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Company Formations in 2021: Oxfordshire

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???? Businesses formed in Oxfordshire during 2021

1.8% more companies in Oxfordshire compared to 2020

New businesses in Oxfordshire mapped

Cherwell 1,215 formed

Oxford 1,147 formed

South Oxfordshire 1,014 formed

Vale of White Horse 848 formed

West Oxfordshire 822 formed

Companies formed in 2021 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 2020: 1st
London
269,246
2nd 2020: 2nd
West Midlands
36,485
3rd 2020: 3rd
Greater Manchester
36,442
4th 2020: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,140
5th 2020: 5th
Essex
18,584
38th 2020: 34th
Oxfordshire
5,053
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
15th 2020: 15th
Berkshire
9,605
16th 2020: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,910
27th 2020: 23rd
Northamptonshire
7,131
32nd 2020: 32nd
Gloucestershire
6,357
36th 2020: 38th
Warwickshire
5,117
38th 2020: 34th
Oxfordshire
5,053
39th 2020: 39th
Wiltshire
4,432
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2020: 1st
London
269,246
2nd 2020: 2nd
West Midlands
36,485
3rd 2020: 3rd
Greater Manchester
36,442
4th 2020: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,140
5th 2020: 5th
Essex
18,584
6th 2020: 6th
Kent
16,625
7th 2020: 7th
Hampshire
14,512
8th 2020: 8th
Hertfordshire
13,899
9th 2020: 9th
Merseyside
13,108
10th 2020: 10th
Lancashire
12,800
11th 2020: 12th
Surrey
11,021
12th 2020: 14th
South Yorkshire
10,815
13th 2020: 13th
Cheshire
9,800
14th 2020: 11th
Leicestershire
9,685
15th 2020: 15th
Berkshire
9,605
16th 2020: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,910
17th 2020: 17th
Nottinghamshire
8,810
18th 2020: 22nd
Staffordshire
8,541
19th 2020: 20th
East Sussex
7,675
20th 2020: 21st
Tyne and Wear
7,623
21st 2020: 19th
North Yorkshire
7,614
22nd 2020: 26th
Dorset
7,584
23rd 2020: 24th
Cambridgeshire
7,476
24th 2020: 18th
Bedfordshire
7,413
25th 2020: 28th
Worcestershire
7,361
26th 2020: 25th
Derbyshire
7,261
27th 2020: 23rd
Northamptonshire
7,131
28th 2020: 31st
Somerset
7,057
29th 2020: 30th
Lincolnshire
6,903
30th 2020: 27th
Devon
6,825
31st 2020: 29th
West Sussex
6,463
32nd 2020: 32nd
Gloucestershire
6,357
33rd 2020: 35th
Suffolk
5,445
34th 2020: 37th
Norfolk
5,214
35th 2020: 33rd
Bristol
5,125
36th 2020: 38th
Warwickshire
5,117
37th 2020: 36th
Durham
5,065
38th 2020: 34th
Oxfordshire
5,053
39th 2020: 39th
Wiltshire
4,432
40th 2020: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,749
41st 2020: 42nd
Cornwall
2,993
42nd 2020: 41st
Shropshire
2,914
43rd 2020: 44th
Herefordshire
2,858
44th 2020: 43rd
Cumbria
2,286
45th 2020: 45th
Northumberland
1,421
46th 2020: 46th
Isle of Wight
697
47th 2020: 47th
Rutland
195

New incorporations in 2021 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Oxfordshire

7.7

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12.2

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Type of companies formed in Oxfordshire breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (4,858 companies)

4% Other company types (195 companies)

Other company types breakdown (195 companies)

Total companies in Oxfordshire by the end of 2021

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Businesses formed in Oxfordshire during 2021

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Businesses dissolved in Oxfordshire during 2021

Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Companies House did not always process company dissolutions as soon as the standard conditions for dissolution were first met.

meaning there is a total of

45,883

businesses registered in Oxfordshire at the end of 2021.

1.8% more companies in Oxfordshire compared to 2020

Surrounding counties 2021 breakdown & comparison

Warwickshire

40,740 total businesses
5,117 formed in 2021
4,641 dissolved in 2021

Buckinghamshire

74,634 total businesses
8,910 formed in 2021
7,932 dissolved in 2021

Gloucestershire

56,711 total businesses
6,357 formed in 2021
5,435 dissolved in 2021

Northamptonshire

53,149 total businesses
7,131 formed in 2021
6,724 dissolved in 2021

Berkshire

75,011 total businesses
9,605 formed in 2021
8,449 dissolved in 2021

Wiltshire

39,338 total businesses
4,432 formed in 2021
4,387 dissolved in 2021

Oxfordshire

45,883 total businesses
5,053 formed in 2021
4,163 dissolved in 2021

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Adderbury
17
32
15
Ambrosden and Chesterton
33
67
34
Banbury Calthorpe
17
31
14
Banbury Easington
85
78
-7
Banbury Grimsbury and Castle
122
143
21
Banbury Hardwick
36
43
7
Banbury Neithrop
37
50
13
Banbury Ruscote
33
30
-3
Bicester East
37
65
28
Bicester North
16
40
24
Bicester South
20
34
14
Bicester Town
90
100
10
Bicester West
26
41
15
Bloxham and Bodicote
25
41
16
Caversfield
18
32
14
Cropredy
10
25
15
Deddington
12
13
1
Fringford
30
29
-1
Hook Norton
6
20
14
Kidlington North
41
68
27
Kidlington South
36
54
18
Kirtlington
15
27
12
Launton
28
37
9
Otmoor
16
13
-3
Sibford
14
12
-2
The Astons and Heyfords
33
28
-5
Wroxton
17
19
2
Yarnton Gosford and Water Eaton
26
43
17
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Barton and Sandhills
39
37
-2
Blackbird Leys
25
37
12
Carfax
69
87
18
Churchill
38
44
6
Cowley
41
71
30
Cowley Marsh
33
63
30
Forest Hill & Holton
19
29
10
Headington
63
45
-18
Headington Hill and Northway
26
23
-3
Hinksey Park
32
32
0
Holywell
30
28
-2
Iffley Fields
23
31
8
Jericho and Osney
71
76
5
Littlemore
66
75
9
Lye Valley
43
61
18
Marston
22
28
6
North
29
32
3
Northfield Brook
28
32
4
Quarry and Risinghurst
37
35
-2
Rose Hill and Iffley
34
38
4
St Clement's
37
55
18
St Margaret's
21
19
-2
St Mary's
41
46
5
Summertown
140
116
-24
Wolvercote
28
36
8
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Benson & Crowmarsh
68
50
-18
Berinsfield
14
20
6
Chalgrove
47
47
0
Chinnor
58
44
-14
Cholsey
50
80
30
Didcot North East
41
40
-1
Didcot South
43
41
-2
Didcot West
36
31
-5
Forest Hill & Holton
19
29
10
Garsington & Horspath
17
14
-3
Goring
33
31
-2
Haseley Brook
24
31
7
Henley-on-Thames
113
136
23
Kidmore End & Whitchurch
33
28
-5
Sandford & the Wittenhams
23
29
6
Sonning Common
37
40
3
Sutton Courtenay
19
45
26
Thame
107
133
26
Wallingford
42
51
9
Watlington
32
37
5
Wheatley
23
25
2
Woodcote & Rotherfield
60
71
11
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abingdon Abbey Northcourt
42
66
24
Abingdon Caldecott
22
82
60
Abingdon Dunmore
23
32
9
Abingdon Fitzharris
30
56
26
Abingdon Peachcroft
29
18
-11
Blewbury & Harwell
24
32
8
Botley & Sunningwell
48
54
6
Cumnor
53
48
-5
Didcot West
36
31
-5
Drayton
29
30
1
Faringdon
26
43
17
Grove North
15
13
-2
Hendreds
21
38
17
Kennington & Radley
24
28
4
Kingston Bagpuize
31
61
30
Marcham
14
13
-1
Ridgeway
14
27
13
Stanford
9
25
16
Steventon & the Hanneys
18
10
-8
Sutton Courtenay
19
45
26
Thames
24
18
-6
Wantage & Grove Brook
23
24
1
Wantage Charlton
36
32
-4
Watchfield & Shrivenham
21
38
17
Wootton
16
21
5
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alvescot and Filkins
8
10
2
Ascott and Shipton
8
15
7
Bampton and Clanfield
20
17
-3
Brize Norton and Shilton
8
9
1
Burford
16
34
18
Carterton North East
32
25
-7
Carterton North West
15
35
20
Carterton South
19
18
-1
Chadlington and Churchill
12
17
5
Charlbury and Finstock
9
16
7
Chipping Norton
33
51
18
Ducklington
7
4
-3
Eynsham and Cassington
48
35
-13
Freeland and Hanborough
20
35
15
Hailey Minster Lovell and Leafield
16
21
5
Kingham Rollright and Enstone
22
23
1
Milton-under-Wychwood
10
13
3
North Leigh
9
12
3
Standlake Aston and Stanton Harcourt
39
36
-3
Stonesfield and Tackley
18
25
7
The Bartons
12
8
-4
Witney Central
69
126
57
Witney East
46
54
8
Witney North
11
22
11
Witney South
102
110
8
Witney West
21
22
1
Woodstock and Bladon
29
29
0

Total companies 2021 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2021 and how Oxfordshire compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2020: 1st
London
1,397,474
2nd 2020: 2nd
Greater Manchester
217,557
3rd 2020: 3rd
West Midlands
198,781
4th 2020: 4th
Essex
141,948
5th 2020: 5th
West Yorkshire
141,120
32nd 2020: 32nd
Oxfordshire
45,883
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
13th 2020: 14th
Berkshire
75,011
14th 2020: 13th
Buckinghamshire
74,634
24th 2020: 22nd
Gloucestershire
56,711
28th 2020: 27th
Northamptonshire
53,149
32nd 2020: 32nd
Oxfordshire
45,883
36th 2020: 35th
Warwickshire
40,740
37th 2020: 37th
Wiltshire
39,338
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2020: 1st
London
1,397,474
2nd 2020: 2nd
Greater Manchester
217,557
3rd 2020: 3rd
West Midlands
198,781
4th 2020: 4th
Essex
141,948
5th 2020: 5th
West Yorkshire
141,120
6th 2020: 6th
Kent
126,550
7th 2020: 7th
Hampshire
123,584
8th 2020: 8th
Hertfordshire
118,798
9th 2020: 9th
Surrey
106,792
10th 2020: 11th
Lancashire
87,562
11th 2020: 10th
Cheshire
83,426
12th 2020: 12th
Merseyside
78,022
13th 2020: 14th
Berkshire
75,011
14th 2020: 13th
Buckinghamshire
74,634
15th 2020: 15th
Leicestershire
71,867
16th 2020: 16th
East Sussex
70,862
17th 2020: 17th
South Yorkshire
68,227
18th 2020: 19th
Devon
60,022
19th 2020: 18th
North Yorkshire
59,819
20th 2020: 21st
Nottinghamshire
58,780
21st 2020: 20th
West Sussex
57,619
22nd 2020: 24th
Staffordshire
57,556
23rd 2020: 23rd
Somerset
57,300
24th 2020: 22nd
Gloucestershire
56,711
25th 2020: 25th
Dorset
56,465
26th 2020: 26th
Cambridgeshire
56,346
27th 2020: 28th
Derbyshire
53,394
28th 2020: 27th
Northamptonshire
53,149
29th 2020: 29th
Lincolnshire
50,076
30th 2020: 30th
Tyne and Wear
49,266
31st 2020: 31st
Bedfordshire
47,831
32nd 2020: 32nd
Oxfordshire
45,883
33rd 2020: 34th
Norfolk
43,452
34th 2020: 33rd
Worcestershire
42,443
35th 2020: 36th
Suffolk
41,836
36th 2020: 35th
Warwickshire
40,740
37th 2020: 37th
Wiltshire
39,338
38th 2020: 38th
Bristol
36,239
39th 2020: 39th
Durham
33,620
40th 2020: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
27,909
41st 2020: 41st
Shropshire
25,765
42nd 2020: 42nd
Cornwall
24,752
43rd 2020: 43rd
Cumbria
22,499
44th 2020: 44th
Herefordshire
14,830
45th 2020: 45th
Northumberland
11,895
46th 2020: 46th
Isle of Wight
6,319
47th 2020: 47th
Rutland
2,056

Total companies at the end of 2021 per 1000 Person people

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In Oxfordshire

70.1

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National Average

79.1

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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.

2017

4,612 formed

3,390 dissolved

2018

4,631 formed

3,420 dissolved

2019

5,087 formed

3,723 dissolved

2020

5,363 formed

3,171 dissolved

2021

5,053 formed

4,163 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

3% vs 2017

3.74% vs 2018

6.15% vs 2019

1.8% vs 2020