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Company Formations in 2018: Shropshire

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???? Businesses formed in Shropshire during 2018

4.4% more companies in Shropshire compared to 2017

New businesses in Shropshire mapped

Shropshire 1,637 formed

Telford and Wrekin 993 formed

Companies formed in 2018 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 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
42nd 2017: 42nd
Shropshire
2,634
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
9th 2017: 9th
Cheshire
13,259
22nd 2017: 18th
Worcestershire
6,889
26th 2017: 24th
Staffordshire
6,474
42nd 2017: 42nd
Shropshire
2,634
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
1,054
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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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In Shropshire

5.6

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10.6

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Type of companies formed in Shropshire breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (2,539 companies)

4% Other company types (95 companies)

Other company types breakdown (95 companies)

Total companies in Shropshire by the end of 2018

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Businesses formed in Shropshire during 2018

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Businesses dissolved in Shropshire during 2018

meaning there is a total of

22,421

businesses registered in Shropshire at the end of 2018.

4.4% more companies in Shropshire compared to 2017

Surrounding counties 2018 breakdown & comparison

Powys

4,892 total businesses
475 formed in 2018
366 dissolved in 2018

Wrexham

4,800 total businesses
617 formed in 2018
446 dissolved in 2018

Staffordshire

48,752 total businesses
6,474 formed in 2018
4,877 dissolved in 2018

Worcestershire

37,800 total businesses
6,889 formed in 2018
8,175 dissolved in 2018

West Midlands

167,807 total businesses
32,571 formed in 2018
23,710 dissolved in 2018

Cheshire

78,274 total businesses
13,259 formed in 2018
8,582 dissolved in 2018

Herefordshire

9,243 total businesses
1,054 formed in 2018
660 dissolved in 2018

Shropshire

22,421 total businesses
2,634 formed in 2018
1,851 dissolved in 2018

ShropshirePowysWrexhamCheshireStaffordshireWestMidlandsWorcestershireHerefordshire

Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
27
22
-5
Albrighton
19
18
-1
Alveley and Claverley
24
25
1
Bagley
9
11
2
Battlefield
17
10
-7
Bayston Hill Column and Sutton
87
124
37
Belle Vue
9
11
2
Bishop's Castle
13
11
-2
Bowbrook
12
15
3
Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts
56
96
40
Bridgnorth West and Tasley
21
30
9
Broseley
13
15
2
Brown Clee
9
16
7
Burnell
10
24
14
Castlefields and Ditherington
5
16
11
Cheswardine
16
24
8
Chirbury and Worthen
10
3
-7
Church Stretton and Craven Arms
42
52
10
Clee
10
19
9
Cleobury Mortimer
30
33
3
Clun
10
15
5
Copthorne
15
18
3
Corvedale
13
14
1
Ellesmere Urban
13
10
-3
Gobowen Selattyn and Weston Rhyn
21
30
9
Harlescott
45
79
34
Highley
3
5
2
Hodnet
8
13
5
Llanymynech
10
25
15
Longden
10
23
13
Loton
16
19
3
Ludlow East
6
4
-2
Ludlow North
16
12
-4
Ludlow South
16
33
17
Market Drayton East
16
29
13
Market Drayton West
28
47
19
Meole
7
13
6
Monkmoor
11
30
19
Much Wenlock
12
16
4
Oswestry East
14
22
8
Oswestry South
33
37
4
Oswestry West
16
24
8
Porthill
15
19
4
Prees
20
16
-4
Quarry and Coton Hill
63
115
52
Radbrook
13
15
2
Rea Valley
10
14
4
Ruyton and Baschurch
12
13
1
Severn Valley
18
27
9
Shawbury
19
24
5
Shifnal North
12
27
15
Shifnal South and Cosford
31
59
28
St Martin's
11
17
6
St Oswald
21
26
5
Sundorne
9
12
3
Tern
21
15
-6
The Meres
14
22
8
Underdale
11
11
0
Wem
29
25
-4
Wheaton Aston Bishopswood and Lapley
1
1
Whitchurch North
21
26
5
Whitchurch South
22
20
-2
Whittington
19
23
4
Worfield
8
17
9
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Admaston & Bratton
10
11
1
Apley Castle
9
10
1
Arleston
1
10
9
Brookside
12
14
2
Church Aston & Lilleshall
11
12
1
College
23
16
-7
Dawley & Aqueduct
24
42
18
Donnington
16
19
3
Dothill
7
5
-2
Edgmond & Ercall Magna
19
34
15
Ercall
7
9
2
Hadley & Leegomery
43
69
26
Haygate
31
55
24
Horsehay & Lightmoor
26
31
5
Ironbridge Gorge
14
27
13
Ketley & Overdale
52
70
18
Madeley & Sutton Hill
57
108
51
Malinslee & Dawley Bank
13
14
1
Muxton
12
24
12
Newport North & West
31
39
8
Newport South & East
20
25
5
Oakengates & Ketley Bank
40
112
72
Park
1
5
4
Priorslee
45
53
8
Shawbirch
7
7
0
St Georges
16
19
3
The Nedge
71
86
15
Woodside
12
30
18
Wrockwardine
12
15
3
Wrockwardine Wood & Trench
22
22
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Total companies 2018 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2018 and how Shropshire 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
41st 2017: 41st
Shropshire
22,421
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
10th 2017: 10th
Cheshire
78,274
25th 2017: 23rd
Staffordshire
48,752
33rd 2017: 33rd
Worcestershire
37,800
41st 2017: 41st
Shropshire
22,421
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
9,243
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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In Shropshire

47.3

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68.1

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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.

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

2018

2,634 formed

1,851 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.4% vs 2014

5% vs 2015

5.15% vs 2016

4.4% vs 2017