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Company Formations in 2015: Worcestershire

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4.6% more companies in Worcestershire compared to 2014

New businesses in Worcestershire mapped

Bromsgrove 609 formed

Malvern Hills 413 formed

Redditch 568 formed

Worcester 604 formed

Wychavon 851 formed

Wyre Forest 527 formed

Companies formed in 2015 league table

The counties in England where most companies are formed, and how Worcestershire 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
39th 2014: 39th
Worcestershire
3,572
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
26,952
22nd 2014: 24th
Staffordshire
6,375
29th 2014: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,741
35th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
4,424
39th 2014: 39th
Worcestershire
3,572
41st 2014: 42nd
Shropshire
2,416
45th 2014: 45th
Herefordshire
950
Rank
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 Worcestershire

6.3

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9.7

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Type of companies formed in Worcestershire breakdown

97% Private Limited Companies (3,459 companies)

3% Other company types (113 companies)

Other company types breakdown (113 companies)

Total companies in Worcestershire by the end of 2015

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Businesses formed in Worcestershire during 2015

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Businesses dissolved in Worcestershire during 2015

meaning there is a total of

29,303

businesses registered in Worcestershire at the end of 2015.

4.6% more companies in Worcestershire compared to 2014

Surrounding counties 2015 breakdown & comparison

Staffordshire

44,125 total businesses
6,375 formed in 2015
3,827 dissolved in 2015

Warwickshire

32,797 total businesses
4,424 formed in 2015
2,675 dissolved in 2015

Gloucestershire

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

West Midlands

147,044 total businesses
26,952 formed in 2015
17,109 dissolved in 2015

Herefordshire

8,115 total businesses
950 formed in 2015
543 dissolved in 2015

Shropshire

19,451 total businesses
2,416 formed in 2015
1,432 dissolved in 2015

Worcestershire

29,303 total businesses
3,572 formed in 2015
2,593 dissolved in 2015

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Ward breakdown data for

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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alvechurch South
11
27
16
Alvechurch Village
5
15
10
Aston Fields
25
48
23
Avoncroft
28
59
31
Barnt Green & Hopwood
19
18
-1
Belbroughton & Romsley
22
46
24
Bromsgrove Central
9
18
9
Catshill North
8
10
2
Catshill South
10
14
4
Charford
5
4
-1
Cofton
11
17
6
Drakes Cross
11
16
5
Hagley East
22
24
2
Hagley West
7
17
10
Hill Top
7
20
13
Hollywood
8
10
2
Lickey Hills
21
22
1
Lowes Hill
15
21
6
Marlbrook
7
17
10
Norton
6
7
1
Perryfields
6
9
3
Rock Hill
5
10
5
Rubery North
4
9
5
Rubery South
7
13
6
Sanders Park
41
51
10
Sidemoor
9
6
-3
Slideslow
11
20
9
Tardebigge
11
28
17
Wythall East
11
20
9
Wythall West
8
13
5
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alfrick and Leigh
17
25
8
Baldwin
9
16
7
Broadheath
11
13
2
Chase
10
16
6
Dyson Perrins
8
19
11
Eckington
9
22
13
Hallow
19
32
13
Kempsey
12
10
-2
Lindridge
18
32
14
Link
28
38
10
Longdon
10
11
1
Martley
7
12
5
Morton
10
10
0
Norton and Whittington
25
43
18
Pickersleigh
9
12
3
Powick
11
19
8
Priory
22
51
29
Ripple
6
7
1
Teme Valley
2
8
6
Tenbury
11
19
8
Upton and Hanley
19
24
5
Wells
7
12
5
West
18
33
15
Woodbury
10
12
2
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
93
149
56
Astwood Bank and Feckenham
31
32
1
Batchley & Brockhill
14
29
15
Central
39
62
23
Church Hill
8
25
17
Crabbs Cross
17
26
9
Greenlands
19
33
14
Headless Cross and Oakenshaw
32
57
25
Lodge Park
31
41
10
Matchborough
16
56
40
West
18
33
15
Winyates
26
40
14
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Arboretum
67
81
14
Battenhall
14
25
11
Bedwardine
31
68
37
Cathedral
124
165
41
Claines
30
37
7
Gorse Hill
5
5
Norton and Whittington
25
43
18
Nunnery
19
28
9
Rainbow Hill
10
18
8
St Clement
7
16
9
St John
13
31
18
St Peter's Parish
9
17
8
St Stephen
11
15
4
Warndon
8
18
10
Warndon Parish North
36
41
5
Warndon Parish South
16
39
23
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Badsey
15
16
1
Bengeworth
16
38
22
Bowbrook
9
22
13
Bredon
10
7
-3
Bretforton and Offenham
7
21
14
Broadway and Wickhamford
16
26
10
Campden & Vale
0
0
Dodderhill
8
12
4
Drakes Broughton
10
9
-1
Droitwich Central
10
12
2
Droitwich East
104
49
-55
Droitwich South East
14
13
-1
Droitwich South West
12
20
8
Droitwich West
42
137
95
Eckington
9
22
13
Elmley Castle and Somerville
5
7
2
Evesham North
48
86
38
Evesham South
30
23
-7
Fladbury
10
13
3
Great Hampton
1
6
5
Hartlebury
9
13
4
Harvington and Norton
5
15
10
Honeybourne and Pebworth
9
9
0
Inkberrow
29
36
7
Little Hampton
11
16
5
Lovett and North Claines
30
54
24
Norton and Whittington
25
43
18
Ombersley
9
21
12
Pershore
19
50
31
Pinvin
7
18
11
South Bredon Hill
10
10
0
The Littletons
8
15
7
Upton Snodsbury
12
12
0
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aggborough & Spennells
16
21
5
Areley Kings & Riverside
187
35
-152
Bewdley & Rock
30
37
7
Blakebrook & Habberley South
72
90
18
Broadwaters
19
27
8
Foley Park & Hoobrook
51
59
8
Franche & Habberley North
9
28
19
Lickhill
3
6
3
Mitton
59
99
40
Offmore & Comberton
21
49
28
Wribbenhall & Arley
167
34
-133
Wyre Forest Rural
34
42
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Total companies 2015 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2015 and how Worcestershire 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
38th 2014: 38th
Worcestershire
29,303
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
3rd 2014: 3rd
West Midlands
147,044
21st 2014: 20th
Gloucestershire
46,009
24th 2014: 25th
Staffordshire
44,125
34th 2014: 34th
Warwickshire
32,797
38th 2014: 38th
Worcestershire
29,303
41st 2014: 41st
Shropshire
19,451
45th 2014: 45th
Herefordshire
8,115
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 Worcestershire

51.7

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59.4

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The last 5 years

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

2011

3,233 formed

2,082 dissolved

2012

3,187 formed

1,952 dissolved

2013

3,387 formed

2,234 dissolved

2014

3,520 formed

2,487 dissolved

2015

3,572 formed

2,593 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5% vs 2011

4.5% vs 2012

3.8% vs 2013

4.6% vs 2014