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Company Formations in 2015: West Yorkshire

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???? Businesses formed in West Yorkshire during 2015

8.0% more companies in West Yorkshire compared to 2014

New businesses in West Yorkshire mapped

Bradford 3,917 formed

Calderdale 1,383 formed

Kirklees 2,849 formed

Leeds 6,980 formed

Wakefield 1,937 formed

Companies formed in 2015 league table

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

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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
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
28,265
4th 2014: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,066
11th 2014: 11th
Lancashire
10,080
13th 2014: 15th
South Yorkshire
9,290
19th 2014: 25th
Derbyshire
7,414
21st 2014: 19th
North Yorkshire
6,437
40th 2014: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
2,967
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
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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7.7

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9.7

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Type of companies formed in West Yorkshire breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (16,508 companies)

3% Other company types (558 companies)

Other company types breakdown (558 companies)

Total companies in West Yorkshire by the end of 2015

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Businesses formed in West Yorkshire during 2015

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Businesses dissolved in West Yorkshire during 2015

meaning there is a total of

102,450

businesses registered in West Yorkshire at the end of 2015.

8.0% more companies in West Yorkshire compared to 2014

Surrounding counties 2015 breakdown & comparison

Lancashire

65,240 total businesses
10,080 formed in 2015
6,327 dissolved in 2015

North Yorkshire

46,660 total businesses
6,437 formed in 2015
3,562 dissolved in 2015

Derbyshire

43,692 total businesses
7,414 formed in 2015
3,457 dissolved in 2015

South Yorkshire

52,205 total businesses
9,290 formed in 2015
5,359 dissolved in 2015

Greater Manchester

156,025 total businesses
28,265 formed in 2015
18,047 dissolved in 2015

East Riding of Yorkshire

22,144 total businesses
2,967 formed in 2015
1,966 dissolved in 2015

West Yorkshire

102,450 total businesses
17,066 formed in 2015
10,272 dissolved in 2015

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Baildon
75
176
101
Bingley
74
84
10
Bingley Rural
61
118
57
Bolton and Undercliffe
36
77
41
Bowling and Barkerend
84
161
77
Bradford Moor
110
172
62
City
433
718
285
Clayton and Fairweather Green
44
94
50
Craven
35
57
22
Eccleshill
34
79
45
Great Horton
56
83
27
Heaton
61
135
74
Idle and Thackley
58
99
41
Ilkley
73
142
69
Keighley Central
95
212
117
Keighley East
45
81
36
Keighley West
21
27
6
Little Horton
85
107
22
Manningham
186
223
37
Queensbury
37
63
26
Royds
39
73
34
Shipley
137
205
68
Thornton and Allerton
37
95
58
Toller
102
171
69
Tong
83
98
15
Wharfedale
36
61
25
Wibsey
42
120
78
Windhill and Wrose
31
52
21
Worth Valley
37
69
32
Wyke
47
65
18
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brighouse
43
69
26
Calder
58
103
45
Elland
47
93
46
Greetland and Stainland
21
48
27
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe
35
73
38
Illingworth and Mixenden
23
35
12
Luddendenfoot
37
72
35
Northowram and Shelf
77
147
70
Ovenden
15
41
26
Park
83
155
72
Rastrick
24
33
9
Ryburn
29
68
39
Skircoat
28
64
36
Sowerby Bridge
38
96
58
Todmorden
35
55
20
Town
154
184
30
Warley
17
47
30
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Almondbury
43
81
38
Ashbrow
63
123
60
Batley East
77
179
102
Batley West
46
99
53
Birstall and Birkenshaw
128
83
-45
Cleckheaton
293
251
-42
Colne Valley
47
78
31
Crosland Moor and Netherton
54
99
45
Dalton
62
128
66
Denby Dale
44
75
31
Dewsbury East
65
126
61
Dewsbury South
75
146
71
Dewsbury West
56
116
60
Golcar
68
79
11
Greenhead
106
190
84
Heckmondwike
80
82
2
Holme Valley North
46
102
56
Holme Valley South
99
119
20
Kirkburton
88
134
46
Lindley
63
93
30
Liversedge and Gomersal
41
88
47
Mirfield
66
72
6
Newsome
165
306
141
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Adel and Wharfedale
54
121
67
Alwoodley
87
178
91
Ardsley and Robin Hood
43
103
60
Armley
108
171
63
Beeston and Holbeck
118
197
79
Bramley and Stanningley
75
184
109
Burmantofts and Richmond Hill
87
192
105
Calverley and Farsley
85
141
56
Chapel Allerton
146
366
220
City and Hunslet
1086
1492
406
Cross Gates and Whinmoor
87
123
36
Farnley and Wortley
56
127
71
Garforth and Swillington
113
406
293
Gipton and Harehills
154
264
110
Guiseley and Rawdon
125
113
-12
Harewood
98
123
25
Headingley
83
101
18
Horsforth
124
204
80
Hyde Park and Woodhouse
199
275
76
Killingbeck and Seacroft
41
116
75
Kippax and Methley
40
68
28
Kirkstall
66
99
33
Middleton Park
34
137
103
Moortown
89
144
55
Morley North
116
155
39
Morley South
98
180
82
Otley and Yeadon
111
214
103
Pudsey
75
131
56
Rothwell
51
130
79
Roundhay
118
212
94
Temple Newsam
52
112
60
Weetwood
94
129
35
Wetherby
109
272
163
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ackworth North Elmsall and Upton
38
58
20
Airedale and Ferry Fryston
13
28
15
Altofts and Whitwood
23
56
33
Castleford Central and Glasshoughton
40
84
44
Crofton Ryhill and Walton
23
36
13
Featherstone
39
58
19
Hemsworth
22
41
19
Horbury and South Ossett
42
71
29
Knottingley
16
36
20
Normanton
39
70
31
Ossett
98
70
-28
Pontefract North
65
91
26
Pontefract South
15
43
28
South Elmsall and South Kirkby
19
51
32
Stanley and Outwood East
35
81
46
Wakefield East
45
77
32
Wakefield North
486
536
50
Wakefield Rural
67
112
45
Wakefield South
48
87
39
Wakefield West
104
181
77
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West
40
70
30

Total companies 2015 league table

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

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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
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
2nd 2014: 2nd
Greater Manchester
156,025
5th 2014: 5th
West Yorkshire
102,450
11th 2014: 11th
Lancashire
65,240
16th 2014: 16th
South Yorkshire
52,205
20th 2014: 21st
North Yorkshire
46,660
25th 2014: 26th
Derbyshire
43,692
40th 2014: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
22,144
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 Yorkshire

46.0

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59.4

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The last 5 years

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

2011

12,140 formed

8,634 dissolved

2012

13,131 formed

8,119 dissolved

2013

14,169 formed

8,917 dissolved

2014

15,924 formed

10,046 dissolved

2015

17,066 formed

10,272 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.4% vs 2011

6.3% vs 2012

6.6% vs 2013

8.0% vs 2014