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Company Formations in 2017: Shropshire

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???? Businesses formed in Shropshire during 2017

5.1% more companies in Shropshire compared to 2016

New businesses in Shropshire mapped

Shropshire 1,655 formed

Telford and Wrekin 817 formed

Companies formed in 2017 league table

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

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Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2016: 1st
London
205,527
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
5th 2016: 6th
Essex
15,922
42nd 2016: 41st
Shropshire
2,474
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
9th 2016: 7th
Cheshire
11,619
18th 2016: 24th
Worcestershire
7,804
24th 2016: 21st
Staffordshire
6,449
42nd 2016: 41st
Shropshire
2,474
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
906
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2016: 1st
London
205,527
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
5th 2016: 6th
Essex
15,922
6th 2016: 8th
Kent
14,860
7th 2016: 5th
Hertfordshire
13,752
8th 2016: 9th
Hampshire
13,642
9th 2016: 7th
Cheshire
11,619
10th 2016: 13th
Merseyside
11,016
11th 2016: 12th
Surrey
11,009
12th 2016: 14th
Lancashire
10,646
13th 2016: 18th
Leicestershire
10,566
14th 2016: 22nd
Northamptonshire
9,958
15th 2016: 16th
Berkshire
8,679
16th 2016: 15th
South Yorkshire
8,325
17th 2016: 17th
Buckinghamshire
7,992
18th 2016: 24th
Worcestershire
7,804
19th 2016: 20th
East Sussex
7,318
20th 2016: 19th
Dorset
7,242
21st 2016: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
6,937
22nd 2016: 25th
North Yorkshire
6,766
23rd 2016: 10th
Bedfordshire
6,469
24th 2016: 21st
Staffordshire
6,449
25th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
6,384
26th 2016: 26th
Tyne and Wear
6,166
27th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
5,803
28th 2016: 30th
Devon
5,615
29th 2016: 29th
West Sussex
5,598
30th 2016: 32nd
Gloucestershire
5,447
31st 2016: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,414
32nd 2016: 33rd
Somerset
5,329
33rd 2016: 11th
Wiltshire
5,227
34th 2016: 34th
Bristol
4,744
35th 2016: 39th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,646
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
4,617
37th 2016: 36th
Oxfordshire
4,612
38th 2016: 37th
Norfolk
4,399
39th 2016: 38th
Suffolk
4,145
40th 2016: 40th
Durham
4,077
41st 2016: 42nd
Cornwall
2,665
42nd 2016: 41st
Shropshire
2,474
43rd 2016: 43rd
Cumbria
2,215
44th 2016: 44th
Northumberland
1,360
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
906
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
528
47th 2016: 47th
Rutland
186

New incorporations in 2017 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Shropshire

5.2

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10.0

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Type of companies formed in Shropshire breakdown

95% Private Limited Companies (2,361 companies)

5% Other company types (113 companies)

Other company types breakdown (113 companies)

Total companies in Shropshire by the end of 2017

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Businesses formed in Shropshire during 2017

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Businesses dissolved in Shropshire during 2017

meaning there is a total of

21,473

businesses registered in Shropshire at the end of 2017.

5.1% more companies in Shropshire compared to 2016

Surrounding counties 2017 breakdown & comparison

Powys

4,741 total businesses
421 formed in 2017
363 dissolved in 2017

Wrexham

4,347 total businesses
597 formed in 2017
414 dissolved in 2017

Staffordshire

47,930 total businesses
6,449 formed in 2017
5,953 dissolved in 2017

Worcestershire

38,764 total businesses
7,804 formed in 2017
3,700 dissolved in 2017

West Midlands

159,647 total businesses
26,802 formed in 2017
21,082 dissolved in 2017

Cheshire

76,254 total businesses
11,619 formed in 2017
6,981 dissolved in 2017

Herefordshire

8,627 total businesses
906 formed in 2017
641 dissolved in 2017

Shropshire

21,473 total businesses
2,474 formed in 2017
1,769 dissolved in 2017

ShropshirePowysWrexhamCheshireStaffordshireWestMidlandsWorcestershireHerefordshire

Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
21
39
18
Albrighton
13
16
3
Alveley and Claverley
15
27
12
Bagley
8
9
1
Battlefield
10
10
0
Bayston Hill Column and Sutton
91
111
20
Belle Vue
19
22
3
Bishop's Castle
15
11
-4
Bowbrook
26
12
-14
Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts
58
79
21
Bridgnorth West and Tasley
22
32
10
Broseley
11
19
8
Brown Clee
21
21
0
Burnell
14
23
9
Castlefields and Ditherington
9
6
-3
Cheswardine
26
24
-2
Chirbury and Worthen
3
11
8
Church Stretton and Craven Arms
38
61
23
Clee
17
17
0
Cleobury Mortimer
35
40
5
Clun
7
9
2
Copthorne
11
19
8
Corvedale
16
10
-6
Ellesmere Urban
9
15
6
Gobowen Selattyn and Weston Rhyn
12
16
4
Harlescott
46
91
45
Highley
3
4
1
Hodnet
13
14
1
Llanymynech
10
15
5
Longden
11
19
8
Loton
13
24
11
Ludlow East
2
6
4
Ludlow North
28
27
-1
Ludlow South
28
24
-4
Market Drayton East
19
16
-3
Market Drayton West
32
42
10
Meole
7
15
8
Monkmoor
7
30
23
Much Wenlock
16
25
9
Oswestry East
12
22
10
Oswestry South
43
61
18
Oswestry West
6
17
11
Porthill
17
15
-2
Prees
16
26
10
Quarry and Coton Hill
51
91
40
Radbrook
11
10
-1
Rea Valley
6
10
4
Ruyton and Baschurch
11
14
3
Severn Valley
13
16
3
Shawbury
12
37
25
Shifnal North
16
19
3
Shifnal South and Cosford
30
62
32
St Martin's
12
19
7
St Oswald
17
19
2
Sundorne
8
11
3
Tern
15
23
8
The Meres
18
14
-4
Underdale
7
17
10
Wem
26
22
-4
Wheaton Aston Bishopswood and Lapley
0
0
Whitchurch North
21
52
31
Whitchurch South
13
18
5
Whittington
12
21
9
Worfield
10
28
18
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Admaston & Bratton
13
7
-6
Apley Castle
15
14
-1
Arleston
7
14
7
Brookside
14
11
-3
Church Aston & Lilleshall
8
15
7
College
23
32
9
Dawley & Aqueduct
23
31
8
Donnington
15
18
3
Dothill
2
7
5
Edgmond & Ercall Magna
19
30
11
Ercall
9
8
-1
Hadley & Leegomery
38
43
5
Haygate
25
31
6
Horsehay & Lightmoor
19
37
18
Ironbridge Gorge
22
20
-2
Ketley & Overdale
40
57
17
Madeley & Sutton Hill
53
78
25
Malinslee & Dawley Bank
6
15
9
Muxton
24
25
1
Newport North & West
25
39
14
Newport South & East
13
20
7
Oakengates & Ketley Bank
43
54
11
Park
1
6
5
Priorslee
25
42
17
Shawbirch
11
12
1
St Georges
13
13
0
The Nedge
49
75
26
Woodside
15
19
4
Wrockwardine
7
20
13
Wrockwardine Wood & Trench
27
24
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Total companies 2017 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2017 and how Shropshire compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2016: 1st
London
1,114,699
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
4th 2016: 4th
Essex
116,669
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
41st 2016: 41st
Shropshire
21,473
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
10th 2016: 10th
Cheshire
76,254
23rd 2016: 23rd
Staffordshire
47,930
33rd 2016: 36th
Worcestershire
38,764
41st 2016: 41st
Shropshire
21,473
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
8,627
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2016: 1st
London
1,114,699
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
4th 2016: 4th
Essex
116,669
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
6th 2016: 7th
Hampshire
106,588
7th 2016: 6th
Hertfordshire
105,506
8th 2016: 8th
Kent
105,182
9th 2016: 9th
Surrey
96,847
10th 2016: 10th
Cheshire
76,254
11th 2016: 11th
Lancashire
71,294
12th 2016: 12th
Berkshire
66,738
13th 2016: 13th
East Sussex
64,805
14th 2016: 14th
Buckinghamshire
64,538
15th 2016: 15th
Merseyside
63,781
16th 2016: 17th
Leicestershire
57,830
17th 2016: 16th
South Yorkshire
56,932
18th 2016: 18th
Dorset
52,411
19th 2016: 20th
North Yorkshire
50,798
20th 2016: 19th
West Sussex
49,845
21st 2016: 21st
Gloucestershire
49,129
22nd 2016: 22nd
Devon
48,848
23rd 2016: 23rd
Staffordshire
47,930
24th 2016: 24th
Somerset
47,912
25th 2016: 25th
Nottinghamshire
47,771
26th 2016: 31st
Northamptonshire
46,778
27th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
46,059
28th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
44,849
29th 2016: 30th
Lincolnshire
41,976
30th 2016: 32nd
Tyne and Wear
40,273
31st 2016: 33rd
Oxfordshire
39,736
32nd 2016: 26th
Bedfordshire
38,894
33rd 2016: 36th
Worcestershire
38,764
34th 2016: 29th
Wiltshire
36,977
35th 2016: 34th
Norfolk
36,459
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
35,844
37th 2016: 37th
Suffolk
33,994
38th 2016: 38th
Bristol
32,106
39th 2016: 39th
Durham
26,562
40th 2016: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,585
41st 2016: 41st
Shropshire
21,473
42nd 2016: 43rd
Cornwall
20,746
43rd 2016: 42nd
Cumbria
20,316
44th 2016: 44th
Northumberland
10,100
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
8,627
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,125
47th 2016: 47th
Rutland
1,797

Total companies at the end of 2017 per 1000 Person people

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In Shropshire

45.3

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65.1

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The last 5 years

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

2013

2,301 formed

1,287 dissolved

2014

2,421 formed

1,518 dissolved

2015

2,416 formed

1,432 dissolved

2016

2,496 formed

1,763 dissolved

2017

2,474 formed

1,769 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.1% vs 2013

5.4% vs 2014

5% vs 2015

5.1% vs 2016