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Company Formations in 2016: West Midlands

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???? Businesses formed in West Midlands during 2016

6.2% more companies in West Midlands compared to 2015

New businesses in West Midlands mapped

Birmingham 17,661 formed

Coventry 3,101 formed

Dudley 1,886 formed

Sandwell 2,453 formed

Solihull 1,619 formed

Walsall 1,727 formed

Wolverhampton 2,691 formed

Companies formed in 2016 league table

The counties in England where most companies are formed, and how West Midlands 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
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
31,162
21st 2015: 22nd
Staffordshire
7,618
24th 2015: 39th
Worcestershire
6,602
35th 2015: 35th
Warwickshire
4,709
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
2,496
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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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11.4

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Type of companies formed in West Midlands breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (30,507 companies)

2% Other company types (655 companies)

Other company types breakdown (655 companies)

Total companies in West Midlands by the end of 2016

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Businesses formed in West Midlands during 2016

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Businesses dissolved in West Midlands during 2016

meaning there is a total of

156,118

businesses registered in West Midlands at the end of 2016.

6.2% more companies in West Midlands compared to 2015

Surrounding counties 2016 breakdown & comparison

Staffordshire

47,000 total businesses
7,618 formed in 2016
4,763 dissolved in 2016

Warwickshire

34,180 total businesses
4,709 formed in 2016
3,473 dissolved in 2016

Worcestershire

33,436 total businesses
6,602 formed in 2016
2,820 dissolved in 2016

Shropshire

20,422 total businesses
2,496 formed in 2016
1,763 dissolved in 2016

West Midlands

156,118 total businesses
31,162 formed in 2016
21,521 dissolved in 2016

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Acocks Green
126
198
72
Aston
339
461
122
Bartley Green
62
102
40
Bickenhill
226
187
-39
Billesley
75
179
104
Bordesley Green
187
282
95
Bournville
82
147
65
Brandwood
164
198
34
Curdworth
0
0
Edgbaston
1072
839
-233
Erdington
244
294
50
Hall Green
252
393
141
Handsworth Wood
218
338
120
Harborne
155
251
96
Hodge Hill
114
194
80
Kings Norton
83
129
46
Kingstanding
65
105
40
Ladywood
4476
5072
596
Longbridge
66
103
37
Lozells and East Handsworth
194
251
57
Moseley and Kings Heath
221
283
62
Nechells
749
3590
2841
Northfield
83
120
37
Oscott
88
159
71
Perry Barr
142
231
89
Quinton
85
159
74
Selly Oak
98
118
20
Shard End
65
93
28
Sheldon
80
108
28
Soho
270
346
76
South Yardley
289
404
115
Sparkbrook
271
333
62
Springfield
192
286
94
Stechford and Yardley North
146
223
77
Stockland Green
125
281
156
Sutton Four Oaks
162
189
27
Sutton New Hall
82
168
86
Sutton Trinity
279
274
-5
Sutton Vesey
128
210
82
Tyburn
146
207
61
Washwood Heath
157
217
60
Weoley
68
126
58
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bablake
93
76
-17
Binley and Willenhall
58
89
31
Cheylesmore
139
162
23
Earlsdon
127
226
99
Foleshill
176
193
17
Henley
70
117
47
Holbrook
156
214
58
Longford
76
121
45
Lower Stoke
118
182
64
Radford
98
171
73
Sherbourne
72
110
38
St Michael's
744
745
1
Upper Stoke
85
130
45
Wainbody
55
71
16
Westwood
133
234
101
Whoberley
56
88
32
Woodlands
53
68
15
Wyken
120
104
-16
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Amblecote
32
50
18
Belle Vale
76
109
33
Brierley Hill
114
155
41
Brockmoor and Pensnett
37
42
5
Castle and Priory
100
93
-7
Coseley East
27
43
16
Cradley and Wollescote
59
76
17
Darlaston South
58
104
46
Gornal
24
39
15
Halesowen North
82
98
16
Halesowen South
93
128
35
Hayley Green and Cradley South
18
38
20
Kingswinford North and Wall Heath
85
132
47
Kingswinford South
49
38
-11
Lye and Stourbridge North
77
58
-19
Netherton Woodside and St Andrews
85
97
12
Norton
32
46
14
Pedmore and Stourbridge East
41
40
-1
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood
23
38
15
Sedgley
66
78
12
St James's
83
125
42
St Thomas's
116
136
20
Upper Gornal and Woodsetton
29
32
3
Wollaston and Stourbridge Town
145
151
6
Wordsley
24
44
20
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
140
195
55
Blackheath
40
83
43
Bristnall
36
57
21
Charlemont with Grove Vale
35
56
21
Cradley Heath and Old Hill
70
129
59
Darlaston South
58
104
46
Friar Park
26
26
0
Great Barr with Yew Tree
49
82
33
Great Bridge
53
92
39
Greets Green and Lyng
82
118
36
Hateley Heath
49
57
8
Langley
52
91
39
Newton
41
76
35
Old Warley
60
78
18
Oldbury
140
210
70
Pheasey Park Farm
41
60
19
Princes End
33
33
0
Rowley
31
52
21
Smethwick
102
171
69
Soho and Victoria
138
184
46
St Pauls
108
141
33
Tipton Green
59
92
33
Tividale
31
62
31
Wednesbury North
63
71
8
Wednesbury South
76
105
29
West Bromwich Central
128
191
63
Willenhall South
63
131
68
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bickenhill
226
187
-39
Blythe
86
111
25
Castle Bromwich
53
68
15
Chelmsley Wood
30
40
10
Dorridge and Hockley Heath
95
87
-8
Elmdon
36
60
24
Kingshurst and Fordbridge
29
29
0
Knowle
85
137
52
Lyndon
52
69
17
Meriden
74
88
14
Olton
91
116
25
Shirley East
81
91
10
Shirley South
80
141
61
Shirley West
97
145
48
Silhill
80
101
21
Smith's Wood
28
37
9
St Alphege
86
112
26
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldridge Central and South
174
133
-41
Aldridge North and Walsall Wood
42
62
20
Bentley and Darlaston North
32
70
38
Birchills Leamore
51
65
14
Blakenall
40
65
25
Bloxwich East
28
35
7
Bloxwich West
25
50
25
Brownhills
45
62
17
Darlaston South
58
104
46
Paddock
97
121
24
Palfrey
76
116
40
Pelsall
19
36
17
Pheasey Park Farm
41
60
19
Pleck
69
120
51
Rushall-Shelfield
43
52
9
Short Heath
33
39
6
St Matthew's
333
289
-44
Streetly
52
80
28
Willenhall North
37
38
1
Willenhall South
63
131
68
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bilston East
69
123
54
Bilston North
37
48
11
Blakenhall
94
140
46
Bushbury North
23
55
32
Bushbury South and Low Hill
98
135
37
East Park
62
96
34
Ettingshall
119
126
7
Fallings Park
36
45
9
Graiseley
59
103
44
Heath Town
43
97
54
Merry Hill
39
46
7
Oxley
58
78
20
Park
136
304
168
Penn
55
78
23
Spring Vale
44
72
28
St Peter's
221
908
687
Tettenhall Regis
48
57
9
Tettenhall Wightwick
53
71
18
Wednesfield North
23
26
3
Wednesfield South
41
83
42

Total companies 2016 league table

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

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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
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
156,118
23rd 2015: 24th
Staffordshire
47,000
35th 2015: 34th
Warwickshire
34,180
36th 2015: 38th
Worcestershire
33,436
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
20,422
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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57.0

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The last 5 years

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

2012

19,906 formed

13,595 dissolved

2013

21,412 formed

14,981 dissolved

2014

25,059 formed

16,298 dissolved

2015

26,952 formed

17,109 dissolved

2016

31,162 formed

21,521 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.3% vs 2012

6.9% vs 2013

8.2% vs 2014

6.2% vs 2015