Statistics of companies in UK

Companies population in North East

Number of companies in region North East is 135,389, which is 1.8% of all 7,626,767 companies in UK. North East is ranked 11th among 12 regions in the number of companies. Last update of company data was on 31/12/2020.

Companies location and business activity breakdown in North East

The region with the highest number of companies - 76,775 is Tyne and Wear. Northumberland has the lowest number of companies - 17,171. The top three most frequently registered business activities are Science - 14.1%, Construction - 11.8% and Wholesale, retail - 10.8%.

Number of companies by county 135,389 companies with data in North East

Tyne and Wear
76,775
56.7%
Durham
41,443
30.6%
Northumberland
17,171
12.7%

Business activity overview 127,655 companies with data in North East

Science
19,040
14.1%
Construction
15,918
11.8%
Wholesale, retail
14,671
10.8%
Administrative
11,748
8.7%
Accommodation
10,450
7.7%
Real Estate
9,122
6.7%
ICT
8,729
6.4%
Service
7,805
5.8%
Manufacturing
7,632
5.6%
Health
5,646
4.2%
Dormant
4,399
3.2%
Arts
4,169
3.1%
Transportation
3,550
2.6%
Education
3,470
2.6%
Financial
3,132
2.3%
Home
1,422
1.1%
Agriculture
901
0.7%
Energy
690
0.5%
Mining
581
0.4%
Water
545
0.4%
Public
297
0.2%
Extraterritorial
24
0.0%

Industrial classification of companies in North East

The Standard Industrial Classification code (SIC code) is a system of classifying industries in UK by business activities. Each company can operate under multiple SIC codes. The top three business activities for the whole of the UK are Other business support service - 4.8%, Other letting and operating of own or leased real estate - 4.0% and Management consultancy exl. financial - 4.0%.

Distribution of companies by SIC CODE 127,655 companies with data in North East

Companies population incorporation and dissolution trend in North East

The highest number of incorporated companies in any one month is 1,443 in in July 2020. There are usually fewer dissolved companies than incorporated, the highest number recorded being for October 2020 - 1,784 companies were dissolved.

Incorporation and dissolution of companies by month North East

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Persons with significant control
in companies in North East

Persons with Significant Control (PSC) have been registered in Companies House since April 2016. PSC have various functions, e.g. ownership of shares or voting rights. In this section we analyse companies with at least one Person with Significant Control from a foreign country.

Top countries with local PSCs in companies in North East

The most popular country, as regards to PSC origin, is United States. In November 2020, there were 57 companies with at least one PCS from United States. Other popular countries are Ireland, Germany and Netherlands.

Top 10 countries with local PSCs North East

Percentage of companies with foreign PSCs being incorporated each month in the North East

The highest proportion of companies with a foreign PSC to be incorporated in one month was in October 2017 - 1.15%. Since 2017 the number of dissolutions has exceeded the number of new incorporations. The highest proportion to be dissolved in one month was 12.50% was in June 2020. The low number of dissolutions in 2016 is the result of only a small number of companies registering their PSC in Company House in that year.

Percentage of companies with foreign persons (PSC) incorporated and dissolved each month North East