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Company Formations in 2019: West Midlands

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???? Businesses formed in West Midlands during 2019

3.2% more companies in West Midlands compared to 2018

New businesses in West Midlands mapped

Birmingham 14,602 formed

Coventry 3,427 formed

Dudley 2,394 formed

Sandwell 3,206 formed

Solihull 1,666 formed

Walsall 2,067 formed

Wolverhampton 2,243 formed

Companies formed in 2019 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 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
14th 2018: 22nd
Worcestershire
9,971
24th 2018: 26th
Staffordshire
6,927
33rd 2018: 34th
Warwickshire
5,256
41st 2018: 42nd
Shropshire
3,231
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
6th 2018: 7th
Kent
15,963
7th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
15,231
8th 2018: 8th
Hampshire
15,174
9th 2018: 9th
Cheshire
12,221
10th 2018: 10th
Merseyside
11,866
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
11,229
12th 2018: 12th
Surrey
11,032
13th 2018: 15th
Leicestershire
10,825
14th 2018: 22nd
Worcestershire
9,971
15th 2018: 16th
South Yorkshire
9,325
16th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
9,009
17th 2018: 14th
Buckinghamshire
8,835
18th 2018: 18th
Northamptonshire
8,393
19th 2018: 17th
Dorset
8,020
20th 2018: 19th
East Sussex
7,706
21st 2018: 20th
Nottinghamshire
7,348
22nd 2018: 23rd
North Yorkshire
7,260
23rd 2018: 25th
Tyne and Wear
7,132
24th 2018: 26th
Staffordshire
6,927
25th 2018: 24th
Cambridgeshire
6,779
26th 2018: 21st
Bedfordshire
6,766
27th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
6,522
28th 2018: 30th
Devon
6,196
29th 2018: 28th
West Sussex
6,154
30th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
6,042
31st 2018: 32nd
Somerset
6,041
32nd 2018: 31st
Gloucestershire
5,971
33rd 2018: 34th
Warwickshire
5,256
34th 2018: 36th
Oxfordshire
5,087
35th 2018: 35th
Bristol
5,040
36th 2018: 37th
Norfolk
4,731
37th 2018: 33rd
Durham
4,623
38th 2018: 39th
Suffolk
4,518
39th 2018: 38th
Wiltshire
4,428
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,258
41st 2018: 42nd
Shropshire
3,231
42nd 2018: 41st
Cornwall
2,948
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
2,171
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
1,531
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
1,499
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
675
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
230

New incorporations in 2019 per 1000 Man standing people

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10.8

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Type of companies formed in West Midlands breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (28,747 companies)

3% Other company types (929 companies)

Other company types breakdown (929 companies)

Total companies in West Midlands by the end of 2019

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Businesses formed in West Midlands during 2019

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Businesses dissolved in West Midlands during 2019

meaning there is a total of

173,134

businesses registered in West Midlands at the end of 2019.

3.2% more companies in West Midlands compared to 2018

Surrounding counties 2019 breakdown & comparison

Staffordshire

51,758 total businesses
6,927 formed in 2019
5,118 dissolved in 2019

Warwickshire

38,998 total businesses
5,256 formed in 2019
4,003 dissolved in 2019

Worcestershire

43,247 total businesses
9,971 formed in 2019
5,579 dissolved in 2019

Shropshire

23,741 total businesses
3,231 formed in 2019
2,041 dissolved in 2019

West Midlands

173,134 total businesses
29,676 formed in 2019
25,246 dissolved in 2019

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Acocks Green
232
265
33
Aston
455
571
116
Bartley Green
100
130
30
Bickenhill
195
159
-36
Billesley
265
171
-94
Bordesley Green
266
294
28
Bournville
125
132
7
Brandwood
161
220
59
Curdworth
0
0
Edgbaston
557
1048
491
Erdington
333
290
-43
Hall Green
251
481
230
Handsworth Wood
372
445
73
Harborne
215
209
-6
Hodge Hill
202
273
71
Kings Norton
102
115
13
Kingstanding
144
153
9
Ladywood
4070
2837
-1233
Longbridge
97
117
20
Lozells and East Handsworth
384
561
177
Moseley and Kings Heath
205
228
23
Nechells
1125
1229
104
Northfield
119
138
19
Oscott
131
173
42
Perry Barr
207
261
54
Quinton
167
217
50
Selly Oak
127
144
17
Shard End
106
128
22
Sheldon
146
144
-2
Soho
401
387
-14
South Yardley
304
480
176
Sparkbrook
336
450
114
Springfield
288
352
64
Stechford and Yardley North
191
277
86
Stockland Green
299
256
-43
Sutton Four Oaks
158
177
19
Sutton New Hall
90
161
71
Sutton Trinity
243
272
29
Sutton Vesey
140
191
51
Tyburn
160
209
49
Washwood Heath
253
265
12
Weoley
103
151
48
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bablake
111
104
-7
Binley and Willenhall
74
99
25
Cheylesmore
146
152
6
Earlsdon
148
222
74
Foleshill
194
261
67
Henley
104
149
45
Holbrook
222
315
93
Longford
92
152
60
Lower Stoke
162
199
37
Radford
139
233
94
Sherbourne
107
108
1
St Michael's
690
716
26
Upper Stoke
110
132
22
Wainbody
70
78
8
Westwood
230
228
-2
Whoberley
74
76
2
Woodlands
76
115
39
Wyken
151
88
-63
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Amblecote
45
40
-5
Belle Vale
67
89
22
Brierley Hill
138
535
397
Brockmoor and Pensnett
39
59
20
Castle and Priory
89
97
8
Coseley East
32
39
7
Cradley and Wollescote
54
73
19
Darlaston South
67
123
56
Gornal
36
50
14
Halesowen North
89
85
-4
Halesowen South
100
140
40
Hayley Green and Cradley South
19
43
24
Kingswinford North and Wall Heath
112
153
41
Kingswinford South
36
51
15
Lye and Stourbridge North
72
72
0
Netherton Woodside and St Andrews
71
80
9
Norton
25
50
25
Pedmore and Stourbridge East
57
55
-2
Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood
36
36
0
Sedgley
61
134
73
St James's
104
131
27
St Thomas's
118
148
30
Upper Gornal and Woodsetton
37
44
7
Wollaston and Stourbridge Town
127
144
17
Wordsley
25
46
21
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
120
196
76
Blackheath
51
77
26
Bristnall
52
61
9
Charlemont with Grove Vale
53
89
36
Cradley Heath and Old Hill
72
105
33
Darlaston South
67
123
56
Friar Park
18
35
17
Great Barr with Yew Tree
80
85
5
Great Bridge
75
128
53
Greets Green and Lyng
128
190
62
Hateley Heath
58
94
36
Langley
67
93
26
Newton
57
78
21
Old Warley
72
84
12
Oldbury
173
204
31
Pheasey Park Farm
35
57
22
Princes End
52
49
-3
Rowley
39
54
15
Smethwick
120
169
49
Soho and Victoria
172
254
82
St Pauls
121
155
34
Tipton Green
68
539
471
Tividale
41
54
13
Wednesbury North
44
85
41
Wednesbury South
96
105
9
West Bromwich Central
207
223
16
Willenhall South
108
136
28
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bickenhill
195
159
-36
Blythe
129
132
3
Castle Bromwich
57
60
3
Chelmsley Wood
41
41
0
Dorridge and Hockley Heath
74
69
-5
Elmdon
66
70
4
Kingshurst and Fordbridge
27
43
16
Knowle
105
120
15
Lyndon
51
72
21
Meriden
128
81
-47
Olton
82
108
26
Shirley East
85
114
29
Shirley South
105
158
53
Shirley West
97
136
39
Silhill
81
91
10
Smith's Wood
29
54
25
St Alphege
105
158
53
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldridge Central and South
142
167
25
Aldridge North and Walsall Wood
50
58
8
Bentley and Darlaston North
64
92
28
Birchills Leamore
89
97
8
Blakenall
56
86
30
Bloxwich East
52
65
13
Bloxwich West
38
45
7
Brownhills
61
66
5
Darlaston South
67
123
56
Paddock
103
148
45
Palfrey
107
138
31
Pelsall
24
33
9
Pheasey Park Farm
35
57
22
Pleck
114
120
6
Rushall-Shelfield
53
51
-2
Short Heath
26
54
28
St Matthew's
357
375
18
Streetly
51
95
44
Willenhall North
37
61
24
Willenhall South
108
136
28
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bilston East
93
119
26
Bilston North
47
67
20
Blakenhall
149
177
28
Bushbury North
52
67
15
Bushbury South and Low Hill
122
178
56
East Park
70
123
53
Ettingshall
113
140
27
Fallings Park
46
51
5
Graiseley
88
121
33
Heath Town
74
97
23
Merry Hill
33
53
20
Oxley
57
81
24
Park
199
175
-24
Penn
61
82
21
Spring Vale
51
93
42
St Peter's
315
343
28
Tettenhall Regis
59
76
17
Tettenhall Wightwick
48
62
14
Wednesfield North
25
27
2
Wednesfield South
66
111
45

Total companies 2019 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2019 and how West Midlands compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
24th 2018: 25th
Staffordshire
51,758
31st 2018: 33rd
Worcestershire
43,247
34th 2018: 35th
Warwickshire
38,998
41st 2018: 41st
Shropshire
23,741
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
6th 2018: 7th
Hampshire
114,831
7th 2018: 8th
Kent
113,551
8th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
113,106
9th 2018: 9th
Surrey
100,643
10th 2018: 10th
Cheshire
80,108
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
77,937
12th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
70,177
13th 2018: 12th
Buckinghamshire
69,470
14th 2018: 15th
Merseyside
68,401
15th 2018: 14th
East Sussex
67,545
16th 2018: 16th
Leicestershire
63,315
17th 2018: 17th
South Yorkshire
60,360
18th 2018: 18th
Dorset
57,606
19th 2018: 19th
North Yorkshire
54,481
20th 2018: 21st
Devon
53,264
21st 2018: 20th
West Sussex
52,825
22nd 2018: 22nd
Gloucestershire
52,494
23rd 2018: 24th
Somerset
51,957
24th 2018: 25th
Staffordshire
51,758
25th 2018: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
51,677
26th 2018: 26th
Cambridgeshire
50,160
27th 2018: 28th
Northamptonshire
49,144
28th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
48,355
29th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
45,109
30th 2018: 30th
Tyne and Wear
44,237
31st 2018: 33rd
Worcestershire
43,247
32nd 2018: 32nd
Oxfordshire
42,461
33rd 2018: 31st
Bedfordshire
42,145
34th 2018: 35th
Warwickshire
38,998
35th 2018: 34th
Norfolk
38,911
36th 2018: 36th
Wiltshire
37,182
37th 2018: 37th
Suffolk
36,907
38th 2018: 38th
Bristol
33,594
39th 2018: 39th
Durham
29,218
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,383
41st 2018: 41st
Shropshire
23,741
42nd 2018: 42nd
Cornwall
23,037
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
21,286
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
10,879
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
10,498
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,705
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
1,904

Total companies at the end of 2019 per 1000 Person people

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63.2

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70.7

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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.

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

2019

29,676 formed

25,246 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.2% vs 2015

2.26% vs 2016

5.11% vs 2017

3.2% vs 2018