Inform Direct Logo

Company Formations in 2021: Somerset

Man holding pagper

???? Businesses formed in Somerset during 2021

4.0% more companies in Somerset compared to 2020

New businesses in Somerset mapped

Bath and North East Somerset 1,305 formed

Mendip 782 formed

North Somerset 2,137 formed

Sedgemoor 938 formed

South Somerset 765 formed

Taunton Deane 994 formed

West Somerset 115 formed

Companies formed in 2021 league table

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

Man holding trophy
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2020: 1st
London
269,246
2nd 2020: 2nd
West Midlands
36,485
3rd 2020: 3rd
Greater Manchester
36,442
4th 2020: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,140
5th 2020: 5th
Essex
18,584
28th 2020: 31st
Somerset
7,057
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
22nd 2020: 26th
Dorset
7,584
28th 2020: 31st
Somerset
7,057
30th 2020: 27th
Devon
6,825
32nd 2020: 32nd
Gloucestershire
6,357
35th 2020: 33rd
Bristol
5,125
39th 2020: 39th
Wiltshire
4,432
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2020: 1st
London
269,246
2nd 2020: 2nd
West Midlands
36,485
3rd 2020: 3rd
Greater Manchester
36,442
4th 2020: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,140
5th 2020: 5th
Essex
18,584
6th 2020: 6th
Kent
16,625
7th 2020: 7th
Hampshire
14,512
8th 2020: 8th
Hertfordshire
13,899
9th 2020: 9th
Merseyside
13,108
10th 2020: 10th
Lancashire
12,800
11th 2020: 12th
Surrey
11,021
12th 2020: 14th
South Yorkshire
10,815
13th 2020: 13th
Cheshire
9,800
14th 2020: 11th
Leicestershire
9,685
15th 2020: 15th
Berkshire
9,605
16th 2020: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,910
17th 2020: 17th
Nottinghamshire
8,810
18th 2020: 22nd
Staffordshire
8,541
19th 2020: 20th
East Sussex
7,675
20th 2020: 21st
Tyne and Wear
7,623
21st 2020: 19th
North Yorkshire
7,614
22nd 2020: 26th
Dorset
7,584
23rd 2020: 24th
Cambridgeshire
7,476
24th 2020: 18th
Bedfordshire
7,413
25th 2020: 28th
Worcestershire
7,361
26th 2020: 25th
Derbyshire
7,261
27th 2020: 23rd
Northamptonshire
7,131
28th 2020: 31st
Somerset
7,057
29th 2020: 30th
Lincolnshire
6,903
30th 2020: 27th
Devon
6,825
31st 2020: 29th
West Sussex
6,463
32nd 2020: 32nd
Gloucestershire
6,357
33rd 2020: 35th
Suffolk
5,445
34th 2020: 37th
Norfolk
5,214
35th 2020: 33rd
Bristol
5,125
36th 2020: 38th
Warwickshire
5,117
37th 2020: 36th
Durham
5,065
38th 2020: 34th
Oxfordshire
5,053
39th 2020: 39th
Wiltshire
4,432
40th 2020: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,749
41st 2020: 42nd
Cornwall
2,993
42nd 2020: 41st
Shropshire
2,914
43rd 2020: 44th
Herefordshire
2,858
44th 2020: 43rd
Cumbria
2,286
45th 2020: 45th
Northumberland
1,421
46th 2020: 46th
Isle of Wight
697
47th 2020: 47th
Rutland
195

New incorporations in 2021 per 1000 Man standing people

Briefcase with a sticker stating New

In Somerset

7.8

Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase

National Average

12.2

Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase

Type of companies formed in Somerset breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (6,812 companies)

3% Other company types (245 companies)

Other company types breakdown (245 companies)

Total companies in Somerset by the end of 2021

Man shaking hands

????

Businesses formed in Somerset during 2021

Man looking at a graph

????

Businesses dissolved in Somerset during 2021

Due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Companies House did not always process company dissolutions as soon as the standard conditions for dissolution were first met.

meaning there is a total of

57,300

businesses registered in Somerset at the end of 2021.

4.0% more companies in Somerset compared to 2020

Surrounding counties 2021 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

56,465 total businesses
7,584 formed in 2021
6,001 dissolved in 2021

Devon

60,022 total businesses
6,825 formed in 2021
5,551 dissolved in 2021

Gloucestershire

56,711 total businesses
6,357 formed in 2021
5,435 dissolved in 2021

Bristol

36,239 total businesses
5,125 formed in 2021
4,158 dissolved in 2021

Wiltshire

39,338 total businesses
4,432 formed in 2021
4,387 dissolved in 2021

Somerset

57,300 total businesses
7,057 formed in 2021
5,667 dissolved in 2021

SomersetDorsetWiltshireGloucestershireBristolDevon

Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
211
257
46
Bathavon North
32
41
9
Bathavon South
22
15
-7
Bathavon West
18
18
0
Bathwick
21
34
13
Chew Valley North
37
41
4
Chew Valley South
17
19
2
Clutton
16
22
6
Combe Down
29
29
0
Farmborough
18
15
-3
High Littleton
15
15
0
Keynsham East
31
25
-6
Keynsham North
56
44
-12
Keynsham South
31
12
-19
Kingsmead
91
109
18
Lambridge
27
37
10
Lansdown
19
32
13
Lyncombe
23
23
0
Mendip
7
12
5
Midsomer Norton North
35
56
21
Midsomer Norton Redfield
10
14
4
Newbridge
23
18
-5
Odd Down
46
34
-12
Oldfield
27
33
6
Paulton
34
52
18
Peasedown
26
33
7
Publow and Whitchurch
14
10
-4
Radstock
24
32
8
Saltford
12
27
15
Southdown
16
13
-3
Timsbury
11
8
-3
Twerton
27
24
-3
Walcot
39
29
-10
Westfield
24
41
17
Westmoreland
15
29
14
Weston
27
22
-5
Widcombe
29
31
2
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ammerdown
15
19
4
Ashwick Chilcompton and Stratton
30
56
26
Bathwick
21
34
13
Beckington and Selwood
38
25
-13
Butleigh and Baltonsborough
10
18
8
Chewton Mendip and Ston Easton
13
14
1
Coleford and Holcombe
15
19
4
Cranmore Doulting and Nunney
9
15
6
Creech
9
7
-2
Croscombe and Pilton
5
22
17
Frome Berkley Down
14
19
5
Frome College
8
7
-1
Frome Keyford
25
36
11
Frome Market
46
37
-9
Frome Oakfield
12
18
6
Frome Park
15
24
9
Glastonbury St Benedict's
36
39
3
Glastonbury St Edmund's
11
11
0
Glastonbury St John's
9
7
-2
Glastonbury St Mary's
6
9
3
Moor
5
14
9
Postlebury
14
18
4
Rode and Norton St Philip
14
19
5
Rodney and Westbury
4
16
12
Shepton East
41
78
37
Shepton West
11
27
16
St Cuthbert Out North
12
12
0
Street North
36
40
4
Street South
11
23
12
Street West
6
7
1
The Pennards and Ditcheat
11
12
1
Wells Central
54
48
-6
Wells St Cuthbert's
23
22
-1
Wells St Thomas'
18
26
8
Wookey and St Cuthbert Out West
11
17
6
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Backwell
31
43
12
Banwell & Winscombe
36
49
13
Blagdon & Churchill
21
17
-4
Clevedon East
23
27
4
Clevedon South
13
16
3
Clevedon Walton
43
59
16
Clevedon West
16
24
8
Clevedon Yeo
14
18
4
Congresbury & Puxton
19
37
18
Gordano Valley
27
23
-4
Hutton & Locking
36
36
0
Long Ashton
55
88
33
Nailsea Golden Valley
17
22
5
Nailsea West End
11
14
3
Nailsea Yeo
55
26
-29
Nailsea Youngwood
8
15
7
Pill
51
101
50
Portishead East
49
40
-9
Portishead North
40
34
-6
Portishead South
12
16
4
Portishead West
55
68
13
Weston-super-Mare Bournville
56
74
18
Weston-super-Mare Central
123
127
4
Weston-super-Mare Hillside
79
97
18
Weston-super-Mare Kewstoke
25
29
4
Weston-super-Mare Mid Worle
17
33
16
Weston-super-Mare Milton
50
722
672
Weston-super-Mare North Worle
18
22
4
Weston-super-Mare South Worle
37
43
6
Weston-super-Mare Uphill
44
37
-7
Weston-super-Mare Winterstoke
68
48
-20
Wick St Lawrence & St Georges
38
19
-19
Winford
28
38
10
Wrington
42
25
-17
Yatton
46
50
4
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Axevale
21
64
43
Berrow
6
4
-2
Bridgwater Dunwear
7
6
-1
Bridgwater Eastover
33
46
13
Bridgwater Fairfax
17
16
-1
Bridgwater Hamp
9
16
7
Bridgwater Victoria
13
25
12
Bridgwater Westover
129
171
42
Bridgwater Wyndham
22
8
-14
Burnham Central
16
32
16
Burnham North
30
34
4
Cannington and Wembdon
13
12
-1
Cheddar and Shipham
35
26
-9
East Polden
8
12
4
Highbridge and Burnham Marine
62
87
25
Huntspill and Pawlett
6
12
6
King's Isle
22
122
100
Knoll
26
33
7
North Petherton
46
42
-4
Puriton and Woolavington
10
13
3
Quantocks
15
19
4
Wedmore and Mark
26
120
94
West Polden
5
18
13
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blackdown
10
24
14
Blackmoor Vale
17
17
0
Bruton
16
18
2
Brympton
44
48
4
Burrow Hill
13
7
-6
Camelot
16
5
-11
Cary
44
38
-6
Chard Avishayes
9
10
1
Chard Combe
9
57
48
Chard Crimchard
10
12
2
Chard Holyrood
7
10
3
Chard Jocelyn
5
3
-2
Coker
17
15
-2
Crewkerne
39
44
5
Curry Rivel
5
9
4
Eggwood
11
3
-8
Hamdon
15
2
-13
Ilminster
19
34
15
Islemoor
16
22
6
Ivelchester
10
17
7
Langport and Huish
23
10
-13
Martock
33
27
-6
Milborne Port
16
14
-2
Neroche
17
29
12
Northstone
12
6
-6
Parrett
7
5
-2
South Petherton
20
15
-5
St Michael's
11
17
6
Tatworth and Forton
8
8
0
Tower
11
19
8
Turn Hill
10
7
-3
Wessex
22
36
14
Wincanton
20
19
-1
Windwhistle
13
9
-4
Yeovil Central
82
79
-3
Yeovil East
32
35
3
Yeovil South
31
38
7
Yeovil West
28
20
-8
Yeovil Without
26
13
-13
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bishop's Hull
23
59
36
Bishop's Lydeard
25
32
7
Blackdown
10
24
14
Bradford-on-Tone
10
12
2
Comeytrowe
12
23
11
Milverton and North Deane
392
37
-355
Monument
13
11
-2
Neroche
17
29
12
North Curry and Stoke St Gregory
36
8
-28
Norton Fitzwarren
11
19
8
Ruishton and Creech
9
20
11
Staplegrove
86
117
31
Taunton Blackbrook and Holway
99
77
-22
Taunton Eastgate
65
43
-22
Taunton Fairwater
44
52
8
Taunton Halcon
45
30
-15
Taunton Killams and Mountfield
22
103
81
Taunton Lyngford
22
38
16
Taunton Manor and Wilton
75
94
19
Taunton Pyrland and Rowbarton
18
12
-6
Trull
9
12
3
Upper Culm
0
0
Wellington East
13
28
15
Wellington North
50
40
-10
Wellington Rockwell Green and West
24
23
-1
West Monkton
17
45
28
Wiveliscombe and West Deane
11
23
12
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alcombe
3
10
7
Brendon Hills
3
4
1
Carhampton and Withycombe
2
4
2
Crowcombe and Stogumber
6
7
1
Dulverton and District
5
5
0
Dunster and Timberscombe
4
5
1
Greater Exmoor
5
5
0
Minehead Central
21
19
-2
Minehead North
5
3
-2
Minehead South
3
3
Old Cleeve
9
9
0
Porlock and District
8
8
0
Quantock Vale
5
9
4
Watchet
13
8
-5
West Quantock
3
3
0
Williton
13
13
0

Total companies 2021 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2021 and how Somerset compares to them.

Man holding trophy
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2020: 1st
London
1,397,474
2nd 2020: 2nd
Greater Manchester
217,557
3rd 2020: 3rd
West Midlands
198,781
4th 2020: 4th
Essex
141,948
5th 2020: 5th
West Yorkshire
141,120
23rd 2020: 23rd
Somerset
57,300
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
18th 2020: 19th
Devon
60,022
23rd 2020: 23rd
Somerset
57,300
24th 2020: 22nd
Gloucestershire
56,711
25th 2020: 25th
Dorset
56,465
37th 2020: 37th
Wiltshire
39,338
38th 2020: 38th
Bristol
36,239
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2020: 1st
London
1,397,474
2nd 2020: 2nd
Greater Manchester
217,557
3rd 2020: 3rd
West Midlands
198,781
4th 2020: 4th
Essex
141,948
5th 2020: 5th
West Yorkshire
141,120
6th 2020: 6th
Kent
126,550
7th 2020: 7th
Hampshire
123,584
8th 2020: 8th
Hertfordshire
118,798
9th 2020: 9th
Surrey
106,792
10th 2020: 11th
Lancashire
87,562
11th 2020: 10th
Cheshire
83,426
12th 2020: 12th
Merseyside
78,022
13th 2020: 14th
Berkshire
75,011
14th 2020: 13th
Buckinghamshire
74,634
15th 2020: 15th
Leicestershire
71,867
16th 2020: 16th
East Sussex
70,862
17th 2020: 17th
South Yorkshire
68,227
18th 2020: 19th
Devon
60,022
19th 2020: 18th
North Yorkshire
59,819
20th 2020: 21st
Nottinghamshire
58,780
21st 2020: 20th
West Sussex
57,619
22nd 2020: 24th
Staffordshire
57,556
23rd 2020: 23rd
Somerset
57,300
24th 2020: 22nd
Gloucestershire
56,711
25th 2020: 25th
Dorset
56,465
26th 2020: 26th
Cambridgeshire
56,346
27th 2020: 28th
Derbyshire
53,394
28th 2020: 27th
Northamptonshire
53,149
29th 2020: 29th
Lincolnshire
50,076
30th 2020: 30th
Tyne and Wear
49,266
31st 2020: 31st
Bedfordshire
47,831
32nd 2020: 32nd
Oxfordshire
45,883
33rd 2020: 34th
Norfolk
43,452
34th 2020: 33rd
Worcestershire
42,443
35th 2020: 36th
Suffolk
41,836
36th 2020: 35th
Warwickshire
40,740
37th 2020: 37th
Wiltshire
39,338
38th 2020: 38th
Bristol
36,239
39th 2020: 39th
Durham
33,620
40th 2020: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
27,909
41st 2020: 41st
Shropshire
25,765
42nd 2020: 42nd
Cornwall
24,752
43rd 2020: 43rd
Cumbria
22,499
44th 2020: 44th
Herefordshire
14,830
45th 2020: 45th
Northumberland
11,895
46th 2020: 46th
Isle of Wight
6,319
47th 2020: 47th
Rutland
2,056

Total companies at the end of 2021 per 1000 Person people

Briefcase

In Somerset

63.0

Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase

National Average

79.1

Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase
Small Briefcase

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.

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

2021

7,057 formed

5,667 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

3.1% vs 2017

5.18% vs 2018

6.03% vs 2019

4.0% vs 2020