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Company Formations in 2017: West Sussex

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???? Businesses formed in West Sussex during 2017

2.7% more companies in West Sussex compared to 2016

New businesses in West Sussex mapped

Adur 362 formed

Arun 810 formed

Chichester 811 formed

Crawley 676 formed

Horsham 974 formed

Mid Sussex 1,162 formed

Worthing 801 formed

Companies formed in 2017 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 2016: 1st
London
205,527
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
5th 2016: 6th
Essex
15,922
29th 2016: 29th
West Sussex
5,598
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
6th 2016: 8th
Kent
14,860
8th 2016: 9th
Hampshire
13,642
11th 2016: 12th
Surrey
11,009
19th 2016: 20th
East Sussex
7,318
29th 2016: 29th
West Sussex
5,598
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
528
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2016: 1st
London
205,527
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
5th 2016: 6th
Essex
15,922
6th 2016: 8th
Kent
14,860
7th 2016: 5th
Hertfordshire
13,752
8th 2016: 9th
Hampshire
13,642
9th 2016: 7th
Cheshire
11,619
10th 2016: 13th
Merseyside
11,016
11th 2016: 12th
Surrey
11,009
12th 2016: 14th
Lancashire
10,646
13th 2016: 18th
Leicestershire
10,566
14th 2016: 22nd
Northamptonshire
9,958
15th 2016: 16th
Berkshire
8,679
16th 2016: 15th
South Yorkshire
8,325
17th 2016: 17th
Buckinghamshire
7,992
18th 2016: 24th
Worcestershire
7,804
19th 2016: 20th
East Sussex
7,318
20th 2016: 19th
Dorset
7,242
21st 2016: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
6,937
22nd 2016: 25th
North Yorkshire
6,766
23rd 2016: 10th
Bedfordshire
6,469
24th 2016: 21st
Staffordshire
6,449
25th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
6,384
26th 2016: 26th
Tyne and Wear
6,166
27th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
5,803
28th 2016: 30th
Devon
5,615
29th 2016: 29th
West Sussex
5,598
30th 2016: 32nd
Gloucestershire
5,447
31st 2016: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,414
32nd 2016: 33rd
Somerset
5,329
33rd 2016: 11th
Wiltshire
5,227
34th 2016: 34th
Bristol
4,744
35th 2016: 39th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,646
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
4,617
37th 2016: 36th
Oxfordshire
4,612
38th 2016: 37th
Norfolk
4,399
39th 2016: 38th
Suffolk
4,145
40th 2016: 40th
Durham
4,077
41st 2016: 42nd
Cornwall
2,665
42nd 2016: 41st
Shropshire
2,474
43rd 2016: 43rd
Cumbria
2,215
44th 2016: 44th
Northumberland
1,360
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
906
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
528
47th 2016: 47th
Rutland
186

New incorporations in 2017 per 1000 Man standing people

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6.9

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Type of companies formed in West Sussex breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (5,444 companies)

3% Other company types (154 companies)

Other company types breakdown (154 companies)

Total companies in West Sussex by the end of 2017

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Businesses formed in West Sussex during 2017

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Businesses dissolved in West Sussex during 2017

meaning there is a total of

49,845

businesses registered in West Sussex at the end of 2017.

2.7% more companies in West Sussex compared to 2016

Surrounding counties 2017 breakdown & comparison

East Sussex

64,805 total businesses
7,318 formed in 2017
5,947 dissolved in 2017

Hampshire

106,588 total businesses
13,642 formed in 2017
11,069 dissolved in 2017

Kent

105,182 total businesses
14,860 formed in 2017
10,950 dissolved in 2017

Surrey

96,847 total businesses
11,009 formed in 2017
10,367 dissolved in 2017

Isle of Wight

5,125 total businesses
528 formed in 2017
421 dissolved in 2017

West Sussex

49,845 total businesses
5,598 formed in 2017
4,690 dissolved in 2017

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Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Buckingham
22
31
9
Churchill
25
21
-4
Cokeham
11
15
4
Eastbrook
14
30
16
Hillside
10
14
4
Manor
15
16
1
Marine
138
170
32
Mash Barn
9
16
7
Peverel
10
7
-3
South Portslade
1
4
3
Southlands
13
7
-6
Southwick Green
37
61
24
St Mary's
37
47
10
St Nicolas
5
13
8
Widewater
20
25
5
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldwick East
5
12
7
Aldwick West
19
18
-1
Angmering & Findon
34
56
22
Arundel & Walberton
51
79
28
Barnham
35
32
-3
Beach
18
9
-9
Bersted
26
40
14
Brookfield
8
9
1
Courtwick with Toddington
33
32
-1
East Preston
39
38
-1
Felpham East
18
23
5
Felpham West
19
29
10
Ferring
15
16
1
Hotham
34
38
4
Marine
138
170
32
Middleton-on-Sea
18
15
-3
Orchard
17
33
16
Pagham
16
18
2
Pevensey
10
13
3
River
77
129
52
Rustington East
26
43
17
Rustington West
16
27
11
Yapton
18
33
15
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bosham
18
32
14
Boxgrove
13
10
-3
Bury
12
4
-8
Chichester East
43
79
36
Chichester North
18
28
10
Chichester South
130
126
-4
Chichester West
17
16
-1
Donnington
32
60
28
Easebourne
10
12
2
East Wittering
22
19
-3
Fernhurst
18
25
7
Fishbourne
8
10
2
Funtington
30
15
-15
Harting
8
15
7
Lavant
27
47
20
Midhurst
25
34
9
North Mundham
28
35
7
Petworth
19
23
4
Plaistow
21
25
4
Rogate
9
11
2
Selsey North
18
21
3
Selsey South
22
21
-1
Sidlesham
10
14
4
Southbourne
26
32
6
Stedham
7
11
4
Tangmere
8
7
-1
West Wittering
59
56
-3
Westbourne
5
9
4
Wisborough Green
9
14
5
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bewbush
36
37
1
Broadfield North
20
22
2
Broadfield South
18
16
-2
Furnace Green
17
22
5
Gossops Green
15
17
2
Ifield
30
39
9
Langley Green
86
72
-14
Maidenbower
31
45
14
Northgate
172
159
-13
Pound Hill North
28
26
-2
Pound Hill South and Worth
45
53
8
Southgate
81
48
-33
Three Bridges
33
65
32
Tilgate
19
26
7
West Green
39
29
-10
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Billingshurst and Shipley
65
90
25
Bramber Upper Beeding and Woodmancote
37
47
10
Broadbridge Heath
39
30
-9
Chanctonbury
41
39
-2
Chantry
51
47
-4
Cowfold Shermanbury and West Grinstead
30
36
6
Denne
137
78
-59
Forest
16
26
10
Henfield
50
59
9
Holbrook East
19
16
-3
Holbrook West
25
15
-10
Horsham Park
108
142
34
Itchingfield Slinfold and Warnham
34
45
11
Nuthurst
16
15
-1
Pulborough and Coldwatham
27
25
-2
Roffey North
55
79
24
Roffey South
28
29
1
Rudgwick
13
17
4
Rusper and Colgate
23
33
10
Southwater
32
49
17
Steyning
20
33
13
Trafalgar
23
24
1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ardingly and Balcombe
30
24
-6
Ashurst Wood
9
15
6
Bolney
29
32
3
Burgess Hill Dunstall
24
11
-13
Burgess Hill Franklands
24
25
1
Burgess Hill Leylands
15
10
-5
Burgess Hill Meeds
41
64
23
Burgess Hill St Andrews
18
17
-1
Burgess Hill Victoria
49
79
30
Copthorne and Worth
23
45
22
Crawley Down and Turners Hill
29
45
16
Cuckfield
48
45
-3
Ditchling and Westmeston
0
0
East Grinstead Ashplats
16
21
5
East Grinstead Baldwins
16
15
-1
East Grinstead Herontye
84
91
7
East Grinstead Imberhorne
16
19
3
East Grinstead Town
90
97
7
Felbridge
0
0
Hassocks
34
30
-4
Haywards Heath Ashenground
19
32
13
Haywards Heath Bentswood
24
31
7
Haywards Heath Franklands
51
84
33
Haywards Heath Heath
63
96
33
Haywards Heath Lucastes
22
40
18
High Weald
31
35
4
Hurstpierpoint and Downs
99
125
26
Lindfield
24
34
10
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Broadwater
33
41
8
Castle
23
30
7
Central
224
298
74
Durrington
12
19
7
Gaisford
42
60
18
Goring
24
43
19
Heene
53
58
5
Marine
138
170
32
Northbrook
63
57
-6
Offington
43
30
-13
Salvington
29
39
10
Selden
32
44
12
Tarring
21
35
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Total companies 2017 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2017 and how West Sussex compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2016: 1st
London
1,114,699
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
4th 2016: 4th
Essex
116,669
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
20th 2016: 19th
West Sussex
49,845
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
6th 2016: 7th
Hampshire
106,588
8th 2016: 8th
Kent
105,182
9th 2016: 9th
Surrey
96,847
13th 2016: 13th
East Sussex
64,805
20th 2016: 19th
West Sussex
49,845
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,125
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2016: 1st
London
1,114,699
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
4th 2016: 4th
Essex
116,669
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
6th 2016: 7th
Hampshire
106,588
7th 2016: 6th
Hertfordshire
105,506
8th 2016: 8th
Kent
105,182
9th 2016: 9th
Surrey
96,847
10th 2016: 10th
Cheshire
76,254
11th 2016: 11th
Lancashire
71,294
12th 2016: 12th
Berkshire
66,738
13th 2016: 13th
East Sussex
64,805
14th 2016: 14th
Buckinghamshire
64,538
15th 2016: 15th
Merseyside
63,781
16th 2016: 17th
Leicestershire
57,830
17th 2016: 16th
South Yorkshire
56,932
18th 2016: 18th
Dorset
52,411
19th 2016: 20th
North Yorkshire
50,798
20th 2016: 19th
West Sussex
49,845
21st 2016: 21st
Gloucestershire
49,129
22nd 2016: 22nd
Devon
48,848
23rd 2016: 23rd
Staffordshire
47,930
24th 2016: 24th
Somerset
47,912
25th 2016: 25th
Nottinghamshire
47,771
26th 2016: 31st
Northamptonshire
46,778
27th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
46,059
28th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
44,849
29th 2016: 30th
Lincolnshire
41,976
30th 2016: 32nd
Tyne and Wear
40,273
31st 2016: 33rd
Oxfordshire
39,736
32nd 2016: 26th
Bedfordshire
38,894
33rd 2016: 36th
Worcestershire
38,764
34th 2016: 29th
Wiltshire
36,977
35th 2016: 34th
Norfolk
36,459
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
35,844
37th 2016: 37th
Suffolk
33,994
38th 2016: 38th
Bristol
32,106
39th 2016: 39th
Durham
26,562
40th 2016: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,585
41st 2016: 41st
Shropshire
21,473
42nd 2016: 43rd
Cornwall
20,746
43rd 2016: 42nd
Cumbria
20,316
44th 2016: 44th
Northumberland
10,100
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
8,627
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,125
47th 2016: 47th
Rutland
1,797

Total companies at the end of 2017 per 1000 Person people

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61.6

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65.1

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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.

2013

5,791 formed

3,704 dissolved

2014

6,279 formed

4,172 dissolved

2015

6,136 formed

4,025 dissolved

2016

5,996 formed

4,857 dissolved

2017

5,598 formed

4,690 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

4.9% vs 2013

5.7% vs 2014

2.6% vs 2015

2.7% vs 2016