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Company Formations in 2016: Wiltshire

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???? Businesses formed in Wiltshire during 2016

26.0% more companies in Wiltshire compared to 2015

New businesses in Wiltshire mapped

Swindon 1,631 formed

Wiltshire 10,199 formed

Companies formed in 2016 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 2015: 1st
London
209,869
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
31,162
4th 2015: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,837
5th 2015: 6th
Hertfordshire
17,671
11th 2015: 34th
Wiltshire
11,837
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
9th 2015: 8th
Hampshire
14,249
11th 2015: 34th
Wiltshire
11,837
16th 2015: 14th
Berkshire
9,081
19th 2015: 17th
Dorset
8,113
32nd 2015: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,639
33rd 2015: 31st
Somerset
5,328
34th 2015: 32nd
Bristol
5,196
36th 2015: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,517
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2015: 1st
London
209,869
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
31,162
4th 2015: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,837
5th 2015: 6th
Hertfordshire
17,671
6th 2015: 5th
Essex
15,887
7th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
15,328
8th 2015: 7th
Kent
14,577
9th 2015: 8th
Hampshire
14,249
10th 2015: 24th
Bedfordshire
13,677
11th 2015: 34th
Wiltshire
11,837
12th 2015: 9th
Surrey
11,070
13th 2015: 12th
Merseyside
10,617
14th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
10,600
15th 2015: 13th
South Yorkshire
9,265
16th 2015: 14th
Berkshire
9,081
17th 2015: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,523
18th 2015: 18th
Leicestershire
8,307
19th 2015: 17th
Dorset
8,113
20th 2015: 15th
East Sussex
7,939
21st 2015: 22nd
Staffordshire
7,618
22nd 2015: 23rd
Northamptonshire
7,050
23rd 2015: 20th
Nottinghamshire
6,642
24th 2015: 39th
Worcestershire
6,602
25th 2015: 21st
North Yorkshire
6,525
26th 2015: 27th
Tyne and Wear
6,380
27th 2015: 19th
Derbyshire
6,271
28th 2015: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,208
29th 2015: 26th
West Sussex
5,996
30th 2015: 30th
Devon
5,703
31st 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
5,698
32nd 2015: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,639
33rd 2015: 31st
Somerset
5,328
34th 2015: 32nd
Bristol
5,196
35th 2015: 35th
Warwickshire
4,709
36th 2015: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,517
37th 2015: 36th
Norfolk
4,480
38th 2015: 37th
Suffolk
4,291
39th 2015: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,080
40th 2015: 38th
Durham
4,017
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
2,496
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cornwall
2,468
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cumbria
1,979
44th 2015: 44th
Northumberland
1,302
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
853
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
545
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
217

New incorporations in 2016 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Wiltshire

17.3

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10.5

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Type of companies formed in Wiltshire breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (11,655 companies)

2% Other company types (182 companies)

Other company types breakdown (182 companies)

Total companies in Wiltshire by the end of 2016

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Businesses formed in Wiltshire during 2016

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Businesses dissolved in Wiltshire during 2016

meaning there is a total of

41,591

businesses registered in Wiltshire at the end of 2016.

26.0% more companies in Wiltshire compared to 2015

Surrounding counties 2016 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

50,419 total businesses
8,113 formed in 2016
4,726 dissolved in 2016

Hampshire

103,043 total businesses
14,249 formed in 2016
10,922 dissolved in 2016

Somerset

46,011 total businesses
5,328 formed in 2016
3,994 dissolved in 2016

Gloucestershire

47,665 total businesses
5,639 formed in 2016
4,437 dissolved in 2016

Oxfordshire

38,413 total businesses
4,517 formed in 2016
3,529 dissolved in 2016

Berkshire

64,828 total businesses
9,081 formed in 2016
7,364 dissolved in 2016

Bristol

31,308 total businesses
5,196 formed in 2016
3,846 dissolved in 2016

Wiltshire

41,591 total businesses
11,837 formed in 2016
3,316 dissolved in 2016

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blunsdon and Highworth
46
43
-3
Central
127
115
-12
Chiseldon and Lawn
24
38
14
Covingham and Dorcan
29
43
14
Eastcott
175
205
30
Gorse Hill and Pinehurst
61
70
9
Haydon Wick
26
32
6
Liden Eldene and Park South
16
30
14
Lydiard and Freshbrook
68
58
-10
Mannington and Western
105
185
80
Old Town
81
120
39
Penhill and Upper Stratton
15
28
13
Priory Vale
55
76
21
Ridgeway
68
122
54
Rodbourne Cheney
36
93
57
Shaw
65
176
111
St Andrews
51
71
20
St Margaret and South Marston
73
57
-16
Walcot and Park North
31
38
7
Wroughton and Wichelstowe
22
31
9
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldbourne and Ramsbury
43
26
-17
Alderbury and Whiteparish
17
26
9
Amesbury East
20
31
11
Amesbury West
8
20
12
Bourne and Woodford Valley
21
15
-6
Box and Colerne
17
18
1
Bradford-on-Avon North
14
23
9
Bradford-on-Avon South
40
44
4
Brinkworth
30
20
-10
Bromham Rowde and Potterne
13
23
10
Bulford Allington and Figheldean
19
24
5
Burbage and the Bedwyns
28
22
-6
By Brook
24
34
10
Calne Central
30
84
54
Calne Chilvester and Abberd
12
23
11
Calne North
16
22
6
Calne Rural
18
40
22
Calne South and Cherhill
16
22
6
Chippenham Cepen Park and Derriads
14
13
-1
Chippenham Cepen Park and Redlands
20
31
11
Chippenham Hardenhuish
9
15
6
Chippenham Hardens and England
94
94
0
Chippenham Lowden and Rowden
10
14
4
Chippenham Monkton
22
50
28
Chippenham Pewsham
5
8
3
Chippenham Queens and Sheldon
6
12
6
Corsham Pickwick
35
36
1
Corsham Town
23
28
5
Corsham Without and Box Hill
20
37
17
Cricklade and Latton
41
31
-10
Devizes and Roundway South
17
11
-6
Devizes East
12
8
-4
Devizes North
37
65
28
Downton and Ebble Valley
19
21
2
Durrington and Larkhill
9
18
9
Ethandune
27
29
2
Fovant and Chalke Valley
46
56
10
Hilperton
18
26
8
Holt and Staverton
24
20
-4
Kington
22
27
5
Laverstock Ford and Old Sarum
33
32
-1
Ludgershall and Perham Down
17
27
10
Lyneham
9
20
11
Malmesbury
34
42
8
Marlborough East
19
25
6
Marlborough West
48
49
1
Melksham Central
13
28
15
Melksham North
21
25
4
Melksham South
8
10
2
Melksham Without North
14
24
10
Melksham Without South
12
26
14
Mere
16
9
-7
Minety
39
49
10
Nadder and East Knoyle
20
37
17
Pewsey
25
33
8
Pewsey Vale
14
12
-2
Purton
15
29
14
Redlynch and Landford
23
27
4
Roundway
7
13
6
Royal Wootton Bassett East
29
41
12
Royal Wootton Bassett North
10
20
10
Royal Wootton Bassett South
28
58
30
Salisbury Bemerton
9
7
-2
Salisbury Fisherton and Bemerton Village
12
39
27
Salisbury Harnham
7
14
7
Salisbury St Edmund and Milford
102
109
7
Salisbury St Francis and Stratford
11
9
-2
Salisbury St Mark's and Bishopdown
15
21
6
Salisbury St Martin's and Cathedral
106
62
-44
Salisbury St Paul's
27
31
4
Sherston
18
18
0
Southwick
17
19
2
Summerham and Seend
24
17
-7
The Collingbournes and Netheravon
14
18
4
The Lavingtons and Erlestoke
18
13
-5
Tidworth
12
16
4
Till and Wylye Valley
11
26
15
Tisbury
14
16
2
Trowbridge Adcroft
10
18
8
Trowbridge Central
56
63
7
Trowbridge Drynham
3
8
5
Trowbridge Grove
11
10
-1
Trowbridge Lambrok
3
9
6
Trowbridge Park
8
9
1
Trowbridge Paxcroft
6
15
9
Urchfont and The Cannings
17
25
8
Warminster Broadway
4
13
9
Warminster Copheap and Wylye
27
22
-5
Warminster East
38
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Warminster West
7
12
5
Warminster Without
18
26
8
West Selkley
31
36
5
Westbury East
20
23
3
Westbury North
11
19
8
Westbury West
13
19
6
Wilton and Lower Wylye Valley
16
22
6
Winsley and Westwood
36
40
4
Winterslow
19
19
0
Wroughton and Wichelstowe
22
31
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Total companies 2016 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2016 and how Wiltshire compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2015: 1st
London
1,070,255
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
156,118
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
5th 2015: 5th
West Yorkshire
107,764
29th 2015: 33rd
Wiltshire
41,591
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
7th 2015: 6th
Hampshire
103,043
12th 2015: 12th
Berkshire
64,828
18th 2015: 18th
Dorset
50,419
21st 2015: 21st
Gloucestershire
47,665
24th 2015: 23rd
Somerset
46,011
29th 2015: 33rd
Wiltshire
41,591
33rd 2015: 30th
Oxfordshire
38,413
38th 2015: 37th
Bristol
31,308
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2015: 1st
London
1,070,255
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
156,118
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
5th 2015: 5th
West Yorkshire
107,764
6th 2015: 7th
Hertfordshire
104,699
7th 2015: 6th
Hampshire
103,043
8th 2015: 8th
Kent
98,931
9th 2015: 9th
Surrey
95,997
10th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
74,912
11th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
68,241
12th 2015: 12th
Berkshire
64,828
13th 2015: 13th
East Sussex
63,012
14th 2015: 14th
Buckinghamshire
62,413
15th 2015: 15th
Merseyside
60,027
16th 2015: 16th
South Yorkshire
55,438
17th 2015: 17th
Leicestershire
52,138
18th 2015: 18th
Dorset
50,419
19th 2015: 19th
West Sussex
48,518
20th 2015: 20th
North Yorkshire
48,164
21st 2015: 21st
Gloucestershire
47,665
22nd 2015: 22nd
Devon
47,095
23rd 2015: 24th
Staffordshire
47,000
24th 2015: 23rd
Somerset
46,011
25th 2015: 26th
Nottinghamshire
45,573
26th 2015: 32nd
Bedfordshire
44,451
27th 2015: 25th
Derbyshire
43,529
28th 2015: 27th
Cambridgeshire
43,412
29th 2015: 33rd
Wiltshire
41,591
30th 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
40,701
31st 2015: 29th
Northamptonshire
40,600
32nd 2015: 31st
Tyne and Wear
38,544
33rd 2015: 30th
Oxfordshire
38,413
34th 2015: 35th
Norfolk
34,374
35th 2015: 34th
Warwickshire
34,180
36th 2015: 38th
Worcestershire
33,436
37th 2015: 36th
Suffolk
32,526
38th 2015: 37th
Bristol
31,308
39th 2015: 39th
Durham
25,127
40th 2015: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
23,848
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
20,422
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cumbria
19,675
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cornwall
19,655
44th 2015: 44th
Northumberland
9,713
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
8,293
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
4,973
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
1,742

Total companies at the end of 2016 per 1000 Person people

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In Wiltshire

60.8

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62.6

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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.

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

2016

11,837 formed

3,316 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.7% vs 2012

5.1% vs 2013

6.4% vs 2014

26.0% vs 2015