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Company Formations in 2019: Worcestershire

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14.4% more companies in Worcestershire compared to 2018

New businesses in Worcestershire mapped

Bromsgrove 5,530 formed

Malvern Hills 485 formed

Redditch 800 formed

Worcester 683 formed

Wychavon 1,352 formed

Wyre Forest 1,112 formed

Companies formed in 2019 league table

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

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Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
14th 2018: 22nd
Worcestershire
9,971
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
14th 2018: 22nd
Worcestershire
9,971
24th 2018: 26th
Staffordshire
6,927
32nd 2018: 31st
Gloucestershire
5,971
33rd 2018: 34th
Warwickshire
5,256
41st 2018: 42nd
Shropshire
3,231
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
1,499
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2018: 1st
London
222,468
2nd 2018: 3rd
Greater Manchester
31,440
3rd 2018: 2nd
West Midlands
29,676
4th 2018: 4th
West Yorkshire
18,752
5th 2018: 5th
Essex
17,816
6th 2018: 7th
Kent
15,963
7th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
15,231
8th 2018: 8th
Hampshire
15,174
9th 2018: 9th
Cheshire
12,221
10th 2018: 10th
Merseyside
11,866
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
11,229
12th 2018: 12th
Surrey
11,032
13th 2018: 15th
Leicestershire
10,825
14th 2018: 22nd
Worcestershire
9,971
15th 2018: 16th
South Yorkshire
9,325
16th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
9,009
17th 2018: 14th
Buckinghamshire
8,835
18th 2018: 18th
Northamptonshire
8,393
19th 2018: 17th
Dorset
8,020
20th 2018: 19th
East Sussex
7,706
21st 2018: 20th
Nottinghamshire
7,348
22nd 2018: 23rd
North Yorkshire
7,260
23rd 2018: 25th
Tyne and Wear
7,132
24th 2018: 26th
Staffordshire
6,927
25th 2018: 24th
Cambridgeshire
6,779
26th 2018: 21st
Bedfordshire
6,766
27th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
6,522
28th 2018: 30th
Devon
6,196
29th 2018: 28th
West Sussex
6,154
30th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
6,042
31st 2018: 32nd
Somerset
6,041
32nd 2018: 31st
Gloucestershire
5,971
33rd 2018: 34th
Warwickshire
5,256
34th 2018: 36th
Oxfordshire
5,087
35th 2018: 35th
Bristol
5,040
36th 2018: 37th
Norfolk
4,731
37th 2018: 33rd
Durham
4,623
38th 2018: 39th
Suffolk
4,518
39th 2018: 38th
Wiltshire
4,428
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
3,258
41st 2018: 42nd
Shropshire
3,231
42nd 2018: 41st
Cornwall
2,948
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
2,171
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
1,531
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
1,499
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
675
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
230

New incorporations in 2019 per 1000 Man standing people

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In Worcestershire

17.6

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10.9

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Type of companies formed in Worcestershire breakdown

98% Private Limited Companies (9,818 companies)

2% Other company types (153 companies)

Other company types breakdown (153 companies)

Total companies in Worcestershire by the end of 2019

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Businesses formed in Worcestershire during 2019

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Businesses dissolved in Worcestershire during 2019

meaning there is a total of

43,247

businesses registered in Worcestershire at the end of 2019.

14.4% more companies in Worcestershire compared to 2018

Surrounding counties 2019 breakdown & comparison

Staffordshire

51,758 total businesses
6,927 formed in 2019
5,118 dissolved in 2019

Warwickshire

38,998 total businesses
5,256 formed in 2019
4,003 dissolved in 2019

Gloucestershire

52,494 total businesses
5,971 formed in 2019
4,752 dissolved in 2019

West Midlands

173,134 total businesses
29,676 formed in 2019
25,246 dissolved in 2019

Herefordshire

10,498 total businesses
1,499 formed in 2019
797 dissolved in 2019

Shropshire

23,741 total businesses
3,231 formed in 2019
2,041 dissolved in 2019

Worcestershire

43,247 total businesses
9,971 formed in 2019
5,579 dissolved in 2019

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alvechurch South
24
44
20
Alvechurch Village
15
2
-13
Aston Fields
32
50
18
Avoncroft
2297
4794
2497
Barnt Green & Hopwood
25
15
-10
Belbroughton & Romsley
44
51
7
Bromsgrove Central
27
13
-14
Catshill North
7
15
8
Catshill South
14
23
9
Charford
5
8
3
Cofton
17
29
12
Drakes Cross
10
7
-3
Hagley East
26
48
22
Hagley West
9
12
3
Hill Top
14
20
6
Hollywood
15
14
-1
Lickey Hills
14
18
4
Lowes Hill
23
23
0
Marlbrook
27
16
-11
Norton
14
13
-1
Perryfields
9
10
1
Rock Hill
11
8
-3
Rubery North
14
17
3
Rubery South
12
13
1
Sanders Park
116
174
58
Sidemoor
9
11
2
Slideslow
15
12
-3
Tardebigge
16
31
15
Wythall East
16
17
1
Wythall West
20
22
2
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alfrick and Leigh
20
10
-10
Baldwin
21
32
11
Broadheath
10
16
6
Chase
22
22
0
Dyson Perrins
12
12
0
Eckington
24
14
-10
Hallow
22
41
19
Kempsey
11
41
30
Lindridge
37
24
-13
Link
40
32
-8
Longdon
11
16
5
Martley
9
9
0
Morton
10
16
6
Norton and Whittington
109
65
-44
Pickersleigh
5
13
8
Powick
11
17
6
Priory
41
63
22
Ripple
5
9
4
Teme Valley
9
12
3
Tenbury
19
20
1
Upton and Hanley
17
27
10
Wells
17
18
1
West
33
39
6
Woodbury
10
17
7
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Abbey
96
144
48
Astwood Bank and Feckenham
33
45
12
Batchley & Brockhill
22
36
14
Central
44
53
9
Church Hill
26
36
10
Crabbs Cross
10
24
14
Greenlands
28
33
5
Headless Cross and Oakenshaw
51
300
249
Lodge Park
85
39
-46
Matchborough
26
21
-5
West
33
39
6
Winyates
41
48
7
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Arboretum
71
102
31
Battenhall
19
26
7
Bedwardine
43
45
2
Cathedral
125
180
55
Claines
33
47
14
Gorse Hill
10
14
4
Norton and Whittington
109
65
-44
Nunnery
23
36
13
Rainbow Hill
18
22
4
St Clement
14
10
-4
St John
24
46
22
St Peter's Parish
11
17
6
St Stephen
19
16
-3
Warndon
13
25
12
Warndon Parish North
34
44
10
Warndon Parish South
27
53
26
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Badsey
7
5
-2
Bengeworth
29
40
11
Bowbrook
18
17
-1
Bredon
9
6
-3
Bretforton and Offenham
11
13
2
Broadway and Wickhamford
28
28
0
Campden & Vale
0
0
Dodderhill
10
17
7
Drakes Broughton
10
13
3
Droitwich Central
8
8
0
Droitwich East
43
43
0
Droitwich South East
11
13
2
Droitwich South West
14
141
127
Droitwich West
142
128
-14
Eckington
24
14
-10
Elmley Castle and Somerville
11
9
-2
Evesham North
65
88
23
Evesham South
31
29
-2
Fladbury
12
15
3
Great Hampton
7
3
-4
Hartlebury
12
19
7
Harvington and Norton
11
14
3
Honeybourne and Pebworth
4
15
11
Inkberrow
30
43
13
Little Hampton
16
18
2
Lovett and North Claines
57
86
29
Norton and Whittington
109
65
-44
Ombersley
12
15
3
Pershore
89
388
299
Pinvin
12
13
1
South Bredon Hill
9
11
2
The Littletons
13
11
-2
Upton Snodsbury
8
24
16
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Aggborough & Spennells
30
34
4
Areley Kings & Riverside
48
41
-7
Bewdley & Rock
39
48
9
Blakebrook & Habberley South
94
658
564
Broadwaters
24
47
23
Foley Park & Hoobrook
41
50
9
Franche & Habberley North
23
23
0
Lickhill
5
3
-2
Mitton
68
71
3
Offmore & Comberton
38
36
-2
Wribbenhall & Arley
16
31
15
Wyre Forest Rural
35
70
35

Total companies 2019 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2019 and how Worcestershire compares to them.

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Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
31st 2018: 33rd
Worcestershire
43,247
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
22nd 2018: 22nd
Gloucestershire
52,494
24th 2018: 25th
Staffordshire
51,758
31st 2018: 33rd
Worcestershire
43,247
34th 2018: 35th
Warwickshire
38,998
41st 2018: 41st
Shropshire
23,741
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
10,498
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2018: 1st
London
1,204,778
2nd 2018: 2nd
Greater Manchester
189,867
3rd 2018: 3rd
West Midlands
173,134
4th 2018: 4th
Essex
128,433
5th 2018: 5th
West Yorkshire
123,678
6th 2018: 7th
Hampshire
114,831
7th 2018: 8th
Kent
113,551
8th 2018: 6th
Hertfordshire
113,106
9th 2018: 9th
Surrey
100,643
10th 2018: 10th
Cheshire
80,108
11th 2018: 11th
Lancashire
77,937
12th 2018: 13th
Berkshire
70,177
13th 2018: 12th
Buckinghamshire
69,470
14th 2018: 15th
Merseyside
68,401
15th 2018: 14th
East Sussex
67,545
16th 2018: 16th
Leicestershire
63,315
17th 2018: 17th
South Yorkshire
60,360
18th 2018: 18th
Dorset
57,606
19th 2018: 19th
North Yorkshire
54,481
20th 2018: 21st
Devon
53,264
21st 2018: 20th
West Sussex
52,825
22nd 2018: 22nd
Gloucestershire
52,494
23rd 2018: 24th
Somerset
51,957
24th 2018: 25th
Staffordshire
51,758
25th 2018: 23rd
Nottinghamshire
51,677
26th 2018: 26th
Cambridgeshire
50,160
27th 2018: 28th
Northamptonshire
49,144
28th 2018: 27th
Derbyshire
48,355
29th 2018: 29th
Lincolnshire
45,109
30th 2018: 30th
Tyne and Wear
44,237
31st 2018: 33rd
Worcestershire
43,247
32nd 2018: 32nd
Oxfordshire
42,461
33rd 2018: 31st
Bedfordshire
42,145
34th 2018: 35th
Warwickshire
38,998
35th 2018: 34th
Norfolk
38,911
36th 2018: 36th
Wiltshire
37,182
37th 2018: 37th
Suffolk
36,907
38th 2018: 38th
Bristol
33,594
39th 2018: 39th
Durham
29,218
40th 2018: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,383
41st 2018: 41st
Shropshire
23,741
42nd 2018: 42nd
Cornwall
23,037
43rd 2018: 43rd
Cumbria
21,286
44th 2018: 44th
Northumberland
10,879
45th 2018: 45th
Herefordshire
10,498
46th 2018: 46th
Isle of Wight
5,705
47th 2018: 47th
Rutland
1,904

Total companies at the end of 2019 per 1000 Person people

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In Worcestershire

76.3

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National Average

70.7

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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.

2015

3,572 formed

2,593 dissolved

2016

6,602 formed

2,820 dissolved

2017

7,804 formed

3,700 dissolved

2018

6,889 formed

8,175 dissolved

2019

9,971 formed

5,579 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

14.1% vs 2015

15.93% vs 2016

-2.49% vs 2017

14.4% vs 2018