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Company Formations in 2019: Shropshire

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???? Businesses formed in Shropshire during 2019

5.9% more companies in Shropshire compared to 2018

New businesses in Shropshire mapped

Shropshire 1,784 formed

Telford and Wrekin 1,443 formed

Companies formed in 2019 league table

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

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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
41st 2018: 42nd
Shropshire
3,231
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
9th 2018: 9th
Cheshire
12,221
14th 2018: 22nd
Worcestershire
9,971
24th 2018: 26th
Staffordshire
6,927
41st 2018: 42nd
Shropshire
3,231
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
1,499
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
6th 2018: 7th
Kent
15,963
7th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
15,231
8th 2018: 8th
Hampshire
15,174
9th 2018: 9th
Cheshire
12,221
10th 2018: 10th
Merseyside
11,866
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
11,229
12th 2018: 12th
Surrey
11,032
13th 2018: 15th
Leicestershire
10,825
14th 2018: 22nd
Worcestershire
9,971
15th 2018: 16th
South Yorkshire
9,325
16th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
9,009
17th 2018: 14th
Buckinghamshire
8,835
18th 2018: 18th
Northamptonshire
8,393
19th 2018: 17th
Dorset
8,020
20th 2018: 19th
East Sussex
7,706
21st 2018: 20th
Nottinghamshire
7,348
22nd 2018: 23rd
North Yorkshire
7,260
23rd 2018: 25th
Tyne and Wear
7,132
24th 2018: 26th
Staffordshire
6,927
25th 2018: 24th
Cambridgeshire
6,779
26th 2018: 21st
Bedfordshire
6,766
27th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
6,522
28th 2018: 30th
Devon
6,196
29th 2018: 28th
West Sussex
6,154
30th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
6,042
31st 2018: 32nd
Somerset
6,041
32nd 2018: 31st
Gloucestershire
5,971
33rd 2018: 34th
Warwickshire
5,256
34th 2018: 36th
Oxfordshire
5,087
35th 2018: 35th
Bristol
5,040
36th 2018: 37th
Norfolk
4,731
37th 2018: 33rd
Durham
4,623
38th 2018: 39th
Suffolk
4,518
39th 2018: 38th
Wiltshire
4,428
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,258
41st 2018: 42nd
Shropshire
3,231
42nd 2018: 41st
Cornwall
2,948
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
2,171
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
1,531
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
1,499
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
675
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
230

New incorporations in 2019 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Shropshire

6.8

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National Average

10.9

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Type of companies formed in Shropshire breakdown

95% Private Limited Companies (3,080 companies)

5% Other company types (151 companies)

Other company types breakdown (151 companies)

Total companies in Shropshire by the end of 2019

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Businesses formed in Shropshire during 2019

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Businesses dissolved in Shropshire during 2019

meaning there is a total of

23,741

businesses registered in Shropshire at the end of 2019.

5.9% more companies in Shropshire compared to 2018

Surrounding counties 2019 breakdown & comparison

Powys

5,058 total businesses
506 formed in 2019
398 dissolved in 2019

Wrexham

4,980 total businesses
675 formed in 2019
539 dissolved in 2019

Staffordshire

51,758 total businesses
6,927 formed in 2019
5,118 dissolved in 2019

Worcestershire

43,247 total businesses
9,971 formed in 2019
5,579 dissolved in 2019

West Midlands

173,134 total businesses
29,676 formed in 2019
25,246 dissolved in 2019

Cheshire

80,108 total businesses
12,221 formed in 2019
8,748 dissolved in 2019

Herefordshire

10,498 total businesses
1,499 formed in 2019
797 dissolved in 2019

Shropshire

23,741 total businesses
3,231 formed in 2019
2,041 dissolved in 2019

ShropshirePowysWrexhamCheshireStaffordshireWestMidlandsWorcestershireHerefordshire

Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
21
28
7
Albrighton
22
22
0
Alveley and Claverley
24
37
13
Bagley
2
18
16
Battlefield
6
13
7
Bayston Hill Column and Sutton
103
138
35
Belle Vue
16
22
6
Bishop's Castle
14
11
-3
Bowbrook
12
14
2
Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts
62
85
23
Bridgnorth West and Tasley
18
19
1
Broseley
8
21
13
Brown Clee
16
16
0
Burnell
14
24
10
Castlefields and Ditherington
5
14
9
Cheswardine
35
27
-8
Chirbury and Worthen
9
6
-3
Church Stretton and Craven Arms
47
53
6
Clee
13
23
10
Cleobury Mortimer
37
38
1
Clun
11
14
3
Copthorne
15
25
10
Corvedale
19
14
-5
Ellesmere Urban
7
8
1
Gobowen Selattyn and Weston Rhyn
14
32
18
Harlescott
56
102
46
Highley
2
12
10
Hodnet
13
20
7
Llanymynech
16
25
9
Longden
17
21
4
Loton
17
19
2
Ludlow East
2
8
6
Ludlow North
15
28
13
Ludlow South
15
28
13
Market Drayton East
22
29
7
Market Drayton West
28
41
13
Meole
14
18
4
Monkmoor
19
28
9
Much Wenlock
21
23
2
Oswestry East
16
26
10
Oswestry South
38
33
-5
Oswestry West
16
21
5
Porthill
24
17
-7
Prees
14
30
16
Quarry and Coton Hill
70
97
27
Radbrook
12
17
5
Rea Valley
7
15
8
Ruyton and Baschurch
16
13
-3
Severn Valley
16
24
8
Shawbury
15
30
15
Shifnal North
18
19
1
Shifnal South and Cosford
41
64
23
St Martin's
20
16
-4
St Oswald
24
26
2
Sundorne
7
11
4
Tern
19
29
10
The Meres
20
32
12
Underdale
15
8
-7
Wem
20
41
21
Wheaton Aston Bishopswood and Lapley
1
0
-1
Whitchurch North
36
31
-5
Whitchurch South
12
14
2
Whittington
15
18
3
Worfield
12
28
16
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Admaston & Bratton
8
9
1
Apley Castle
7
15
8
Arleston
6
10
4
Brookside
11
20
9
Church Aston & Lilleshall
8
12
4
College
22
19
-3
Dawley & Aqueduct
19
33
14
Donnington
10
23
13
Dothill
6
8
2
Edgmond & Ercall Magna
14
41
27
Ercall
10
9
-1
Hadley & Leegomery
51
76
25
Haygate
31
38
7
Horsehay & Lightmoor
33
38
5
Ironbridge Gorge
24
28
4
Ketley & Overdale
36
71
35
Madeley & Sutton Hill
85
79
-6
Malinslee & Dawley Bank
13
21
8
Muxton
17
16
-1
Newport North & West
35
37
2
Newport South & East
21
17
-4
Oakengates & Ketley Bank
46
582
536
Park
1
2
1
Priorslee
32
51
19
Shawbirch
7
12
5
St Georges
16
25
9
The Nedge
92
82
-10
Woodside
12
20
8
Wrockwardine
14
18
4
Wrockwardine Wood & Trench
28
31
3

Total companies 2019 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2019 and how Shropshire compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
41st 2018: 41st
Shropshire
23,741
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
10th 2018: 10th
Cheshire
80,108
24th 2018: 25th
Staffordshire
51,758
31st 2018: 33rd
Worcestershire
43,247
41st 2018: 41st
Shropshire
23,741
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
10,498
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
6th 2018: 7th
Hampshire
114,831
7th 2018: 8th
Kent
113,551
8th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
113,106
9th 2018: 9th
Surrey
100,643
10th 2018: 10th
Cheshire
80,108
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
77,937
12th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
70,177
13th 2018: 12th
Buckinghamshire
69,470
14th 2018: 15th
Merseyside
68,401
15th 2018: 14th
East Sussex
67,545
16th 2018: 16th
Leicestershire
63,315
17th 2018: 17th
South Yorkshire
60,360
18th 2018: 18th
Dorset
57,606
19th 2018: 19th
North Yorkshire
54,481
20th 2018: 21st
Devon
53,264
21st 2018: 20th
West Sussex
52,825
22nd 2018: 22nd
Gloucestershire
52,494
23rd 2018: 24th
Somerset
51,957
24th 2018: 25th
Staffordshire
51,758
25th 2018: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
51,677
26th 2018: 26th
Cambridgeshire
50,160
27th 2018: 28th
Northamptonshire
49,144
28th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
48,355
29th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
45,109
30th 2018: 30th
Tyne and Wear
44,237
31st 2018: 33rd
Worcestershire
43,247
32nd 2018: 32nd
Oxfordshire
42,461
33rd 2018: 31st
Bedfordshire
42,145
34th 2018: 35th
Warwickshire
38,998
35th 2018: 34th
Norfolk
38,911
36th 2018: 36th
Wiltshire
37,182
37th 2018: 37th
Suffolk
36,907
38th 2018: 38th
Bristol
33,594
39th 2018: 39th
Durham
29,218
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,383
41st 2018: 41st
Shropshire
23,741
42nd 2018: 42nd
Cornwall
23,037
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
21,286
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
10,879
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
10,498
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,705
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
1,904

Total companies at the end of 2019 per 1000 Person people

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In Shropshire

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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.

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

2019

3,231 formed

2,041 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5% vs 2015

5.15% vs 2016

4.41% vs 2017

5.9% vs 2018