Company Formations in 2016: Somerset

???? Businesses formed in Somerset during 2016

3.9% more companies in Somerset compared to 2015

New businesses in Somerset mapped

Bath and North East Somerset 1,275 formed

Mendip 728 formed

North Somerset 1,306 formed

Sedgemoor 492 formed

South Somerset 762 formed

Taunton Deane 658 formed

West Somerset 98 formed

Companies formed in 2016 league table

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

Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2015: 1st
London
209,869
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
31,162
4th 2015: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,837
5th 2015: 6th
Hertfordshire
17,671
33rd 2015: 31st
Somerset
5,328
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
11th 2015: 34th
Wiltshire
11,837
19th 2015: 17th
Dorset
8,113
30th 2015: 30th
Devon
5,703
32nd 2015: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,639
33rd 2015: 31st
Somerset
5,328
34th 2015: 32nd
Bristol
5,196
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2015: 1st
London
209,869
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
31,162
4th 2015: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,837
5th 2015: 6th
Hertfordshire
17,671
6th 2015: 5th
Essex
15,887
7th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
15,328
8th 2015: 7th
Kent
14,577
9th 2015: 8th
Hampshire
14,249
10th 2015: 24th
Bedfordshire
13,677
11th 2015: 34th
Wiltshire
11,837
12th 2015: 9th
Surrey
11,070
13th 2015: 12th
Merseyside
10,617
14th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
10,600
15th 2015: 13th
South Yorkshire
9,265
16th 2015: 14th
Berkshire
9,081
17th 2015: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,523
18th 2015: 18th
Leicestershire
8,307
19th 2015: 17th
Dorset
8,113
20th 2015: 15th
East Sussex
7,939
21st 2015: 22nd
Staffordshire
7,618
22nd 2015: 23rd
Northamptonshire
7,050
23rd 2015: 20th
Nottinghamshire
6,642
24th 2015: 39th
Worcestershire
6,602
25th 2015: 21st
North Yorkshire
6,525
26th 2015: 27th
Tyne and Wear
6,380
27th 2015: 19th
Derbyshire
6,271
28th 2015: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,208
29th 2015: 26th
West Sussex
5,996
30th 2015: 30th
Devon
5,703
31st 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
5,698
32nd 2015: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,639
33rd 2015: 31st
Somerset
5,328
34th 2015: 32nd
Bristol
5,196
35th 2015: 35th
Warwickshire
4,709
36th 2015: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,517
37th 2015: 36th
Norfolk
4,480
38th 2015: 37th
Suffolk
4,291
39th 2015: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,080
40th 2015: 38th
Durham
4,017
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
2,496
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cornwall
2,468
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cumbria
1,979
44th 2015: 44th
Northumberland
1,302
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
853
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
545
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
217

New incorporations in 2016 per 1000 people

In Somerset

5.9

National Average

10.5

Type of companies formed in Somerset breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (5,139 companies)

4% Other company types (189 companies)

Other company types breakdown (189 companies)

Total companies in Somerset by the end of 2016

????

Businesses formed in Somerset during 2016

????

Businesses dissolved in Somerset during 2016

meaning there is a total of

46,011

businesses registered in Somerset at the end of 2016.

3.9% more companies in Somerset compared to 2015

Surrounding counties 2016 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

50,419 total businesses
8,113 formed in 2016
4,726 dissolved in 2016

Devon

47,095 total businesses
5,703 formed in 2016
4,331 dissolved in 2016

Gloucestershire

47,665 total businesses
5,639 formed in 2016
4,437 dissolved in 2016

Bristol

31,308 total businesses
5,196 formed in 2016
3,846 dissolved in 2016

Wiltshire

41,591 total businesses
11,837 formed in 2016
3,316 dissolved in 2016

Somerset

46,011 total businesses
5,328 formed in 2016
3,994 dissolved in 2016

SomersetDorsetWiltshireGloucestershireBristolDevon

Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
170
233
63
Bathavon North
25
49
24
Bathavon South
17
28
11
Bathavon West
15
10
-5
Bathwick
13
19
6
Chew Valley North
32
36
4
Chew Valley South
14
14
0
Clutton
18
12
-6
Combe Down
15
28
13
Farmborough
26
17
-9
High Littleton
4
11
7
Keynsham East
31
30
-1
Keynsham North
35
51
16
Keynsham South
15
18
3
Kingsmead
57
95
38
Lambridge
26
31
5
Lansdown
31
37
6
Lyncombe
29
36
7
Mendip
10
12
2
Midsomer Norton North
36
52
16
Midsomer Norton Redfield
11
8
-3
Newbridge
26
33
7
Odd Down
43
50
7
Oldfield
27
34
7
Paulton
22
31
9
Peasedown
22
29
7
Publow and Whitchurch
5
12
7
Radstock
22
19
-3
Saltford
23
21
-2
Southdown
10
11
1
Timsbury
2
9
7
Twerton
14
17
3
Walcot
30
61
31
Westfield
33
27
-6
Westmoreland
14
24
10
Weston
18
23
5
Widcombe
38
47
9
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ammerdown
8
18
10
Ashwick Chilcompton and Stratton
24
46
22
Bathwick
13
19
6
Beckington and Selwood
19
28
9
Butleigh and Baltonsborough
7
8
1
Chewton Mendip and Ston Easton
12
15
3
Coleford and Holcombe
12
19
7
Cranmore Doulting and Nunney
7
18
11
Creech
10
5
-5
Croscombe and Pilton
5
13
8
Frome Berkley Down
9
10
1
Frome College
8
10
2
Frome Keyford
19
21
2
Frome Market
43
47
4
Frome Oakfield
11
14
3
Frome Park
15
15
0
Glastonbury St Benedict's
28
25
-3
Glastonbury St Edmund's
4
11
7
Glastonbury St John's
3
9
6
Glastonbury St Mary's
5
7
2
Moor
4
8
4
Postlebury
8
20
12
Rode and Norton St Philip
12
21
9
Rodney and Westbury
6
11
5
Shepton East
27
32
5
Shepton West
11
16
5
St Cuthbert Out North
7
6
-1
Street North
30
75
45
Street South
7
11
4
Street West
6
6
The Pennards and Ditcheat
10
21
11
Wells Central
48
79
31
Wells St Cuthbert's
20
36
16
Wells St Thomas'
20
37
17
Wookey and St Cuthbert Out West
7
10
3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Backwell
12
26
14
Banwell & Winscombe
36
54
18
Blagdon & Churchill
16
29
13
Clevedon East
19
32
13
Clevedon South
9
15
6
Clevedon Walton
33
58
25
Clevedon West
17
16
-1
Clevedon Yeo
6
15
9
Congresbury & Puxton
11
22
11
Gordano Valley
23
19
-4
Hutton & Locking
18
31
13
Long Ashton
40
52
12
Nailsea Golden Valley
5
10
5
Nailsea West End
7
14
7
Nailsea Yeo
58
84
26
Nailsea Youngwood
3
7
4
Pill
24
38
14
Portishead East
33
58
25
Portishead North
50
42
-8
Portishead South
7
22
15
Portishead West
39
66
27
Weston-super-Mare Bournville
36
42
6
Weston-super-Mare Central
75
92
17
Weston-super-Mare Hillside
60
89
29
Weston-super-Mare Kewstoke
20
31
11
Weston-super-Mare Mid Worle
15
26
11
Weston-super-Mare Milton
23
29
6
Weston-super-Mare North Worle
20
24
4
Weston-super-Mare South Worle
16
20
4
Weston-super-Mare Uphill
20
21
1
Weston-super-Mare Winterstoke
41
90
49
Wick St Lawrence & St Georges
19
18
-1
Winford
51
37
-14
Wrington
46
30
-16
Yatton
34
47
13
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Axevale
17
23
6
Berrow
8
2
-6
Bridgwater Dunwear
2
7
5
Bridgwater Eastover
13
21
8
Bridgwater Fairfax
6
13
7
Bridgwater Hamp
11
6
-5
Bridgwater Victoria
13
16
3
Bridgwater Westover
78
108
30
Bridgwater Wyndham
4
7
3
Burnham Central
19
14
-5
Burnham North
28
36
8
Cannington and Wembdon
9
9
0
Cheddar and Shipham
36
37
1
East Polden
10
10
0
Highbridge and Burnham Marine
20
47
27
Huntspill and Pawlett
4
7
3
King's Isle
19
19
0
Knoll
15
15
0
North Petherton
26
42
16
Puriton and Woolavington
7
8
1
Quantocks
11
16
5
Wedmore and Mark
29
20
-9
West Polden
6
9
3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blackdown
21
24
3
Blackmoor Vale
20
22
2
Bruton
9
13
4
Brympton
29
48
19
Burrow Hill
7
12
5
Camelot
15
9
-6
Cary
42
31
-11
Chard Avishayes
4
3
-1
Chard Combe
5
16
11
Chard Crimchard
6
15
9
Chard Holyrood
8
13
5
Chard Jocelyn
7
4
-3
Coker
12
20
8
Crewkerne
36
35
-1
Curry Rivel
6
11
5
Eggwood
8
4
-4
Hamdon
5
6
1
Ilminster
26
23
-3
Islemoor
18
12
-6
Ivelchester
7
16
9
Langport and Huish
15
16
1
Martock
37
44
7
Milborne Port
3
8
5
Neroche
10
20
10
Northstone
4
10
6
Parrett
7
9
2
South Petherton
21
15
-6
St Michael's
5
8
3
Tatworth and Forton
4
9
5
Tower
13
9
-4
Turn Hill
21
13
-8
Wessex
20
24
4
Wincanton
35
32
-3
Windwhistle
11
14
3
Yeovil Central
57
120
63
Yeovil East
17
30
13
Yeovil South
24
34
10
Yeovil West
13
23
10
Yeovil Without
13
14
1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bishop's Hull
39
58
19
Bishop's Lydeard
13
18
5
Blackdown
21
24
3
Bradford-on-Tone
8
12
4
Comeytrowe
12
9
-3
Milverton and North Deane
2
8
6
Monument
5
17
12
Neroche
10
20
10
North Curry and Stoke St Gregory
12
7
-5
Norton Fitzwarren
13
14
1
Ruishton and Creech
14
13
-1
Staplegrove
47
74
27
Taunton Blackbrook and Holway
43
47
4
Taunton Eastgate
24
31
7
Taunton Fairwater
30
39
9
Taunton Halcon
28
21
-7
Taunton Killams and Mountfield
15
35
20
Taunton Lyngford
13
17
4
Taunton Manor and Wilton
95
97
2
Taunton Pyrland and Rowbarton
4
7
3
Trull
5
6
1
Upper Culm
0
0
Wellington East
18
13
-5
Wellington North
35
36
1
Wellington Rockwell Green and West
10
12
2
West Monkton
13
21
8
Wiveliscombe and West Deane
2
19
17
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alcombe
6
8
2
Brendon Hills
4
4
0
Carhampton and Withycombe
2
0
-2
Crowcombe and Stogumber
12
8
-4
Dulverton and District
5
4
-1
Dunster and Timberscombe
3
2
-1
Greater Exmoor
4
4
Minehead Central
14
22
8
Minehead North
3
4
1
Minehead South
2
2
0
Old Cleeve
8
6
-2
Porlock and District
6
14
8
Quantock Vale
4
8
4
Watchet
12
5
-7
West Quantock
3
3
0
Williton
11
4
-7

Total companies 2016 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2016 and how Somerset compares to them.

Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2015: 1st
London
1,070,255
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
156,118
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
5th 2015: 5th
West Yorkshire
107,764
24th 2015: 23rd
Somerset
46,011
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
18th 2015: 18th
Dorset
50,419
21st 2015: 21st
Gloucestershire
47,665
22nd 2015: 22nd
Devon
47,095
24th 2015: 23rd
Somerset
46,011
29th 2015: 33rd
Wiltshire
41,591
38th 2015: 37th
Bristol
31,308
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2015: 1st
London
1,070,255
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
156,118
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
5th 2015: 5th
West Yorkshire
107,764
6th 2015: 7th
Hertfordshire
104,699
7th 2015: 6th
Hampshire
103,043
8th 2015: 8th
Kent
98,931
9th 2015: 9th
Surrey
95,997
10th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
74,912
11th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
68,241
12th 2015: 12th
Berkshire
64,828
13th 2015: 13th
East Sussex
63,012
14th 2015: 14th
Buckinghamshire
62,413
15th 2015: 15th
Merseyside
60,027
16th 2015: 16th
South Yorkshire
55,438
17th 2015: 17th
Leicestershire
52,138
18th 2015: 18th
Dorset
50,419
19th 2015: 19th
West Sussex
48,518
20th 2015: 20th
North Yorkshire
48,164
21st 2015: 21st
Gloucestershire
47,665
22nd 2015: 22nd
Devon
47,095
23rd 2015: 24th
Staffordshire
47,000
24th 2015: 23rd
Somerset
46,011
25th 2015: 26th
Nottinghamshire
45,573
26th 2015: 32nd
Bedfordshire
44,451
27th 2015: 25th
Derbyshire
43,529
28th 2015: 27th
Cambridgeshire
43,412
29th 2015: 33rd
Wiltshire
41,591
30th 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
40,701
31st 2015: 29th
Northamptonshire
40,600
32nd 2015: 31st
Tyne and Wear
38,544
33rd 2015: 30th
Oxfordshire
38,413
34th 2015: 35th
Norfolk
34,374
35th 2015: 34th
Warwickshire
34,180
36th 2015: 38th
Worcestershire
33,436
37th 2015: 36th
Suffolk
32,526
38th 2015: 37th
Bristol
31,308
39th 2015: 39th
Durham
25,127
40th 2015: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
23,848
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
20,422
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cumbria
19,675
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cornwall
19,655
44th 2015: 44th
Northumberland
9,713
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
8,293
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
4,973
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
1,742

Total companies at the end of 2016 per 1000 people

In Somerset

50.6

National Average

62.6

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.

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

2016

5,328 formed

3,994 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.8% vs 2012

5.3% vs 2013

5.8% vs 2014

3.9% vs 2015