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Company Formations in 2015: Oxfordshire

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5.4% more companies in Oxfordshire compared to 2014

New businesses in Oxfordshire mapped

Cherwell 1,038 formed

Oxford 1,073 formed

South Oxfordshire 1,020 formed

Vale of White Horse 735 formed

West Oxfordshire 745 formed

Companies formed in 2015 league table

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

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Rank
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
33rd 2014: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,611
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
14th 2014: 13th
Berkshire
9,135
16th 2014: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,249
23rd 2014: 23rd
Northamptonshire
6,347
29th 2014: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,741
33rd 2014: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,611
34th 2014: 35th
Wiltshire
4,506
35th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
4,424
Rank
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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In Oxfordshire

7.0

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9.7

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Type of companies formed in Oxfordshire breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (4,442 companies)

4% Other company types (169 companies)

Other company types breakdown (169 companies)

Total companies in Oxfordshire by the end of 2015

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Businesses formed in Oxfordshire during 2015

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Businesses dissolved in Oxfordshire during 2015

meaning there is a total of

37,534

businesses registered in Oxfordshire at the end of 2015.

5.4% more companies in Oxfordshire compared to 2014

Surrounding counties 2015 breakdown & comparison

Warwickshire

32,797 total businesses
4,424 formed in 2015
2,675 dissolved in 2015

Buckinghamshire

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

Gloucestershire

46,009 total businesses
5,741 formed in 2015
3,809 dissolved in 2015

Northamptonshire

39,638 total businesses
6,347 formed in 2015
3,341 dissolved in 2015

Berkshire

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

Wiltshire

33,003 total businesses
4,506 formed in 2015
2,718 dissolved in 2015

Oxfordshire

37,534 total businesses
4,611 formed in 2015
2,781 dissolved in 2015

OxfordshireBerkshireBuckinghamshireNorthamptonshireWarwickshireGloucestershireWiltshire

Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Adderbury
11
23
12
Ambrosden and Chesterton
9
47
38
Banbury Calthorpe
18
45
27
Banbury Easington
29
87
58
Banbury Grimsbury and Castle
58
121
63
Banbury Hardwick
18
25
7
Banbury Neithrop
17
35
18
Banbury Ruscote
14
19
5
Bicester East
25
54
29
Bicester North
17
43
26
Bicester South
10
22
12
Bicester Town
85
101
16
Bicester West
12
29
17
Bloxham and Bodicote
24
50
26
Caversfield
13
30
17
Cropredy
11
12
1
Deddington
4
8
4
Fringford
7
28
21
Hook Norton
1
5
4
Kidlington North
44
68
24
Kidlington South
20
23
3
Kirtlington
16
20
4
Launton
12
11
-1
Otmoor
6
13
7
Sibford
13
18
5
The Astons and Heyfords
16
38
22
Wroxton
31
46
15
Yarnton Gosford and Water Eaton
12
17
5
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barton and Sandhills
11
35
24
Blackbird Leys
7
25
18
Carfax
122
116
-6
Churchill
14
33
19
Cowley
26
37
11
Cowley Marsh
34
35
1
Forest Hill & Holton
12
23
11
Headington
46
77
31
Headington Hill and Northway
15
26
11
Hinksey Park
19
27
8
Holywell
17
33
16
Iffley Fields
16
25
9
Jericho and Osney
17
46
29
Littlemore
20
75
55
Lye Valley
50
65
15
Marston
14
25
11
North
19
28
9
Northfield Brook
14
34
20
Quarry and Risinghurst
16
47
31
Rose Hill and Iffley
13
25
12
St Clement's
30
45
15
St Margaret's
14
27
13
St Mary's
36
50
14
Summertown
73
105
32
Wolvercote
19
32
13
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Benson & Crowmarsh
22
55
33
Berinsfield
14
35
21
Chalgrove
33
44
11
Chinnor
35
64
29
Cholsey
35
46
11
Didcot North East
31
46
15
Didcot South
16
43
27
Didcot West
9
23
14
Forest Hill & Holton
12
23
11
Garsington & Horspath
10
12
2
Goring
21
30
9
Haseley Brook
17
33
16
Henley-on-Thames
104
157
53
Kidmore End & Whitchurch
22
20
-2
Sandford & the Wittenhams
17
20
3
Sonning Common
30
49
19
Sutton Courtenay
5
14
9
Thame
71
127
56
Wallingford
32
45
13
Watlington
21
34
13
Wheatley
35
35
0
Woodcote & Rotherfield
38
79
41
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abingdon Abbey Northcourt
33
66
33
Abingdon Caldecott
16
26
10
Abingdon Dunmore
16
25
9
Abingdon Fitzharris
15
21
6
Abingdon Peachcroft
18
27
9
Blewbury & Harwell
20
44
24
Botley & Sunningwell
29
48
19
Cumnor
53
81
28
Didcot West
9
23
14
Drayton
19
29
10
Faringdon
27
43
16
Grove North
8
19
11
Hendreds
19
14
-5
Kennington & Radley
17
16
-1
Kingston Bagpuize
15
59
44
Marcham
12
4
-8
Ridgeway
17
23
6
Stanford
7
19
12
Steventon & the Hanneys
12
20
8
Sutton Courtenay
5
14
9
Thames
12
23
11
Wantage & Grove Brook
22
16
-6
Wantage Charlton
34
41
7
Watchfield & Shrivenham
23
32
9
Wootton
11
25
14
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alvescot and Filkins
10
5
-5
Ascott and Shipton
6
13
7
Bampton and Clanfield
14
22
8
Brize Norton and Shilton
10
22
12
Burford
13
20
7
Carterton North East
16
25
9
Carterton North West
10
13
3
Carterton South
11
17
6
Chadlington and Churchill
17
13
-4
Charlbury and Finstock
7
27
20
Chipping Norton
31
59
28
Ducklington
5
6
1
Eynsham and Cassington
31
51
20
Freeland and Hanborough
14
19
5
Hailey Minster Lovell and Leafield
20
29
9
Kingham Rollright and Enstone
18
31
13
Milton-under-Wychwood
3
6
3
North Leigh
3
5
2
Standlake Aston and Stanton Harcourt
32
42
10
Stonesfield and Tackley
15
22
7
The Bartons
6
20
14
Witney Central
44
75
31
Witney East
44
52
8
Witney North
9
16
7
Witney South
56
70
14
Witney West
21
23
2
Woodstock and Bladon
15
42
27

Total companies 2015 league table

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

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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
30th 2014: 30th
Oxfordshire
37,534
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
12th 2014: 12th
Berkshire
63,186
14th 2014: 14th
Buckinghamshire
59,305
21st 2014: 20th
Gloucestershire
46,009
29th 2014: 29th
Northamptonshire
39,638
30th 2014: 30th
Oxfordshire
37,534
33rd 2014: 33rd
Wiltshire
33,003
34th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
32,797
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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In Oxfordshire

57.3

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59.4

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The last 5 years

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

2011

3,877 formed

2,328 dissolved

2012

4,096 formed

2,231 dissolved

2013

4,295 formed

2,674 dissolved

2014

4,653 formed

2,795 dissolved

2015

4,611 formed

2,781 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.2% vs 2011

5% vs 2012

5.5% vs 2013

5.4% vs 2014