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Company Formations in 2018: Oxfordshire

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???? Businesses formed in Oxfordshire during 2018

3.0% more companies in Oxfordshire compared to 2017

New businesses in Oxfordshire mapped

Cherwell 1,113 formed

Oxford 1,115 formed

South Oxfordshire 940 formed

Vale of White Horse 736 formed

West Oxfordshire 719 formed

Companies formed in 2018 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 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
36th 2017: 37th
Oxfordshire
4,631
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
13th 2017: 15th
Berkshire
9,166
14th 2017: 17th
Buckinghamshire
8,915
18th 2017: 14th
Northamptonshire
7,630
31st 2017: 30th
Gloucestershire
5,719
34th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
4,755
36th 2017: 37th
Oxfordshire
4,631
38th 2017: 33rd
Wiltshire
4,348
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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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7.1

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Type of companies formed in Oxfordshire breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (4,500 companies)

3% Other company types (131 companies)

Other company types breakdown (131 companies)

Total companies in Oxfordshire by the end of 2018

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Businesses formed in Oxfordshire during 2018

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Businesses dissolved in Oxfordshire during 2018

meaning there is a total of

40,930

businesses registered in Oxfordshire at the end of 2018.

3.0% more companies in Oxfordshire compared to 2017

Surrounding counties 2018 breakdown & comparison

Warwickshire

37,025 total businesses
4,755 formed in 2018
3,572 dissolved in 2018

Buckinghamshire

69,301 total businesses
8,915 formed in 2018
6,799 dissolved in 2018

Gloucestershire

50,643 total businesses
5,719 formed in 2018
4,536 dissolved in 2018

Northamptonshire

44,212 total businesses
7,630 formed in 2018
5,516 dissolved in 2018

Berkshire

68,855 total businesses
9,166 formed in 2018
7,333 dissolved in 2018

Wiltshire

36,714 total businesses
4,348 formed in 2018
4,933 dissolved in 2018

Oxfordshire

40,930 total businesses
4,631 formed in 2018
3,420 dissolved in 2018

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Adderbury
24
26
2
Ambrosden and Chesterton
24
38
14
Banbury Calthorpe
37
34
-3
Banbury Easington
62
82
20
Banbury Grimsbury and Castle
97
143
46
Banbury Hardwick
21
37
16
Banbury Neithrop
21
42
21
Banbury Ruscote
15
31
16
Bicester East
47
61
14
Bicester North
22
37
15
Bicester South
16
18
2
Bicester Town
112
103
-9
Bicester West
18
24
6
Bloxham and Bodicote
36
36
0
Caversfield
11
57
46
Cropredy
7
12
5
Deddington
11
15
4
Fringford
16
42
26
Hook Norton
6
14
8
Kidlington North
32
72
40
Kidlington South
17
30
13
Kirtlington
15
27
12
Launton
6
15
9
Otmoor
12
11
-1
Sibford
7
14
7
The Astons and Heyfords
27
34
7
Wroxton
30
43
13
Yarnton Gosford and Water Eaton
10
15
5
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barton and Sandhills
26
33
7
Blackbird Leys
11
26
15
Carfax
56
97
41
Churchill
22
29
7
Cowley
30
47
17
Cowley Marsh
31
45
14
Forest Hill & Holton
28
34
6
Headington
69
65
-4
Headington Hill and Northway
28
23
-5
Hinksey Park
16
31
15
Holywell
16
29
13
Iffley Fields
19
22
3
Jericho and Osney
101
81
-20
Littlemore
63
72
9
Lye Valley
53
69
16
Marston
21
22
1
North
28
32
4
Northfield Brook
20
27
7
Quarry and Risinghurst
29
42
13
Rose Hill and Iffley
24
33
9
St Clement's
24
40
16
St Margaret's
12
24
12
St Mary's
47
69
22
Summertown
104
116
12
Wolvercote
15
41
26
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Benson & Crowmarsh
52
60
8
Berinsfield
16
11
-5
Chalgrove
15
18
3
Chinnor
45
61
16
Cholsey
32
36
4
Didcot North East
38
50
12
Didcot South
34
34
0
Didcot West
21
30
9
Forest Hill & Holton
28
34
6
Garsington & Horspath
12
18
6
Goring
22
29
7
Haseley Brook
25
27
2
Henley-on-Thames
97
129
32
Kidmore End & Whitchurch
10
35
25
Sandford & the Wittenhams
22
32
10
Sonning Common
30
50
20
Sutton Courtenay
18
20
2
Thame
104
120
16
Wallingford
50
49
-1
Watlington
20
29
9
Wheatley
21
38
17
Woodcote & Rotherfield
47
50
3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abingdon Abbey Northcourt
52
47
-5
Abingdon Caldecott
20
21
1
Abingdon Dunmore
12
22
10
Abingdon Fitzharris
26
29
3
Abingdon Peachcroft
33
36
3
Blewbury & Harwell
30
43
13
Botley & Sunningwell
37
44
7
Cumnor
54
73
19
Didcot West
21
30
9
Drayton
16
23
7
Faringdon
26
41
15
Grove North
11
31
20
Hendreds
16
19
3
Kennington & Radley
16
24
8
Kingston Bagpuize
21
61
40
Marcham
7
21
14
Ridgeway
17
20
3
Stanford
13
10
-3
Steventon & the Hanneys
19
22
3
Sutton Courtenay
18
20
2
Thames
14
21
7
Wantage & Grove Brook
15
17
2
Wantage Charlton
28
41
13
Watchfield & Shrivenham
25
37
12
Wootton
15
13
-2
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alvescot and Filkins
11
13
2
Ascott and Shipton
9
9
0
Bampton and Clanfield
11
16
5
Brize Norton and Shilton
12
10
-2
Burford
8
15
7
Carterton North East
21
40
19
Carterton North West
19
20
1
Carterton South
11
27
16
Chadlington and Churchill
5
11
6
Charlbury and Finstock
13
28
15
Chipping Norton
60
52
-8
Ducklington
7
10
3
Eynsham and Cassington
23
55
32
Freeland and Hanborough
14
17
3
Hailey Minster Lovell and Leafield
23
17
-6
Kingham Rollright and Enstone
19
20
1
Milton-under-Wychwood
5
8
3
North Leigh
9
11
2
Standlake Aston and Stanton Harcourt
25
27
2
Stonesfield and Tackley
15
30
15
The Bartons
6
7
1
Witney Central
48
77
29
Witney East
24
46
22
Witney North
6
13
7
Witney South
37
73
36
Witney West
17
34
17
Woodstock and Bladon
22
33
11

Total companies 2018 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2018 and how Oxfordshire 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
32nd 2017: 31st
Oxfordshire
40,930
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
12th 2017: 14th
Buckinghamshire
69,301
13th 2017: 12th
Berkshire
68,855
22nd 2017: 21st
Gloucestershire
50,643
28th 2017: 26th
Northamptonshire
44,212
32nd 2017: 31st
Oxfordshire
40,930
35th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
37,025
36th 2017: 34th
Wiltshire
36,714
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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62.5

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68.1

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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.

2014

4,653 formed

2,795 dissolved

2015

4,611 formed

2,781 dissolved

2016

4,517 formed

3,529 dissolved

2017

4,612 formed

3,390 dissolved

2018

4,631 formed

3,420 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.4% vs 2014

2.3% vs 2015

3.44% vs 2016

3.0% vs 2017