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Company Formations in 2015: Wiltshire

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???? Businesses formed in Wiltshire during 2015

6.4% more companies in Wiltshire compared to 2014

New businesses in Wiltshire mapped

Swindon 1,614 formed

Wiltshire 2,892 formed

Companies formed in 2015 league table

The counties in England where most companies are formed, and how Wiltshire 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
34th 2014: 35th
Wiltshire
4,506
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
8th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
13,779
14th 2014: 13th
Berkshire
9,135
17th 2014: 20th
Dorset
7,791
29th 2014: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,741
31st 2014: 31st
Somerset
5,383
32nd 2014: 32nd
Bristol
4,942
33rd 2014: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,611
34th 2014: 35th
Wiltshire
4,506
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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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In Wiltshire

6.6

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9.7

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Type of companies formed in Wiltshire breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (4,329 companies)

4% Other company types (177 companies)

Other company types breakdown (177 companies)

Total companies in Wiltshire by the end of 2015

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Businesses formed in Wiltshire during 2015

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Businesses dissolved in Wiltshire during 2015

meaning there is a total of

33,003

businesses registered in Wiltshire at the end of 2015.

6.4% more companies in Wiltshire compared to 2014

Surrounding counties 2015 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

47,433 total businesses
7,791 formed in 2015
3,732 dissolved in 2015

Hampshire

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

Somerset

44,277 total businesses
5,383 formed in 2015
3,379 dissolved in 2015

Gloucestershire

46,009 total businesses
5,741 formed in 2015
3,809 dissolved in 2015

Oxfordshire

37,534 total businesses
4,611 formed in 2015
2,781 dissolved in 2015

Berkshire

63,186 total businesses
9,135 formed in 2015
6,380 dissolved in 2015

Bristol

30,301 total businesses
4,942 formed in 2015
3,170 dissolved in 2015

Wiltshire

33,003 total businesses
4,506 formed in 2015
2,718 dissolved in 2015

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blunsdon and Highworth
44
53
9
Central
53
211
158
Chiseldon and Lawn
17
30
13
Covingham and Dorcan
17
39
22
Eastcott
149
233
84
Gorse Hill and Pinehurst
59
69
10
Haydon Wick
34
36
2
Liden Eldene and Park South
18
37
19
Lydiard and Freshbrook
29
55
26
Mannington and Western
71
131
60
Old Town
63
92
29
Penhill and Upper Stratton
19
34
15
Priory Vale
49
85
36
Ridgeway
44
110
66
Rodbourne Cheney
29
76
47
Shaw
57
98
41
St Andrews
38
75
37
St Margaret and South Marston
105
75
-30
Walcot and Park North
14
48
34
Wroughton and Wichelstowe
13
27
14
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldbourne and Ramsbury
16
47
31
Alderbury and Whiteparish
19
33
14
Amesbury East
23
29
6
Amesbury West
8
11
3
Bourne and Woodford Valley
14
35
21
Box and Colerne
14
30
16
Bradford-on-Avon North
19
18
-1
Bradford-on-Avon South
23
46
23
Brinkworth
26
28
2
Bromham Rowde and Potterne
11
16
5
Bulford Allington and Figheldean
7
22
15
Burbage and the Bedwyns
20
22
2
By Brook
11
34
23
Calne Central
11
60
49
Calne Chilvester and Abberd
12
21
9
Calne North
18
26
8
Calne Rural
24
29
5
Calne South and Cherhill
7
14
7
Chippenham Cepen Park and Derriads
16
12
-4
Chippenham Cepen Park and Redlands
20
38
18
Chippenham Hardenhuish
11
22
11
Chippenham Hardens and England
53
91
38
Chippenham Lowden and Rowden
11
13
2
Chippenham Monkton
12
42
30
Chippenham Pewsham
14
6
-8
Chippenham Queens and Sheldon
4
11
7
Corsham Pickwick
25
35
10
Corsham Town
11
14
3
Corsham Without and Box Hill
35
36
1
Cricklade and Latton
13
25
12
Devizes and Roundway South
11
16
5
Devizes East
2
12
10
Devizes North
26
60
34
Downton and Ebble Valley
15
26
11
Durrington and Larkhill
10
14
4
Ethandune
37
22
-15
Fovant and Chalke Valley
42
66
24
Hilperton
12
19
7
Holt and Staverton
18
30
12
Kington
27
42
15
Laverstock Ford and Old Sarum
21
35
14
Ludgershall and Perham Down
13
18
5
Lyneham
14
25
11
Malmesbury
24
32
8
Marlborough East
10
19
9
Marlborough West
35
56
21
Melksham Central
10
33
23
Melksham North
14
36
22
Melksham South
6
12
6
Melksham Without North
16
29
13
Melksham Without South
21
26
5
Mere
15
18
3
Minety
37
51
14
Nadder and East Knoyle
21
26
5
Pewsey
25
40
15
Pewsey Vale
16
26
10
Purton
20
28
8
Redlynch and Landford
18
24
6
Roundway
16
12
-4
Royal Wootton Bassett East
15
39
24
Royal Wootton Bassett North
15
18
3
Royal Wootton Bassett South
26
48
22
Salisbury Bemerton
4
15
11
Salisbury Fisherton and Bemerton Village
9
28
19
Salisbury Harnham
12
14
2
Salisbury St Edmund and Milford
96
111
15
Salisbury St Francis and Stratford
15
20
5
Salisbury St Mark's and Bishopdown
8
24
16
Salisbury St Martin's and Cathedral
98
80
-18
Salisbury St Paul's
23
62
39
Sherston
27
35
8
Southwick
16
16
0
Summerham and Seend
9
19
10
The Collingbournes and Netheravon
14
20
6
The Lavingtons and Erlestoke
14
14
0
Tidworth
6
11
5
Till and Wylye Valley
17
31
14
Tisbury
16
20
4
Trowbridge Adcroft
11
10
-1
Trowbridge Central
43
62
19
Trowbridge Drynham
8
10
2
Trowbridge Grove
7
15
8
Trowbridge Lambrok
3
5
2
Trowbridge Park
11
10
-1
Trowbridge Paxcroft
9
20
11
Urchfont and The Cannings
15
30
15
Warminster Broadway
6
14
8
Warminster Copheap and Wylye
7
22
15
Warminster East
25
95
70
Warminster West
14
15
1
Warminster Without
18
23
5
West Selkley
30
35
5
Westbury East
24
37
13
Westbury North
4
15
11
Westbury West
11
25
14
Wilton and Lower Wylye Valley
17
38
21
Winsley and Westwood
25
35
10
Winterslow
8
32
24
Wroughton and Wichelstowe
13
27
14

Total companies 2015 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2015 and how Wiltshire 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
33rd 2014: 33rd
Wiltshire
33,003
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
6th 2014: 6th
Hampshire
98,825
12th 2014: 12th
Berkshire
63,186
18th 2014: 19th
Dorset
47,433
21st 2014: 20th
Gloucestershire
46,009
23rd 2014: 23rd
Somerset
44,277
30th 2014: 30th
Oxfordshire
37,534
33rd 2014: 33rd
Wiltshire
33,003
37th 2014: 37th
Bristol
30,301
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 Wiltshire

48.2

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59.4

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The last 5 years

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

2011

3,660 formed

2,136 dissolved

2012

3,819 formed

2,021 dissolved

2013

3,982 formed

2,390 dissolved

2014

4,208 formed

2,707 dissolved

2015

4,506 formed

2,718 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.9% vs 2011

5.7% vs 2012

5.1% vs 2013

6.4% vs 2014