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Company Formations in 2015: London

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7.4% more companies in London compared to 2014

New businesses in London mapped

Boroughs

  • ABarking and Dagenham: 3,039
  • BBarnet: 10,944
  • CBexley: 2,508
  • DBrent: 5,285
  • EBromley: 3,457
  • FCamden: 17,955
  • GCity of London: 6,626
  • HCroydon: 5,672
  • IEaling: 5,806
  • JEnfield: 5,756
  • KGreenwich: 3,466
  • LHackney: 18,531
  • MHammersmith and Fulham: 3,845
  • NHaringey: 4,407
  • OHarrow: 5,597
  • PHavering: 2,591
  • QHillingdon: 3,974
  • RHounslow: 4,268
  • SIslington: 6,382
  • TKensington and Chelsea: 3,783
  • UKingston upon Thames: 1,801
  • VLambeth: 4,772
  • WLewisham: 3,161
  • XMerton: 4,088
  • YNewham: 5,682
  • ZRedbridge: 6,682
  • AARichmond upon Thames: 2,543
  • ABSouthwark: 5,349
  • ACSutton: 1,928
  • ADTower Hamlets: 7,449
  • AEWaltham Forest: 4,469
  • AFWandsworth: 6,599
  • AGWestminster: 19,867

Companies formed in 2015 league table

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

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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2014: 1st
London
198,282
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
28,265
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
26,952
4th 2014: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,066
5th 2014: 5th
Essex
16,147
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2014: 1st
London
198,282
5th 2014: 5th
Essex
16,147
6th 2014: 7th
Hertfordshire
14,575
7th 2014: 8th
Kent
14,246
9th 2014: 9th
Surrey
12,014
14th 2014: 13th
Berkshire
9,135
16th 2014: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,249
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2014: 1st
London
198,282
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
28,265
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
26,952
4th 2014: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,066
5th 2014: 5th
Essex
16,147
6th 2014: 7th
Hertfordshire
14,575
7th 2014: 8th
Kent
14,246
8th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
13,779
9th 2014: 9th
Surrey
12,014
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
11,974
11th 2014: 11th
Lancashire
10,080
12th 2014: 12th
Merseyside
9,857
13th 2014: 15th
South Yorkshire
9,290
14th 2014: 13th
Berkshire
9,135
15th 2014: 14th
East Sussex
8,786
16th 2014: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,249
17th 2014: 20th
Dorset
7,791
18th 2014: 18th
Leicestershire
7,712
19th 2014: 25th
Derbyshire
7,414
20th 2014: 17th
Nottinghamshire
6,908
21st 2014: 19th
North Yorkshire
6,437
22nd 2014: 24th
Staffordshire
6,375
23rd 2014: 23rd
Northamptonshire
6,347
24th 2014: 26th
Bedfordshire
6,245
25th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
6,235
26th 2014: 21st
West Sussex
6,136
27th 2014: 28th
Tyne and Wear
6,042
28th 2014: 22nd
Lincolnshire
5,879
29th 2014: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,741
30th 2014: 30th
Devon
5,394
31st 2014: 31st
Somerset
5,383
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bristol
4,942
33rd 2014: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,611
34th 2014: 35th
Wiltshire
4,506
35th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
4,424
36th 2014: 36th
Norfolk
4,296
37th 2014: 38th
Suffolk
4,031
38th 2014: 37th
Durham
3,834
39th 2014: 39th
Worcestershire
3,572
40th 2014: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
2,967
41st 2014: 42nd
Shropshire
2,416
42nd 2014: 41st
Cornwall
2,392
43rd 2014: 43rd
Cumbria
2,166
44th 2014: 44th
Northumberland
1,289
45th 2014: 45th
Herefordshire
950
46th 2014: 46th
Isle of Wight
560
47th 2014: 47th
Rutland
194

New incorporations in 2015 per 1000 Man standing people

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Type of companies formed in London breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (189,850 companies)

4% Other company types (8,432 companies)

Other company types breakdown (8,432 companies)

Total companies in London by the end of 2015

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Businesses formed in London during 2015

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Businesses dissolved in London during 2015

meaning there is a total of

1,017,154

businesses registered in London at the end of 2015.

7.4% more companies in London compared to 2014

Surrounding counties 2015 breakdown & comparison

Essex

107,891 total businesses
16,147 formed in 2015
10,382 dissolved in 2015

Hertfordshire

96,909 total businesses
14,575 formed in 2015
8,688 dissolved in 2015

Kent

94,176 total businesses
14,246 formed in 2015
9,190 dissolved in 2015

Buckinghamshire

59,305 total businesses
8,249 formed in 2015
5,489 dissolved in 2015

Surrey

93,699 total businesses
12,014 formed in 2015
7,623 dissolved in 2015

Berkshire

63,186 total businesses
9,135 formed in 2015
6,380 dissolved in 2015

London

1,017,154 total businesses
198,282 formed in 2015
119,720 dissolved in 2015

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
729
914
185
Alibon
52
156
104
Becontree
108
241
133
Chadwell Heath
64
127
63
Eastbrook
67
137
70
Eastbury
78
174
96
Gascoigne
139
233
94
Goresbrook
64
142
78
Heath
52
129
77
Longbridge
63
133
70
Mayesbrook
54
108
54
Parsloes
37
119
82
River
82
144
62
Thames
100
319
219
Valence
65
142
77
Village
209
488
279
Whalebone
82
179
97
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brunswick Park
227
380
153
Burnt Oak
103
200
97
Childs Hill
533
690
157
Colindale
242
338
96
Coppetts
201
451
250
East Barnet
165
220
55
East Finchley
267
235
-32
Edgware
857
1056
199
Finchley Church End
497
697
200
Garden Suburb
296
375
79
Golders Green
231
412
181
Hale
302
318
16
Hendon
293
553
260
High Barnet
308
524
216
Mill Hill
176
277
101
Oakleigh
266
345
79
Totteridge
383
371
-12
Underhill
126
191
65
West Finchley
2533
2978
445
West Hendon
352
388
36
Woodhouse
401
482
81
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey Wood
111
193
82
Barnehurst
37
68
31
Belvedere
61
128
67
Blackfen and Lamorbey
28
67
39
Blendon and Penhill
35
64
29
Brampton
52
74
22
Christchurch
49
122
73
Colyers
39
66
27
Cray Meadows
32
86
54
Crayford
53
114
61
Danson Park
36
80
44
East Wickham
30
80
50
Erith
92
153
61
Falconwood and Welling
80
120
40
Lesnes Abbey
50
98
48
Longlands
119
175
56
North End
166
307
141
Northumberland Heath
52
71
19
Sidcup
171
358
187
St Mary's
289
438
149
St Michael's
38
57
19
Thamesmead East
132
223
91
West Hill
87
150
63
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alperton
189
269
80
Barnhill
293
425
132
Brondesbury Park
90
146
56
Dollis Hill
159
273
114
Dudden Hill
130
186
56
Fryent
181
289
108
Harlesden
75
143
68
Kensal Green
119
215
96
Kenton
163
242
79
Kilburn
337
467
130
Mapesbury
147
204
57
Northwick Park
120
213
93
Preston
198
276
78
Queens Park
161
318
157
Queensbury
333
548
215
Stonebridge
177
258
81
Sudbury
155
238
83
Tokyngton
454
615
161
Welsh Harp
126
167
41
Wembley Central
201
259
58
Willesden Green
147
200
53
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bickley
86
148
62
Biggin Hill
69
91
22
Bromley Common and Keston
90
267
177
Bromley Town
266
423
157
Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom
59
128
69
Chislehurst
99
152
53
Clock House
101
154
53
Copers Cope
156
296
140
Cray Valley East
72
144
72
Cray Valley West
62
117
55
Crystal Palace
76
148
72
Darwin
28
24
-4
Farnborough and Crofton
73
100
27
Hayes and Coney Hall
68
136
68
Kelsey and Eden Park
178
125
-53
Mottingham and Chislehurst North
53
61
8
Orpington
106
224
118
Penge and Cator
126
192
66
Petts Wood and Knoll
110
129
19
Plaistow and Sundridge
97
194
97
Shortlands
42
71
29
West Wickham
67
133
66
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Belsize
109
202
93
Bloomsbury
1139
1640
501
Camden Town with Primrose Hill
291
585
294
Cantelowes
118
151
33
Fortune Green
113
186
73
Frognal and Fitzjohns
262
528
266
Gospel Oak
49
96
47
Hampstead Town
106
163
57
Haverstock
76
110
34
Highgate
140
316
176
Holborn and Covent Garden
3223
11492
8269
Kentish Town
138
173
35
Kilburn
337
467
130
King's Cross
520
533
13
Regent's Park
732
608
-124
St Pancras and Somers Town
232
746
514
Swiss Cottage
190
287
97
West Hampstead
179
287
108
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldersgate
90
177
87
Aldgate
174
257
83
Bassishaw
131
286
155
Billingsgate
49
84
35
Bishopsgate
281
281
0
Bread Street
57
103
46
Bridge
191
250
59
Broad Street
133
213
80
Bunhill
1416
2942
1526
Candlewick
207
336
129
Castle Baynard
748
974
226
Cheap
123
200
77
Clerkenwell
7247
795
-6452
Coleman Street
419
582
163
Cordwainer
43
133
90
Cornhill
222
255
33
Cripplegate
25
41
16
Dowgate
112
127
15
Farringdon Within
640
1241
601
Farringdon Without
277
403
126
Langbourn
61
114
53
Lime Street
43
206
163
Portsoken
76
34
-42
Queenhithe
4
14
10
Tower
174
189
15
Vintry
75
68
-7
Walbrook
118
218
100
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Addiscombe
115
218
103
Ashburton
74
136
62
Bensham Manor
130
218
88
Broad Green
206
386
180
Coulsdon East
58
97
39
Coulsdon West
74
132
58
Croham
199
201
2
Fairfield
616
1057
441
Fieldway
37
61
24
Heathfield
114
246
132
Kenley
92
160
68
New Addington
29
76
47
Norbury
174
232
58
Purley
163
780
617
Sanderstead
54
85
31
Selhurst
152
294
142
Selsdon and Ballards
29
77
48
Shirley
84
124
40
South Norwood
116
205
89
Thornton Heath
135
230
95
Upper Norwood
178
250
72
Waddon
156
306
150
West Thornton
188
294
106
Woodside
341
664
323
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Acton Central
205
299
94
Cleveland
81
127
46
Dormers Wells
87
123
36
Ealing Broadway
253
535
282
Ealing Common
107
202
95
East Acton
451
843
392
Elthorne
114
232
118
Greenford Broadway
138
218
80
Greenford Green
110
178
68
Hanger Hill
241
408
167
Hobbayne
65
126
61
Lady Margaret
98
154
56
North Greenford
115
196
81
Northfield
96
159
63
Northolt Mandeville
79
159
80
Northolt West End
67
137
70
Norwood Green
109
215
106
Perivale
169
279
110
South Acton
125
207
82
Southall Broadway
183
267
84
Southall Green
165
236
71
Southfield
160
257
97
Walpole
161
249
88
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bowes
115
181
66
Bush Hill Park
66
142
76
Chase
50
115
65
Cockfosters
149
199
50
Edmonton Green
217
329
112
Enfield Highway
94
137
43
Enfield Lock
82
181
99
Grange
479
545
66
Haselbury
91
170
79
Highlands
64
98
34
Jubilee
73
149
76
Lower Edmonton
119
170
51
Palmers Green
350
442
92
Ponders End
114
187
73
Southbury
119
180
61
Southgate
1000
1731
731
Southgate Green
120
188
68
Town
574
706
132
Turkey Street
76
158
82
Upper Edmonton
116
195
79
Winchmore Hill
532
454
-78
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey Wood
111
193
82
Blackheath Westcombe
92
112
20
Brockley
108
199
91
Charlton
77
145
68
Coldharbour and New Eltham
81
131
50
Eltham North
56
112
56
Eltham South
77
152
75
Eltham West
58
141
83
Glyndon
120
221
101
Greenwich West
163
350
187
Kidbrooke with Hornfair
77
161
84
Middle Park and Sutcliffe
64
88
24
Peninsula
139
246
107
Plumstead
105
210
105
Shooters Hill
70
115
45
Thamesmead Moorings
193
337
144
Woolwich Common
141
246
105
Woolwich Riverside
290
504
214
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brownswood
58
127
69
Bunhill
1416
2942
1526
Cazenove
99
254
155
Clissold
93
148
55
Dalston
123
249
126
De Beauvoir
112
165
53
Hackney Central
104
198
94
Hackney Downs
70
117
47
Hackney Wick
77
138
61
Haggerston
101
210
109
Homerton
63
157
94
Hoxton East & Shoreditch
1204
1509
305
Hoxton West
529
13519
12990
King's Park
70
128
58
Lea Bridge
293
496
203
London Fields
125
318
193
Shacklewell
89
165
76
Springfield
116
295
179
Stamford Hill West
79
196
117
Stoke Newington
154
161
7
Victoria
81
141
60
Woodberry Down
51
142
91
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Addison
217
282
65
Askew
130
200
70
Avonmore and Brook Green
164
267
103
College Park and Old Oak
126
229
103
Fulham Broadway
157
248
91
Fulham Reach
122
154
32
Hammersmith Broadway
281
456
175
Kensal Green
119
215
96
Munster
88
146
58
North End
166
307
141
Palace Riverside
75
138
63
Parsons Green and Walham
147
230
83
Ravenscourt Park
99
143
44
Sands End
164
297
133
Shepherd's Bush Green
171
242
71
Town
574
706
132
Wormholt and White City
70
132
62
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alexandra
115
214
99
Bounds Green
217
403
186
Bruce Grove
95
156
61
Crouch End
82
133
51
Fortis Green
73
161
88
Harringay
141
227
86
Highgate
140
316
176
Hornsey
71
118
47
Junction
77
123
46
Muswell Hill
55
129
74
Noel Park
285
467
182
Northumberland Park
124
237
113
Seven Sisters
216
506
290
St Ann's
90
154
64
Stroud Green
62
132
70
Tottenham Green
189
243
54
Tottenham Hale
135
200
65
West Green
106
187
81
White Hart Lane
87
152
65
Woodside
341
664
323
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Belmont
129
237
108
Canons
289
500
211
Edgware
857
1056
199
Greenhill
566
1013
447
Harrow on the Hill
133
246
113
Harrow Weald
71
135
64
Hatch End
113
230
117
Headstone North
83
171
88
Headstone South
208
217
9
Kenton East
87
174
87
Kenton West
119
261
142
Marlborough
113
314
201
Pinner
167
199
32
Pinner South
76
126
50
Queensbury
333
548
215
Rayners Lane
181
275
94
Roxbourne
100
212
112
Roxeth
73
99
26
Stanmore Park
203
291
88
Wealdstone
154
232
78
West Harrow
87
116
29
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brooklands
97
241
144
Cranham
47
83
36
Elm Park
42
79
37
Emerson Park
99
175
76
Gooshays
65
103
38
Hacton
111
172
61
Harold Wood
59
129
70
Havering Park
45
98
53
Heaton
64
131
67
Hylands
53
112
59
Mawneys
51
115
64
Pettits
41
89
48
Rainham and Wennington
92
122
30
Romford Town
211
389
178
South Hornchurch
79
133
54
Squirrel's Heath
46
100
54
St Andrew's
117
209
92
Upminster
161
111
-50
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barnhill
293
425
132
Botwell
138
249
111
Brunel
77
146
69
Cavendish
131
227
96
Charville
42
144
102
Eastcote and East Ruislip
64
139
75
Harefield
36
71
35
Heathrow Villages
160
192
32
Hillingdon East
95
157
62
Ickenham
40
81
41
Manor
92
177
85
Northwood
153
207
54
Northwood Hills
138
219
81
Pinkwell
106
192
86
South Ruislip
83
130
47
Townfield
153
314
161
Uxbridge North
86
113
27
Uxbridge South
154
324
170
West Drayton
76
167
91
West Ruislip
97
130
33
Yeading
129
182
53
Yiewsley
127
228
101
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bedfont
64
126
62
Brentford
115
201
86
Chiswick Homefields
80
135
55
Chiswick Riverside
120
168
48
Cranford
159
243
84
Feltham North
148
187
39
Feltham West
91
142
51
Hanworth
67
106
39
Hanworth Park
63
117
54
Heston Central
113
202
89
Heston East
127
323
196
Heston West
133
185
52
Hounslow Central
347
402
55
Hounslow Heath
188
279
91
Hounslow South
72
178
106
Hounslow West
153
286
133
Isleworth
101
141
40
Northfield
96
159
63
Osterley and Spring Grove
162
252
90
Ravenscourt Park
99
143
44
Syon
96
175
79
Turnham Green
302
421
119
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldgate
174
257
83
Barnsbury
99
140
41
Bunhill
1416
2942
1526
Caledonian
174
247
73
Canonbury
61
164
103
Clerkenwell
7247
795
-6452
Farringdon Within
640
1241
601
Finsbury Park
235
354
119
Highbury East
90
169
79
Highbury West
127
205
78
Hillrise
50
99
49
Holloway
73
182
109
Junction
77
123
46
King's Cross
520
533
13
Mildmay
55
155
100
St George's
57
118
61
St Mary's
289
438
149
St Pancras and Somers Town
232
746
514
St Peter's
297
475
178
Tollington
105
181
76
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abingdon
263
367
104
Brompton & Hans Town
295
403
108
Campden
200
241
41
Chelsea Riverside
74
648
574
Colville
66
134
68
Courtfield
110
155
45
Dalgarno
41
54
13
Earl's Court
106
172
66
Golborne
99
188
89
Holland
80
152
72
Norland
56
69
13
Notting Dale
65
107
42
Pembridge
91
126
35
Queen's Gate
206
305
99
Redcliffe
143
240
97
Royal Hospital
108
194
86
St. Helen's
39
82
43
Stanley
83
146
63
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alexandra
115
214
99
Berrylands
32
91
59
Beverley
102
142
40
Canbury
84
104
20
Chessington North and Hook
26
43
17
Chessington South
36
56
20
Coombe Hill
71
105
34
Coombe Vale
46
68
22
Grove
267
290
23
Norbiton
107
118
11
Old Malden
72
98
26
St James
50
74
24
St Mark's
113
187
74
Surbiton Hill
81
122
41
Tolworth and Hook Rise
87
127
40
Tudor
35
66
31
Village
209
488
279
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bishop's
760
967
207
Brixton Hill
108
216
108
Clapham Common
110
172
62
Clapham Town
137
227
90
Coldharbour
194
334
140
Ferndale
99
207
108
Gipsy Hill
104
159
55
Herne Hill
90
167
77
Knight's Hill
94
150
56
Larkhall
100
255
155
Oval
131
259
128
Prince's
133
208
75
St Leonard's
153
202
49
Stockwell
79
150
71
Streatham Hill
101
171
70
Streatham South
90
157
67
Streatham Wells
81
170
89
Thornton
68
131
63
Thurlow Park
88
142
54
Tulse Hill
91
164
73
Vassall
98
164
66
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bellingham
99
177
78
Blackheath
183
143
-40
Brockley
108
199
91
Catford South
99
190
91
Crofton Park
84
158
74
Downham
71
142
71
Evelyn
136
203
67
Forest Hill
84
170
86
Grove Park
62
125
63
Ladywell
99
155
56
Lee Green
93
151
58
Lewisham Central
233
329
96
Mottingham and Chislehurst North
53
61
8
New Cross
125
227
102
Perry Vale
88
158
70
Rushey Green
125
172
47
Sydenham
126
193
67
Telegraph Hill
102
153
51
Whitefoot
72
121
49
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
729
914
185
Cannon Hill
50
94
44
Colliers Wood
112
174
62
Cricket Green
124
184
60
Dundonald
250
368
118
Farringdon Within
640
1241
601
Figge's Marsh
84
120
36
Graveney
384
487
103
Hillside
116
219
103
Lavender Fields
130
225
95
Longthornton
85
180
95
Lower Morden
27
67
40
Merton Park
183
481
298
Pollards Hill
59
105
46
Ravensbury
125
285
160
Raynes Park
54
111
57
St Helier
150
227
77
Trinity
98
176
78
Village
209
488
279
West Barnes
71
100
29
Wimbledon Park
96
167
71
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Beckton
121
233
112
Boleyn
118
232
114
Canning Town North
139
254
115
Canning Town South
153
251
98
Custom House
81
240
159
East Ham Central
238
395
157
East Ham North
183
254
71
East Ham South
172
310
138
Forest Gate North
157
304
147
Forest Gate South
241
408
167
Green Street East
268
290
22
Green Street West
208
244
36
Little Ilford
159
205
46
Manor Park
224
253
29
Plaistow North
117
201
84
Plaistow South
125
230
105
Royal Docks
187
308
121
Stratford and New Town
367
662
295
Wall End
166
196
30
West Ham
131
212
81
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldborough
117
204
87
Barkingside
255
539
284
Bridge
191
250
59
Chadwell
101
189
88
Church End
341
400
59
Clayhall
274
543
269
Clementswood
326
473
147
Cranbrook
183
354
171
Fairlop
148
187
39
Fullwell
103
191
88
Goodmayes
203
311
108
Hainault
261
229
-32
Loxford
187
269
82
Mayfield
152
258
106
Monkhams
119
114
-5
Newbury
148
354
206
Roding
118
203
85
Seven Kings
226
725
499
Snaresbrook
194
274
80
Valentines
426
621
195
Wanstead
61
102
41
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barnes
65
92
27
East Sheen
123
168
45
Fulwell and Hampton Hill
112
167
55
Ham Petersham and Richmond Riverside
42
81
39
Hampton
118
300
182
Hampton North
24
67
43
Hampton Wick
63
139
76
Heathfield
114
246
132
Isleworth
101
141
40
Kew
66
91
25
Mortlake and Barnes Common
69
133
64
North Richmond
82
141
59
South Richmond
177
262
85
South Twickenham
78
126
48
St Margarets and North Twickenham
84
125
41
Teddington
70
158
88
Twickenham Riverside
87
147
60
West Twickenham
60
95
35
Whitton
61
116
55
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brunswick Park
227
380
153
Camberwell Green
112
205
93
Cathedrals
414
715
301
Chaucer
270
380
110
College
63
130
67
East Dulwich
90
157
67
East Walworth
76
180
104
Evelyn
136
203
67
Faraday
64
121
57
Grange
479
545
66
Livesey
115
210
95
Newington
122
211
89
Nunhead
75
143
68
Peckham
99
152
53
Peckham Rye
78
157
79
Riverside
522
729
207
Rotherhithe
173
421
248
South Bermondsey
67
149
82
South Camberwell
69
116
47
Surrey Docks
154
221
67
The Lane
110
229
119
Village
209
488
279
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Beddington North
50
75
25
Beddington South
55
85
30
Belmont
129
237
108
Carshalton Central
195
95
-100
Carshalton South and Clockhouse
41
65
24
Cheam
98
128
30
Nonsuch
47
69
22
St Helier
150
227
77
Stonecot
71
161
90
Sutton Central
97
175
78
Sutton North
38
76
38
Sutton South
90
113
23
Sutton West
82
125
43
The Wrythe
31
64
33
Wallington North
49
93
44
Wallington South
76
147
71
Wandle Valley
45
112
67
Worcester Park
87
152
65
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bethnal Green
143
258
115
Blackwall & Cubitt Town
507
1067
560
Bow East
228
231
3
Bow West
78
139
61
Bromley North
45
75
30
Bromley South
82
131
49
Canary Wharf
1062
1801
739
Island Gardens
235
209
-26
Lansbury
77
169
92
Limehouse
92
86
-6
Mile End
177
237
60
Poplar
37
70
33
Shadwell
122
136
14
Spitalfields & Banglatown
692
902
210
St Dunstan's
102
139
37
St Katharine's & Wapping
263
256
-7
St Peter's
297
475
178
Stepney Green
164
187
23
Weavers
189
327
138
Whitechapel
602
767
165
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Cann Hall
117
209
92
Cathall
195
209
14
Chapel End
114
242
128
Chingford Green
134
226
92
Church End
341
400
59
Endlebury
106
108
2
Forest
122
221
99
Grove Green
144
292
148
Hale End and Highams Park
75
121
46
Hatch Lane
57
156
99
High Street
169
243
74
Higham Hill
116
288
172
Hoe Street
151
381
230
Larkswood
86
108
22
Lea Bridge
293
496
203
Leyton
165
323
158
Leytonstone
140
256
116
Markhouse
112
159
47
Valley
65
217
152
William Morris
141
219
78
Wood Street
128
189
61
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Balham
125
206
81
Bedford
70
128
58
Earlsfield
182
258
76
East Putney
945
2115
1170
Fairfield
616
1057
441
Furzedown
74
159
85
Graveney
384
487
103
Latchmere
92
155
63
Nightingale
91
149
58
Northcote
104
175
71
Queenstown
165
304
139
Roehampton and Putney Heath
50
108
58
Shaftesbury
184
182
-2
Southfields
104
238
134
St Mary's Park
348
767
419
Thamesfield
193
271
78
Tooting
302
450
148
Wandsworth Common
95
156
61
West Hill
87
150
63
West Putney
91
147
56
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey Road
133
158
25
Bayswater
128
217
89
Bryanston and Dorset Square
919
1686
767
Church Street
127
176
49
Churchill
60
77
17
Harrow Road
122
169
47
Hyde Park
513
1250
737
Kilburn
337
467
130
Knightsbridge and Belgravia
215
345
130
Lancaster Gate
196
296
100
Little Venice
118
163
45
Maida Vale
84
150
66
Marylebone High Street
2219
2254
35
Queen's Park
45
102
57
Regent's Park
732
608
-124
St James's
3990
4580
590
Tachbrook
54
86
32
Vincent Square
190
367
177
Warwick
386
481
95
West End
5160
7010
1850
Westbourne
71
129
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Total companies 2015 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2015 and how London compares to them.

Man holding trophy
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2014: 1st
London
1,017,154
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
156,025
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
147,044
4th 2014: 4th
Essex
107,891
5th 2014: 5th
West Yorkshire
102,450
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2014: 1st
London
1,017,154
4th 2014: 4th
Essex
107,891
7th 2014: 8th
Hertfordshire
96,909
8th 2014: 9th
Kent
94,176
9th 2014: 7th
Surrey
93,699
12th 2014: 12th
Berkshire
63,186
14th 2014: 14th
Buckinghamshire
59,305
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2014: 1st
London
1,017,154
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
156,025
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
147,044
4th 2014: 4th
Essex
107,891
5th 2014: 5th
West Yorkshire
102,450
6th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
98,825
7th 2014: 8th
Hertfordshire
96,909
8th 2014: 9th
Kent
94,176
9th 2014: 7th
Surrey
93,699
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
67,995
11th 2014: 11th
Lancashire
65,240
12th 2014: 12th
Berkshire
63,186
13th 2014: 13th
East Sussex
61,290
14th 2014: 14th
Buckinghamshire
59,305
15th 2014: 15th
Merseyside
56,875
16th 2014: 16th
South Yorkshire
52,205
17th 2014: 18th
Leicestershire
48,126
18th 2014: 19th
Dorset
47,433
19th 2014: 17th
West Sussex
47,267
20th 2014: 21st
North Yorkshire
46,660
21st 2014: 20th
Gloucestershire
46,009
22nd 2014: 22nd
Devon
44,917
23rd 2014: 23rd
Somerset
44,277
24th 2014: 25th
Staffordshire
44,125
25th 2014: 26th
Derbyshire
43,692
26th 2014: 24th
Nottinghamshire
43,336
27th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
41,403
28th 2014: 28th
Lincolnshire
39,944
29th 2014: 29th
Northamptonshire
39,638
30th 2014: 30th
Oxfordshire
37,534
31st 2014: 31st
Tyne and Wear
36,643
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bedfordshire
34,911
33rd 2014: 33rd
Wiltshire
33,003
34th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
32,797
35th 2014: 35th
Norfolk
32,493
36th 2014: 36th
Suffolk
30,944
37th 2014: 37th
Bristol
30,301
38th 2014: 38th
Worcestershire
29,303
39th 2014: 39th
Durham
24,091
40th 2014: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
22,144
41st 2014: 41st
Shropshire
19,451
42nd 2014: 42nd
Cumbria
19,348
43rd 2014: 43rd
Cornwall
18,859
44th 2014: 44th
Northumberland
9,370
45th 2014: 45th
Herefordshire
8,115
46th 2014: 46th
Isle of Wight
4,853
47th 2014: 47th
Rutland
1,677

Total companies at the end of 2015 per 1000 Person people

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The last 5 years

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

2011

138,819 formed

96,972 dissolved

2012

155,209 formed

88,538 dissolved

2013

170,970 formed

104,645 dissolved

2014

191,915 formed

119,732 dissolved

2015

198,282 formed

119,720 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

9% vs 2011

8.2% vs 2012

8.3% vs 2013

7.4% vs 2014