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Company Formations in 2019: London

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3.5% more companies in London compared to 2018

New businesses in London mapped

Boroughs

  • ABarking and Dagenham: 3,360
  • BBarnet: 9,655
  • CBexley: 2,921
  • DBrent: 5,399
  • EBromley: 3,652
  • FCamden: 24,656
  • GCity of London: 7,248
  • HCroydon: 5,378
  • IEaling: 6,134
  • JEnfield: 6,257
  • KGreenwich: 3,555
  • LHackney: 24,155
  • MHammersmith and Fulham: 3,267
  • NHaringey: 5,263
  • OHarrow: 5,767
  • PHavering: 3,115
  • QHillingdon: 5,396
  • RHounslow: 4,106
  • SIslington: 17,972
  • TKensington and Chelsea: 3,734
  • UKingston upon Thames: 1,829
  • VLambeth: 4,169
  • WLewisham: 3,499
  • XMerton: 3,654
  • YNewham: 8,505
  • ZRedbridge: 6,542
  • AARichmond upon Thames: 2,826
  • ABSouthwark: 4,714
  • ACSutton: 2,006
  • ADTower Hamlets: 6,830
  • AEWaltham Forest: 4,456
  • AFWandsworth: 4,910
  • AGWestminster: 17,237

Companies formed in 2019 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 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2018: 1st
London
222,468
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
6th 2018: 7th
Kent
15,963
7th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
15,231
12th 2018: 12th
Surrey
11,032
16th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
9,009
17th 2018: 14th
Buckinghamshire
8,835
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
6th 2018: 7th
Kent
15,963
7th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
15,231
8th 2018: 8th
Hampshire
15,174
9th 2018: 9th
Cheshire
12,221
10th 2018: 10th
Merseyside
11,866
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
11,229
12th 2018: 12th
Surrey
11,032
13th 2018: 15th
Leicestershire
10,825
14th 2018: 22nd
Worcestershire
9,971
15th 2018: 16th
South Yorkshire
9,325
16th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
9,009
17th 2018: 14th
Buckinghamshire
8,835
18th 2018: 18th
Northamptonshire
8,393
19th 2018: 17th
Dorset
8,020
20th 2018: 19th
East Sussex
7,706
21st 2018: 20th
Nottinghamshire
7,348
22nd 2018: 23rd
North Yorkshire
7,260
23rd 2018: 25th
Tyne and Wear
7,132
24th 2018: 26th
Staffordshire
6,927
25th 2018: 24th
Cambridgeshire
6,779
26th 2018: 21st
Bedfordshire
6,766
27th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
6,522
28th 2018: 30th
Devon
6,196
29th 2018: 28th
West Sussex
6,154
30th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
6,042
31st 2018: 32nd
Somerset
6,041
32nd 2018: 31st
Gloucestershire
5,971
33rd 2018: 34th
Warwickshire
5,256
34th 2018: 36th
Oxfordshire
5,087
35th 2018: 35th
Bristol
5,040
36th 2018: 37th
Norfolk
4,731
37th 2018: 33rd
Durham
4,623
38th 2018: 39th
Suffolk
4,518
39th 2018: 38th
Wiltshire
4,428
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,258
41st 2018: 42nd
Shropshire
3,231
42nd 2018: 41st
Cornwall
2,948
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
2,171
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
1,531
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
1,499
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
675
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
230

New incorporations in 2019 per 1000 Man standing people

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Type of companies formed in London breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (213,500 companies)

4% Other company types (8,968 companies)

Other company types breakdown (8,968 companies)

Total companies in London by the end of 2019

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Businesses formed in London during 2019

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Businesses dissolved in London during 2019

meaning there is a total of

1,204,778

businesses registered in London at the end of 2019.

3.5% more companies in London compared to 2018

Surrounding counties 2019 breakdown & comparison

Essex

128,433 total businesses
17,816 formed in 2019
14,103 dissolved in 2019

Hertfordshire

113,106 total businesses
15,231 formed in 2019
12,403 dissolved in 2019

Kent

113,551 total businesses
15,963 formed in 2019
12,199 dissolved in 2019

Buckinghamshire

69,470 total businesses
8,835 formed in 2019
9,133 dissolved in 2019

Surrey

100,643 total businesses
11,032 formed in 2019
9,568 dissolved in 2019

Berkshire

70,177 total businesses
9,009 formed in 2019
7,831 dissolved in 2019

London

1,204,778 total businesses
222,468 formed in 2019
166,945 dissolved in 2019

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
669
746
77
Alibon
103
135
32
Becontree
168
263
95
Chadwell Heath
92
176
84
Eastbrook
126
159
33
Eastbury
119
180
61
Gascoigne
178
176
-2
Goresbrook
95
155
60
Heath
110
149
39
Longbridge
113
165
52
Mayesbrook
83
133
50
Parsloes
95
121
26
River
116
170
54
Thames
200
313
113
Valence
107
153
46
Village
432
524
92
Whalebone
179
304
125
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brunswick Park
371
482
111
Burnt Oak
175
224
49
Childs Hill
585
555
-30
Colindale
321
457
136
Coppetts
244
419
175
East Barnet
183
274
91
East Finchley
465
267
-198
Edgware
816
920
104
Finchley Church End
644
763
119
Garden Suburb
183
266
83
Golders Green
266
403
137
Hale
340
284
-56
Hendon
358
501
143
High Barnet
377
587
210
Mill Hill
197
280
83
Oakleigh
197
205
8
Totteridge
295
300
5
Underhill
193
198
5
West Finchley
1503
2153
650
West Hendon
325
402
77
Woodhouse
344
438
94
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey Wood
144
200
56
Barnehurst
51
65
14
Belvedere
109
141
32
Blackfen and Lamorbey
51
68
17
Blendon and Penhill
50
71
21
Brampton
62
66
4
Christchurch
88
120
32
Colyers
56
84
28
Cray Meadows
65
80
15
Crayford
111
153
42
Danson Park
79
102
23
East Wickham
55
84
29
Erith
130
199
69
Falconwood and Welling
101
125
24
Lesnes Abbey
74
309
235
Longlands
255
213
-42
North End
248
318
70
Northumberland Heath
60
90
30
Sidcup
244
332
88
St Mary's
337
528
191
St Michael's
53
67
14
Thamesmead East
208
241
33
West Hill
114
174
60
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alperton
237
255
18
Barnhill
315
403
88
Brondesbury Park
129
175
46
Dollis Hill
230
269
39
Dudden Hill
165
219
54
Fryent
200
249
49
Harlesden
157
210
53
Kensal Green
175
201
26
Kenton
212
278
66
Kilburn
373
456
83
Mapesbury
182
236
54
Northwick Park
170
201
31
Preston
261
329
68
Queens Park
228
283
55
Queensbury
404
558
154
Stonebridge
310
324
14
Sudbury
181
229
48
Tokyngton
427
493
66
Welsh Harp
161
211
50
Wembley Central
216
242
26
Willesden Green
168
233
65
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bickley
126
194
68
Biggin Hill
53
55
2
Bromley Common and Keston
153
214
61
Bromley Town
407
501
94
Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom
92
116
24
Chislehurst
155
215
60
Clock House
160
150
-10
Copers Cope
267
282
15
Cray Valley East
118
131
13
Cray Valley West
95
142
47
Crystal Palace
93
151
58
Darwin
38
28
-10
Farnborough and Crofton
89
136
47
Hayes and Coney Hall
92
98
6
Kelsey and Eden Park
186
149
-37
Mottingham and Chislehurst North
71
81
10
Orpington
169
179
10
Penge and Cator
137
217
80
Petts Wood and Knoll
139
168
29
Plaistow and Sundridge
166
262
96
Shortlands
64
68
4
West Wickham
104
115
11
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Belsize
149
210
61
Bloomsbury
1693
1546
-147
Camden Town with Primrose Hill
332
408
76
Cantelowes
116
124
8
Fortune Green
163
212
49
Frognal and Fitzjohns
387
422
35
Gospel Oak
67
84
17
Hampstead Town
117
137
20
Haverstock
128
113
-15
Highgate
203
324
121
Holborn and Covent Garden
7852
19241
11389
Kentish Town
154
168
14
Kilburn
373
456
83
King's Cross
583
564
-19
Regent's Park
715
520
-195
St Pancras and Somers Town
145
181
36
Swiss Cottage
232
274
42
West Hampstead
228
285
57
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldersgate
84
136
52
Aldgate
222
220
-2
Bassishaw
152
189
37
Billingsgate
69
113
44
Bishopsgate
272
285
13
Bread Street
65
104
39
Bridge
252
324
72
Broad Street
125
269
144
Bunhill
7693
14301
6608
Candlewick
178
124
-54
Castle Baynard
949
740
-209
Cheap
152
203
51
Clerkenwell
859
581
-278
Coleman Street
298
381
83
Cordwainer
68
122
54
Cornhill
256
274
18
Cripplegate
16
28
12
Dowgate
193
176
-17
Farringdon Within
4516
2450
-2066
Farringdon Without
280
295
15
Langbourn
253
177
-76
Lime Street
142
314
172
Portsoken
24
45
21
Queenhithe
8
8
0
Tower
132
196
64
Vintry
96
106
10
Walbrook
97
118
21
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Addiscombe
174
232
58
Ashburton
92
185
93
Bensham Manor
147
229
82
Broad Green
307
374
67
Coulsdon East
88
95
7
Coulsdon West
112
153
41
Croham
239
194
-45
Fairfield
924
983
59
Fieldway
57
67
10
Heathfield
191
249
58
Kenley
108
137
29
New Addington
66
90
24
Norbury
179
286
107
Purley
821
326
-495
Sanderstead
87
98
11
Selhurst
230
288
58
Selsdon and Ballards
51
84
33
Shirley
106
110
4
South Norwood
179
265
86
Thornton Heath
180
215
35
Upper Norwood
228
281
53
Waddon
286
271
-15
West Thornton
205
294
89
Woodside
500
690
190
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Acton Central
190
255
65
Cleveland
72
108
36
Dormers Wells
112
146
34
Ealing Broadway
387
377
-10
Ealing Common
152
450
298
East Acton
526
879
353
Elthorne
170
214
44
Greenford Broadway
161
251
90
Greenford Green
157
223
66
Hanger Hill
258
360
102
Hobbayne
98
111
13
Lady Margaret
128
168
40
North Greenford
140
192
52
Northfield
144
152
8
Northolt Mandeville
138
181
43
Northolt West End
109
141
32
Norwood Green
171
206
35
Perivale
177
296
119
South Acton
163
203
40
Southall Broadway
237
281
44
Southall Green
220
365
145
Southfield
198
326
128
Walpole
203
249
46
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bowes
130
212
82
Bush Hill Park
93
102
9
Chase
120
151
31
Cockfosters
194
239
45
Edmonton Green
322
546
224
Enfield Highway
149
199
50
Enfield Lock
218
271
53
Grange
578
581
3
Haselbury
152
191
39
Highlands
96
141
45
Jubilee
147
186
39
Lower Edmonton
176
241
65
Palmers Green
353
510
157
Ponders End
138
225
87
Southbury
150
153
3
Southgate
1246
1356
110
Southgate Green
148
207
59
Town
349
395
46
Turkey Street
122
188
66
Upper Edmonton
204
241
37
Winchmore Hill
671
600
-71
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey Wood
144
200
56
Blackheath Westcombe
117
140
23
Brockley
159
209
50
Charlton
125
159
34
Coldharbour and New Eltham
99
154
55
Eltham North
79
122
43
Eltham South
130
165
35
Eltham West
116
171
55
Glyndon
165
233
68
Greenwich West
226
286
60
Kidbrooke with Hornfair
110
152
42
Middle Park and Sutcliffe
85
110
25
Peninsula
202
298
96
Plumstead
184
236
52
Shooters Hill
110
135
25
Thamesmead Moorings
291
293
2
Woolwich Common
184
275
91
Woolwich Riverside
333
424
91
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brownswood
79
115
36
Bunhill
7693
14301
6608
Cazenove
151
286
135
Clissold
130
185
55
Dalston
177
258
81
De Beauvoir
132
161
29
Hackney Central
142
143
1
Hackney Downs
101
147
46
Hackney Wick
98
162
64
Haggerston
146
186
40
Homerton
129
188
59
Hoxton East & Shoreditch
1341
2735
1394
Hoxton West
7546
17518
9972
King's Park
101
127
26
Lea Bridge
350
508
158
London Fields
268
451
183
Shacklewell
94
139
45
Springfield
169
351
182
Stamford Hill West
113
267
154
Stoke Newington
148
186
38
Victoria
141
180
39
Woodberry Down
74
133
59
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Addison
216
216
0
Askew
152
200
48
Avonmore and Brook Green
194
236
42
College Park and Old Oak
198
214
16
Fulham Broadway
201
212
11
Fulham Reach
134
136
2
Hammersmith Broadway
302
427
125
Kensal Green
175
201
26
Munster
103
163
60
North End
248
318
70
Palace Riverside
96
124
28
Parsons Green and Walham
189
213
24
Ravenscourt Park
142
148
6
Sands End
206
217
11
Shepherd's Bush Green
173
207
34
Town
349
395
46
Wormholt and White City
101
124
23
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alexandra
168
215
47
Bounds Green
198
231
33
Bruce Grove
171
193
22
Crouch End
102
128
26
Fortis Green
109
156
47
Harringay
216
308
92
Highgate
203
324
121
Hornsey
103
135
32
Junction
98
145
47
Muswell Hill
81
102
21
Noel Park
343
241
-102
Northumberland Park
251
332
81
Seven Sisters
306
446
140
St Ann's
143
226
83
Stroud Green
98
121
23
Tottenham Green
300
562
262
Tottenham Hale
233
680
447
West Green
242
480
238
White Hart Lane
97
132
35
Woodside
500
690
190
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Belmont
174
252
78
Canons
346
450
104
Edgware
816
920
104
Greenhill
845
1184
339
Harrow on the Hill
186
275
89
Harrow Weald
103
135
32
Hatch End
132
142
10
Headstone North
130
165
35
Headstone South
251
209
-42
Kenton East
100
155
55
Kenton West
180
275
95
Marlborough
232
268
36
Pinner
167
217
50
Pinner South
82
134
52
Queensbury
404
558
154
Rayners Lane
171
204
33
Roxbourne
139
199
60
Roxeth
133
162
29
Stanmore Park
204
241
37
Wealdstone
162
271
109
West Harrow
111
140
29
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brooklands
179
258
79
Cranham
50
81
31
Elm Park
84
90
6
Emerson Park
120
149
29
Gooshays
100
146
46
Hacton
166
218
52
Harold Wood
119
342
223
Havering Park
91
108
17
Heaton
120
142
22
Hylands
93
132
39
Mawneys
92
129
37
Pettits
77
113
36
Rainham and Wennington
112
165
53
Romford Town
292
369
77
South Hornchurch
113
184
71
Squirrel's Heath
83
140
57
St Andrew's
137
230
93
Upminster
266
119
-147
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barnhill
315
403
88
Botwell
238
294
56
Brunel
139
186
47
Cavendish
106
144
38
Charville
94
109
15
Eastcote and East Ruislip
124
156
32
Harefield
42
69
27
Heathrow Villages
144
182
38
Hillingdon East
115
140
25
Ickenham
73
81
8
Manor
131
195
64
Northwood
212
178
-34
Northwood Hills
215
215
0
Pinkwell
176
213
37
South Ruislip
126
155
29
Townfield
284
470
186
Uxbridge North
143
168
25
Uxbridge South
286
252
-34
West Drayton
108
210
102
West Ruislip
331
1360
1029
Yeading
155
246
91
Yiewsley
174
180
6
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bedfont
87
122
35
Brentford
187
271
84
Chiswick Homefields
116
130
14
Chiswick Riverside
114
125
11
Cranford
253
198
-55
Feltham North
120
165
45
Feltham West
105
140
35
Hanworth
110
114
4
Hanworth Park
91
165
74
Heston Central
143
195
52
Heston East
187
233
46
Heston West
131
205
74
Hounslow Central
213
358
145
Hounslow Heath
183
217
34
Hounslow South
111
144
33
Hounslow West
187
311
124
Isleworth
109
140
31
Northfield
144
152
8
Osterley and Spring Grove
223
275
52
Ravenscourt Park
142
148
6
Syon
170
193
23
Turnham Green
346
405
59
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldgate
222
220
-2
Barnsbury
131
161
30
Bunhill
7693
14301
6608
Caledonian
178
235
57
Canonbury
142
157
15
Clerkenwell
859
581
-278
Farringdon Within
4516
2450
-2066
Finsbury Park
241
350
109
Highbury East
99
118
19
Highbury West
193
226
33
Hillrise
63
89
26
Holloway
111
199
88
Junction
98
145
47
King's Cross
583
564
-19
Mildmay
152
396
244
St George's
84
113
29
St Mary's
337
528
191
St Pancras and Somers Town
145
181
36
St Peter's
421
538
117
Tollington
138
307
169
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abingdon
316
549
233
Brompton & Hans Town
262
346
84
Campden
241
261
20
Chelsea Riverside
107
127
20
Colville
96
135
39
Courtfield
128
150
22
Dalgarno
55
83
28
Earl's Court
127
178
51
Golborne
171
214
43
Holland
119
154
35
Norland
49
80
31
Notting Dale
87
97
10
Pembridge
96
124
28
Queen's Gate
547
576
29
Redcliffe
152
197
45
Royal Hospital
145
191
46
St. Helen's
71
89
18
Stanley
108
183
75
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alexandra
168
215
47
Berrylands
52
104
52
Beverley
118
172
54
Canbury
85
137
52
Chessington North and Hook
50
53
3
Chessington South
62
76
14
Coombe Hill
83
117
34
Coombe Vale
69
91
22
Grove
175
194
19
Norbiton
88
121
33
Old Malden
48
66
18
St James
80
73
-7
St Mark's
141
155
14
Surbiton Hill
105
109
4
Tolworth and Hook Rise
126
164
38
Tudor
49
90
41
Village
432
524
92
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bishop's
193
211
18
Brixton Hill
167
185
18
Clapham Common
117
142
25
Clapham Town
165
234
69
Coldharbour
273
348
75
Ferndale
137
203
66
Gipsy Hill
120
167
47
Herne Hill
125
157
32
Knight's Hill
125
166
41
Larkhall
192
247
55
Oval
243
291
48
Prince's
171
220
49
St Leonard's
149
238
89
Stockwell
106
151
45
Streatham Hill
141
170
29
Streatham South
145
205
60
Streatham Wells
126
177
51
Thornton
99
134
35
Thurlow Park
105
145
40
Tulse Hill
118
197
79
Vassall
153
181
28
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bellingham
180
231
51
Blackheath
118
133
15
Brockley
159
209
50
Catford South
166
215
49
Crofton Park
116
143
27
Downham
116
151
35
Evelyn
157
244
87
Forest Hill
127
155
28
Grove Park
114
185
71
Ladywell
130
154
24
Lee Green
109
161
52
Lewisham Central
291
361
70
Mottingham and Chislehurst North
71
81
10
New Cross
175
266
91
Perry Vale
120
143
23
Rushey Green
155
197
42
Sydenham
167
209
42
Telegraph Hill
163
190
27
Whitefoot
130
155
25
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
669
746
77
Cannon Hill
68
93
25
Colliers Wood
137
156
19
Cricket Green
162
190
28
Dundonald
256
309
53
Farringdon Within
4516
2450
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Figge's Marsh
115
122
7
Graveney
336
379
43
Hillside
113
154
41
Lavender Fields
124
186
62
Longthornton
171
182
11
Lower Morden
61
55
-6
Merton Park
291
421
130
Pollards Hill
97
99
2
Ravensbury
154
304
150
Raynes Park
119
114
-5
St Helier
167
224
57
Trinity
151
210
59
Village
432
524
92
West Barnes
79
109
30
Wimbledon Park
127
165
38
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Beckton
189
236
47
Boleyn
178
213
35
Canning Town North
181
237
56
Canning Town South
184
290
106
Custom House
174
185
11
East Ham Central
291
345
54
East Ham North
212
255
43
East Ham South
215
237
22
Forest Gate North
174
325
151
Forest Gate South
314
453
139
Green Street East
269
361
92
Green Street West
223
288
65
Little Ilford
182
224
42
Manor Park
232
281
49
Plaistow North
161
199
38
Plaistow South
581
286
-295
Royal Docks
2725
3037
312
Stratford and New Town
2357
626
-1731
Wall End
149
198
49
West Ham
204
229
25
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldborough
153
229
76
Barkingside
280
315
35
Bridge
252
324
72
Chadwell
169
265
96
Church End
252
244
-8
Clayhall
335
459
124
Clementswood
414
652
238
Cranbrook
246
306
60
Fairlop
143
218
75
Fullwell
129
189
60
Goodmayes
260
354
94
Hainault
395
212
-183
Loxford
277
369
92
Mayfield
193
260
67
Monkhams
194
142
-52
Newbury
232
338
106
Roding
155
204
49
Seven Kings
645
668
23
Snaresbrook
200
290
90
Valentines
473
580
107
Wanstead
87
99
12
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barnes
93
139
46
East Sheen
103
143
40
Fulwell and Hampton Hill
123
140
17
Ham Petersham and Richmond Riverside
66
93
27
Hampton
299
625
326
Hampton North
53
57
4
Hampton Wick
194
155
-39
Heathfield
191
249
58
Isleworth
109
140
31
Kew
93
112
19
Mortlake and Barnes Common
112
143
31
North Richmond
118
152
34
South Richmond
215
251
36
South Twickenham
74
109
35
St Margarets and North Twickenham
121
113
-8
Teddington
120
117
-3
Twickenham Riverside
136
170
34
West Twickenham
87
78
-9
Whitton
71
106
35
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brunswick Park
371
482
111
Camberwell Green
179
192
13
Cathedrals
518
607
89
Chaucer
297
276
-21
College
102
136
34
East Dulwich
103
142
39
East Walworth
124
166
42
Evelyn
157
244
87
Faraday
92
127
35
Grange
578
581
3
Livesey
173
203
30
Newington
146
204
58
Nunhead
156
205
49
Peckham
162
181
19
Peckham Rye
95
151
56
Riverside
543
417
-126
Rotherhithe
251
325
74
South Bermondsey
114
130
16
South Camberwell
97
109
12
Surrey Docks
115
157
42
The Lane
142
236
94
Village
432
524
92
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Beddington North
89
105
16
Beddington South
86
117
31
Belmont
174
252
78
Carshalton Central
196
134
-62
Carshalton South and Clockhouse
77
91
14
Cheam
98
138
40
Nonsuch
90
77
-13
St Helier
167
224
57
Stonecot
88
112
24
Sutton Central
147
179
32
Sutton North
59
80
21
Sutton South
77
103
26
Sutton West
70
132
62
The Wrythe
47
69
22
Wallington North
54
66
12
Wallington South
91
148
57
Wandle Valley
93
119
26
Worcester Park
117
149
32
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bethnal Green
188
231
43
Blackwall & Cubitt Town
598
785
187
Bow East
186
332
146
Bow West
93
144
51
Bromley North
72
103
31
Bromley South
95
150
55
Canary Wharf
1671
1392
-279
Island Gardens
155
194
39
Lansbury
156
201
45
Limehouse
64
77
13
Mile End
247
257
10
Poplar
61
83
22
Shadwell
142
178
36
Spitalfields & Banglatown
705
751
46
St Dunstan's
104
139
35
St Katharine's & Wapping
282
258
-24
St Peter's
421
538
117
Stepney Green
158
176
18
Weavers
202
267
65
Whitechapel
690
795
105
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Cann Hall
130
192
62
Cathall
217
324
107
Chapel End
199
229
30
Chingford Green
193
198
5
Church End
252
244
-8
Endlebury
88
111
23
Forest
179
187
8
Grove Green
189
200
11
Hale End and Highams Park
118
169
51
Hatch Lane
94
126
32
High Street
190
251
61
Higham Hill
190
418
228
Hoe Street
202
241
39
Larkswood
109
143
34
Lea Bridge
350
508
158
Leyton
220
277
57
Leytonstone
224
340
116
Markhouse
118
137
19
Valley
103
157
54
William Morris
173
280
107
Wood Street
150
205
55
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Balham
175
203
28
Bedford
98
121
23
Earlsfield
193
218
25
East Putney
1584
1129
-455
Fairfield
924
983
59
Furzedown
102
167
65
Graveney
336
379
43
Latchmere
134
164
30
Nightingale
131
171
40
Northcote
125
152
27
Queenstown
268
283
15
Roehampton and Putney Heath
111
157
46
Shaftesbury
176
213
37
Southfields
166
200
34
St Mary's Park
376
264
-112
Thamesfield
252
277
25
Tooting
266
293
27
Wandsworth Common
130
137
7
West Hill
114
174
60
West Putney
114
147
33
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey Road
130
115
-15
Bayswater
168
171
3
Bryanston and Dorset Square
1151
1029
-122
Church Street
157
244
87
Churchill
73
93
20
Harrow Road
122
167
45
Hyde Park
464
513
49
Kilburn
373
456
83
Knightsbridge and Belgravia
275
320
45
Lancaster Gate
305
338
33
Little Venice
146
143
-3
Maida Vale
110
150
40
Marylebone High Street
1498
1778
280
Queen's Park
92
118
26
Regent's Park
715
520
-195
St James's
4324
3940
-384
Tachbrook
85
94
9
Vincent Square
234
296
62
Warwick
409
562
153
West End
5750
6855
1105
Westbourne
108
131
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Total companies 2019 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2019 and how London compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
7th 2018: 8th
Kent
113,551
8th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
113,106
9th 2018: 9th
Surrey
100,643
12th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
70,177
13th 2018: 12th
Buckinghamshire
69,470
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
6th 2018: 7th
Hampshire
114,831
7th 2018: 8th
Kent
113,551
8th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
113,106
9th 2018: 9th
Surrey
100,643
10th 2018: 10th
Cheshire
80,108
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
77,937
12th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
70,177
13th 2018: 12th
Buckinghamshire
69,470
14th 2018: 15th
Merseyside
68,401
15th 2018: 14th
East Sussex
67,545
16th 2018: 16th
Leicestershire
63,315
17th 2018: 17th
South Yorkshire
60,360
18th 2018: 18th
Dorset
57,606
19th 2018: 19th
North Yorkshire
54,481
20th 2018: 21st
Devon
53,264
21st 2018: 20th
West Sussex
52,825
22nd 2018: 22nd
Gloucestershire
52,494
23rd 2018: 24th
Somerset
51,957
24th 2018: 25th
Staffordshire
51,758
25th 2018: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
51,677
26th 2018: 26th
Cambridgeshire
50,160
27th 2018: 28th
Northamptonshire
49,144
28th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
48,355
29th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
45,109
30th 2018: 30th
Tyne and Wear
44,237
31st 2018: 33rd
Worcestershire
43,247
32nd 2018: 32nd
Oxfordshire
42,461
33rd 2018: 31st
Bedfordshire
42,145
34th 2018: 35th
Warwickshire
38,998
35th 2018: 34th
Norfolk
38,911
36th 2018: 36th
Wiltshire
37,182
37th 2018: 37th
Suffolk
36,907
38th 2018: 38th
Bristol
33,594
39th 2018: 39th
Durham
29,218
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,383
41st 2018: 41st
Shropshire
23,741
42nd 2018: 42nd
Cornwall
23,037
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
21,286
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
10,879
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
10,498
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,705
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
1,904

Total companies at the end of 2019 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.

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

2019

222,468 formed

166,945 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.2% vs 2015

4.15% vs 2016

4.4% vs 2017

3.5% vs 2018