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Company Formations in 2018: London

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4.4% more companies in London compared to 2017

New businesses in London mapped

Boroughs

  • ABarking and Dagenham: 3,033
  • BBarnet: 9,836
  • CBexley: 2,603
  • DBrent: 5,554
  • EBromley: 3,547
  • FCamden: 23,773
  • GCity of London: 8,171
  • HCroydon: 5,325
  • IEaling: 5,298
  • JEnfield: 5,545
  • KGreenwich: 3,402
  • LHackney: 21,236
  • MHammersmith and Fulham: 3,307
  • NHaringey: 4,688
  • OHarrow: 5,853
  • PHavering: 2,766
  • QHillingdon: 4,823
  • RHounslow: 4,098
  • SIslington: 18,453
  • TKensington and Chelsea: 3,396
  • UKingston upon Thames: 1,822
  • VLambeth: 3,982
  • WLewisham: 3,356
  • XMerton: 3,682
  • YNewham: 10,134
  • ZRedbridge: 6,439
  • AARichmond upon Thames: 2,778
  • ABSouthwark: 4,874
  • ACSutton: 2,017
  • ADTower Hamlets: 6,560
  • AEWaltham Forest: 4,054
  • AFWandsworth: 5,381
  • AGWestminster: 17,518

Companies formed in 2018 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 2017: 1st
London
217,617
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
4th 2017: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,204
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2017: 1st
London
217,617
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
15,554
7th 2017: 6th
Kent
15,057
12th 2017: 11th
Surrey
11,179
13th 2017: 15th
Berkshire
9,166
14th 2017: 17th
Buckinghamshire
8,915
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2017: 1st
London
217,617
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
4th 2017: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,204
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
15,554
7th 2017: 6th
Kent
15,057
8th 2017: 8th
Hampshire
14,244
9th 2017: 9th
Cheshire
13,259
10th 2017: 10th
Merseyside
11,451
11th 2017: 12th
Lancashire
11,291
12th 2017: 11th
Surrey
11,179
13th 2017: 15th
Berkshire
9,166
14th 2017: 17th
Buckinghamshire
8,915
15th 2017: 13th
Leicestershire
8,896
16th 2017: 16th
South Yorkshire
8,542
17th 2017: 20th
Dorset
8,314
18th 2017: 14th
Northamptonshire
7,630
19th 2017: 19th
East Sussex
7,462
20th 2017: 21st
Nottinghamshire
7,429
21st 2017: 23rd
Bedfordshire
7,013
22nd 2017: 18th
Worcestershire
6,889
23rd 2017: 22nd
North Yorkshire
6,822
24th 2017: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,786
25th 2017: 26th
Tyne and Wear
6,669
26th 2017: 24th
Staffordshire
6,474
27th 2017: 27th
Derbyshire
6,167
28th 2017: 29th
West Sussex
6,048
29th 2017: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,910
30th 2017: 28th
Devon
5,908
31st 2017: 30th
Gloucestershire
5,719
32nd 2017: 32nd
Somerset
5,537
33rd 2017: 40th
Durham
5,223
34th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
4,755
35th 2017: 34th
Bristol
4,635
36th 2017: 37th
Oxfordshire
4,631
37th 2017: 38th
Norfolk
4,542
38th 2017: 33rd
Wiltshire
4,348
39th 2017: 39th
Suffolk
4,292
40th 2017: 35th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,195
41st 2017: 41st
Cornwall
2,829
42nd 2017: 42nd
Shropshire
2,634
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
2,259
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
1,422
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
1,054
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
645
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
198

New incorporations in 2018 per 1000 Man standing people

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Type of companies formed in London breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (208,750 companies)

4% Other company types (8,867 companies)

Other company types breakdown (8,867 companies)

Total companies in London by the end of 2018

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Businesses formed in London during 2018

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Businesses dissolved in London during 2018

meaning there is a total of

1,163,777

businesses registered in London at the end of 2018.

4.4% more companies in London compared to 2017

Surrounding counties 2018 breakdown & comparison

Essex

122,421 total businesses
17,063 formed in 2018
13,119 dissolved in 2018

Hertfordshire

111,063 total businesses
15,554 formed in 2018
12,657 dissolved in 2018

Kent

108,910 total businesses
15,057 formed in 2018
11,568 dissolved in 2018

Buckinghamshire

69,301 total businesses
8,915 formed in 2018
6,799 dissolved in 2018

Surrey

98,968 total businesses
11,179 formed in 2018
8,979 dissolved in 2018

Berkshire

68,855 total businesses
9,166 formed in 2018
7,333 dissolved in 2018

London

1,163,777 total businesses
217,617 formed in 2018
155,611 dissolved in 2018

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
672
758
86
Alibon
119
141
22
Becontree
194
222
28
Chadwell Heath
104
128
24
Eastbrook
131
136
5
Eastbury
126
151
25
Gascoigne
165
187
22
Goresbrook
109
137
28
Heath
98
135
37
Longbridge
128
169
41
Mayesbrook
108
118
10
Parsloes
102
132
30
River
131
140
9
Thames
225
269
44
Valence
118
162
44
Village
425
531
106
Whalebone
141
218
77
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brunswick Park
337
465
128
Burnt Oak
158
210
52
Childs Hill
598
528
-70
Colindale
287
429
142
Coppetts
225
481
256
East Barnet
146
282
136
East Finchley
428
355
-73
Edgware
779
1017
238
Finchley Church End
695
689
-6
Garden Suburb
184
292
108
Golders Green
252
448
196
Hale
327
362
35
Hendon
348
472
124
High Barnet
489
535
46
Mill Hill
196
274
78
Oakleigh
245
246
1
Totteridge
285
270
-15
Underhill
181
208
27
West Finchley
1392
2117
725
West Hendon
339
450
111
Woodhouse
342
403
61
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey Wood
149
180
31
Barnehurst
53
88
35
Belvedere
106
121
15
Blackfen and Lamorbey
44
70
26
Blendon and Penhill
44
53
9
Brampton
62
85
23
Christchurch
89
116
27
Colyers
73
88
15
Cray Meadows
75
98
23
Crayford
80
97
17
Danson Park
56
93
37
East Wickham
50
91
41
Erith
101
192
91
Falconwood and Welling
89
102
13
Lesnes Abbey
82
93
11
Longlands
191
185
-6
North End
256
286
30
Northumberland Heath
42
75
33
Sidcup
220
322
102
St Mary's
338
401
63
St Michael's
58
76
18
Thamesmead East
389
240
-149
West Hill
99
129
30
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alperton
228
308
80
Barnhill
293
438
145
Brondesbury Park
115
165
50
Dollis Hill
215
262
47
Dudden Hill
158
191
33
Fryent
188
257
69
Harlesden
114
186
72
Kensal Green
177
200
23
Kenton
213
289
76
Kilburn
323
480
157
Mapesbury
187
216
29
Northwick Park
176
171
-5
Preston
217
348
131
Queens Park
196
312
116
Queensbury
372
534
162
Stonebridge
250
278
28
Sudbury
195
197
2
Tokyngton
395
730
335
Welsh Harp
136
223
87
Wembley Central
221
228
7
Willesden Green
169
217
48
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bickley
115
174
59
Biggin Hill
62
57
-5
Bromley Common and Keston
138
230
92
Bromley Town
304
372
68
Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom
67
95
28
Chislehurst
153
224
71
Clock House
119
181
62
Copers Cope
228
314
86
Cray Valley East
116
162
46
Cray Valley West
92
135
43
Crystal Palace
95
157
62
Darwin
31
45
14
Farnborough and Crofton
74
122
48
Hayes and Coney Hall
101
97
-4
Kelsey and Eden Park
177
147
-30
Mottingham and Chislehurst North
57
73
16
Orpington
159
226
67
Penge and Cator
131
198
67
Petts Wood and Knoll
104
122
18
Plaistow and Sundridge
129
231
102
Shortlands
54
82
28
West Wickham
92
103
11
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Belsize
156
219
63
Bloomsbury
1225
1752
527
Camden Town with Primrose Hill
420
457
37
Cantelowes
92
158
66
Fortune Green
143
210
67
Frognal and Fitzjohns
386
388
2
Gospel Oak
73
104
31
Hampstead Town
122
143
21
Haverstock
84
126
42
Highgate
218
310
92
Holborn and Covent Garden
7926
18144
10218
Kentish Town
187
177
-10
Kilburn
323
480
157
King's Cross
593
508
-85
Regent's Park
559
530
-29
St Pancras and Somers Town
218
186
-32
Swiss Cottage
221
271
50
West Hampstead
224
211
-13
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldersgate
83
130
47
Aldgate
183
225
42
Bassishaw
131
163
32
Billingsgate
34
60
26
Bishopsgate
254
301
47
Bread Street
57
101
44
Bridge
316
255
-61
Broad Street
113
172
59
Bunhill
4700
15183
10483
Candlewick
141
244
103
Castle Baynard
981
789
-192
Cheap
113
230
117
Clerkenwell
965
605
-360
Coleman Street
294
400
106
Cordwainer
94
127
33
Cornhill
339
276
-63
Cripplegate
16
29
13
Dowgate
137
172
35
Farringdon Within
5313
3399
-1914
Farringdon Without
230
321
91
Langbourn
348
230
-118
Lime Street
102
288
186
Portsoken
22
23
1
Queenhithe
13
13
0
Tower
118
159
41
Vintry
91
100
9
Walbrook
81
88
7
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Addiscombe
157
219
62
Ashburton
116
151
35
Bensham Manor
143
192
49
Broad Green
272
356
84
Coulsdon East
70
86
16
Coulsdon West
99
148
49
Croham
272
198
-74
Fairfield
702
967
265
Fieldway
60
68
8
Heathfield
170
194
24
Kenley
112
145
33
New Addington
65
65
0
Norbury
173
218
45
Purley
1640
694
-946
Sanderstead
58
99
41
Selhurst
245
262
17
Selsdon and Ballards
48
72
24
Shirley
88
132
44
South Norwood
181
210
29
Thornton Heath
148
194
46
Upper Norwood
217
272
55
Waddon
292
244
-48
West Thornton
249
251
2
Woodside
657
560
-97
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Acton Central
233
237
4
Cleveland
103
98
-5
Dormers Wells
93
151
58
Ealing Broadway
370
382
12
Ealing Common
139
216
77
East Acton
598
509
-89
Elthorne
143
216
73
Greenford Broadway
179
245
66
Greenford Green
150
164
14
Hanger Hill
270
367
97
Hobbayne
104
127
23
Lady Margaret
103
160
57
North Greenford
120
173
53
Northfield
104
177
73
Northolt Mandeville
135
174
39
Northolt West End
110
140
30
Norwood Green
157
218
61
Perivale
180
227
47
South Acton
183
217
34
Southall Broadway
215
290
75
Southall Green
167
333
166
Southfield
184
276
92
Walpole
165
202
37
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bowes
133
174
41
Bush Hill Park
82
103
21
Chase
85
117
32
Cockfosters
154
229
75
Edmonton Green
287
407
120
Enfield Highway
135
197
62
Enfield Lock
222
223
1
Grange
531
657
126
Haselbury
162
185
23
Highlands
92
123
31
Jubilee
121
193
72
Lower Edmonton
196
228
32
Palmers Green
360
499
139
Ponders End
119
188
69
Southbury
155
165
10
Southgate
1425
1092
-333
Southgate Green
156
159
3
Town
309
418
109
Turkey Street
144
142
-2
Upper Edmonton
160
242
82
Winchmore Hill
585
570
-15
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey Wood
149
180
31
Blackheath Westcombe
103
131
28
Brockley
148
180
32
Charlton
109
156
47
Coldharbour and New Eltham
77
136
59
Eltham North
116
105
-11
Eltham South
108
200
92
Eltham West
105
160
55
Glyndon
162
221
59
Greenwich West
215
300
85
Kidbrooke with Hornfair
116
138
22
Middle Park and Sutcliffe
77
107
30
Peninsula
210
255
45
Plumstead
181
221
40
Shooters Hill
97
114
17
Thamesmead Moorings
254
314
60
Woolwich Common
222
260
38
Woolwich Riverside
368
400
32
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brownswood
71
92
21
Bunhill
4700
15183
10483
Cazenove
117
263
146
Clissold
116
168
52
Dalston
152
208
56
De Beauvoir
124
156
32
Hackney Central
137
170
33
Hackney Downs
104
143
39
Hackney Wick
100
154
54
Haggerston
167
225
58
Homerton
118
148
30
Hoxton East & Shoreditch
1216
1783
567
Hoxton West
7891
15724
7833
King's Park
94
136
42
Lea Bridge
333
479
146
London Fields
221
391
170
Shacklewell
123
140
17
Springfield
151
408
257
Stamford Hill West
120
259
139
Stoke Newington
129
200
71
Victoria
130
151
21
Woodberry Down
71
116
45
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Addison
246
261
15
Askew
147
185
38
Avonmore and Brook Green
178
303
125
College Park and Old Oak
177
247
70
Fulham Broadway
189
236
47
Fulham Reach
147
150
3
Hammersmith Broadway
296
333
37
Kensal Green
177
200
23
Munster
111
113
2
North End
256
286
30
Palace Riverside
83
127
44
Parsons Green and Walham
149
214
65
Ravenscourt Park
112
159
47
Sands End
155
245
90
Shepherd's Bush Green
156
205
49
Town
309
418
109
Wormholt and White City
108
122
14
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alexandra
159
228
69
Bounds Green
198
264
66
Bruce Grove
151
191
40
Crouch End
79
111
32
Fortis Green
99
144
45
Harringay
144
254
110
Highgate
218
310
92
Hornsey
76
125
49
Junction
89
137
48
Muswell Hill
85
99
14
Noel Park
331
257
-74
Northumberland Park
252
258
6
Seven Sisters
251
505
254
St Ann's
129
228
99
Stroud Green
83
115
32
Tottenham Green
279
473
194
Tottenham Hale
187
382
195
West Green
206
433
227
White Hart Lane
126
142
16
Woodside
657
560
-97
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Belmont
170
275
105
Canons
284
439
155
Edgware
779
1017
238
Greenhill
801
1192
391
Harrow on the Hill
187
285
98
Harrow Weald
115
130
15
Hatch End
143
141
-2
Headstone North
124
188
64
Headstone South
261
272
11
Kenton East
102
150
48
Kenton West
159
290
131
Marlborough
192
295
103
Pinner
170
198
28
Pinner South
66
122
56
Queensbury
372
534
162
Rayners Lane
172
177
5
Roxbourne
135
191
56
Roxeth
91
186
95
Stanmore Park
180
277
97
Wealdstone
177
221
44
West Harrow
112
174
62
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brooklands
197
261
64
Cranham
50
88
38
Elm Park
70
96
26
Emerson Park
122
128
6
Gooshays
95
148
53
Hacton
133
209
76
Harold Wood
92
158
66
Havering Park
60
105
45
Heaton
121
141
20
Hylands
65
115
50
Mawneys
82
110
28
Pettits
69
107
38
Rainham and Wennington
96
142
46
Romford Town
290
412
122
South Hornchurch
124
166
42
Squirrel's Heath
78
90
12
St Andrew's
129
182
53
Upminster
203
108
-95
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barnhill
293
438
145
Botwell
236
311
75
Brunel
121
182
61
Cavendish
119
128
9
Charville
76
120
44
Eastcote and East Ruislip
112
139
27
Harefield
49
65
16
Heathrow Villages
142
179
37
Hillingdon East
91
156
65
Ickenham
45
75
30
Manor
102
154
52
Northwood
188
194
6
Northwood Hills
218
248
30
Pinkwell
135
239
104
South Ruislip
117
147
30
Townfield
220
415
195
Uxbridge North
143
176
33
Uxbridge South
278
255
-23
West Drayton
133
176
43
West Ruislip
146
857
711
Yeading
149
190
41
Yiewsley
164
213
49
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bedfont
93
142
49
Brentford
181
278
97
Chiswick Homefields
109
132
23
Chiswick Riverside
112
130
18
Cranford
208
238
30
Feltham North
140
154
14
Feltham West
94
139
45
Hanworth
71
121
50
Hanworth Park
87
198
111
Heston Central
135
171
36
Heston East
160
224
64
Heston West
137
171
34
Hounslow Central
228
296
68
Hounslow Heath
166
248
82
Hounslow South
100
132
32
Hounslow West
207
291
84
Isleworth
108
146
38
Northfield
104
177
73
Osterley and Spring Grove
184
292
108
Ravenscourt Park
112
159
47
Syon
139
174
35
Turnham Green
280
420
140
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldgate
183
225
42
Barnsbury
91
147
56
Bunhill
4700
15183
10483
Caledonian
184
196
12
Canonbury
90
198
108
Clerkenwell
965
605
-360
Farringdon Within
5313
3399
-1914
Finsbury Park
254
349
95
Highbury East
110
127
17
Highbury West
172
191
19
Hillrise
62
91
29
Holloway
125
154
29
Junction
89
137
48
King's Cross
593
508
-85
Mildmay
133
346
213
St George's
81
117
36
St Mary's
338
401
63
St Pancras and Somers Town
218
186
-32
St Peter's
384
525
141
Tollington
135
162
27
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abingdon
216
452
236
Brompton & Hans Town
238
309
71
Campden
185
286
101
Chelsea Riverside
71
117
46
Colville
87
118
31
Courtfield
104
142
38
Dalgarno
46
61
15
Earl's Court
100
157
57
Golborne
182
201
19
Holland
115
204
89
Norland
64
79
15
Notting Dale
73
99
26
Pembridge
120
128
8
Queen's Gate
387
468
81
Redcliffe
171
186
15
Royal Hospital
604
179
-425
St. Helen's
56
79
23
Stanley
84
131
47
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alexandra
159
228
69
Berrylands
66
96
30
Beverley
111
176
65
Canbury
80
137
57
Chessington North and Hook
50
63
13
Chessington South
73
60
-13
Coombe Hill
92
115
23
Coombe Vale
64
83
19
Grove
184
189
5
Norbiton
107
109
2
Old Malden
56
81
25
St James
60
104
44
St Mark's
135
186
51
Surbiton Hill
75
93
18
Tolworth and Hook Rise
133
139
6
Tudor
51
79
28
Village
425
531
106
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bishop's
150
209
59
Brixton Hill
151
191
40
Clapham Common
108
141
33
Clapham Town
169
206
37
Coldharbour
233
331
98
Ferndale
137
195
58
Gipsy Hill
121
163
42
Herne Hill
121
163
42
Knight's Hill
106
156
50
Larkhall
169
239
70
Oval
202
309
107
Prince's
150
222
72
St Leonard's
159
205
46
Stockwell
106
154
48
Streatham Hill
107
167
60
Streatham South
121
162
41
Streatham Wells
130
179
49
Thornton
114
123
9
Thurlow Park
100
132
32
Tulse Hill
112
161
49
Vassall
146
174
28
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bellingham
178
197
19
Blackheath
104
160
56
Brockley
148
180
32
Catford South
158
202
44
Crofton Park
121
147
26
Downham
116
133
17
Evelyn
157
257
100
Forest Hill
107
141
34
Grove Park
129
153
24
Ladywell
104
161
57
Lee Green
122
155
33
Lewisham Central
250
396
146
Mottingham and Chislehurst North
57
73
16
New Cross
196
251
55
Perry Vale
112
160
48
Rushey Green
134
186
52
Sydenham
152
173
21
Telegraph Hill
127
190
63
Whitefoot
116
121
5
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
672
758
86
Cannon Hill
60
85
25
Colliers Wood
127
159
32
Cricket Green
153
200
47
Dundonald
260
306
46
Farringdon Within
5313
3399
-1914
Figge's Marsh
98
131
33
Graveney
334
407
73
Hillside
120
152
32
Lavender Fields
147
186
39
Longthornton
102
179
77
Lower Morden
47
73
26
Merton Park
274
426
152
Pollards Hill
85
114
29
Ravensbury
180
275
95
Raynes Park
89
142
53
St Helier
182
210
28
Trinity
158
177
19
Village
425
531
106
West Barnes
89
151
62
Wimbledon Park
133
134
1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Beckton
161
249
88
Boleyn
182
192
10
Canning Town North
182
236
54
Canning Town South
197
286
89
Custom House
155
187
32
East Ham Central
313
411
98
East Ham North
176
246
70
East Ham South
245
248
3
Forest Gate North
180
241
61
Forest Gate South
331
395
64
Green Street East
247
322
75
Green Street West
170
251
81
Little Ilford
177
196
19
Manor Park
222
305
83
Plaistow North
150
164
14
Plaistow South
491
404
-87
Royal Docks
421
4590
4169
Stratford and New Town
536
785
249
Wall End
151
187
36
West Ham
156
239
83
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldborough
160
263
103
Barkingside
300
315
15
Bridge
316
255
-61
Chadwell
157
211
54
Church End
271
262
-9
Clayhall
325
401
76
Clementswood
378
541
163
Cranbrook
229
333
104
Fairlop
139
198
59
Fullwell
129
192
63
Goodmayes
248
361
113
Hainault
271
217
-54
Loxford
227
341
114
Mayfield
165
233
68
Monkhams
169
130
-39
Newbury
277
402
125
Roding
166
190
24
Seven Kings
514
743
229
Snaresbrook
225
284
59
Valentines
466
574
108
Wanstead
76
124
48
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barnes
61
92
31
East Sheen
107
133
26
Fulwell and Hampton Hill
114
151
37
Ham Petersham and Richmond Riverside
61
88
27
Hampton
231
603
372
Hampton North
56
60
4
Hampton Wick
142
146
4
Heathfield
170
194
24
Isleworth
108
146
38
Kew
79
123
44
Mortlake and Barnes Common
105
147
42
North Richmond
114
130
16
South Richmond
200
257
57
South Twickenham
77
115
38
St Margarets and North Twickenham
94
139
45
Teddington
89
151
62
Twickenham Riverside
105
168
63
West Twickenham
61
84
23
Whitton
84
95
11
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brunswick Park
337
465
128
Camberwell Green
156
212
56
Cathedrals
621
700
79
Chaucer
276
321
45
College
88
104
16
East Dulwich
119
146
27
East Walworth
129
176
47
Evelyn
157
257
100
Faraday
84
127
43
Grange
531
657
126
Livesey
164
193
29
Newington
155
171
16
Nunhead
169
177
8
Peckham
156
169
13
Peckham Rye
118
138
20
Riverside
911
442
-469
Rotherhithe
250
379
129
South Bermondsey
110
138
28
South Camberwell
82
109
27
Surrey Docks
120
163
43
The Lane
185
188
3
Village
425
531
106
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Beddington North
76
98
22
Beddington South
53
84
31
Belmont
170
275
105
Carshalton Central
187
107
-80
Carshalton South and Clockhouse
85
91
6
Cheam
93
119
26
Nonsuch
71
106
35
St Helier
182
210
28
Stonecot
101
121
20
Sutton Central
135
177
42
Sutton North
36
86
50
Sutton South
97
96
-1
Sutton West
88
147
59
The Wrythe
53
74
21
Wallington North
52
80
28
Wallington South
124
146
22
Wandle Valley
80
119
39
Worcester Park
95
160
65
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bethnal Green
184
226
42
Blackwall & Cubitt Town
589
677
88
Bow East
205
280
75
Bow West
96
117
21
Bromley North
62
113
51
Bromley South
108
149
41
Canary Wharf
1544
1328
-216
Island Gardens
130
225
95
Lansbury
155
204
49
Limehouse
59
74
15
Mile End
228
284
56
Poplar
57
62
5
Shadwell
104
181
77
Spitalfields & Banglatown
688
696
8
St Dunstan's
108
121
13
St Katharine's & Wapping
316
251
-65
St Peter's
384
525
141
Stepney Green
126
208
82
Weavers
202
256
54
Whitechapel
687
811
124
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Cann Hall
144
193
49
Cathall
221
197
-24
Chapel End
174
230
56
Chingford Green
165
222
57
Church End
271
262
-9
Endlebury
87
88
1
Forest
156
204
48
Grove Green
159
238
79
Hale End and Highams Park
117
129
12
Hatch Lane
118
120
2
High Street
186
238
52
Higham Hill
179
260
81
Hoe Street
187
254
67
Larkswood
109
155
46
Lea Bridge
333
479
146
Leyton
257
268
11
Leytonstone
186
297
111
Markhouse
97
140
43
Valley
96
138
42
William Morris
186
252
66
Wood Street
109
153
44
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Balham
186
199
13
Bedford
98
147
49
Earlsfield
143
222
79
East Putney
2001
1505
-496
Fairfield
702
967
265
Furzedown
108
135
27
Graveney
334
407
73
Latchmere
162
160
-2
Nightingale
105
146
41
Northcote
113
146
33
Queenstown
252
222
-30
Roehampton and Putney Heath
95
131
36
Shaftesbury
170
182
12
Southfields
171
232
61
St Mary's Park
377
454
77
Thamesfield
215
274
59
Tooting
338
317
-21
Wandsworth Common
102
142
40
West Hill
99
129
30
West Putney
107
156
49
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey Road
90
152
62
Bayswater
159
174
15
Bryanston and Dorset Square
1544
1044
-500
Church Street
135
216
81
Churchill
60
76
16
Harrow Road
115
138
23
Hyde Park
472
502
30
Kilburn
323
480
157
Knightsbridge and Belgravia
252
320
68
Lancaster Gate
267
367
100
Little Venice
108
175
67
Maida Vale
111
117
6
Marylebone High Street
1479
1771
292
Queen's Park
83
111
28
Regent's Park
559
530
-29
St James's
3396
4047
651
Tachbrook
84
97
13
Vincent Square
212
275
63
Warwick
447
447
0
West End
5221
7209
1988
Westbourne
109
129
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Total companies 2018 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2018 and how London compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2017: 1st
London
1,163,777
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
5th 2017: 5th
West Yorkshire
118,705
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2017: 1st
London
1,163,777
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
111,063
8th 2017: 8th
Kent
108,910
9th 2017: 9th
Surrey
98,968
12th 2017: 14th
Buckinghamshire
69,301
13th 2017: 12th
Berkshire
68,855
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2017: 1st
London
1,163,777
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
5th 2017: 5th
West Yorkshire
118,705
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
111,063
7th 2017: 6th
Hampshire
110,793
8th 2017: 8th
Kent
108,910
9th 2017: 9th
Surrey
98,968
10th 2017: 10th
Cheshire
78,274
11th 2017: 11th
Lancashire
75,763
12th 2017: 14th
Buckinghamshire
69,301
13th 2017: 12th
Berkshire
68,855
14th 2017: 13th
East Sussex
66,405
15th 2017: 15th
Merseyside
65,551
16th 2017: 16th
Leicestershire
60,027
17th 2017: 17th
South Yorkshire
58,193
18th 2017: 18th
Dorset
56,307
19th 2017: 19th
North Yorkshire
52,860
20th 2017: 20th
West Sussex
51,556
21st 2017: 22nd
Devon
51,129
22nd 2017: 21st
Gloucestershire
50,643
23rd 2017: 25th
Nottinghamshire
50,491
24th 2017: 24th
Somerset
49,396
25th 2017: 23rd
Staffordshire
48,752
26th 2017: 27th
Cambridgeshire
48,390
27th 2017: 28th
Derbyshire
46,632
28th 2017: 26th
Northamptonshire
44,212
29th 2017: 29th
Lincolnshire
43,713
30th 2017: 30th
Tyne and Wear
42,534
31st 2017: 32nd
Bedfordshire
42,015
32nd 2017: 31st
Oxfordshire
40,930
33rd 2017: 33rd
Worcestershire
37,800
34th 2017: 35th
Norfolk
37,466
35th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
37,025
36th 2017: 34th
Wiltshire
36,714
37th 2017: 37th
Suffolk
35,510
38th 2017: 38th
Bristol
32,794
39th 2017: 39th
Durham
28,771
40th 2017: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
24,661
41st 2017: 41st
Shropshire
22,421
42nd 2017: 42nd
Cornwall
21,904
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
20,916
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
10,423
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
9,243
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,417
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
1,840

Total companies at the end of 2018 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.

2014

191,915 formed

119,732 dissolved

2015

198,282 formed

119,720 dissolved

2016

209,869 formed

152,312 dissolved

2017

205,527 formed

153,566 dissolved

2018

217,617 formed

155,611 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

7.4% vs 2014

5.2% vs 2015

4.15% vs 2016

4.4% vs 2017