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Company Formations in 2016: Oxfordshire

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???? Businesses formed in Oxfordshire during 2016

2.3% more companies in Oxfordshire compared to 2015

New businesses in Oxfordshire mapped

Cherwell 1,025 formed

Oxford 1,006 formed

South Oxfordshire 1,032 formed

Vale of White Horse 737 formed

West Oxfordshire 708 formed

Companies formed in 2016 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 2015: 1st
London
209,869
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
31,162
4th 2015: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,837
5th 2015: 6th
Hertfordshire
17,671
36th 2015: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,517
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
11th 2015: 34th
Wiltshire
11,837
16th 2015: 14th
Berkshire
9,081
17th 2015: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,523
22nd 2015: 23rd
Northamptonshire
7,050
32nd 2015: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,639
35th 2015: 35th
Warwickshire
4,709
36th 2015: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,517
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2015: 1st
London
209,869
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
31,162
4th 2015: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,837
5th 2015: 6th
Hertfordshire
17,671
6th 2015: 5th
Essex
15,887
7th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
15,328
8th 2015: 7th
Kent
14,577
9th 2015: 8th
Hampshire
14,249
10th 2015: 24th
Bedfordshire
13,677
11th 2015: 34th
Wiltshire
11,837
12th 2015: 9th
Surrey
11,070
13th 2015: 12th
Merseyside
10,617
14th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
10,600
15th 2015: 13th
South Yorkshire
9,265
16th 2015: 14th
Berkshire
9,081
17th 2015: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,523
18th 2015: 18th
Leicestershire
8,307
19th 2015: 17th
Dorset
8,113
20th 2015: 15th
East Sussex
7,939
21st 2015: 22nd
Staffordshire
7,618
22nd 2015: 23rd
Northamptonshire
7,050
23rd 2015: 20th
Nottinghamshire
6,642
24th 2015: 39th
Worcestershire
6,602
25th 2015: 21st
North Yorkshire
6,525
26th 2015: 27th
Tyne and Wear
6,380
27th 2015: 19th
Derbyshire
6,271
28th 2015: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,208
29th 2015: 26th
West Sussex
5,996
30th 2015: 30th
Devon
5,703
31st 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
5,698
32nd 2015: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,639
33rd 2015: 31st
Somerset
5,328
34th 2015: 32nd
Bristol
5,196
35th 2015: 35th
Warwickshire
4,709
36th 2015: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,517
37th 2015: 36th
Norfolk
4,480
38th 2015: 37th
Suffolk
4,291
39th 2015: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,080
40th 2015: 38th
Durham
4,017
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
2,496
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cornwall
2,468
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cumbria
1,979
44th 2015: 44th
Northumberland
1,302
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
853
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
545
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
217

New incorporations in 2016 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Oxfordshire

6.9

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10.5

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Type of companies formed in Oxfordshire breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (4,352 companies)

4% Other company types (165 companies)

Other company types breakdown (165 companies)

Total companies in Oxfordshire by the end of 2016

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Businesses formed in Oxfordshire during 2016

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Businesses dissolved in Oxfordshire during 2016

meaning there is a total of

38,413

businesses registered in Oxfordshire at the end of 2016.

2.3% more companies in Oxfordshire compared to 2015

Surrounding counties 2016 breakdown & comparison

Warwickshire

34,180 total businesses
4,709 formed in 2016
3,473 dissolved in 2016

Buckinghamshire

62,413 total businesses
8,523 formed in 2016
6,466 dissolved in 2016

Gloucestershire

47,665 total businesses
5,639 formed in 2016
4,437 dissolved in 2016

Northamptonshire

40,600 total businesses
7,050 formed in 2016
4,393 dissolved in 2016

Berkshire

64,828 total businesses
9,081 formed in 2016
7,364 dissolved in 2016

Wiltshire

41,591 total businesses
11,837 formed in 2016
3,316 dissolved in 2016

Oxfordshire

38,413 total businesses
4,517 formed in 2016
3,529 dissolved in 2016

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Adderbury
22
29
7
Ambrosden and Chesterton
20
44
24
Banbury Calthorpe
24
31
7
Banbury Easington
40
64
24
Banbury Grimsbury and Castle
95
119
24
Banbury Hardwick
26
29
3
Banbury Neithrop
21
41
20
Banbury Ruscote
15
26
11
Bicester East
44
45
1
Bicester North
21
37
16
Bicester South
19
21
2
Bicester Town
107
119
12
Bicester West
17
29
12
Bloxham and Bodicote
48
53
5
Caversfield
12
27
15
Cropredy
10
11
1
Deddington
15
17
2
Fringford
13
31
18
Hook Norton
1
10
9
Kidlington North
43
55
12
Kidlington South
18
28
10
Kirtlington
14
19
5
Launton
9
6
-3
Otmoor
14
16
2
Sibford
16
11
-5
The Astons and Heyfords
24
40
16
Wroxton
41
45
4
Yarnton Gosford and Water Eaton
18
22
4
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barton and Sandhills
18
27
9
Blackbird Leys
9
30
21
Carfax
145
108
-37
Churchill
24
35
11
Cowley
33
31
-2
Cowley Marsh
21
42
21
Forest Hill & Holton
18
41
23
Headington
45
57
12
Headington Hill and Northway
14
24
10
Hinksey Park
17
32
15
Holywell
18
30
12
Iffley Fields
24
30
6
Jericho and Osney
26
53
27
Littlemore
29
34
5
Lye Valley
61
84
23
Marston
22
21
-1
North
24
21
-3
Northfield Brook
17
20
3
Quarry and Risinghurst
31
31
0
Rose Hill and Iffley
22
29
7
St Clement's
36
40
4
St Margaret's
14
21
7
St Mary's
60
57
-3
Summertown
97
122
25
Wolvercote
22
27
5
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Benson & Crowmarsh
56
38
-18
Berinsfield
22
26
4
Chalgrove
35
26
-9
Chinnor
38
57
19
Cholsey
28
45
17
Didcot North East
36
50
14
Didcot South
31
58
27
Didcot West
11
28
17
Forest Hill & Holton
18
41
23
Garsington & Horspath
12
18
6
Goring
36
36
0
Haseley Brook
23
34
11
Henley-on-Thames
104
143
39
Kidmore End & Whitchurch
19
27
8
Sandford & the Wittenhams
19
31
12
Sonning Common
41
45
4
Sutton Courtenay
11
23
12
Thame
105
120
15
Wallingford
53
42
-11
Watlington
29
36
7
Wheatley
36
36
0
Woodcote & Rotherfield
47
94
47
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abingdon Abbey Northcourt
37
57
20
Abingdon Caldecott
19
21
2
Abingdon Dunmore
16
14
-2
Abingdon Fitzharris
27
31
4
Abingdon Peachcroft
27
29
2
Blewbury & Harwell
21
44
23
Botley & Sunningwell
49
65
16
Cumnor
53
61
8
Didcot West
11
28
17
Drayton
27
26
-1
Faringdon
35
29
-6
Grove North
21
16
-5
Hendreds
11
16
5
Kennington & Radley
17
22
5
Kingston Bagpuize
19
60
41
Marcham
8
12
4
Ridgeway
16
26
10
Stanford
10
10
0
Steventon & the Hanneys
18
23
5
Sutton Courtenay
11
23
12
Thames
15
29
14
Wantage & Grove Brook
20
21
1
Wantage Charlton
34
44
10
Watchfield & Shrivenham
26
33
7
Wootton
13
26
13
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alvescot and Filkins
9
11
2
Ascott and Shipton
7
14
7
Bampton and Clanfield
16
17
1
Brize Norton and Shilton
14
23
9
Burford
8
14
6
Carterton North East
18
25
7
Carterton North West
24
21
-3
Carterton South
18
18
0
Chadlington and Churchill
11
10
-1
Charlbury and Finstock
19
17
-2
Chipping Norton
29
79
50
Ducklington
5
11
6
Eynsham and Cassington
34
37
3
Freeland and Hanborough
20
16
-4
Hailey Minster Lovell and Leafield
19
39
20
Kingham Rollright and Enstone
24
27
3
Milton-under-Wychwood
6
12
6
North Leigh
7
8
1
Standlake Aston and Stanton Harcourt
30
35
5
Stonesfield and Tackley
21
29
8
The Bartons
10
8
-2
Witney Central
52
60
8
Witney East
52
41
-11
Witney North
11
9
-2
Witney South
66
72
6
Witney West
26
20
-6
Woodstock and Bladon
27
35
8

Total companies 2016 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2016 and how Oxfordshire compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2015: 1st
London
1,070,255
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
156,118
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
5th 2015: 5th
West Yorkshire
107,764
33rd 2015: 30th
Oxfordshire
38,413
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
12th 2015: 12th
Berkshire
64,828
14th 2015: 14th
Buckinghamshire
62,413
21st 2015: 21st
Gloucestershire
47,665
29th 2015: 33rd
Wiltshire
41,591
31st 2015: 29th
Northamptonshire
40,600
33rd 2015: 30th
Oxfordshire
38,413
35th 2015: 34th
Warwickshire
34,180
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2015: 1st
London
1,070,255
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
156,118
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
5th 2015: 5th
West Yorkshire
107,764
6th 2015: 7th
Hertfordshire
104,699
7th 2015: 6th
Hampshire
103,043
8th 2015: 8th
Kent
98,931
9th 2015: 9th
Surrey
95,997
10th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
74,912
11th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
68,241
12th 2015: 12th
Berkshire
64,828
13th 2015: 13th
East Sussex
63,012
14th 2015: 14th
Buckinghamshire
62,413
15th 2015: 15th
Merseyside
60,027
16th 2015: 16th
South Yorkshire
55,438
17th 2015: 17th
Leicestershire
52,138
18th 2015: 18th
Dorset
50,419
19th 2015: 19th
West Sussex
48,518
20th 2015: 20th
North Yorkshire
48,164
21st 2015: 21st
Gloucestershire
47,665
22nd 2015: 22nd
Devon
47,095
23rd 2015: 24th
Staffordshire
47,000
24th 2015: 23rd
Somerset
46,011
25th 2015: 26th
Nottinghamshire
45,573
26th 2015: 32nd
Bedfordshire
44,451
27th 2015: 25th
Derbyshire
43,529
28th 2015: 27th
Cambridgeshire
43,412
29th 2015: 33rd
Wiltshire
41,591
30th 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
40,701
31st 2015: 29th
Northamptonshire
40,600
32nd 2015: 31st
Tyne and Wear
38,544
33rd 2015: 30th
Oxfordshire
38,413
34th 2015: 35th
Norfolk
34,374
35th 2015: 34th
Warwickshire
34,180
36th 2015: 38th
Worcestershire
33,436
37th 2015: 36th
Suffolk
32,526
38th 2015: 37th
Bristol
31,308
39th 2015: 39th
Durham
25,127
40th 2015: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
23,848
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
20,422
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cumbria
19,675
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cornwall
19,655
44th 2015: 44th
Northumberland
9,713
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
8,293
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
4,973
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
1,742

Total companies at the end of 2016 per 1000 Person people

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58.7

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62.6

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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.

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

2016

4,517 formed

3,529 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5% vs 2012

5.5% vs 2013

5.4% vs 2014

2.3% vs 2015