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Release: Business Demography, 2011

Released: 13 December 2012


Karen Watkins

Business Register Strategy Output

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 456254

Categories: Bankruptcy, Business Births, Business Deaths, Business Survival Rates, Insolvency, Mergers and Acquisitions, Businesses by Industry Sector, Businesses by Region, Small and Medium Enterprises, Structure of Businesses, Changes to Businesses, Locations of Businesses, Businesses, Business and Energy

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County

Survey name(s): Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES), Business Register Survey

  • The number of business births increased by 26,000 (11.2 per cent) between 2010 and 2011.

  • The number of business deaths fell by 20,000 (7.9 per cent) between 2010 and 2011.

  • London had the highest business birth rate at 14.6 per cent. The North West had the highest business death rate at 10.7 per cent.

This product includes births, deaths and survivals of UK enterprises. The active stock of businesses is also shown, so that birth and death rates can be calculated.

Content from the Office for National Statistics.
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