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Company Formations in 2015: West Sussex

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???? Businesses formed in West Sussex during 2015

5.7% more companies in West Sussex compared to 2014

New businesses in West Sussex mapped

Adur 424 formed

Arun 708 formed

Chichester 925 formed

Crawley 780 formed

Horsham 1,260 formed

Mid Sussex 1,236 formed

Worthing 803 formed

Companies formed in 2015 league table

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

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Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2014: 1st
London
198,282
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
28,265
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
26,952
4th 2014: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,066
5th 2014: 5th
Essex
16,147
26th 2014: 21st
West Sussex
6,136
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
7th 2014: 8th
Kent
14,246
8th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
13,779
9th 2014: 9th
Surrey
12,014
15th 2014: 14th
East Sussex
8,786
26th 2014: 21st
West Sussex
6,136
46th 2014: 46th
Isle of Wight
560
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2014: 1st
London
198,282
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
28,265
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
26,952
4th 2014: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,066
5th 2014: 5th
Essex
16,147
6th 2014: 7th
Hertfordshire
14,575
7th 2014: 8th
Kent
14,246
8th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
13,779
9th 2014: 9th
Surrey
12,014
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
11,974
11th 2014: 11th
Lancashire
10,080
12th 2014: 12th
Merseyside
9,857
13th 2014: 15th
South Yorkshire
9,290
14th 2014: 13th
Berkshire
9,135
15th 2014: 14th
East Sussex
8,786
16th 2014: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,249
17th 2014: 20th
Dorset
7,791
18th 2014: 18th
Leicestershire
7,712
19th 2014: 25th
Derbyshire
7,414
20th 2014: 17th
Nottinghamshire
6,908
21st 2014: 19th
North Yorkshire
6,437
22nd 2014: 24th
Staffordshire
6,375
23rd 2014: 23rd
Northamptonshire
6,347
24th 2014: 26th
Bedfordshire
6,245
25th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
6,235
26th 2014: 21st
West Sussex
6,136
27th 2014: 28th
Tyne and Wear
6,042
28th 2014: 22nd
Lincolnshire
5,879
29th 2014: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,741
30th 2014: 30th
Devon
5,394
31st 2014: 31st
Somerset
5,383
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bristol
4,942
33rd 2014: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,611
34th 2014: 35th
Wiltshire
4,506
35th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
4,424
36th 2014: 36th
Norfolk
4,296
37th 2014: 38th
Suffolk
4,031
38th 2014: 37th
Durham
3,834
39th 2014: 39th
Worcestershire
3,572
40th 2014: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
2,967
41st 2014: 42nd
Shropshire
2,416
42nd 2014: 41st
Cornwall
2,392
43rd 2014: 43rd
Cumbria
2,166
44th 2014: 44th
Northumberland
1,289
45th 2014: 45th
Herefordshire
950
46th 2014: 46th
Isle of Wight
560
47th 2014: 47th
Rutland
194

New incorporations in 2015 per 1000 Man standing people

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7.6

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Type of companies formed in West Sussex breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (5,965 companies)

3% Other company types (171 companies)

Other company types breakdown (171 companies)

Total companies in West Sussex by the end of 2015

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Businesses formed in West Sussex during 2015

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Businesses dissolved in West Sussex during 2015

meaning there is a total of

47,267

businesses registered in West Sussex at the end of 2015.

5.7% more companies in West Sussex compared to 2014

Surrounding counties 2015 breakdown & comparison

East Sussex

61,290 total businesses
8,786 formed in 2015
4,854 dissolved in 2015

Hampshire

98,825 total businesses
13,779 formed in 2015
8,825 dissolved in 2015

Kent

94,176 total businesses
14,246 formed in 2015
9,190 dissolved in 2015

Surrey

93,699 total businesses
12,014 formed in 2015
7,623 dissolved in 2015

Isle of Wight

4,853 total businesses
560 formed in 2015
374 dissolved in 2015

West Sussex

47,267 total businesses
6,136 formed in 2015
4,025 dissolved in 2015

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Buckingham
17
33
16
Churchill
23
30
7
Cokeham
8
15
7
Eastbrook
25
27
2
Hillside
6
15
9
Manor
12
32
20
Marine
138
168
30
Mash Barn
12
14
2
Peverel
11
19
8
South Portslade
2
0
-2
Southlands
8
15
7
Southwick Green
60
82
22
St Mary's
36
44
8
St Nicolas
10
8
-2
Widewater
18
26
8
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldwick East
5
12
7
Aldwick West
6
25
19
Angmering & Findon
37
45
8
Arundel & Walberton
47
64
17
Barnham
20
38
18
Beach
5
13
8
Bersted
17
45
28
Brookfield
5
10
5
Courtwick with Toddington
14
24
10
East Preston
18
28
10
Felpham East
11
25
14
Felpham West
11
17
6
Ferring
13
17
4
Hotham
36
41
5
Marine
138
168
30
Middleton-on-Sea
16
19
3
Orchard
16
25
9
Pagham
16
11
-5
Pevensey
8
10
2
River
39
79
40
Rustington East
34
51
17
Rustington West
16
26
10
Yapton
22
32
10
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bosham
20
32
12
Boxgrove
8
17
9
Bury
4
13
9
Chichester East
40
72
32
Chichester North
21
37
16
Chichester South
86
148
62
Chichester West
9
5
-4
Donnington
21
45
24
Easebourne
10
14
4
East Wittering
18
23
5
Fernhurst
17
31
14
Fishbourne
7
16
9
Funtington
10
46
36
Harting
8
9
1
Lavant
31
67
36
Midhurst
22
37
15
North Mundham
19
38
19
Petworth
16
27
11
Plaistow
27
31
4
Rogate
8
13
5
Selsey North
10
33
23
Selsey South
15
23
8
Sidlesham
6
16
10
Southbourne
26
32
6
Stedham
9
6
-3
Tangmere
7
12
5
West Wittering
40
56
16
Westbourne
10
8
-2
Wisborough Green
11
18
7
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bewbush
22
32
10
Broadfield North
26
27
1
Broadfield South
13
27
14
Furnace Green
14
22
8
Gossops Green
7
23
16
Ifield
15
40
25
Langley Green
65
61
-4
Maidenbower
23
48
25
Northgate
169
191
22
Pound Hill North
23
43
20
Pound Hill South and Worth
38
70
32
Southgate
64
62
-2
Three Bridges
31
71
40
Tilgate
16
22
6
West Green
20
41
21
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Billingshurst and Shipley
54
99
45
Bramber Upper Beeding and Woodmancote
34
57
23
Broadbridge Heath
48
47
-1
Chanctonbury
45
50
5
Chantry
39
49
10
Cowfold Shermanbury and West Grinstead
31
49
18
Denne
108
222
114
Forest
22
17
-5
Henfield
43
77
34
Holbrook East
11
21
10
Holbrook West
11
62
51
Horsham Park
93
120
27
Itchingfield Slinfold and Warnham
23
30
7
Nuthurst
12
14
2
Pulborough and Coldwatham
19
35
16
Roffey North
38
89
51
Roffey South
23
40
17
Rudgwick
16
22
6
Rusper and Colgate
20
35
15
Southwater
31
59
28
Steyning
21
35
14
Trafalgar
30
31
1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ardingly and Balcombe
20
30
10
Ashurst Wood
7
15
8
Bolney
24
36
12
Burgess Hill Dunstall
14
24
10
Burgess Hill Franklands
15
27
12
Burgess Hill Leylands
12
25
13
Burgess Hill Meeds
36
78
42
Burgess Hill St Andrews
10
10
0
Burgess Hill Victoria
32
86
54
Copthorne and Worth
20
38
18
Crawley Down and Turners Hill
16
37
21
Cuckfield
21
54
33
Ditchling and Westmeston
0
0
East Grinstead Ashplats
17
25
8
East Grinstead Baldwins
12
28
16
East Grinstead Herontye
65
86
21
East Grinstead Imberhorne
14
34
20
East Grinstead Town
81
97
16
Felbridge
1
0
-1
Hassocks
12
34
22
Haywards Heath Ashenground
25
53
28
Haywards Heath Bentswood
24
30
6
Haywards Heath Franklands
43
96
53
Haywards Heath Heath
50
59
9
Haywards Heath Lucastes
16
32
16
High Weald
23
35
12
Hurstpierpoint and Downs
105
123
18
Lindfield
27
44
17
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Broadwater
19
42
23
Castle
12
22
10
Central
342
310
-32
Durrington
11
16
5
Gaisford
21
51
30
Goring
22
43
21
Heene
37
56
19
Marine
138
168
30
Northbrook
62
68
6
Offington
36
48
12
Salvington
16
25
9
Selden
34
40
6
Tarring
19
29
10

Total companies 2015 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2015 and how West Sussex compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2014: 1st
London
1,017,154
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
156,025
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
147,044
4th 2014: 4th
Essex
107,891
5th 2014: 5th
West Yorkshire
102,450
19th 2014: 17th
West Sussex
47,267
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
6th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
98,825
8th 2014: 9th
Kent
94,176
9th 2014: 7th
Surrey
93,699
13th 2014: 13th
East Sussex
61,290
19th 2014: 17th
West Sussex
47,267
46th 2014: 46th
Isle of Wight
4,853
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2014: 1st
London
1,017,154
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
156,025
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
147,044
4th 2014: 4th
Essex
107,891
5th 2014: 5th
West Yorkshire
102,450
6th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
98,825
7th 2014: 8th
Hertfordshire
96,909
8th 2014: 9th
Kent
94,176
9th 2014: 7th
Surrey
93,699
10th 2014: 10th
Cheshire
67,995
11th 2014: 11th
Lancashire
65,240
12th 2014: 12th
Berkshire
63,186
13th 2014: 13th
East Sussex
61,290
14th 2014: 14th
Buckinghamshire
59,305
15th 2014: 15th
Merseyside
56,875
16th 2014: 16th
South Yorkshire
52,205
17th 2014: 18th
Leicestershire
48,126
18th 2014: 19th
Dorset
47,433
19th 2014: 17th
West Sussex
47,267
20th 2014: 21st
North Yorkshire
46,660
21st 2014: 20th
Gloucestershire
46,009
22nd 2014: 22nd
Devon
44,917
23rd 2014: 23rd
Somerset
44,277
24th 2014: 25th
Staffordshire
44,125
25th 2014: 26th
Derbyshire
43,692
26th 2014: 24th
Nottinghamshire
43,336
27th 2014: 27th
Cambridgeshire
41,403
28th 2014: 28th
Lincolnshire
39,944
29th 2014: 29th
Northamptonshire
39,638
30th 2014: 30th
Oxfordshire
37,534
31st 2014: 31st
Tyne and Wear
36,643
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bedfordshire
34,911
33rd 2014: 33rd
Wiltshire
33,003
34th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
32,797
35th 2014: 35th
Norfolk
32,493
36th 2014: 36th
Suffolk
30,944
37th 2014: 37th
Bristol
30,301
38th 2014: 38th
Worcestershire
29,303
39th 2014: 39th
Durham
24,091
40th 2014: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
22,144
41st 2014: 41st
Shropshire
19,451
42nd 2014: 42nd
Cumbria
19,348
43rd 2014: 43rd
Cornwall
18,859
44th 2014: 44th
Northumberland
9,370
45th 2014: 45th
Herefordshire
8,115
46th 2014: 46th
Isle of Wight
4,853
47th 2014: 47th
Rutland
1,677

Total companies at the end of 2015 per 1000 Person people

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In West Sussex

58.4

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59.4

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The last 5 years

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

2011

5,228 formed

3,511 dissolved

2012

5,583 formed

3,185 dissolved

2013

5,791 formed

3,704 dissolved

2014

6,279 formed

4,172 dissolved

2015

6,136 formed

4,025 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.3% vs 2011

5.1% vs 2012

4.9% vs 2013

5.7% vs 2014