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Company Formations in 2017: Lancashire

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???? Businesses formed in Lancashire during 2017

4.5% more companies in Lancashire compared to 2016

New businesses in Lancashire mapped

Boroughs

  • ABlackburn with Darwen: 1,315
  • BBlackpool: 1,358
  • CBurnley: 449
  • DChorley: 720
  • EFylde: 1,105
  • FHyndburn: 434
  • GLancaster: 675
  • HPendle: 451
  • IPreston: 1,276
  • JRibble Valley: 400
  • KRossendale: 446
  • LSouth Ribble: 568
  • MWest Lancashire: 759
  • NWyre: 679

Companies formed in 2017 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 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
12th 2016: 14th
Lancashire
10,646
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
10th 2016: 13th
Merseyside
11,016
12th 2016: 14th
Lancashire
10,646
22nd 2016: 25th
North Yorkshire
6,766
43rd 2016: 43rd
Cumbria
2,215
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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 Lancashire breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (10,410 companies)

2% Other company types (236 companies)

Other company types breakdown (236 companies)

Total companies in Lancashire by the end of 2017

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Businesses formed in Lancashire during 2017

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Businesses dissolved in Lancashire during 2017

meaning there is a total of

71,294

businesses registered in Lancashire at the end of 2017.

4.5% more companies in Lancashire compared to 2016

Surrounding counties 2017 breakdown & comparison

Cumbria

20,316 total businesses
2,215 formed in 2017
1,733 dissolved in 2017

North Yorkshire

50,798 total businesses
6,766 formed in 2017
4,636 dissolved in 2017

Greater Manchester

177,360 total businesses
31,124 formed in 2017
23,467 dissolved in 2017

West Yorkshire

113,471 total businesses
16,604 formed in 2017
12,646 dissolved in 2017

Merseyside

63,781 total businesses
11,016 formed in 2017
7,548 dissolved in 2017

Lancashire

71,294 total businesses
10,646 formed in 2017
8,024 dissolved in 2017

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Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Audley
56
56
0
Bastwell
37
112
75
Beardwood with Lammack
35
41
6
Corporation Park
28
46
18
Earcroft
32
49
17
East Rural
6
16
10
Ewood
27
22
-5
Fernhurst
19
32
13
Higher Croft
170
151
-19
Little Harwood
96
162
66
Livesey with Pleasington
12
13
1
Marsh House
19
27
8
Meadowhead
12
17
5
Mill Hill
17
22
5
North Turton with Tockholes
24
33
9
Queen's Park
38
69
31
Roe Lee
27
35
8
Shadsworth with Whitebirk
35
59
24
Shear Brow
87
159
72
Sudell
17
27
10
Sunnyhurst
42
51
9
Wensley Fold
65
97
32
Whitehall
13
19
6
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Anchorsholme
6
14
8
Bispham
21
25
4
Bloomfield
58
59
1
Brunswick
22
30
8
Claremont
28
32
4
Clifton
70
128
58
Greenlands
16
16
0
Hawes Side
11
20
9
Highfield
10
10
0
Ingthorpe
17
32
15
Layton
39
92
53
Marton
52
127
75
Norbreck
15
15
0
Park
57
147
90
Squires Gate
25
24
-1
Stanley
242
427
185
Talbot
155
127
-28
Tyldesley
18
22
4
Victoria
33
37
4
Warbreck
52
29
-23
Warton and Westby
38
74
36
Waterloo
32
109
77
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bank Hall
26
47
21
Briercliffe
13
27
14
Brunshaw
7
11
4
Cliviger with Worsthorne
17
22
5
Coal Clough with Deerplay
24
26
2
Daneshouse with Stoneyholme
62
87
25
Gannow
18
12
-6
Gawthorpe
24
27
3
Hapton with Park
40
35
-5
Lanehead
19
12
-7
Queensgate
26
20
-6
Rosegrove with Lowerhouse
55
47
-8
Rosehill with Burnley Wood
14
17
3
Trinity
30
39
9
Whittlefield with Ightenhill
12
20
8
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Adlington and Anderton
29
34
5
Astley and Buckshaw
25
41
16
Brindle and Hoghton
7
17
10
Buckshaw & Worden
24
31
7
Chisnall
150
15
-135
Chorley East
19
39
20
Chorley North East
31
34
3
Chorley North West
67
97
30
Chorley South East
74
142
68
Chorley South West
15
25
10
Clayton-le-Woods and Whittle-le-Woods
25
30
5
Clayton-le-Woods North
16
23
7
Clayton-le-Woods West and Cuerden
18
13
-5
Coppull
26
43
17
Eccleston and Mawdesley
16
29
13
Euxton North
48
60
12
Euxton South
13
15
2
Heath Charnock and Rivington
8
15
7
Lostock
14
15
1
Pennine
14
15
1
Wheelton and Withnell
11
16
5
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ansdell
14
20
6
Ashton
30
63
33
Central
207
220
13
Clifton
70
128
58
Elswick and Little Eccleston
8
9
1
Fairhaven
26
19
-7
Freckleton East
10
12
2
Freckleton West
4
9
5
Heyhouses
11
21
10
Kilnhouse
10
11
1
Kirkham North
13
19
6
Kirkham South
27
22
-5
Medlar-with-Wesham
10
14
4
Newton and Treales
18
19
1
Park
57
147
90
Ribby-with-Wrea
8
4
-4
Singleton and Greenhalgh
4
6
2
St Johns
428
512
84
St Leonards
7
25
18
Staining and Weeton
18
6
-12
Warton and Westby
38
74
36
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Altham
21
26
5
Barnfield
43
53
10
Baxenden
11
7
-4
Central
207
220
13
Church
10
15
5
Clayton-le-Moors
15
29
14
Huncoat
15
20
5
Immanuel
5
8
3
Milnshaw
11
9
-2
Netherton
23
38
15
Overton
25
36
11
Peel
18
24
6
Rishton
20
32
12
Spring Hill
23
27
4
St Andrew's
18
23
5
St Oswald's
19
27
8
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bare
12
15
3
Bolton & Slyne
24
39
15
Bulk
22
30
8
Carnforth & Millhead
13
20
7
Castle
55
100
45
Ellel
25
20
-5
Halton-with-Aughton
9
7
-2
Harbour
22
32
10
Heysham Central
8
20
12
Heysham North
11
13
2
Heysham South
15
18
3
John O'Gaunt
23
14
-9
Kellet
13
12
-1
Lower Lune Valley
63
68
5
Marsh
19
33
14
Overton
25
36
11
Poulton
21
66
45
Scotforth East
8
15
7
Scotforth West
24
21
-3
Silverdale
6
10
4
Skerton East
9
17
8
Skerton West
9
13
4
Torrisholme
14
16
2
University & Scotforth Rural
2
3
1
Upper Lune Valley
18
16
-2
Warton
8
12
4
Westgate
29
31
2
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barrowford
30
28
-2
Blacko and Higherford
8
1
-7
Boulsworth
16
27
11
Bradley
34
57
23
Brierfield
24
19
-5
Clover Hill
16
28
12
Coates
10
13
3
Craven
9
32
23
Earby
15
14
-1
Foulridge
3
6
3
Higham and Pendleside
12
8
-4
Horsfield
18
14
-4
Marsden
4
5
1
Old Laund Booth
4
14
10
Reedley
16
33
17
Southfield
22
22
0
Vivary Bridge
22
42
20
Walverden
11
18
7
Waterside
23
25
2
Whitefield
31
45
14
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ashton
30
63
33
Brookfield
18
32
14
Cadley
55
83
28
College
47
55
8
Deepdale
22
38
16
Fishwick
26
52
26
Garrison
37
59
22
Greyfriars
24
29
5
Ingol
19
20
1
Larches
19
20
1
Lea
17
20
3
Moor Park
37
84
47
Newton and Treales
18
19
1
Preston Rural East
17
23
6
Preston Rural North
27
35
8
Ribbleton
25
36
11
Riversway
115
134
19
Sharoe Green
34
38
4
St George's
32
38
6
St Matthew's
83
120
37
Town Centre
238
191
-47
Tulketh
92
83
-9
University
26
48
22
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aighton Bailey and Chaigley
4
13
9
Alston and Hothersall
7
14
7
Billington and Old Langho
16
16
0
Bowland Newton and Slaidburn
3
6
3
Chatburn
3
3
0
Chipping
4
1
-3
Clayton-le-Dale with Ramsgreave
14
38
24
Derby and Thornley
32
33
1
Dilworth
9
10
1
Edisford and Low Moor
10
8
-2
Gisburn Rimington
8
6
-2
Langho
7
17
10
Littlemoor
6
14
8
Mellor
8
11
3
Primrose
12
20
8
Read and Simonstone
8
10
2
Ribchester
9
8
-1
Sabden
2
7
5
Salthill
37
61
24
Settle and Ribblebanks
0
0
St Mary's
10
5
-5
Waddington and West Bradford
14
14
0
Whalley
30
44
14
Wilpshire
6
6
0
Wiswell and Pendleton
39
35
-4
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Cribden
16
19
3
Eden
8
19
11
Facit and Shawforth
8
8
0
Goodshaw
12
21
9
Greenfield
21
32
11
Greensclough
35
42
7
Hareholme
18
38
20
Healey and Whitworth
13
16
3
Helmshore
25
18
-7
Irwell
19
41
22
Longholme
39
39
0
Stacksteads
12
30
18
Whitewell
27
30
3
Worsley
79
93
14
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bamber Bridge East
62
96
34
Bamber Bridge West
14
21
7
Broad Oak
12
7
-5
Broadfield
24
38
14
Buckshaw & Worden
24
31
7
Charnock
5
18
13
Coupe Green & Gregson Lane
34
11
-23
Earnshaw Bridge
11
17
6
Farington East
19
24
5
Farington West
15
14
-1
Hoole
12
22
10
Howick & Priory
29
27
-2
Leyland Central
30
57
27
Longton & Hutton West
23
18
-5
Lostock Hall
13
13
0
Middleforth
14
26
12
Moss Side
12
14
2
New Longton & Hutton East
19
26
7
Samlesbury & Walton
8
18
10
Seven Stars
10
15
5
St Ambrose
21
20
-1
Walton-le-Dale East
10
20
10
Walton-le-Dale West
21
15
-6
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Incorporations
Net Change
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Ashurst
32
31
-1
Aughton and Downholland
26
32
6
Aughton Park
13
18
5
Bickerstaffe
9
16
7
Birch Green
10
14
4
Burscough East
14
23
9
Burscough West
64
101
37
Derby
12
13
1
Digmoor
11
12
1
Halsall
11
11
0
Hesketh-with-Becconsall
44
43
-1
Knowsley
20
22
2
Moorside
12
13
1
Newburgh
6
10
4
North Meols
13
16
3
Parbold
23
29
6
Rufford
7
4
-3
Scarisbrick
11
33
22
Scott
45
86
41
Skelmersdale North
11
35
24
Skelmersdale South
104
57
-47
Tanhouse
11
14
3
Tarleton
16
32
16
Up Holland
36
65
29
Wrightington
61
29
-32
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bourne
18
28
10
Breck
19
24
5
Brock with Catterall
16
20
4
Calder
8
12
4
Carleton
3
18
15
Cleveleys Park
6
10
4
Garstang
29
42
13
Great Eccleston
17
27
10
Hambleton & Stalmine
12
17
5
Hardhorn with High Cross
30
86
56
Jubilee
51
57
6
Marsh Mill
33
77
44
Mount
8
39
31
Park
57
147
90
Pharos
34
48
14
Pheasant's Wood
5
7
2
Pilling
12
19
7
Preesall
7
18
11
Rossall
10
35
25
Stanah
6
11
5
Tithebarn
17
20
3
Victoria & Norcross
11
16
5
Warren
5
7
2
Wyresdale
10
9
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Total companies 2017 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2017 and how Lancashire 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
11th 2016: 11th
Lancashire
71,294
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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
11th 2016: 11th
Lancashire
71,294
15th 2016: 15th
Merseyside
63,781
19th 2016: 20th
North Yorkshire
50,798
43rd 2016: 42nd
Cumbria
20,316
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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
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 Lancashire has changed over the last 5 years as new companies have been formed and some existing companies 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

2017

10,646 formed

8,024 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.7% vs 2013

7% vs 2014

4.6% vs 2015

4.5% vs 2016