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Company Formations in 2016: Suffolk

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???? Businesses formed in Suffolk during 2016

5.1% more companies in Suffolk compared to 2015

New businesses in Suffolk mapped

Babergh 438 formed

Forest Heath 329 formed

Ipswich 1,047 formed

Mid Suffolk 574 formed

St Edmundsbury 728 formed

Suffolk Coastal 651 formed

Waveney 519 formed

Companies formed in 2016 league table

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

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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
38th 2015: 37th
Suffolk
4,291
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
6th 2015: 5th
Essex
15,887
28th 2015: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,208
37th 2015: 36th
Norfolk
4,480
38th 2015: 37th
Suffolk
4,291
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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 Man standing people

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5.9

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Type of companies formed in Suffolk breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (4,141 companies)

3% Other company types (150 companies)

Other company types breakdown (150 companies)

Total companies in Suffolk by the end of 2016

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Businesses formed in Suffolk during 2016

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Businesses dissolved in Suffolk during 2016

meaning there is a total of

32,526

businesses registered in Suffolk at the end of 2016.

5.1% more companies in Suffolk compared to 2015

Surrounding counties 2016 breakdown & comparison

Cambridgeshire

43,412 total businesses
6,208 formed in 2016
4,498 dissolved in 2016

Essex

112,065 total businesses
15,887 formed in 2016
12,823 dissolved in 2016

Norfolk

34,374 total businesses
4,480 formed in 2016
3,217 dissolved in 2016

Suffolk

32,526 total businesses
4,291 formed in 2016
2,931 dissolved in 2016

Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alton
14
18
4
Berners
11
16
5
Boxford
6
15
9
Brett Vale
12
12
0
Brook
39
24
-15
Bures St Mary
7
6
-1
Chadacre
7
11
4
Dodnash
16
10
-6
Glemsford and Stanstead
12
15
3
Great Cornard North
8
7
-1
Great Cornard South
8
10
2
Hadleigh North
31
37
6
Hadleigh South
8
7
-1
Holbrook
2
4
2
Lavenham
3
6
3
Leavenheath
5
6
1
Long Melford
10
12
2
Lower Brett
13
20
7
Mid Samford
9
14
5
Nayland
3
15
12
North Cosford
6
4
-2
Pinewood
12
22
10
South Cosford
20
31
11
Sudbury East
9
13
4
Sudbury North
6
6
0
Sudbury South
73
85
12
Waldingfield
21
12
-9
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
All Saints
32
60
28
Bottisham
0
0
Brandon East
13
19
6
Brandon West
15
24
9
Eriswell and The Rows
12
18
6
Exning
8
13
5
Great Heath
17
13
-4
Iceni
5
5
0
Lakenheath
12
12
0
Manor
5
12
7
Market
9
24
15
Red Lodge
11
28
17
Severals
34
63
29
South
10
9
-1
St Mary's
21
29
8
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alexandra
151
192
41
Bixley
21
51
30
Bridge
27
45
18
Castle Hill
79
99
20
Gainsborough
17
28
11
Gipping
56
73
17
Holywells
38
57
19
Priory Heath
68
160
92
Rushmere
17
34
17
Sprites
7
8
1
St John's
29
65
36
St Margaret's
45
86
41
Stoke Park
12
33
21
Westgate
42
91
49
Whitehouse
34
43
9
Whitton
35
43
8
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bacton and Old Newton
5
11
6
Badwell Ash
9
15
6
Barking and Somersham
14
24
10
Bramford and Blakenham
94
102
8
Claydon and Barham
26
16
-10
Debenham
13
13
0
Elmswell and Norton
10
22
12
Eye
16
10
-6
Fressingfield
6
6
0
Gislingham
2
7
5
Haughley and Wetherden
7
6
-1
Helmingham and Coddenham
7
10
3
Hoxne
5
13
8
Mendlesham
5
10
5
Needham Market
29
43
14
Onehouse
16
8
-8
Palgrave
7
6
-1
Rattlesden
6
11
5
Rickinghall and Walsham
14
24
10
Ringshall
8
12
4
Stowmarket Central
8
6
-2
Stowmarket North
58
86
28
Stowmarket South
6
13
7
Stowupland
5
7
2
Stradbroke and Laxfield
5
14
9
The Stonhams
7
23
16
Thurston and Hessett
14
23
9
Wetheringsett
9
9
0
Woolpit
12
6
-6
Worlingworth
6
18
12
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbeygate
54
125
71
Bardwell
11
6
-5
Barningham
12
12
0
Barrow
3
12
9
Cavendish
4
6
2
Chedburgh
7
9
2
Clare
11
13
2
Eastgate
53
28
-25
Fornham
14
24
10
Great Barton
32
51
19
Haverhill East
16
34
18
Haverhill North
10
29
19
Haverhill South
41
67
26
Haverhill West
14
35
21
Horringer and Whelnetham
8
9
1
Hundon
8
12
4
Iceni
5
5
0
Ixworth
7
21
14
Kedington
3
4
1
Minden
7
16
9
Moreton Hall
45
97
52
Northgate
3
5
2
Pakenham
9
7
-2
Risby
16
7
-9
Risbygate
15
22
7
Rougham
5
10
5
Southgate
2
12
10
St Olaves
1
6
5
Stanton
10
6
-4
Westgate
42
91
49
Wickhambrook
7
8
1
Withersfield
11
21
10
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldeburgh
16
15
-1
Deben
6
7
1
Felixstowe East
19
18
-1
Felixstowe North
6
18
12
Felixstowe South
35
81
46
Felixstowe West
22
37
15
Framlingham
23
34
11
Fynn Valley
16
14
-2
Grundisburgh
9
12
3
Hacheston
20
22
2
Kesgrave East
30
35
5
Kesgrave West
19
22
3
Kirton
7
6
-1
Leiston
7
27
20
Martlesham
31
26
-5
Melton
34
28
-6
Nacton & Purdis Farm
32
49
17
Orford & Eyke
9
22
13
Peasenhall & Yoxford
13
9
-4
Rendlesham
15
19
4
Rushmere
17
34
17
Saxmundham
16
29
13
The Trimleys
21
24
3
Tower
10
24
14
Wenhaston & Westleton
9
5
-4
Wickham Market
6
8
2
Woodbridge
73
60
-13
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Beccles North
16
35
19
Beccles South
9
16
7
Blything
11
6
-5
Bungay
6
13
7
Carlton
5
7
2
Carlton Colville
16
36
20
Gunton and Corton
10
15
5
Halesworth
24
36
12
Harbour
47
80
33
Kessingland
24
25
1
Kirkley
19
31
12
Lothingland
7
10
3
Normanston
35
72
37
Oulton
21
8
-13
Oulton Broad
29
19
-10
Pakefield
8
25
17
Southwold and Reydon
5
10
5
St Margaret's
45
86
41
The Saints
4
5
1
Wainford
6
3
-3
Whitton
35
43
8
Worlingham
2
12
10
Wrentham
2
8
6

Total companies 2016 league table

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

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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
37th 2015: 36th
Suffolk
32,526
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
28th 2015: 27th
Cambridgeshire
43,412
34th 2015: 35th
Norfolk
34,374
37th 2015: 36th
Suffolk
32,526
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 Person people

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44.6

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62.6

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The last 5 years

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

2012

3,408 formed

1,810 dissolved

2013

3,464 formed

2,134 dissolved

2014

3,701 formed

2,405 dissolved

2015

4,031 formed

2,423 dissolved

2016

4,291 formed

2,931 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5% vs 2012

4.6% vs 2013

5.7% vs 2014

5.1% vs 2015