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Company Formations in 2015: Somerset

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5.8% more companies in Somerset compared to 2014

New businesses in Somerset mapped

Bath and North East Somerset 1,299 formed

Mendip 742 formed

North Somerset 1,319 formed

Sedgemoor 482 formed

South Somerset 704 formed

Taunton Deane 721 formed

West Somerset 116 formed

Companies formed in 2015 league table

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

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Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2014: 1st
London
198,282
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
28,265
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
26,952
4th 2014: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,066
5th 2014: 5th
Essex
16,147
31st 2014: 31st
Somerset
5,383
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
17th 2014: 20th
Dorset
7,791
29th 2014: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,741
30th 2014: 30th
Devon
5,394
31st 2014: 31st
Somerset
5,383
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bristol
4,942
34th 2014: 35th
Wiltshire
4,506
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2014: 1st
London
198,282
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
28,265
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
26,952
4th 2014: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,066
5th 2014: 5th
Essex
16,147
6th 2014: 7th
Hertfordshire
14,575
7th 2014: 8th
Kent
14,246
8th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
13,779
9th 2014: 9th
Surrey
12,014
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
11,974
11th 2014: 11th
Lancashire
10,080
12th 2014: 12th
Merseyside
9,857
13th 2014: 15th
South Yorkshire
9,290
14th 2014: 13th
Berkshire
9,135
15th 2014: 14th
East Sussex
8,786
16th 2014: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,249
17th 2014: 20th
Dorset
7,791
18th 2014: 18th
Leicestershire
7,712
19th 2014: 25th
Derbyshire
7,414
20th 2014: 17th
Nottinghamshire
6,908
21st 2014: 19th
North Yorkshire
6,437
22nd 2014: 24th
Staffordshire
6,375
23rd 2014: 23rd
Northamptonshire
6,347
24th 2014: 26th
Bedfordshire
6,245
25th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
6,235
26th 2014: 21st
West Sussex
6,136
27th 2014: 28th
Tyne and Wear
6,042
28th 2014: 22nd
Lincolnshire
5,879
29th 2014: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,741
30th 2014: 30th
Devon
5,394
31st 2014: 31st
Somerset
5,383
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bristol
4,942
33rd 2014: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,611
34th 2014: 35th
Wiltshire
4,506
35th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
4,424
36th 2014: 36th
Norfolk
4,296
37th 2014: 38th
Suffolk
4,031
38th 2014: 37th
Durham
3,834
39th 2014: 39th
Worcestershire
3,572
40th 2014: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
2,967
41st 2014: 42nd
Shropshire
2,416
42nd 2014: 41st
Cornwall
2,392
43rd 2014: 43rd
Cumbria
2,166
44th 2014: 44th
Northumberland
1,289
45th 2014: 45th
Herefordshire
950
46th 2014: 46th
Isle of Wight
560
47th 2014: 47th
Rutland
194

New incorporations in 2015 per 1000 Man standing people

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5.9

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Type of companies formed in Somerset breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (5,180 companies)

4% Other company types (203 companies)

Other company types breakdown (203 companies)

Total companies in Somerset by the end of 2015

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Businesses formed in Somerset during 2015

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Businesses dissolved in Somerset during 2015

meaning there is a total of

44,277

businesses registered in Somerset at the end of 2015.

5.8% more companies in Somerset compared to 2014

Surrounding counties 2015 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

47,433 total businesses
7,791 formed in 2015
3,732 dissolved in 2015

Devon

44,917 total businesses
5,394 formed in 2015
3,653 dissolved in 2015

Gloucestershire

46,009 total businesses
5,741 formed in 2015
3,809 dissolved in 2015

Bristol

30,301 total businesses
4,942 formed in 2015
3,170 dissolved in 2015

Wiltshire

33,003 total businesses
4,506 formed in 2015
2,718 dissolved in 2015

Somerset

44,277 total businesses
5,383 formed in 2015
3,379 dissolved in 2015

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
123
230
107
Bathavon North
32
45
13
Bathavon South
12
18
6
Bathavon West
8
10
2
Bathwick
11
20
9
Chew Valley North
24
48
24
Chew Valley South
13
11
-2
Clutton
17
21
4
Combe Down
15
27
12
Farmborough
15
37
22
High Littleton
11
13
2
Keynsham East
22
35
13
Keynsham North
25
44
19
Keynsham South
8
20
12
Kingsmead
79
81
2
Lambridge
17
38
21
Lansdown
16
32
16
Lyncombe
26
37
11
Mendip
6
21
15
Midsomer Norton North
40
56
16
Midsomer Norton Redfield
6
8
2
Newbridge
14
27
13
Odd Down
24
45
21
Oldfield
16
53
37
Paulton
25
39
14
Peasedown
11
13
2
Publow and Whitchurch
7
11
4
Radstock
10
9
-1
Saltford
4
26
22
Southdown
5
9
4
Timsbury
7
6
-1
Twerton
16
23
7
Walcot
22
62
40
Westfield
19
25
6
Westmoreland
9
17
8
Weston
11
40
29
Widcombe
34
42
8
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ammerdown
15
17
2
Ashwick Chilcompton and Stratton
19
34
15
Bathwick
11
20
9
Beckington and Selwood
10
41
31
Butleigh and Baltonsborough
4
37
33
Chewton Mendip and Ston Easton
9
19
10
Coleford and Holcombe
6
21
15
Cranmore Doulting and Nunney
8
11
3
Creech
4
9
5
Croscombe and Pilton
13
12
-1
Frome Berkley Down
10
12
2
Frome College
7
13
6
Frome Keyford
17
24
7
Frome Market
20
73
53
Frome Oakfield
13
16
3
Frome Park
6
15
9
Glastonbury St Benedict's
24
30
6
Glastonbury St Edmund's
4
5
1
Glastonbury St John's
8
5
-3
Glastonbury St Mary's
6
5
-1
Moor
7
5
-2
Postlebury
8
13
5
Rode and Norton St Philip
6
18
12
Rodney and Westbury
9
9
0
Shepton East
24
47
23
Shepton West
6
16
10
St Cuthbert Out North
15
20
5
Street North
12
54
42
Street South
10
8
-2
Street West
4
5
1
The Pennards and Ditcheat
7
13
6
Wells Central
40
66
26
Wells St Cuthbert's
21
27
6
Wells St Thomas'
18
23
5
Wookey and St Cuthbert Out West
8
19
11
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Backwell
15
34
19
Banwell & Winscombe
47
34
-13
Blagdon & Churchill
12
21
9
Clevedon East
13
25
12
Clevedon South
8
10
2
Clevedon Walton
29
45
16
Clevedon West
7
17
10
Clevedon Yeo
10
18
8
Congresbury & Puxton
24
21
-3
Gordano Valley
16
26
10
Hutton & Locking
17
24
7
Long Ashton
34
60
26
Nailsea Golden Valley
14
13
-1
Nailsea West End
10
16
6
Nailsea Yeo
64
102
38
Nailsea Youngwood
8
7
-1
Pill
24
47
23
Portishead East
37
67
30
Portishead North
31
40
9
Portishead South
13
12
-1
Portishead West
36
57
21
Weston-super-Mare Bournville
24
43
19
Weston-super-Mare Central
86
118
32
Weston-super-Mare Hillside
38
87
49
Weston-super-Mare Kewstoke
22
28
6
Weston-super-Mare Mid Worle
15
25
10
Weston-super-Mare Milton
13
29
16
Weston-super-Mare North Worle
11
27
16
Weston-super-Mare South Worle
15
25
10
Weston-super-Mare Uphill
13
35
22
Weston-super-Mare Winterstoke
29
75
46
Wick St Lawrence & St Georges
23
26
3
Winford
41
30
-11
Wrington
73
29
-44
Yatton
32
46
14
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Axevale
16
20
4
Berrow
5
2
-3
Bridgwater Dunwear
4
4
Bridgwater Eastover
19
15
-4
Bridgwater Fairfax
2
9
7
Bridgwater Hamp
6
5
-1
Bridgwater Victoria
10
13
3
Bridgwater Westover
51
94
43
Bridgwater Wyndham
7
14
7
Burnham Central
11
22
11
Burnham North
42
46
4
Cannington and Wembdon
10
10
0
Cheddar and Shipham
24
46
22
East Polden
7
7
0
Highbridge and Burnham Marine
25
24
-1
Huntspill and Pawlett
4
7
3
King's Isle
10
19
9
Knoll
14
21
7
North Petherton
20
44
24
Puriton and Woolavington
12
9
-3
Quantocks
6
11
5
Wedmore and Mark
19
30
11
West Polden
3
10
7
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blackdown
13
14
1
Blackmoor Vale
14
23
9
Bruton
9
13
4
Brympton
41
42
1
Burrow Hill
4
7
3
Camelot
12
10
-2
Cary
39
36
-3
Chard Avishayes
2
1
-1
Chard Combe
9
13
4
Chard Crimchard
8
12
4
Chard Holyrood
7
8
1
Chard Jocelyn
3
3
0
Coker
6
17
11
Crewkerne
25
35
10
Curry Rivel
2
8
6
Eggwood
4
4
0
Hamdon
7
9
2
Ilminster
18
28
10
Islemoor
9
20
11
Ivelchester
2
8
6
Langport and Huish
11
15
4
Martock
37
39
2
Milborne Port
5
8
3
Neroche
17
19
2
Northstone
9
13
4
Parrett
6
10
4
South Petherton
10
26
16
St Michael's
1
6
5
Tatworth and Forton
1
8
7
Tower
8
10
2
Turn Hill
8
15
7
Wessex
27
24
-3
Wincanton
22
35
13
Windwhistle
5
8
3
Yeovil Central
48
85
37
Yeovil East
10
16
6
Yeovil South
26
37
11
Yeovil West
7
21
14
Yeovil Without
8
14
6
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bishop's Hull
41
46
5
Bishop's Lydeard
14
26
12
Blackdown
13
14
1
Bradford-on-Tone
11
5
-6
Comeytrowe
5
21
16
Milverton and North Deane
4
5
1
Monument
14
12
-2
Neroche
17
19
2
North Curry and Stoke St Gregory
5
25
20
Norton Fitzwarren
6
13
7
Ruishton and Creech
4
10
6
Staplegrove
50
85
35
Taunton Blackbrook and Holway
36
49
13
Taunton Eastgate
10
37
27
Taunton Fairwater
15
44
29
Taunton Halcon
42
25
-17
Taunton Killams and Mountfield
10
55
45
Taunton Lyngford
14
24
10
Taunton Manor and Wilton
68
90
22
Taunton Pyrland and Rowbarton
7
6
-1
Trull
10
2
-8
Upper Culm
0
0
Wellington East
7
14
7
Wellington North
17
50
33
Wellington Rockwell Green and West
9
22
13
West Monkton
6
20
14
Wiveliscombe and West Deane
12
19
7
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alcombe
5
4
-1
Brendon Hills
7
9
2
Carhampton and Withycombe
1
1
0
Crowcombe and Stogumber
4
3
-1
Dulverton and District
3
13
10
Dunster and Timberscombe
4
2
-2
Greater Exmoor
1
3
2
Minehead Central
13
30
17
Minehead North
2
6
4
Minehead South
8
8
Old Cleeve
5
5
0
Porlock and District
7
10
3
Quantock Vale
5
7
2
Watchet
13
8
-5
West Quantock
2
3
1
Williton
5
4
-1

Total companies 2015 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2015 and how Somerset compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2014: 1st
London
1,017,154
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
156,025
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
147,044
4th 2014: 4th
Essex
107,891
5th 2014: 5th
West Yorkshire
102,450
23rd 2014: 23rd
Somerset
44,277
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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
18th 2014: 19th
Dorset
47,433
21st 2014: 20th
Gloucestershire
46,009
22nd 2014: 22nd
Devon
44,917
23rd 2014: 23rd
Somerset
44,277
33rd 2014: 33rd
Wiltshire
33,003
37th 2014: 37th
Bristol
30,301
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2014: 1st
London
1,017,154
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
156,025
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
147,044
4th 2014: 4th
Essex
107,891
5th 2014: 5th
West Yorkshire
102,450
6th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
98,825
7th 2014: 8th
Hertfordshire
96,909
8th 2014: 9th
Kent
94,176
9th 2014: 7th
Surrey
93,699
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
67,995
11th 2014: 11th
Lancashire
65,240
12th 2014: 12th
Berkshire
63,186
13th 2014: 13th
East Sussex
61,290
14th 2014: 14th
Buckinghamshire
59,305
15th 2014: 15th
Merseyside
56,875
16th 2014: 16th
South Yorkshire
52,205
17th 2014: 18th
Leicestershire
48,126
18th 2014: 19th
Dorset
47,433
19th 2014: 17th
West Sussex
47,267
20th 2014: 21st
North Yorkshire
46,660
21st 2014: 20th
Gloucestershire
46,009
22nd 2014: 22nd
Devon
44,917
23rd 2014: 23rd
Somerset
44,277
24th 2014: 25th
Staffordshire
44,125
25th 2014: 26th
Derbyshire
43,692
26th 2014: 24th
Nottinghamshire
43,336
27th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
41,403
28th 2014: 28th
Lincolnshire
39,944
29th 2014: 29th
Northamptonshire
39,638
30th 2014: 30th
Oxfordshire
37,534
31st 2014: 31st
Tyne and Wear
36,643
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bedfordshire
34,911
33rd 2014: 33rd
Wiltshire
33,003
34th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
32,797
35th 2014: 35th
Norfolk
32,493
36th 2014: 36th
Suffolk
30,944
37th 2014: 37th
Bristol
30,301
38th 2014: 38th
Worcestershire
29,303
39th 2014: 39th
Durham
24,091
40th 2014: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
22,144
41st 2014: 41st
Shropshire
19,451
42nd 2014: 42nd
Cumbria
19,348
43rd 2014: 43rd
Cornwall
18,859
44th 2014: 44th
Northumberland
9,370
45th 2014: 45th
Herefordshire
8,115
46th 2014: 46th
Isle of Wight
4,853
47th 2014: 47th
Rutland
1,677

Total companies at the end of 2015 per 1000 Person people

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48.6

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59.4

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The last 5 years

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

2011

4,556 formed

2,637 dissolved

2012

4,956 formed

2,557 dissolved

2013

5,052 formed

2,877 dissolved

2014

5,428 formed

3,321 dissolved

2015

5,383 formed

3,379 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.8% vs 2011

5.8% vs 2012

5.3% vs 2013

5.8% vs 2014