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Company Formations in 2019: West Yorkshire

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???? Businesses formed in West Yorkshire during 2019

4.2% more companies in West Yorkshire compared to 2018

New businesses in West Yorkshire mapped

Bradford 4,183 formed

Calderdale 1,629 formed

Kirklees 3,495 formed

Leeds 7,494 formed

Wakefield 1,920 formed

Companies formed in 2019 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 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
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
11,229
15th 2018: 16th
South Yorkshire
9,325
22nd 2018: 23rd
North Yorkshire
7,260
27th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
6,522
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,258
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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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In West Yorkshire

8.4

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10.9

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Type of companies formed in West Yorkshire breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (18,182 companies)

3% Other company types (570 companies)

Other company types breakdown (570 companies)

Total companies in West Yorkshire by the end of 2019

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Businesses formed in West Yorkshire during 2019

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Businesses dissolved in West Yorkshire during 2019

meaning there is a total of

123,678

businesses registered in West Yorkshire at the end of 2019.

4.2% more companies in West Yorkshire compared to 2018

Surrounding counties 2019 breakdown & comparison

Lancashire

77,937 total businesses
11,229 formed in 2019
9,084 dissolved in 2019

North Yorkshire

54,481 total businesses
7,260 formed in 2019
5,315 dissolved in 2019

Derbyshire

48,355 total businesses
6,522 formed in 2019
5,119 dissolved in 2019

South Yorkshire

60,360 total businesses
9,325 formed in 2019
7,937 dissolved in 2019

Greater Manchester

189,867 total businesses
31,440 formed in 2019
27,478 dissolved in 2019

East Riding of Yorkshire

25,383 total businesses
3,258 formed in 2019
2,692 dissolved in 2019

West Yorkshire

123,678 total businesses
18,752 formed in 2019
14,731 dissolved in 2019

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Baildon
109
113
4
Bingley
75
73
-2
Bingley Rural
90
119
29
Bolton and Undercliffe
75
95
20
Bowling and Barkerend
177
270
93
Bradford Moor
136
187
51
City
530
653
123
Clayton and Fairweather Green
88
104
16
Craven
36
66
30
Eccleshill
52
65
13
Great Horton
67
120
53
Heaton
118
138
20
Idle and Thackley
82
107
25
Ilkley
103
111
8
Keighley Central
163
221
58
Keighley East
46
88
42
Keighley West
27
53
26
Little Horton
104
164
60
Manningham
352
305
-47
Queensbury
58
73
15
Royds
53
70
17
Shipley
173
183
10
Thornton and Allerton
68
81
13
Toller
113
216
103
Tong
129
144
15
Wharfedale
52
59
7
Wibsey
73
83
10
Windhill and Wrose
45
75
30
Worth Valley
42
73
31
Wyke
49
74
25
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Brighouse
69
88
19
Calder
81
114
33
Elland
79
184
105
Greetland and Stainland
55
61
6
Hipperholme and Lightcliffe
61
83
22
Illingworth and Mixenden
44
41
-3
Luddendenfoot
43
47
4
Northowram and Shelf
105
124
19
Ovenden
29
51
22
Park
86
172
86
Rastrick
26
45
19
Ryburn
53
71
18
Skircoat
61
94
33
Sowerby Bridge
43
49
6
Todmorden
53
86
33
Town
202
255
53
Warley
35
64
29
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Almondbury
64
82
18
Ashbrow
134
187
53
Batley East
112
219
107
Batley West
88
111
23
Birstall and Birkenshaw
115
92
-23
Cleckheaton
364
179
-185
Colne Valley
54
97
43
Crosland Moor and Netherton
91
108
17
Dalton
81
203
122
Denby Dale
64
107
43
Dewsbury East
90
150
60
Dewsbury South
86
149
63
Dewsbury West
91
162
71
Golcar
112
89
-23
Greenhead
130
225
95
Heckmondwike
79
106
27
Holme Valley North
86
113
27
Holme Valley South
116
148
32
Kirkburton
105
133
28
Lindley
98
308
210
Liversedge and Gomersal
65
131
66
Mirfield
71
98
27
Newsome
241
298
57
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Adel and Wharfedale
91
119
28
Alwoodley
119
201
82
Ardsley and Robin Hood
75
109
34
Armley
132
211
79
Beeston and Holbeck
164
209
45
Bramley and Stanningley
106
110
4
Burmantofts and Richmond Hill
143
236
93
Calverley and Farsley
141
177
36
Chapel Allerton
226
348
122
City and Hunslet
1391
1348
-43
Cross Gates and Whinmoor
143
156
13
Farnley and Wortley
102
145
43
Garforth and Swillington
302
533
231
Gipton and Harehills
237
344
107
Guiseley and Rawdon
277
134
-143
Harewood
108
142
34
Headingley
79
122
43
Horsforth
231
245
14
Hyde Park and Woodhouse
193
297
104
Killingbeck and Seacroft
102
117
15
Kippax and Methley
55
72
17
Kirkstall
76
104
28
Middleton Park
99
134
35
Moortown
131
182
51
Morley North
135
237
102
Morley South
149
161
12
Otley and Yeadon
172
219
47
Pudsey
83
114
31
Rothwell
75
158
83
Roundhay
143
203
60
Temple Newsam
82
179
97
Weetwood
91
173
82
Wetherby
235
255
20
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Ackworth North Elmsall and Upton
55
84
29
Airedale and Ferry Fryston
31
42
11
Altofts and Whitwood
57
60
3
Castleford Central and Glasshoughton
69
108
39
Crofton Ryhill and Walton
34
33
-1
Featherstone
51
59
8
Hemsworth
33
50
17
Horbury and South Ossett
56
67
11
Knottingley
41
36
-5
Normanton
70
91
21
Ossett
191
105
-86
Pontefract North
72
115
43
Pontefract South
28
44
16
South Elmsall and South Kirkby
45
54
9
Stanley and Outwood East
52
67
15
Wakefield East
60
103
43
Wakefield North
540
344
-196
Wakefield Rural
96
112
16
Wakefield South
60
98
38
Wakefield West
111
144
33
Wrenthorpe and Outwood West
63
104
41

Total companies 2019 league table

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

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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
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
77,937
17th 2018: 17th
South Yorkshire
60,360
19th 2018: 19th
North Yorkshire
54,481
28th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
48,355
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,383
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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In West Yorkshire

55.5

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70.7

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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.

2015

17,066 formed

10,272 dissolved

2016

17,837 formed

13,098 dissolved

2017

16,604 formed

12,646 dissolved

2018

18,204 formed

15,022 dissolved

2019

18,752 formed

14,731 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.2% vs 2015

5.3% vs 2016

4.61% vs 2017

4.2% vs 2018