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Company Formations in 2020: Wiltshire

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???? Businesses formed in Wiltshire during 2020

4.9% more companies in Wiltshire compared to 2019

New businesses in Wiltshire mapped

Swindon 1,728 formed

Wiltshire 2,898 formed

Companies formed in 2020 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 2019: 1st
London
270,114
2nd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
37,202
3rd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
36,288
4th 2019: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,615
5th 2019: 5th
Essex
19,277
39th 2019: 39th
Wiltshire
4,645
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
7th 2019: 8th
Hampshire
15,534
15th 2019: 16th
Berkshire
9,920
26th 2019: 19th
Dorset
7,253
31st 2019: 31st
Somerset
6,432
32nd 2019: 32nd
Gloucestershire
6,419
33rd 2019: 35th
Bristol
5,559
34th 2019: 34th
Oxfordshire
5,363
39th 2019: 39th
Wiltshire
4,645
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2019: 1st
London
270,114
2nd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
37,202
3rd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
36,288
4th 2019: 4th
West Yorkshire
22,615
5th 2019: 5th
Essex
19,277
6th 2019: 6th
Kent
18,501
7th 2019: 8th
Hampshire
15,534
8th 2019: 7th
Hertfordshire
14,464
9th 2019: 10th
Merseyside
13,410
10th 2019: 11th
Lancashire
12,655
11th 2019: 13th
Leicestershire
12,543
12th 2019: 12th
Surrey
11,997
13th 2019: 9th
Cheshire
11,017
14th 2019: 15th
South Yorkshire
10,450
15th 2019: 16th
Berkshire
9,920
16th 2019: 17th
Buckinghamshire
9,394
17th 2019: 21st
Nottinghamshire
8,760
18th 2019: 26th
Bedfordshire
8,238
19th 2019: 22nd
North Yorkshire
8,200
20th 2019: 20th
East Sussex
8,149
21st 2019: 23rd
Tyne and Wear
7,867
22nd 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
7,720
23rd 2019: 18th
Northamptonshire
7,534
24th 2019: 25th
Cambridgeshire
7,516
25th 2019: 27th
Derbyshire
7,413
26th 2019: 19th
Dorset
7,253
27th 2019: 28th
Devon
7,174
28th 2019: 14th
Worcestershire
6,955
29th 2019: 29th
West Sussex
6,880
30th 2019: 30th
Lincolnshire
6,475
31st 2019: 31st
Somerset
6,432
32nd 2019: 32nd
Gloucestershire
6,419
33rd 2019: 35th
Bristol
5,559
34th 2019: 34th
Oxfordshire
5,363
35th 2019: 38th
Suffolk
5,105
36th 2019: 37th
Durham
5,083
37th 2019: 36th
Norfolk
5,006
38th 2019: 33rd
Warwickshire
4,920
39th 2019: 39th
Wiltshire
4,645
40th 2019: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,667
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
3,386
42nd 2019: 42nd
Cornwall
2,951
43rd 2019: 43rd
Cumbria
2,333
44th 2019: 45th
Herefordshire
2,327
45th 2019: 44th
Northumberland
1,560
46th 2019: 46th
Isle of Wight
765
47th 2019: 47th
Rutland
410

New incorporations in 2020 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Wiltshire

6.8

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National Average

12.3

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Type of companies formed in Wiltshire breakdown

96% Private Limited Companies (4,463 companies)

4% Other company types (182 companies)

Other company types breakdown (182 companies)

Total companies in Wiltshire by the end of 2020

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Businesses formed in Wiltshire during 2020

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Businesses dissolved in Wiltshire during 2020

meaning there is a total of

39,022

businesses registered in Wiltshire at the end of 2020.

4.9% more companies in Wiltshire compared to 2019

Surrounding counties 2020 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

54,841 total businesses
7,253 formed in 2020
4,938 dissolved in 2020

Hampshire

121,331 total businesses
15,534 formed in 2020
9,709 dissolved in 2020

Somerset

55,092 total businesses
6,432 formed in 2020
3,899 dissolved in 2020

Gloucestershire

55,106 total businesses
6,419 formed in 2020
4,233 dissolved in 2020

Oxfordshire

45,071 total businesses
5,363 formed in 2020
3,171 dissolved in 2020

Berkshire

73,492 total businesses
9,920 formed in 2020
6,284 dissolved in 2020

Bristol

36,208 total businesses
5,559 formed in 2020
2,879 dissolved in 2020

Wiltshire

39,022 total businesses
4,645 formed in 2020
3,195 dissolved in 2020

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Blunsdon and Highworth
36
47
11
Central
87
138
51
Chiseldon and Lawn
31
34
3
Covingham and Dorcan
27
60
33
Eastcott
179
232
53
Gorse Hill and Pinehurst
52
117
65
Haydon Wick
41
41
0
Liden Eldene and Park South
19
39
20
Lydiard and Freshbrook
46
84
38
Mannington and Western
90
120
30
Old Town
84
92
8
Penhill and Upper Stratton
29
63
34
Priory Vale
42
77
35
Ridgeway
42
76
34
Rodbourne Cheney
50
90
40
Shaw
57
114
57
St Andrews
54
115
61
St Margaret and South Marston
53
105
52
Walcot and Park North
29
50
21
Wroughton and Wichelstowe
21
35
14
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aldbourne and Ramsbury
29
33
4
Alderbury and Whiteparish
24
26
2
Amesbury East
15
34
19
Amesbury West
19
19
0
Bourne and Woodford Valley
136
24
-112
Box and Colerne
19
32
13
Bradford-on-Avon North
13
29
16
Bradford-on-Avon South
32
40
8
Brinkworth
22
18
-4
Bromham Rowde and Potterne
10
16
6
Bulford Allington and Figheldean
17
19
2
Burbage and the Bedwyns
18
29
11
By Brook
28
38
10
Calne Central
33
104
71
Calne Chilvester and Abberd
7
17
10
Calne North
19
24
5
Calne Rural
16
23
7
Calne South and Cherhill
15
22
7
Chippenham Cepen Park and Derriads
11
16
5
Chippenham Cepen Park and Redlands
21
37
16
Chippenham Hardenhuish
9
11
2
Chippenham Hardens and England
68
97
29
Chippenham Lowden and Rowden
7
17
10
Chippenham Monkton
22
29
7
Chippenham Pewsham
9
12
3
Chippenham Queens and Sheldon
11
10
-1
Corsham Pickwick
14
56
42
Corsham Town
12
27
15
Corsham Without and Box Hill
23
34
11
Cricklade and Latton
31
39
8
Devizes and Roundway South
5
13
8
Devizes East
3
5
2
Devizes North
29
51
22
Downton and Ebble Valley
19
35
16
Durrington and Larkhill
18
24
6
Ethandune
12
30
18
Fovant and Chalke Valley
68
53
-15
Hilperton
8
21
13
Holt and Staverton
23
34
11
Kington
28
45
17
Laverstock Ford and Old Sarum
27
32
5
Ludgershall and Perham Down
20
33
13
Lyneham
17
25
8
Malmesbury
26
33
7
Marlborough East
14
26
12
Marlborough West
28
34
6
Melksham Central
23
40
17
Melksham North
11
31
20
Melksham South
8
11
3
Melksham Without North
22
19
-3
Melksham Without South
11
20
9
Mere
7
11
4
Minety
19
41
22
Nadder and East Knoyle
23
33
10
Pewsey
25
24
-1
Pewsey Vale
15
34
19
Purton
7
36
29
Redlynch and Landford
15
17
2
Roundway
17
23
6
Royal Wootton Bassett East
21
41
20
Royal Wootton Bassett North
22
14
-8
Royal Wootton Bassett South
25
59
34
Salisbury Bemerton
11
15
4
Salisbury Fisherton and Bemerton Village
19
21
2
Salisbury Harnham
11
19
8
Salisbury St Edmund and Milford
69
112
43
Salisbury St Francis and Stratford
16
26
10
Salisbury St Mark's and Bishopdown
7
18
11
Salisbury St Martin's and Cathedral
88
43
-45
Salisbury St Paul's
31
35
4
Sherston
31
32
1
Southwick
11
25
14
Summerham and Seend
20
27
7
The Collingbournes and Netheravon
13
19
6
The Lavingtons and Erlestoke
14
21
7
Tidworth
25
47
22
Till and Wylye Valley
13
20
7
Tisbury
15
27
12
Trowbridge Adcroft
9
17
8
Trowbridge Central
40
64
24
Trowbridge Drynham
8
10
2
Trowbridge Grove
3
14
11
Trowbridge Lambrok
11
10
-1
Trowbridge Park
8
11
3
Trowbridge Paxcroft
14
26
12
Urchfont and The Cannings
15
20
5
Warminster Broadway
11
15
4
Warminster Copheap and Wylye
16
31
15
Warminster East
64
25
-39
Warminster West
18
25
7
Warminster Without
12
26
14
West Selkley
40
39
-1
Westbury East
17
32
15
Westbury North
20
24
4
Westbury West
11
30
19
Wilton and Lower Wylye Valley
22
31
9
Winsley and Westwood
23
40
17
Winterslow
13
20
7
Wroughton and Wichelstowe
21
35
14

Total companies 2020 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2020 and how Wiltshire compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2019: 1st
London
1,338,261
2nd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
207,946
3rd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
191,692
4th 2019: 4th
Essex
137,310
5th 2019: 5th
West Yorkshire
135,276
37th 2019: 36th
Wiltshire
39,022
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
7th 2019: 6th
Hampshire
121,331
14th 2019: 12th
Berkshire
73,492
22nd 2019: 22nd
Gloucestershire
55,106
23rd 2019: 23rd
Somerset
55,092
25th 2019: 18th
Dorset
54,841
32nd 2019: 32nd
Oxfordshire
45,071
37th 2019: 36th
Wiltshire
39,022
38th 2019: 38th
Bristol
36,208
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2019: 1st
London
1,338,261
2nd 2019: 2nd
Greater Manchester
207,946
3rd 2019: 3rd
West Midlands
191,692
4th 2019: 4th
Essex
137,310
5th 2019: 5th
West Yorkshire
135,276
6th 2019: 7th
Kent
122,694
7th 2019: 6th
Hampshire
121,331
8th 2019: 8th
Hertfordshire
117,796
9th 2019: 9th
Surrey
105,715
10th 2019: 10th
Cheshire
86,796
11th 2019: 11th
Lancashire
83,690
12th 2019: 14th
Merseyside
74,780
13th 2019: 13th
Buckinghamshire
73,748
14th 2019: 12th
Berkshire
73,492
15th 2019: 16th
Leicestershire
71,425
16th 2019: 15th
East Sussex
70,311
17th 2019: 17th
South Yorkshire
65,398
18th 2019: 19th
North Yorkshire
58,526
19th 2019: 20th
Devon
57,278
20th 2019: 21st
West Sussex
56,212
21st 2019: 25th
Nottinghamshire
56,199
22nd 2019: 22nd
Gloucestershire
55,106
23rd 2019: 23rd
Somerset
55,092
24th 2019: 24th
Staffordshire
54,862
25th 2019: 18th
Dorset
54,841
26th 2019: 26th
Cambridgeshire
54,497
27th 2019: 27th
Northamptonshire
52,017
28th 2019: 28th
Derbyshire
51,742
29th 2019: 29th
Lincolnshire
48,061
30th 2019: 30th
Tyne and Wear
47,790
31st 2019: 33rd
Bedfordshire
46,207
32nd 2019: 32nd
Oxfordshire
45,071
33rd 2019: 31st
Worcestershire
44,570
34th 2019: 35th
Norfolk
41,185
35th 2019: 34th
Warwickshire
40,304
36th 2019: 37th
Suffolk
39,507
37th 2019: 36th
Wiltshire
39,022
38th 2019: 38th
Bristol
36,208
39th 2019: 39th
Durham
31,943
40th 2019: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
26,864
41st 2019: 41st
Shropshire
25,603
42nd 2019: 42nd
Cornwall
23,804
43rd 2019: 43rd
Cumbria
22,186
44th 2019: 45th
Herefordshire
12,800
45th 2019: 44th
Northumberland
11,575
46th 2019: 46th
Isle of Wight
6,118
47th 2019: 47th
Rutland
2,257

Total companies at the end of 2020 per 1000 Person people

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In Wiltshire

57.0

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National Average

76.4

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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.

2016

11,837 formed

3,316 dissolved

2017

5,227 formed

9,759 dissolved

2018

4,348 formed

4,933 dissolved

2019

4,428 formed

4,156 dissolved

2020

4,645 formed

3,195 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

-11.09% vs 2016

-0.71% vs 2017

1.27% vs 2018

4.9% vs 2019