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Company Formations in 2020: Merseyside

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9.3% more companies in Merseyside compared to 2019

New businesses in Merseyside mapped

Knowsley 913 formed

Liverpool 6,510 formed

Sefton 2,150 formed

St. Helens 1,456 formed

Wirral 2,364 formed

Companies formed in 2020 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 2019: 1st
London
270,114
2nd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
37,202
3rd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
36,288
4th 2019: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,615
5th 2019: 5th
Essex
19,277
9th 2019: 10th
Merseyside
13,410
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
3rd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
36,288
9th 2019: 10th
Merseyside
13,410
10th 2019: 11th
Lancashire
12,655
13th 2019: 9th
Cheshire
11,017
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2019: 1st
London
270,114
2nd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
37,202
3rd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
36,288
4th 2019: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,615
5th 2019: 5th
Essex
19,277
6th 2019: 6th
Kent
18,501
7th 2019: 8th
Hampshire
15,534
8th 2019: 7th
Hertfordshire
14,464
9th 2019: 10th
Merseyside
13,410
10th 2019: 11th
Lancashire
12,655
11th 2019: 13th
Leicestershire
12,543
12th 2019: 12th
Surrey
11,997
13th 2019: 9th
Cheshire
11,017
14th 2019: 15th
South Yorkshire
10,450
15th 2019: 16th
Berkshire
9,920
16th 2019: 17th
Buckinghamshire
9,394
17th 2019: 21st
Nottinghamshire
8,760
18th 2019: 26th
Bedfordshire
8,238
19th 2019: 22nd
North Yorkshire
8,200
20th 2019: 20th
East Sussex
8,149
21st 2019: 23rd
Tyne and Wear
7,867
22nd 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
7,720
23rd 2019: 18th
Northamptonshire
7,534
24th 2019: 25th
Cambridgeshire
7,516
25th 2019: 27th
Derbyshire
7,413
26th 2019: 19th
Dorset
7,253
27th 2019: 28th
Devon
7,174
28th 2019: 14th
Worcestershire
6,955
29th 2019: 29th
West Sussex
6,880
30th 2019: 30th
Lincolnshire
6,475
31st 2019: 31st
Somerset
6,432
32nd 2019: 32nd
Gloucestershire
6,419
33rd 2019: 35th
Bristol
5,559
34th 2019: 34th
Oxfordshire
5,363
35th 2019: 38th
Suffolk
5,105
36th 2019: 37th
Durham
5,083
37th 2019: 36th
Norfolk
5,006
38th 2019: 33rd
Warwickshire
4,920
39th 2019: 39th
Wiltshire
4,645
40th 2019: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,667
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
3,386
42nd 2019: 42nd
Cornwall
2,951
43rd 2019: 43rd
Cumbria
2,333
44th 2019: 45th
Herefordshire
2,327
45th 2019: 44th
Northumberland
1,560
46th 2019: 46th
Isle of Wight
765
47th 2019: 47th
Rutland
410

New incorporations in 2020 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Merseyside

9.7

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12.3

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Type of companies formed in Merseyside breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (12,927 companies)

4% Other company types (483 companies)

Other company types breakdown (483 companies)

Total companies in Merseyside by the end of 2020

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Businesses formed in Merseyside during 2020

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Businesses dissolved in Merseyside during 2020

meaning there is a total of

74,780

businesses registered in Merseyside at the end of 2020.

9.3% more companies in Merseyside compared to 2019

Surrounding counties 2020 breakdown & comparison

Flintshire

6,696 total businesses
911 formed in 2020
637 dissolved in 2020

Lancashire

83,690 total businesses
12,655 formed in 2020
7,557 dissolved in 2020

Greater Manchester

207,946 total businesses
36,288 formed in 2020
20,649 dissolved in 2020

Cheshire

86,796 total businesses
11,017 formed in 2020
7,263 dissolved in 2020

Merseyside

74,780 total businesses
13,410 formed in 2020
6,956 dissolved in 2020

LancashireGreater ManchesterCheshireMerseysideFlintshire

Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Cherryfield
20
48
28
Halewood North
32
46
14
Halewood South
18
25
7
Halewood West
35
52
17
Kirkby Central
58
113
55
Longview
43
59
16
Northwood
27
40
13
Page Moss
28
39
11
Park
79
133
54
Prescot East
27
45
18
Prescot West
21
56
35
Rainhill
42
82
40
Roby
34
47
13
Shevington
18
38
20
St Bartholomews
20
38
18
St Gabriels
44
51
7
St Michaels
22
33
11
Stockbridge
18
23
5
Swanside
16
24
8
Whiston North
18
33
15
Whiston South
28
35
7
Whitefield
14
28
14
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Allerton and Hunts Cross
71
132
61
Anfield
42
99
57
Belle Vale
33
61
28
Central
871
1653
782
Childwall
42
87
45
Church
254
478
224
Clubmoor
52
78
26
County
55
110
55
Cressington
94
162
68
Croxteth
46
72
26
Everton
44
129
85
Fazakerley
82
123
41
Greenbank
93
198
105
Halewood West
35
52
17
Kensington and Fairfield
59
169
110
Kirkdale
109
255
146
Knotty Ash
43
116
73
Mossley Hill
56
69
13
Norris Green
47
101
54
Old Swan
68
125
57
Picton
118
424
306
Princes Park
72
200
128
Riverside
307
745
438
Speke-Garston
94
216
122
St Michael's
70
174
104
Tuebrook and Stoneycroft
64
129
65
Warbreck
65
127
62
Wavertree
115
129
14
West Derby
60
90
30
Woolton
53
90
37
Yew Tree
59
96
37
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ainsdale
25
58
33
Birkdale
61
79
18
Blundellsands
50
53
3
Cambridge
40
53
13
Church
254
478
224
Derby
35
86
51
Duke's
167
304
137
Ford
39
56
17
Harington
32
71
39
Kew
45
104
59
Linacre
110
246
136
Litherland
32
79
47
Manor
34
64
30
Meols
35
70
35
Molyneux
37
71
34
Netherton and Orrell
42
83
41
Norwood
29
70
41
Park
79
133
54
Ravenmeols
58
137
79
St Oswald
29
50
21
Sudell
39
60
21
Victoria
80
136
56
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Billinge and Seneley Green
56
373
317
Blackbrook
19
25
6
Bold
31
68
37
Earlestown
58
69
11
Eccleston
30
58
28
Haydock
52
115
63
Moss Bank
16
29
13
Newton
34
74
40
Parr
25
38
13
Rainford
23
59
36
Rainhill
42
82
40
Sutton
23
35
12
Thatto Heath
34
70
36
Town Centre
89
219
130
West Park
28
102
74
Windle
25
40
15
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bebington
41
87
46
Bidston and St James
86
133
47
Birkenhead and Tranmere
139
324
185
Bromborough
212
241
29
Clatterbridge
49
92
43
Claughton
36
82
46
Eastham
49
69
20
Greasby Frankby and Irby
90
112
22
Heswall
90
127
37
Hoylake and Meols
81
123
42
Leasowe and Moreton East
37
33
-4
Liscard
89
118
29
Moreton West and Saughall Massie
40
64
24
New Brighton
45
54
9
Oxton
55
80
25
Pensby and Thingwall
35
78
43
Prenton
38
98
60
Rock Ferry
34
78
44
Seacombe
49
119
70
Upton
34
52
18
Wallasey
48
114
66
West Kirby and Thurstaston
52
86
34

Total companies 2020 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2020 and how Merseyside compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2019: 1st
London
1,338,261
2nd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
207,946
3rd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
191,692
4th 2019: 4th
Essex
137,310
5th 2019: 5th
West Yorkshire
135,276
12th 2019: 14th
Merseyside
74,780
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
2nd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
207,946
10th 2019: 10th
Cheshire
86,796
11th 2019: 11th
Lancashire
83,690
12th 2019: 14th
Merseyside
74,780
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2019: 1st
London
1,338,261
2nd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
207,946
3rd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
191,692
4th 2019: 4th
Essex
137,310
5th 2019: 5th
West Yorkshire
135,276
6th 2019: 7th
Kent
122,694
7th 2019: 6th
Hampshire
121,331
8th 2019: 8th
Hertfordshire
117,796
9th 2019: 9th
Surrey
105,715
10th 2019: 10th
Cheshire
86,796
11th 2019: 11th
Lancashire
83,690
12th 2019: 14th
Merseyside
74,780
13th 2019: 13th
Buckinghamshire
73,748
14th 2019: 12th
Berkshire
73,492
15th 2019: 16th
Leicestershire
71,425
16th 2019: 15th
East Sussex
70,311
17th 2019: 17th
South Yorkshire
65,398
18th 2019: 19th
North Yorkshire
58,526
19th 2019: 20th
Devon
57,278
20th 2019: 21st
West Sussex
56,212
21st 2019: 25th
Nottinghamshire
56,199
22nd 2019: 22nd
Gloucestershire
55,106
23rd 2019: 23rd
Somerset
55,092
24th 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
54,862
25th 2019: 18th
Dorset
54,841
26th 2019: 26th
Cambridgeshire
54,497
27th 2019: 27th
Northamptonshire
52,017
28th 2019: 28th
Derbyshire
51,742
29th 2019: 29th
Lincolnshire
48,061
30th 2019: 30th
Tyne and Wear
47,790
31st 2019: 33rd
Bedfordshire
46,207
32nd 2019: 32nd
Oxfordshire
45,071
33rd 2019: 31st
Worcestershire
44,570
34th 2019: 35th
Norfolk
41,185
35th 2019: 34th
Warwickshire
40,304
36th 2019: 37th
Suffolk
39,507
37th 2019: 36th
Wiltshire
39,022
38th 2019: 38th
Bristol
36,208
39th 2019: 39th
Durham
31,943
40th 2019: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
26,864
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
25,603
42nd 2019: 42nd
Cornwall
23,804
43rd 2019: 43rd
Cumbria
22,186
44th 2019: 45th
Herefordshire
12,800
45th 2019: 44th
Northumberland
11,575
46th 2019: 46th
Isle of Wight
6,118
47th 2019: 47th
Rutland
2,257

Total companies at the end of 2020 per 1000 Person people

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In Merseyside

54.2

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76.4

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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.

2016

10,617 formed

7,694 dissolved

2017

11,016 formed

7,548 dissolved

2018

11,451 formed

8,140 dissolved

2019

11,866 formed

9,470 dissolved

2020

13,410 formed

6,956 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.25% vs 2016

2.78% vs 2017

4.35% vs 2018

9.3% vs 2019