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Company Formations in 2017: West Yorkshire

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???? Businesses formed in West Yorkshire during 2017

5.3% more companies in West Yorkshire compared to 2016

New businesses in West Yorkshire mapped

Bradford 4,044 formed

Calderdale 1,290 formed

Kirklees 2,817 formed

Leeds 6,594 formed

Wakefield 1,837 formed

Companies formed in 2017 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 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
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
12th 2016: 14th
Lancashire
10,646
16th 2016: 15th
South Yorkshire
8,325
22nd 2016: 25th
North Yorkshire
6,766
27th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
5,803
35th 2016: 39th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,646
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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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7.5

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10.0

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Type of companies formed in West Yorkshire breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (16,085 companies)

3% Other company types (519 companies)

Other company types breakdown (519 companies)

Total companies in West Yorkshire by the end of 2017

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Businesses formed in West Yorkshire during 2017

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Businesses dissolved in West Yorkshire during 2017

meaning there is a total of

113,471

businesses registered in West Yorkshire at the end of 2017.

5.3% more companies in West Yorkshire compared to 2016

Surrounding counties 2017 breakdown & comparison

Lancashire

71,294 total businesses
10,646 formed in 2017
8,024 dissolved in 2017

North Yorkshire

50,798 total businesses
6,766 formed in 2017
4,636 dissolved in 2017

Derbyshire

44,849 total businesses
5,803 formed in 2017
4,531 dissolved in 2017

South Yorkshire

56,932 total businesses
8,325 formed in 2017
7,447 dissolved in 2017

Greater Manchester

177,360 total businesses
31,124 formed in 2017
23,467 dissolved in 2017

East Riding of Yorkshire

25,585 total businesses
4,646 formed in 2017
2,631 dissolved in 2017

West Yorkshire

113,471 total businesses
16,604 formed in 2017
12,646 dissolved in 2017

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Baildon
113
132
19
Bingley
50
65
15
Bingley Rural
73
112
39
Bolton and Undercliffe
46
86
40
Bowling and Barkerend
157
222
65
Bradford Moor
90
150
60
City
634
679
45
Clayton and Fairweather Green
78
87
9
Craven
49
48
-1
Eccleshill
53
65
12
Great Horton
71
89
18
Heaton
85
133
48
Idle and Thackley
71
114
43
Ilkley
90
130
40
Keighley Central
152
218
66
Keighley East
41
68
27
Keighley West
13
35
22
Little Horton
84
103
19
Manningham
154
508
354
Queensbury
49
62
13
Royds
46
44
-2
Shipley
184
221
37
Thornton and Allerton
60
73
13
Toller
100
174
74
Tong
99
119
20
Wharfedale
37
51
14
Wibsey
69
87
18
Windhill and Wrose
38
59
21
Worth Valley
35
51
16
Wyke
58
59
1
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brighouse
65
87
22
Calder
77
92
15
Elland
56
121
65
Greetland and Stainland
39
60
21
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe
51
76
25
Illingworth and Mixenden
25
33
8
Luddendenfoot
41
51
10
Northowram and Shelf
99
132
33
Ovenden
28
29
1
Park
87
121
34
Rastrick
34
25
-9
Ryburn
45
67
22
Skircoat
39
71
32
Sowerby Bridge
50
55
5
Todmorden
33
41
8
Town
144
178
34
Warley
28
51
23
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Almondbury
47
78
31
Ashbrow
82
144
62
Batley East
95
173
78
Batley West
65
111
46
Birstall and Birkenshaw
115
93
-22
Cleckheaton
335
178
-157
Colne Valley
61
84
23
Crosland Moor and Netherton
80
115
35
Dalton
77
117
40
Denby Dale
64
90
26
Dewsbury East
113
160
47
Dewsbury South
142
98
-44
Dewsbury West
80
139
59
Golcar
86
87
1
Greenhead
121
151
30
Heckmondwike
64
105
41
Holme Valley North
81
86
5
Holme Valley South
89
121
32
Kirkburton
93
122
29
Lindley
80
122
42
Liversedge and Gomersal
67
75
8
Mirfield
68
76
8
Newsome
201
292
91
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Adel and Wharfedale
80
110
30
Alwoodley
117
179
62
Ardsley and Robin Hood
61
82
21
Armley
125
226
101
Beeston and Holbeck
124
158
34
Bramley and Stanningley
96
156
60
Burmantofts and Richmond Hill
103
168
65
Calverley and Farsley
102
177
75
Chapel Allerton
188
317
129
City and Hunslet
1130
1229
99
Cross Gates and Whinmoor
117
129
12
Farnley and Wortley
69
111
42
Garforth and Swillington
205
387
182
Gipton and Harehills
187
313
126
Guiseley and Rawdon
192
104
-88
Harewood
83
123
40
Headingley
89
98
9
Horsforth
158
238
80
Hyde Park and Woodhouse
199
240
41
Killingbeck and Seacroft
74
107
33
Kippax and Methley
52
70
18
Kirkstall
86
121
35
Middleton Park
71
107
36
Moortown
114
140
26
Morley North
128
168
40
Morley South
128
195
67
Otley and Yeadon
135
208
73
Pudsey
86
122
36
Rothwell
68
115
47
Roundhay
135
183
48
Temple Newsam
74
107
33
Weetwood
85
140
55
Wetherby
269
266
-3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ackworth North Elmsall and Upton
54
86
32
Airedale and Ferry Fryston
18
37
19
Altofts and Whitwood
47
62
15
Castleford Central and Glasshoughton
50
84
34
Crofton Ryhill and Walton
35
47
12
Featherstone
36
49
13
Hemsworth
34
49
15
Horbury and South Ossett
50
75
25
Knottingley
27
32
5
Normanton
49
89
40
Ossett
112
86
-26
Pontefract North
56
95
39
Pontefract South
29
28
-1
South Elmsall and South Kirkby
45
52
7
Stanley and Outwood East
49
63
14
Wakefield East
66
64
-2
Wakefield North
509
500
-9
Wakefield Rural
68
92
24
Wakefield South
50
48
-2
Wakefield West
131
116
-15
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West
53
83
30

Total companies 2017 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2017 and how West Yorkshire 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
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
11th 2016: 11th
Lancashire
71,294
17th 2016: 16th
South Yorkshire
56,932
19th 2016: 20th
North Yorkshire
50,798
28th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
44,849
40th 2016: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,585
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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50.9

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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.

2013

14,169 formed

8,917 dissolved

2014

15,924 formed

10,046 dissolved

2015

17,066 formed

10,272 dissolved

2016

17,837 formed

13,098 dissolved

2017

16,604 formed

12,646 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.6% vs 2013

8% vs 2014

5.2% vs 2015

5.3% vs 2016