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Company Formations in 2017: Worcestershire

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???? Businesses formed in Worcestershire during 2017

15.9% more companies in Worcestershire compared to 2016

New businesses in Worcestershire mapped

Bromsgrove 4,880 formed

Malvern Hills 384 formed

Redditch 553 formed

Worcester 561 formed

Wychavon 897 formed

Wyre Forest 524 formed

Companies formed in 2017 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 2016: 1st
London
205,527
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
5th 2016: 6th
Essex
15,922
18th 2016: 24th
Worcestershire
7,804
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
18th 2016: 24th
Worcestershire
7,804
24th 2016: 21st
Staffordshire
6,449
30th 2016: 32nd
Gloucestershire
5,447
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
4,617
42nd 2016: 41st
Shropshire
2,474
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
906
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2016: 1st
London
205,527
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
31,124
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
26,802
4th 2016: 4th
West Yorkshire
16,604
5th 2016: 6th
Essex
15,922
6th 2016: 8th
Kent
14,860
7th 2016: 5th
Hertfordshire
13,752
8th 2016: 9th
Hampshire
13,642
9th 2016: 7th
Cheshire
11,619
10th 2016: 13th
Merseyside
11,016
11th 2016: 12th
Surrey
11,009
12th 2016: 14th
Lancashire
10,646
13th 2016: 18th
Leicestershire
10,566
14th 2016: 22nd
Northamptonshire
9,958
15th 2016: 16th
Berkshire
8,679
16th 2016: 15th
South Yorkshire
8,325
17th 2016: 17th
Buckinghamshire
7,992
18th 2016: 24th
Worcestershire
7,804
19th 2016: 20th
East Sussex
7,318
20th 2016: 19th
Dorset
7,242
21st 2016: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
6,937
22nd 2016: 25th
North Yorkshire
6,766
23rd 2016: 10th
Bedfordshire
6,469
24th 2016: 21st
Staffordshire
6,449
25th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
6,384
26th 2016: 26th
Tyne and Wear
6,166
27th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
5,803
28th 2016: 30th
Devon
5,615
29th 2016: 29th
West Sussex
5,598
30th 2016: 32nd
Gloucestershire
5,447
31st 2016: 31st
Lincolnshire
5,414
32nd 2016: 33rd
Somerset
5,329
33rd 2016: 11th
Wiltshire
5,227
34th 2016: 34th
Bristol
4,744
35th 2016: 39th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,646
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
4,617
37th 2016: 36th
Oxfordshire
4,612
38th 2016: 37th
Norfolk
4,399
39th 2016: 38th
Suffolk
4,145
40th 2016: 40th
Durham
4,077
41st 2016: 42nd
Cornwall
2,665
42nd 2016: 41st
Shropshire
2,474
43rd 2016: 43rd
Cumbria
2,215
44th 2016: 44th
Northumberland
1,360
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
906
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
528
47th 2016: 47th
Rutland
186

New incorporations in 2017 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Worcestershire

13.8

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Type of companies formed in Worcestershire breakdown

99% Private Limited Companies (7,698 companies)

1% Other company types (106 companies)

Other company types breakdown (106 companies)

Total companies in Worcestershire by the end of 2017

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Businesses formed in Worcestershire during 2017

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Businesses dissolved in Worcestershire during 2017

meaning there is a total of

38,764

businesses registered in Worcestershire at the end of 2017.

15.9% more companies in Worcestershire compared to 2016

Surrounding counties 2017 breakdown & comparison

Staffordshire

47,930 total businesses
6,449 formed in 2017
5,953 dissolved in 2017

Warwickshire

35,844 total businesses
4,617 formed in 2017
3,309 dissolved in 2017

Gloucestershire

49,129 total businesses
5,447 formed in 2017
4,358 dissolved in 2017

West Midlands

159,647 total businesses
26,802 formed in 2017
21,082 dissolved in 2017

Herefordshire

8,627 total businesses
906 formed in 2017
641 dissolved in 2017

Shropshire

21,473 total businesses
2,474 formed in 2017
1,769 dissolved in 2017

Worcestershire

38,764 total businesses
7,804 formed in 2017
3,700 dissolved in 2017

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alvechurch South
13
21
8
Alvechurch Village
7
55
48
Aston Fields
28
47
19
Avoncroft
1047
4263
3216
Barnt Green & Hopwood
12
33
21
Belbroughton & Romsley
42
31
-11
Bromsgrove Central
7
16
9
Catshill North
11
9
-2
Catshill South
18
23
5
Charford
3
10
7
Cofton
17
26
9
Drakes Cross
11
14
3
Hagley East
26
41
15
Hagley West
7
12
5
Hill Top
13
18
5
Hollywood
13
7
-6
Lickey Hills
17
17
0
Lowes Hill
17
17
0
Marlbrook
18
21
3
Norton
11
12
1
Perryfields
2
8
6
Rock Hill
12
6
-6
Rubery North
6
11
5
Rubery South
18
9
-9
Sanders Park
91
63
-28
Sidemoor
4
13
9
Slideslow
7
23
16
Tardebigge
12
19
7
Wythall East
18
14
-4
Wythall West
9
21
12
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alfrick and Leigh
20
18
-2
Baldwin
14
16
2
Broadheath
3
10
7
Chase
23
18
-5
Dyson Perrins
14
15
1
Eckington
12
28
16
Hallow
24
26
2
Kempsey
10
21
11
Lindridge
26
26
0
Link
33
46
13
Longdon
3
8
5
Martley
5
9
4
Morton
4
13
9
Norton and Whittington
19
45
26
Pickersleigh
11
7
-4
Powick
14
15
1
Priory
30
49
19
Ripple
4
7
3
Teme Valley
8
5
-3
Tenbury
17
21
4
Upton and Hanley
15
23
8
Wells
6
7
1
West
36
44
8
Woodbury
13
9
-4
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
100
127
27
Astwood Bank and Feckenham
23
30
7
Batchley & Brockhill
17
44
27
Central
41
49
8
Church Hill
28
29
1
Crabbs Cross
21
25
4
Greenlands
23
39
16
Headless Cross and Oakenshaw
34
52
18
Lodge Park
28
26
-2
Matchborough
35
45
10
West
36
44
8
Winyates
37
58
21
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Arboretum
76
70
-6
Battenhall
16
19
3
Bedwardine
30
56
26
Cathedral
129
154
25
Claines
20
37
17
Gorse Hill
5
13
8
Norton and Whittington
19
45
26
Nunnery
25
23
-2
Rainbow Hill
9
16
7
St Clement
5
9
4
St John
18
38
20
St Peter's Parish
19
20
1
St Stephen
13
14
1
Warndon
13
18
5
Warndon Parish North
21
32
11
Warndon Parish South
19
42
23
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Badsey
1
12
11
Bengeworth
32
51
19
Bowbrook
15
18
3
Bredon
10
11
1
Bretforton and Offenham
7
18
11
Broadway and Wickhamford
19
34
15
Campden & Vale
0
0
Dodderhill
14
13
-1
Drakes Broughton
11
10
-1
Droitwich Central
9
6
-3
Droitwich East
69
35
-34
Droitwich South East
20
22
2
Droitwich South West
14
12
-2
Droitwich West
112
158
46
Eckington
12
28
16
Elmley Castle and Somerville
8
4
-4
Evesham North
65
95
30
Evesham South
21
30
9
Fladbury
14
8
-6
Great Hampton
5
6
1
Hartlebury
11
23
12
Harvington and Norton
10
7
-3
Honeybourne and Pebworth
10
19
9
Inkberrow
26
34
8
Little Hampton
13
28
15
Lovett and North Claines
37
56
19
Norton and Whittington
19
45
26
Ombersley
18
18
0
Pershore
32
54
22
Pinvin
6
16
10
South Bredon Hill
6
8
2
The Littletons
10
12
2
Upton Snodsbury
13
6
-7
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aggborough & Spennells
16
27
11
Areley Kings & Riverside
36
52
16
Bewdley & Rock
26
46
20
Blakebrook & Habberley South
63
89
26
Broadwaters
25
18
-7
Foley Park & Hoobrook
33
66
33
Franche & Habberley North
20
31
11
Lickhill
3
7
4
Mitton
66
81
15
Offmore & Comberton
34
34
0
Wribbenhall & Arley
22
32
10
Wyre Forest Rural
29
41
12

Total companies 2017 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2017 and how Worcestershire compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2016: 1st
London
1,114,699
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
4th 2016: 4th
Essex
116,669
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
33rd 2016: 36th
Worcestershire
38,764
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
21st 2016: 21st
Gloucestershire
49,129
23rd 2016: 23rd
Staffordshire
47,930
33rd 2016: 36th
Worcestershire
38,764
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
35,844
41st 2016: 41st
Shropshire
21,473
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
8,627
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2016: 1st
London
1,114,699
2nd 2016: 2nd
Greater Manchester
177,360
3rd 2016: 3rd
West Midlands
159,647
4th 2016: 4th
Essex
116,669
5th 2016: 5th
West Yorkshire
113,471
6th 2016: 7th
Hampshire
106,588
7th 2016: 6th
Hertfordshire
105,506
8th 2016: 8th
Kent
105,182
9th 2016: 9th
Surrey
96,847
10th 2016: 10th
Cheshire
76,254
11th 2016: 11th
Lancashire
71,294
12th 2016: 12th
Berkshire
66,738
13th 2016: 13th
East Sussex
64,805
14th 2016: 14th
Buckinghamshire
64,538
15th 2016: 15th
Merseyside
63,781
16th 2016: 17th
Leicestershire
57,830
17th 2016: 16th
South Yorkshire
56,932
18th 2016: 18th
Dorset
52,411
19th 2016: 20th
North Yorkshire
50,798
20th 2016: 19th
West Sussex
49,845
21st 2016: 21st
Gloucestershire
49,129
22nd 2016: 22nd
Devon
48,848
23rd 2016: 23rd
Staffordshire
47,930
24th 2016: 24th
Somerset
47,912
25th 2016: 25th
Nottinghamshire
47,771
26th 2016: 31st
Northamptonshire
46,778
27th 2016: 28th
Cambridgeshire
46,059
28th 2016: 27th
Derbyshire
44,849
29th 2016: 30th
Lincolnshire
41,976
30th 2016: 32nd
Tyne and Wear
40,273
31st 2016: 33rd
Oxfordshire
39,736
32nd 2016: 26th
Bedfordshire
38,894
33rd 2016: 36th
Worcestershire
38,764
34th 2016: 29th
Wiltshire
36,977
35th 2016: 34th
Norfolk
36,459
36th 2016: 35th
Warwickshire
35,844
37th 2016: 37th
Suffolk
33,994
38th 2016: 38th
Bristol
32,106
39th 2016: 39th
Durham
26,562
40th 2016: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,585
41st 2016: 41st
Shropshire
21,473
42nd 2016: 43rd
Cornwall
20,746
43rd 2016: 42nd
Cumbria
20,316
44th 2016: 44th
Northumberland
10,100
45th 2016: 45th
Herefordshire
8,627
46th 2016: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,125
47th 2016: 47th
Rutland
1,797

Total companies at the end of 2017 per 1000 Person people

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68.4

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National Average

65.1

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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.

2013

3,387 formed

2,234 dissolved

2014

3,520 formed

2,487 dissolved

2015

3,572 formed

2,593 dissolved

2016

6,602 formed

2,820 dissolved

2017

7,804 formed

3,700 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

3.8% vs 2013

4.6% vs 2014

14.1% vs 2015

15.9% vs 2016