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Company Formations in 2020: Shropshire

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7.8% more companies in Shropshire compared to 2019

New businesses in Shropshire mapped

Shropshire 1,954 formed

Telford and Wrekin 1,428 formed

Companies formed in 2020 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 2019: 1st
London
270,114
2nd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
37,202
3rd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
36,288
4th 2019: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,615
5th 2019: 5th
Essex
19,277
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
3,386
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
2nd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
37,202
13th 2019: 9th
Cheshire
11,017
22nd 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
7,720
28th 2019: 14th
Worcestershire
6,955
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
3,386
44th 2019: 45th
Herefordshire
2,327
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2019: 1st
London
270,114
2nd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
37,202
3rd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
36,288
4th 2019: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,615
5th 2019: 5th
Essex
19,277
6th 2019: 6th
Kent
18,501
7th 2019: 8th
Hampshire
15,534
8th 2019: 7th
Hertfordshire
14,464
9th 2019: 10th
Merseyside
13,410
10th 2019: 11th
Lancashire
12,655
11th 2019: 13th
Leicestershire
12,543
12th 2019: 12th
Surrey
11,997
13th 2019: 9th
Cheshire
11,017
14th 2019: 15th
South Yorkshire
10,450
15th 2019: 16th
Berkshire
9,920
16th 2019: 17th
Buckinghamshire
9,394
17th 2019: 21st
Nottinghamshire
8,760
18th 2019: 26th
Bedfordshire
8,238
19th 2019: 22nd
North Yorkshire
8,200
20th 2019: 20th
East Sussex
8,149
21st 2019: 23rd
Tyne and Wear
7,867
22nd 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
7,720
23rd 2019: 18th
Northamptonshire
7,534
24th 2019: 25th
Cambridgeshire
7,516
25th 2019: 27th
Derbyshire
7,413
26th 2019: 19th
Dorset
7,253
27th 2019: 28th
Devon
7,174
28th 2019: 14th
Worcestershire
6,955
29th 2019: 29th
West Sussex
6,880
30th 2019: 30th
Lincolnshire
6,475
31st 2019: 31st
Somerset
6,432
32nd 2019: 32nd
Gloucestershire
6,419
33rd 2019: 35th
Bristol
5,559
34th 2019: 34th
Oxfordshire
5,363
35th 2019: 38th
Suffolk
5,105
36th 2019: 37th
Durham
5,083
37th 2019: 36th
Norfolk
5,006
38th 2019: 33rd
Warwickshire
4,920
39th 2019: 39th
Wiltshire
4,645
40th 2019: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,667
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
3,386
42nd 2019: 42nd
Cornwall
2,951
43rd 2019: 43rd
Cumbria
2,333
44th 2019: 45th
Herefordshire
2,327
45th 2019: 44th
Northumberland
1,560
46th 2019: 46th
Isle of Wight
765
47th 2019: 47th
Rutland
410

New incorporations in 2020 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Shropshire

7.1

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12.3

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Type of companies formed in Shropshire breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (3,239 companies)

4% Other company types (147 companies)

Other company types breakdown (147 companies)

Total companies in Shropshire by the end of 2020

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Businesses formed in Shropshire during 2020

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Businesses dissolved in Shropshire during 2020

meaning there is a total of

25,603

businesses registered in Shropshire at the end of 2020.

7.8% more companies in Shropshire compared to 2019

Surrounding counties 2020 breakdown & comparison

Powys

5,392 total businesses
589 formed in 2020
323 dissolved in 2020

Wrexham

5,328 total businesses
730 formed in 2020
395 dissolved in 2020

Staffordshire

54,862 total businesses
7,720 formed in 2020
4,885 dissolved in 2020

Worcestershire

44,570 total businesses
6,955 formed in 2020
5,992 dissolved in 2020

West Midlands

191,692 total businesses
37,202 formed in 2020
20,310 dissolved in 2020

Cheshire

86,796 total businesses
11,017 formed in 2020
7,263 dissolved in 2020

Herefordshire

12,800 total businesses
2,327 formed in 2020
766 dissolved in 2020

Shropshire

25,603 total businesses
3,386 formed in 2020
1,761 dissolved in 2020

ShropshirePowysWrexhamCheshireStaffordshireWestMidlandsWorcestershireHerefordshire

Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
18
24
6
Albrighton
14
31
17
Alveley and Claverley
23
26
3
Bagley
11
9
-2
Battlefield
9
18
9
Bayston Hill Column and Sutton
90
179
89
Belle Vue
7
14
7
Bishop's Castle
11
22
11
Bowbrook
11
15
4
Bridgnorth East and Astley Abbotts
63
98
35
Bridgnorth West and Tasley
17
27
10
Broseley
15
18
3
Brown Clee
11
23
12
Burnell
11
22
11
Castlefields and Ditherington
9
14
5
Cheswardine
21
36
15
Chirbury and Worthen
3
14
11
Church Stretton and Craven Arms
33
50
17
Clee
10
14
4
Cleobury Mortimer
29
32
3
Clun
12
17
5
Copthorne
14
28
14
Corvedale
10
17
7
Ellesmere Urban
7
12
5
Gobowen Selattyn and Weston Rhyn
25
27
2
Harlescott
45
105
60
Highley
5
17
12
Hodnet
8
34
26
Llanymynech
17
30
13
Longden
13
16
3
Loton
14
28
14
Ludlow East
3
7
4
Ludlow North
16
25
9
Ludlow South
19
25
6
Market Drayton East
14
34
20
Market Drayton West
33
67
34
Meole
15
13
-2
Monkmoor
11
34
23
Much Wenlock
9
17
8
Oswestry East
13
28
15
Oswestry South
25
49
24
Oswestry West
13
21
8
Porthill
11
21
10
Prees
13
24
11
Quarry and Coton Hill
68
99
31
Radbrook
16
19
3
Rea Valley
6
23
17
Ruyton and Baschurch
12
14
2
Severn Valley
16
30
14
Shawbury
16
23
7
Shifnal North
18
26
8
Shifnal South and Cosford
43
68
25
St Martin's
12
13
1
St Oswald
19
37
18
Sundorne
2
9
7
Tern
16
21
5
The Meres
14
28
14
Underdale
5
12
7
Wem
14
40
26
Wheaton Aston Bishopswood and Lapley
0
0
Whitchurch North
16
36
20
Whitchurch South
10
20
10
Whittington
13
20
7
Worfield
12
34
22
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Admaston & Bratton
5
8
3
Apley Castle
11
17
6
Arleston
8
18
10
Brookside
9
28
19
Church Aston & Lilleshall
11
13
2
College
12
32
20
Dawley & Aqueduct
32
40
8
Donnington
15
34
19
Dothill
2
11
9
Edgmond & Ercall Magna
30
33
3
Ercall
3
21
18
Hadley & Leegomery
39
90
51
Haygate
22
52
30
Horsehay & Lightmoor
24
38
14
Ironbridge Gorge
20
28
8
Ketley & Overdale
43
70
27
Madeley & Sutton Hill
68
114
46
Malinslee & Dawley Bank
12
16
4
Muxton
12
29
17
Newport North & West
34
41
7
Newport South & East
20
29
9
Oakengates & Ketley Bank
38
372
334
Park
5
11
6
Priorslee
31
62
31
Shawbirch
9
14
5
St Georges
19
20
1
The Nedge
56
92
36
Woodside
18
46
28
Wrockwardine
8
11
3
Wrockwardine Wood & Trench
21
38
17

Total companies 2020 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2020 and how Shropshire compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2019: 1st
London
1,338,261
2nd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
207,946
3rd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
191,692
4th 2019: 4th
Essex
137,310
5th 2019: 5th
West Yorkshire
135,276
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
25,603
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
3rd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
191,692
10th 2019: 10th
Cheshire
86,796
24th 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
54,862
33rd 2019: 31st
Worcestershire
44,570
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
25,603
44th 2019: 45th
Herefordshire
12,800
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2019: 1st
London
1,338,261
2nd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
207,946
3rd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
191,692
4th 2019: 4th
Essex
137,310
5th 2019: 5th
West Yorkshire
135,276
6th 2019: 7th
Kent
122,694
7th 2019: 6th
Hampshire
121,331
8th 2019: 8th
Hertfordshire
117,796
9th 2019: 9th
Surrey
105,715
10th 2019: 10th
Cheshire
86,796
11th 2019: 11th
Lancashire
83,690
12th 2019: 14th
Merseyside
74,780
13th 2019: 13th
Buckinghamshire
73,748
14th 2019: 12th
Berkshire
73,492
15th 2019: 16th
Leicestershire
71,425
16th 2019: 15th
East Sussex
70,311
17th 2019: 17th
South Yorkshire
65,398
18th 2019: 19th
North Yorkshire
58,526
19th 2019: 20th
Devon
57,278
20th 2019: 21st
West Sussex
56,212
21st 2019: 25th
Nottinghamshire
56,199
22nd 2019: 22nd
Gloucestershire
55,106
23rd 2019: 23rd
Somerset
55,092
24th 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
54,862
25th 2019: 18th
Dorset
54,841
26th 2019: 26th
Cambridgeshire
54,497
27th 2019: 27th
Northamptonshire
52,017
28th 2019: 28th
Derbyshire
51,742
29th 2019: 29th
Lincolnshire
48,061
30th 2019: 30th
Tyne and Wear
47,790
31st 2019: 33rd
Bedfordshire
46,207
32nd 2019: 32nd
Oxfordshire
45,071
33rd 2019: 31st
Worcestershire
44,570
34th 2019: 35th
Norfolk
41,185
35th 2019: 34th
Warwickshire
40,304
36th 2019: 37th
Suffolk
39,507
37th 2019: 36th
Wiltshire
39,022
38th 2019: 38th
Bristol
36,208
39th 2019: 39th
Durham
31,943
40th 2019: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
26,864
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
25,603
42nd 2019: 42nd
Cornwall
23,804
43rd 2019: 43rd
Cumbria
22,186
44th 2019: 45th
Herefordshire
12,800
45th 2019: 44th
Northumberland
11,575
46th 2019: 46th
Isle of Wight
6,118
47th 2019: 47th
Rutland
2,257

Total companies at the end of 2020 per 1000 Person people

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In Shropshire

54.0

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National Average

76.4

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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.

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

2020

3,386 formed

1,761 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.15% vs 2016

4.41% vs 2017

5.89% vs 2018

7.8% vs 2019