15th
Merseyside
60,027
20th 2015: 20th
North Yorkshire
48,164
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cumbria
19,675
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 Person people

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The last 5 years

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

2012

8,555 formed

4,989 dissolved

2013

9,138 formed

5,724 dissolved

2014

9,788 formed

6,481 dissolved

2015

10,080 formed

6,327 dissolved

2016

10,600 formed

7,908 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.3% vs 2012

5.7% vs 2013

7% vs 2014

4.6% vs 2015