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Company Formations in 2018: Wiltshire

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???? Businesses formed in Wiltshire during 2018

0.7% fewer companies in Wiltshire compared to 2017

New businesses in Wiltshire mapped

Swindon 1,562 formed

Wiltshire 2,779 formed

Companies formed in 2018 league table

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

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Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2017: 1st
London
217,617
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
4th 2017: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,204
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
38th 2017: 33rd
Wiltshire
4,348
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
8th 2017: 8th
Hampshire
14,244
13th 2017: 15th
Berkshire
9,166
17th 2017: 20th
Dorset
8,314
31st 2017: 30th
Gloucestershire
5,719
32nd 2017: 32nd
Somerset
5,537
35th 2017: 34th
Bristol
4,635
36th 2017: 37th
Oxfordshire
4,631
38th 2017: 33rd
Wiltshire
4,348
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2017: 1st
London
217,617
2nd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
32,571
3rd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,875
4th 2017: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,204
5th 2017: 5th
Essex
17,063
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
15,554
7th 2017: 6th
Kent
15,057
8th 2017: 8th
Hampshire
14,244
9th 2017: 9th
Cheshire
13,259
10th 2017: 10th
Merseyside
11,451
11th 2017: 12th
Lancashire
11,291
12th 2017: 11th
Surrey
11,179
13th 2017: 15th
Berkshire
9,166
14th 2017: 17th
Buckinghamshire
8,915
15th 2017: 13th
Leicestershire
8,896
16th 2017: 16th
South Yorkshire
8,542
17th 2017: 20th
Dorset
8,314
18th 2017: 14th
Northamptonshire
7,630
19th 2017: 19th
East Sussex
7,462
20th 2017: 21st
Nottinghamshire
7,429
21st 2017: 23rd
Bedfordshire
7,013
22nd 2017: 18th
Worcestershire
6,889
23rd 2017: 22nd
North Yorkshire
6,822
24th 2017: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,786
25th 2017: 26th
Tyne and Wear
6,669
26th 2017: 24th
Staffordshire
6,474
27th 2017: 27th
Derbyshire
6,167
28th 2017: 29th
West Sussex
6,048
29th 2017: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,910
30th 2017: 28th
Devon
5,908
31st 2017: 30th
Gloucestershire
5,719
32nd 2017: 32nd
Somerset
5,537
33rd 2017: 40th
Durham
5,223
34th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
4,755
35th 2017: 34th
Bristol
4,635
36th 2017: 37th
Oxfordshire
4,631
37th 2017: 38th
Norfolk
4,542
38th 2017: 33rd
Wiltshire
4,348
39th 2017: 39th
Suffolk
4,292
40th 2017: 35th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,195
41st 2017: 41st
Cornwall
2,829
42nd 2017: 42nd
Shropshire
2,634
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
2,259
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
1,422
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
1,054
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
645
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
198

New incorporations in 2018 per 1000 Man standing people

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6.4

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10.6

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Type of companies formed in Wiltshire breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (4,216 companies)

3% Other company types (132 companies)

Other company types breakdown (132 companies)

Total companies in Wiltshire by the end of 2018

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Businesses formed in Wiltshire during 2018

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Businesses dissolved in Wiltshire during 2018

meaning there is a total of

36,714

businesses registered in Wiltshire at the end of 2018.

0.7% fewer companies in Wiltshire compared to 2017

Surrounding counties 2018 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

56,307 total businesses
8,314 formed in 2018
5,575 dissolved in 2018

Hampshire

110,793 total businesses
14,244 formed in 2018
10,933 dissolved in 2018

Somerset

49,396 total businesses
5,537 formed in 2018
4,146 dissolved in 2018

Gloucestershire

50,643 total businesses
5,719 formed in 2018
4,536 dissolved in 2018

Oxfordshire

40,930 total businesses
4,631 formed in 2018
3,420 dissolved in 2018

Berkshire

68,855 total businesses
9,166 formed in 2018
7,333 dissolved in 2018

Bristol

32,794 total businesses
4,635 formed in 2018
3,805 dissolved in 2018

Wiltshire

36,714 total businesses
4,348 formed in 2018
4,933 dissolved in 2018

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blunsdon and Highworth
48
52
4
Central
100
124
24
Chiseldon and Lawn
28
35
7
Covingham and Dorcan
37
58
21
Eastcott
214
246
32
Gorse Hill and Pinehurst
63
79
16
Haydon Wick
36
41
5
Liden Eldene and Park South
30
38
8
Lydiard and Freshbrook
68
78
10
Mannington and Western
135
152
17
Old Town
76
93
17
Penhill and Upper Stratton
25
31
6
Priory Vale
53
74
21
Ridgeway
60
80
20
Rodbourne Cheney
45
72
27
Shaw
62
91
29
St Andrews
62
73
11
St Margaret and South Marston
42
63
21
Walcot and Park North
30
43
13
Wroughton and Wichelstowe
13
39
26
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldbourne and Ramsbury
23
24
1
Alderbury and Whiteparish
25
21
-4
Amesbury East
28
36
8
Amesbury West
14
23
9
Bourne and Woodford Valley
124
28
-96
Box and Colerne
21
28
7
Bradford-on-Avon North
17
24
7
Bradford-on-Avon South
15
46
31
Brinkworth
25
23
-2
Bromham Rowde and Potterne
18
19
1
Bulford Allington and Figheldean
8
18
10
Burbage and the Bedwyns
20
20
0
By Brook
23
35
12
Calne Central
37
103
66
Calne Chilvester and Abberd
15
19
4
Calne North
16
18
2
Calne Rural
25
32
7
Calne South and Cherhill
13
15
2
Chippenham Cepen Park and Derriads
9
16
7
Chippenham Cepen Park and Redlands
25
40
15
Chippenham Hardenhuish
14
17
3
Chippenham Hardens and England
66
101
35
Chippenham Lowden and Rowden
5
19
14
Chippenham Monkton
28
44
16
Chippenham Pewsham
8
8
0
Chippenham Queens and Sheldon
14
16
2
Corsham Pickwick
23
29
6
Corsham Town
20
24
4
Corsham Without and Box Hill
21
34
13
Cricklade and Latton
24
38
14
Devizes and Roundway South
9
2
-7
Devizes East
11
14
3
Devizes North
40
45
5
Downton and Ebble Valley
12
25
13
Durrington and Larkhill
18
28
10
Ethandune
22
29
7
Fovant and Chalke Valley
49
51
2
Hilperton
11
14
3
Holt and Staverton
26
28
2
Kington
19
44
25
Laverstock Ford and Old Sarum
31
29
-2
Ludgershall and Perham Down
14
23
9
Lyneham
12
19
7
Malmesbury
33
39
6
Marlborough East
13
23
10
Marlborough West
35
39
4
Melksham Central
24
31
7
Melksham North
17
26
9
Melksham South
9
7
-2
Melksham Without North
18
25
7
Melksham Without South
9
24
15
Mere
13
20
7
Minety
33
30
-3
Nadder and East Knoyle
24
25
1
Pewsey
32
23
-9
Pewsey Vale
24
17
-7
Purton
21
24
3
Redlynch and Landford
24
26
2
Roundway
7
24
17
Royal Wootton Bassett East
27
29
2
Royal Wootton Bassett North
18
18
0
Royal Wootton Bassett South
46
44
-2
Salisbury Bemerton
13
13
0
Salisbury Fisherton and Bemerton Village
14
35
21
Salisbury Harnham
17
18
1
Salisbury St Edmund and Milford
63
88
25
Salisbury St Francis and Stratford
12
18
6
Salisbury St Mark's and Bishopdown
20
12
-8
Salisbury St Martin's and Cathedral
96
74
-22
Salisbury St Paul's
33
32
-1
Sherston
23
23
0
Southwick
18
20
2
Summerham and Seend
20
29
9
The Collingbournes and Netheravon
14
16
2
The Lavingtons and Erlestoke
17
18
1
Tidworth
11
32
21
Till and Wylye Valley
14
16
2
Tisbury
17
23
6
Trowbridge Adcroft
9
23
14
Trowbridge Central
52
78
26
Trowbridge Drynham
12
9
-3
Trowbridge Grove
8
8
0
Trowbridge Lambrok
5
11
6
Trowbridge Park
9
11
2
Trowbridge Paxcroft
11
36
25
Urchfont and The Cannings
26
25
-1
Warminster Broadway
9
15
6
Warminster Copheap and Wylye
15
24
9
Warminster East
1534
88
-1446
Warminster West
10
23
13
Warminster Without
23
16
-7
West Selkley
36
32
-4
Westbury East
17
21
4
Westbury North
18
50
32
Westbury West
14
17
3
Wilton and Lower Wylye Valley
21
23
2
Winsley and Westwood
23
19
-4
Winterslow
10
20
10
Wroughton and Wichelstowe
13
39
26

Total companies 2018 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2018 and how Wiltshire compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2017: 1st
London
1,163,777
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
5th 2017: 5th
West Yorkshire
118,705
36th 2017: 34th
Wiltshire
36,714
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
7th 2017: 6th
Hampshire
110,793
13th 2017: 12th
Berkshire
68,855
18th 2017: 18th
Dorset
56,307
22nd 2017: 21st
Gloucestershire
50,643
24th 2017: 24th
Somerset
49,396
32nd 2017: 31st
Oxfordshire
40,930
36th 2017: 34th
Wiltshire
36,714
38th 2017: 38th
Bristol
32,794
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2017: 1st
London
1,163,777
2nd 2017: 2nd
Greater Manchester
184,396
3rd 2017: 3rd
West Midlands
167,807
4th 2017: 4th
Essex
122,421
5th 2017: 5th
West Yorkshire
118,705
6th 2017: 7th
Hertfordshire
111,063
7th 2017: 6th
Hampshire
110,793
8th 2017: 8th
Kent
108,910
9th 2017: 9th
Surrey
98,968
10th 2017: 10th
Cheshire
78,274
11th 2017: 11th
Lancashire
75,763
12th 2017: 14th
Buckinghamshire
69,301
13th 2017: 12th
Berkshire
68,855
14th 2017: 13th
East Sussex
66,405
15th 2017: 15th
Merseyside
65,551
16th 2017: 16th
Leicestershire
60,027
17th 2017: 17th
South Yorkshire
58,193
18th 2017: 18th
Dorset
56,307
19th 2017: 19th
North Yorkshire
52,860
20th 2017: 20th
West Sussex
51,556
21st 2017: 22nd
Devon
51,129
22nd 2017: 21st
Gloucestershire
50,643
23rd 2017: 25th
Nottinghamshire
50,491
24th 2017: 24th
Somerset
49,396
25th 2017: 23rd
Staffordshire
48,752
26th 2017: 27th
Cambridgeshire
48,390
27th 2017: 28th
Derbyshire
46,632
28th 2017: 26th
Northamptonshire
44,212
29th 2017: 29th
Lincolnshire
43,713
30th 2017: 30th
Tyne and Wear
42,534
31st 2017: 32nd
Bedfordshire
42,015
32nd 2017: 31st
Oxfordshire
40,930
33rd 2017: 33rd
Worcestershire
37,800
34th 2017: 35th
Norfolk
37,466
35th 2017: 36th
Warwickshire
37,025
36th 2017: 34th
Wiltshire
36,714
37th 2017: 37th
Suffolk
35,510
38th 2017: 38th
Bristol
32,794
39th 2017: 39th
Durham
28,771
40th 2017: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
24,661
41st 2017: 41st
Shropshire
22,421
42nd 2017: 42nd
Cornwall
21,904
43rd 2017: 43rd
Cumbria
20,916
44th 2017: 44th
Northumberland
10,423
45th 2017: 45th
Herefordshire
9,243
46th 2017: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,417
47th 2017: 47th
Rutland
1,840

Total companies at the end of 2018 per 1000 Person people

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In Wiltshire

53.7

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68.1

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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.

2014

4,208 formed

2,707 dissolved

2015

4,506 formed

2,718 dissolved

2016

11,837 formed

3,316 dissolved

2017

5,227 formed

9,759 dissolved

2018

4,348 formed

4,933 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

6.4% vs 2014

26% vs 2015

-11.09% vs 2016

-0.7% vs 2017