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Company Formations in 2020: Somerset

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6.0% more companies in Somerset compared to 2019

New businesses in Somerset mapped

Bath and North East Somerset 1,472 formed

Mendip 779 formed

North Somerset 1,555 formed

Sedgemoor 816 formed

South Somerset 737 formed

Taunton Deane 956 formed

West Somerset 106 formed

Companies formed in 2020 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 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
31st 2019: 31st
Somerset
6,432
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
26th 2019: 19th
Dorset
7,253
27th 2019: 28th
Devon
7,174
31st 2019: 31st
Somerset
6,432
32nd 2019: 32nd
Gloucestershire
6,419
33rd 2019: 35th
Bristol
5,559
39th 2019: 39th
Wiltshire
4,645
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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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Type of companies formed in Somerset breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (6,156 companies)

4% Other company types (276 companies)

Other company types breakdown (276 companies)

Total companies in Somerset by the end of 2020

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Businesses formed in Somerset during 2020

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Businesses dissolved in Somerset during 2020

meaning there is a total of

55,092

businesses registered in Somerset at the end of 2020.

6.0% more companies in Somerset compared to 2019

Surrounding counties 2020 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

54,841 total businesses
7,253 formed in 2020
4,938 dissolved in 2020

Devon

57,278 total businesses
7,174 formed in 2020
3,994 dissolved in 2020

Gloucestershire

55,106 total businesses
6,419 formed in 2020
4,233 dissolved in 2020

Bristol

36,208 total businesses
5,559 formed in 2020
2,879 dissolved in 2020

Wiltshire

39,022 total businesses
4,645 formed in 2020
3,195 dissolved in 2020

Somerset

55,092 total businesses
6,432 formed in 2020
3,899 dissolved in 2020

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
169
220
51
Bathavon North
32
42
10
Bathavon South
14
21
7
Bathavon West
8
11
3
Bathwick
15
21
6
Chew Valley North
28
49
21
Chew Valley South
10
14
4
Clutton
7
16
9
Combe Down
16
21
5
Farmborough
11
17
6
High Littleton
9
11
2
Keynsham East
13
36
23
Keynsham North
44
49
5
Keynsham South
23
90
67
Kingsmead
74
98
24
Lambridge
20
45
25
Lansdown
20
29
9
Lyncombe
29
25
-4
Mendip
11
7
-4
Midsomer Norton North
29
48
19
Midsomer Norton Redfield
7
16
9
Newbridge
22
32
10
Odd Down
30
65
35
Oldfield
31
41
10
Paulton
26
36
10
Peasedown
20
30
10
Publow and Whitchurch
13
10
-3
Radstock
16
25
9
Saltford
12
15
3
Southdown
13
24
11
Timsbury
8
12
4
Twerton
8
127
119
Walcot
22
44
22
Westfield
12
23
11
Westmoreland
11
36
25
Weston
16
31
15
Widcombe
20
36
16
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ammerdown
10
19
9
Ashwick Chilcompton and Stratton
35
53
18
Bathwick
15
21
6
Beckington and Selwood
19
26
7
Butleigh and Baltonsborough
9
17
8
Chewton Mendip and Ston Easton
9
18
9
Coleford and Holcombe
12
12
0
Cranmore Doulting and Nunney
19
22
3
Creech
5
11
6
Croscombe and Pilton
10
13
3
Frome Berkley Down
14
23
9
Frome College
16
8
-8
Frome Keyford
17
40
23
Frome Market
30
62
32
Frome Oakfield
5
10
5
Frome Park
13
21
8
Glastonbury St Benedict's
23
34
11
Glastonbury St Edmund's
5
15
10
Glastonbury St John's
14
5
-9
Glastonbury St Mary's
4
4
0
Moor
6
7
1
Postlebury
13
22
9
Rode and Norton St Philip
13
19
6
Rodney and Westbury
7
8
1
Shepton East
43
58
15
Shepton West
9
14
5
St Cuthbert Out North
13
21
8
Street North
22
28
6
Street South
10
28
18
Street West
5
5
0
The Pennards and Ditcheat
7
19
12
Wells Central
47
58
11
Wells St Cuthbert's
18
29
11
Wells St Thomas'
18
31
13
Wookey and St Cuthbert Out West
6
18
12
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Backwell
26
18
-8
Banwell & Winscombe
28
38
10
Blagdon & Churchill
22
20
-2
Clevedon East
16
33
17
Clevedon South
7
24
17
Clevedon Walton
49
65
16
Clevedon West
10
21
11
Clevedon Yeo
9
27
18
Congresbury & Puxton
11
22
11
Gordano Valley
22
30
8
Hutton & Locking
29
52
23
Long Ashton
37
75
38
Nailsea Golden Valley
11
22
11
Nailsea West End
3
20
17
Nailsea Yeo
50
31
-19
Nailsea Youngwood
7
7
0
Pill
37
77
40
Portishead East
50
70
20
Portishead North
29
38
9
Portishead South
10
17
7
Portishead West
68
69
1
Weston-super-Mare Bournville
26
81
55
Weston-super-Mare Central
70
146
76
Weston-super-Mare Hillside
61
106
45
Weston-super-Mare Kewstoke
19
24
5
Weston-super-Mare Mid Worle
20
35
15
Weston-super-Mare Milton
37
54
17
Weston-super-Mare North Worle
13
28
15
Weston-super-Mare South Worle
24
41
17
Weston-super-Mare Uphill
20
38
18
Weston-super-Mare Winterstoke
58
63
5
Wick St Lawrence & St Georges
10
33
23
Winford
24
42
18
Wrington
59
23
-36
Yatton
41
65
24
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Axevale
13
18
5
Berrow
5
12
7
Bridgwater Dunwear
11
7
-4
Bridgwater Eastover
19
36
17
Bridgwater Fairfax
6
17
11
Bridgwater Hamp
9
15
6
Bridgwater Victoria
10
13
3
Bridgwater Westover
66
148
82
Bridgwater Wyndham
6
201
195
Burnham Central
10
25
15
Burnham North
27
21
-6
Cannington and Wembdon
5
7
2
Cheddar and Shipham
26
39
13
East Polden
8
11
3
Highbridge and Burnham Marine
37
79
42
Huntspill and Pawlett
5
7
2
King's Isle
12
42
30
Knoll
23
28
5
North Petherton
20
33
13
Puriton and Woolavington
10
15
5
Quantocks
13
10
-3
Wedmore and Mark
27
21
-6
West Polden
8
11
3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blackdown
11
19
8
Blackmoor Vale
40
31
-9
Bruton
10
21
11
Brympton
30
39
9
Burrow Hill
9
9
0
Camelot
12
8
-4
Cary
23
27
4
Chard Avishayes
4
6
2
Chard Combe
4
8
4
Chard Crimchard
7
7
0
Chard Holyrood
8
14
6
Chard Jocelyn
4
7
3
Coker
11
22
11
Crewkerne
34
43
9
Curry Rivel
6
9
3
Eggwood
1
6
5
Hamdon
8
8
0
Ilminster
16
29
13
Islemoor
7
17
10
Ivelchester
4
15
11
Langport and Huish
6
17
11
Martock
44
31
-13
Milborne Port
9
14
5
Neroche
11
25
14
Northstone
7
11
4
Parrett
6
11
5
South Petherton
11
19
8
St Michael's
14
11
-3
Tatworth and Forton
7
3
-4
Tower
9
26
17
Turn Hill
9
7
-2
Wessex
19
23
4
Wincanton
13
20
7
Windwhistle
8
14
6
Yeovil Central
54
78
24
Yeovil East
17
27
10
Yeovil South
26
35
9
Yeovil West
23
23
0
Yeovil Without
17
21
4
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bishop's Hull
21
40
19
Bishop's Lydeard
20
30
10
Blackdown
11
19
8
Bradford-on-Tone
9
18
9
Comeytrowe
13
21
8
Milverton and North Deane
15
138
123
Monument
10
11
1
Neroche
11
25
14
North Curry and Stoke St Gregory
7
24
17
Norton Fitzwarren
13
15
2
Ruishton and Creech
8
19
11
Staplegrove
47
101
54
Taunton Blackbrook and Holway
42
72
30
Taunton Eastgate
17
34
17
Taunton Fairwater
28
30
2
Taunton Halcon
21
25
4
Taunton Killams and Mountfield
27
55
28
Taunton Lyngford
18
31
13
Taunton Manor and Wilton
61
100
39
Taunton Pyrland and Rowbarton
7
19
12
Trull
4
14
10
Upper Culm
0
0
Wellington East
19
9
-10
Wellington North
21
58
37
Wellington Rockwell Green and West
15
24
9
West Monkton
13
25
12
Wiveliscombe and West Deane
9
19
10
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alcombe
6
7
1
Brendon Hills
3
6
3
Carhampton and Withycombe
3
2
-1
Crowcombe and Stogumber
1
1
Dulverton and District
4
17
13
Dunster and Timberscombe
1
1
0
Greater Exmoor
4
4
Minehead Central
13
11
-2
Minehead North
6
4
-2
Minehead South
1
2
1
Old Cleeve
7
11
4
Porlock and District
5
8
3
Quantock Vale
5
8
3
Watchet
8
9
1
West Quantock
5
3
-2
Williton
5
12
7

Total companies 2020 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2020 and how Somerset 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
23rd 2019: 23rd
Somerset
55,092
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
19th 2019: 20th
Devon
57,278
22nd 2019: 22nd
Gloucestershire
55,106
23rd 2019: 23rd
Somerset
55,092
25th 2019: 18th
Dorset
54,841
37th 2019: 36th
Wiltshire
39,022
38th 2019: 38th
Bristol
36,208
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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60.5

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76.4

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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.

2016

5,328 formed

3,994 dissolved

2017

5,329 formed

3,971 dissolved

2018

5,537 formed

4,146 dissolved

2019

6,041 formed

4,527 dissolved

2020

6,432 formed

3,899 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

4.13% vs 2016

3.1% vs 2017

5.18% vs 2018

6.0% vs 2019