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Company Formations in 2018: West Midlands

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???? Businesses formed in West Midlands during 2018

5.1% more companies in West Midlands compared to 2017

New businesses in West Midlands mapped

Birmingham 18,704 formed

Coventry 3,466 formed

Dudley 1,989 formed

Sandwell 2,523 formed

Solihull 1,870 formed

Walsall 1,937 formed

Wolverhampton 2,044 formed

Companies formed in 2018 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 2017: 1st
London
217,617
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
4th 2017: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,204
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
22nd 2017: 18th
Worcestershire
6,889
26th 2017: 24th
Staffordshire
6,474
34th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
4,755
42nd 2017: 42nd
Shropshire
2,634
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2017: 1st
London
217,617
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
4th 2017: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,204
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
15,554
7th 2017: 6th
Kent
15,057
8th 2017: 8th
Hampshire
14,244
9th 2017: 9th
Cheshire
13,259
10th 2017: 10th
Merseyside
11,451
11th 2017: 12th
Lancashire
11,291
12th 2017: 11th
Surrey
11,179
13th 2017: 15th
Berkshire
9,166
14th 2017: 17th
Buckinghamshire
8,915
15th 2017: 13th
Leicestershire
8,896
16th 2017: 16th
South Yorkshire
8,542
17th 2017: 20th
Dorset
8,314
18th 2017: 14th
Northamptonshire
7,630
19th 2017: 19th
East Sussex
7,462
20th 2017: 21st
Nottinghamshire
7,429
21st 2017: 23rd
Bedfordshire
7,013
22nd 2017: 18th
Worcestershire
6,889
23rd 2017: 22nd
North Yorkshire
6,822
24th 2017: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,786
25th 2017: 26th
Tyne and Wear
6,669
26th 2017: 24th
Staffordshire
6,474
27th 2017: 27th
Derbyshire
6,167
28th 2017: 29th
West Sussex
6,048
29th 2017: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,910
30th 2017: 28th
Devon
5,908
31st 2017: 30th
Gloucestershire
5,719
32nd 2017: 32nd
Somerset
5,537
33rd 2017: 40th
Durham
5,223
34th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
4,755
35th 2017: 34th
Bristol
4,635
36th 2017: 37th
Oxfordshire
4,631
37th 2017: 38th
Norfolk
4,542
38th 2017: 33rd
Wiltshire
4,348
39th 2017: 39th
Suffolk
4,292
40th 2017: 35th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,195
41st 2017: 41st
Cornwall
2,829
42nd 2017: 42nd
Shropshire
2,634
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
2,259
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
1,422
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
1,054
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
645
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
198

New incorporations in 2018 per 1000 Man standing people

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Type of companies formed in West Midlands breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (31,898 companies)

2% Other company types (673 companies)

Other company types breakdown (673 companies)

Total companies in West Midlands by the end of 2018

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Businesses formed in West Midlands during 2018

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Businesses dissolved in West Midlands during 2018

meaning there is a total of

167,807

businesses registered in West Midlands at the end of 2018.

5.1% more companies in West Midlands compared to 2017

Surrounding counties 2018 breakdown & comparison

Staffordshire

48,752 total businesses
6,474 formed in 2018
4,877 dissolved in 2018

Warwickshire

37,025 total businesses
4,755 formed in 2018
3,572 dissolved in 2018

Worcestershire

37,800 total businesses
6,889 formed in 2018
8,175 dissolved in 2018

Shropshire

22,421 total businesses
2,634 formed in 2018
1,851 dissolved in 2018

West Midlands

167,807 total businesses
32,571 formed in 2018
23,710 dissolved in 2018

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Acocks Green
159
213
54
Aston
353
586
233
Bartley Green
88
127
39
Bickenhill
174
194
20
Billesley
206
230
24
Bordesley Green
198
322
124
Bournville
105
142
37
Brandwood
181
236
55
Curdworth
0
0
Edgbaston
642
792
150
Erdington
220
452
232
Hall Green
256
352
96
Handsworth Wood
236
528
292
Harborne
181
229
48
Hodge Hill
196
241
45
Kings Norton
107
137
30
Kingstanding
100
194
94
Ladywood
4823
6892
2069
Longbridge
97
123
26
Lozells and East Handsworth
216
579
363
Moseley and Kings Heath
208
240
32
Nechells
1230
1307
77
Northfield
106
116
10
Oscott
114
168
54
Perry Barr
178
325
147
Quinton
144
216
72
Selly Oak
91
128
37
Shard End
83
112
29
Sheldon
78
176
98
Soho
291
419
128
South Yardley
333
398
65
Sparkbrook
303
401
98
Springfield
243
318
75
Stechford and Yardley North
172
273
101
Stockland Green
483
243
-240
Sutton Four Oaks
151
184
33
Sutton New Hall
123
163
40
Sutton Trinity
236
280
44
Sutton Vesey
124
194
70
Tyburn
155
199
44
Washwood Heath
202
333
131
Weoley
93
136
43
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bablake
57
109
52
Binley and Willenhall
90
94
4
Cheylesmore
124
163
39
Earlsdon
189
227
38
Foleshill
147
267
120
Henley
84
135
51
Holbrook
188
295
107
Longford
91
131
40
Lower Stoke
144
206
62
Radford
119
187
68
Sherbourne
94
141
47
St Michael's
577
763
186
Upper Stoke
87
127
40
Wainbody
57
87
30
Westwood
170
256
86
Whoberley
52
88
36
Woodlands
63
94
31
Wyken
164
96
-68
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Amblecote
41
47
6
Belle Vale
69
81
12
Brierley Hill
101
212
111
Brockmoor and Pensnett
24
43
19
Castle and Priory
65
102
37
Coseley East
21
46
25
Cradley and Wollescote
50
63
13
Darlaston South
80
101
21
Gornal
24
46
22
Halesowen North
93
89
-4
Halesowen South
93
86
-7
Hayley Green and Cradley South
20
39
19
Kingswinford North and Wall Heath
75
134
59
Kingswinford South
37
52
15
Lye and Stourbridge North
61
65
4
Netherton Woodside and St Andrews
95
102
7
Norton
32
37
5
Pedmore and Stourbridge East
27
91
64
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood
19
35
16
Sedgley
66
104
38
St James's
99
129
30
St Thomas's
107
141
34
Upper Gornal and Woodsetton
35
43
8
Wollaston and Stourbridge Town
122
149
27
Wordsley
35
53
18
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
124
159
35
Blackheath
54
78
24
Bristnall
45
56
11
Charlemont with Grove Vale
57
72
15
Cradley Heath and Old Hill
93
108
15
Darlaston South
80
101
21
Friar Park
32
45
13
Great Barr with Yew Tree
50
73
23
Great Bridge
77
102
25
Greets Green and Lyng
71
177
106
Hateley Heath
49
75
26
Langley
65
79
14
Newton
51
84
33
Old Warley
67
82
15
Oldbury
131
212
81
Pheasey Park Farm
36
53
17
Princes End
24
38
14
Rowley
35
51
16
Smethwick
92
160
68
Soho and Victoria
151
208
57
St Pauls
108
116
8
Tipton Green
70
96
26
Tividale
35
45
10
Wednesbury North
60
80
20
Wednesbury South
76
105
29
West Bromwich Central
139
221
82
Willenhall South
86
129
43
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bickenhill
174
194
20
Blythe
94
117
23
Castle Bromwich
50
57
7
Chelmsley Wood
35
51
16
Dorridge and Hockley Heath
70
71
1
Elmdon
52
79
27
Kingshurst and Fordbridge
23
33
10
Knowle
89
139
50
Lyndon
61
78
17
Meriden
88
92
4
Olton
91
106
15
Shirley East
67
122
55
Shirley South
133
250
117
Shirley West
119
159
40
Silhill
75
144
69
Smith's Wood
38
38
0
St Alphege
111
140
29
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldridge Central and South
168
170
2
Aldridge North and Walsall Wood
38
71
33
Bentley and Darlaston North
49
82
33
Birchills Leamore
102
89
-13
Blakenall
62
72
10
Bloxwich East
42
51
9
Bloxwich West
29
60
31
Brownhills
43
66
23
Darlaston South
80
101
21
Paddock
88
139
51
Palfrey
75
131
56
Pelsall
38
37
-1
Pheasey Park Farm
36
53
17
Pleck
95
166
71
Rushall-Shelfield
33
67
34
Short Heath
39
45
6
St Matthew's
300
290
-10
Streetly
59
76
17
Willenhall North
28
43
15
Willenhall South
86
129
43
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bilston East
81
99
18
Bilston North
44
56
12
Blakenhall
103
171
68
Bushbury North
34
56
22
Bushbury South and Low Hill
116
139
23
East Park
71
95
24
Ettingshall
96
159
63
Fallings Park
40
59
19
Graiseley
89
120
31
Heath Town
69
86
17
Merry Hill
38
42
4
Oxley
57
96
39
Park
255
168
-87
Penn
62
81
19
Spring Vale
56
72
16
St Peter's
251
302
51
Tettenhall Regis
60
71
11
Tettenhall Wightwick
45
65
20
Wednesfield North
23
25
2
Wednesfield South
38
82
44

Total companies 2018 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2018 and how West Midlands compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2017: 1st
London
1,163,777
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
5th 2017: 5th
West Yorkshire
118,705
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
25th 2017: 23rd
Staffordshire
48,752
33rd 2017: 33rd
Worcestershire
37,800
35th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
37,025
41st 2017: 41st
Shropshire
22,421
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2017: 1st
London
1,163,777
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
5th 2017: 5th
West Yorkshire
118,705
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
111,063
7th 2017: 6th
Hampshire
110,793
8th 2017: 8th
Kent
108,910
9th 2017: 9th
Surrey
98,968
10th 2017: 10th
Cheshire
78,274
11th 2017: 11th
Lancashire
75,763
12th 2017: 14th
Buckinghamshire
69,301
13th 2017: 12th
Berkshire
68,855
14th 2017: 13th
East Sussex
66,405
15th 2017: 15th
Merseyside
65,551
16th 2017: 16th
Leicestershire
60,027
17th 2017: 17th
South Yorkshire
58,193
18th 2017: 18th
Dorset
56,307
19th 2017: 19th
North Yorkshire
52,860
20th 2017: 20th
West Sussex
51,556
21st 2017: 22nd
Devon
51,129
22nd 2017: 21st
Gloucestershire
50,643
23rd 2017: 25th
Nottinghamshire
50,491
24th 2017: 24th
Somerset
49,396
25th 2017: 23rd
Staffordshire
48,752
26th 2017: 27th
Cambridgeshire
48,390
27th 2017: 28th
Derbyshire
46,632
28th 2017: 26th
Northamptonshire
44,212
29th 2017: 29th
Lincolnshire
43,713
30th 2017: 30th
Tyne and Wear
42,534
31st 2017: 32nd
Bedfordshire
42,015
32nd 2017: 31st
Oxfordshire
40,930
33rd 2017: 33rd
Worcestershire
37,800
34th 2017: 35th
Norfolk
37,466
35th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
37,025
36th 2017: 34th
Wiltshire
36,714
37th 2017: 37th
Suffolk
35,510
38th 2017: 38th
Bristol
32,794
39th 2017: 39th
Durham
28,771
40th 2017: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
24,661
41st 2017: 41st
Shropshire
22,421
42nd 2017: 42nd
Cornwall
21,904
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
20,916
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
10,423
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
9,243
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,417
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
1,840

Total companies at the end of 2018 per 1000 Person people

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In West Midlands

61.2

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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.

2014

25,059 formed

16,298 dissolved

2015

26,952 formed

17,109 dissolved

2016

31,162 formed

21,521 dissolved

2017

26,802 formed

21,082 dissolved

2018

32,571 formed

23,710 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

8.2% vs 2014

6.2% vs 2015

2.26% vs 2016

5.1% vs 2017