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Company Formations in 2018: Merseyside

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???? Businesses formed in Merseyside during 2018

2.8% more companies in Merseyside compared to 2017

New businesses in Merseyside mapped

Knowsley 912 formed

Liverpool 5,334 formed

Sefton 1,947 formed

St. Helens 1,046 formed

Wirral 2,198 formed

Companies formed in 2018 league table

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

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Rank
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
10th 2017: 10th
Merseyside
11,451
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
9th 2017: 9th
Cheshire
13,259
10th 2017: 10th
Merseyside
11,451
11th 2017: 12th
Lancashire
11,291
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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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In Merseyside

8.3

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10.6

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Type of companies formed in Merseyside breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (11,151 companies)

3% Other company types (300 companies)

Other company types breakdown (300 companies)

Total companies in Merseyside by the end of 2018

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Businesses formed in Merseyside during 2018

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Businesses dissolved in Merseyside during 2018

meaning there is a total of

65,551

businesses registered in Merseyside at the end of 2018.

2.8% more companies in Merseyside compared to 2017

Surrounding counties 2018 breakdown & comparison

Flintshire

6,221 total businesses
1,138 formed in 2018
655 dissolved in 2018

Lancashire

75,763 total businesses
11,291 formed in 2018
8,127 dissolved in 2018

Greater Manchester

184,396 total businesses
31,875 formed in 2018
29,277 dissolved in 2018

Cheshire

78,274 total businesses
13,259 formed in 2018
8,582 dissolved in 2018

Merseyside

65,551 total businesses
11,451 formed in 2018
8,140 dissolved in 2018

LancashireGreater ManchesterCheshireMerseysideFlintshire

Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Cherryfield
20
27
7
Halewood North
22
48
26
Halewood South
25
31
6
Halewood West
87
83
-4
Kirkby Central
82
98
16
Longview
35
74
39
Northwood
21
30
9
Page Moss
7
51
44
Park
80
129
49
Prescot East
35
38
3
Prescot West
41
57
16
Rainhill
40
60
20
Roby
23
42
19
Shevington
30
34
4
St Bartholomews
16
37
21
St Gabriels
32
55
23
St Michaels
22
25
3
Stockbridge
22
46
24
Swanside
12
23
11
Whiston North
29
34
5
Whiston South
15
31
16
Whitefield
12
25
13
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Allerton and Hunts Cross
96
171
75
Anfield
49
84
35
Belle Vale
47
49
2
Central
910
1102
192
Childwall
56
60
4
Church
303
490
187
Clubmoor
46
69
23
County
44
87
43
Cressington
149
166
17
Croxteth
50
83
33
Everton
63
88
25
Fazakerley
100
95
-5
Greenbank
133
218
85
Halewood West
87
83
-4
Kensington and Fairfield
82
116
34
Kirkdale
128
227
99
Knotty Ash
46
57
11
Mossley Hill
57
68
11
Norris Green
41
81
40
Old Swan
61
107
46
Picton
141
208
67
Princes Park
74
136
62
Riverside
423
731
308
Speke-Garston
74
159
85
St Michael's
96
138
42
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft
86
107
21
Warbreck
53
118
65
Wavertree
136
192
56
West Derby
54
93
39
Woolton
67
106
39
Yew Tree
58
75
17
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ainsdale
49
40
-9
Birkdale
55
73
18
Blundellsands
57
76
19
Cambridge
58
64
6
Church
303
490
187
Derby
43
71
28
Duke's
229
268
39
Ford
32
67
35
Harington
36
48
12
Kew
54
77
23
Linacre
143
241
98
Litherland
53
69
16
Manor
38
56
18
Meols
52
67
15
Molyneux
35
50
15
Netherton and Orrell
54
57
3
Norwood
29
46
17
Park
80
129
49
Ravenmeols
51
64
13
St Oswald
21
53
32
Sudell
36
49
13
Victoria
83
158
75
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Billinge and Seneley Green
42
81
39
Blackbrook
6
30
24
Bold
29
48
19
Earlestown
47
116
69
Eccleston
54
56
2
Haydock
64
94
30
Moss Bank
24
29
5
Newton
38
60
22
Parr
24
37
13
Rainford
31
40
9
Rainhill
40
60
20
Sutton
17
36
19
Thatto Heath
36
48
12
Town Centre
118
198
80
West Park
55
68
13
Windle
36
45
9
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bebington
62
84
22
Bidston and St James
82
133
51
Birkenhead and Tranmere
184
206
22
Bromborough
230
260
30
Clatterbridge
41
70
29
Claughton
63
64
1
Eastham
50
81
31
Greasby Frankby and Irby
109
138
29
Heswall
190
117
-73
Hoylake and Meols
76
139
63
Leasowe and Moreton East
26
61
35
Liscard
78
123
45
Moreton West and Saughall Massie
46
56
10
New Brighton
52
77
25
Oxton
58
85
27
Pensby and Thingwall
57
52
-5
Prenton
69
68
-1
Rock Ferry
49
60
11
Seacombe
54
104
50
Upton
38
46
8
Wallasey
80
90
10
West Kirby and Thurstaston
165
84
-81

Total companies 2018 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2018 and how Merseyside 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
15th 2017: 15th
Merseyside
65,551
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
10th 2017: 10th
Cheshire
78,274
11th 2017: 11th
Lancashire
75,763
15th 2017: 15th
Merseyside
65,551
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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47.5

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The last 5 years

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

2014

9,641 formed

5,968 dissolved

2015

9,857 formed

5,930 dissolved

2016

10,617 formed

7,694 dissolved

2017

11,016 formed

7,548 dissolved

2018

11,451 formed

8,140 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

7.7% vs 2014

5.5% vs 2015

6.25% vs 2016

2.8% vs 2017