Statistics of companies in UK

Companies population in North East

Number of companies in region North East is 159,591, which is 1.8% of all 8,942,704 companies in UK. North East is ranked 11th among 12 regions in the number of companies. Last update of company data was on 31/08/2022.

Companies location and business activity breakdown in North East

The region with the highest number of companies - 90,578 is Tyne and Wear. Northumberland has the lowest number of companies - 19,959. The top three most frequently registered business activities are Science - 13.6%, Construction - 11.8% and Wholesale, retail - 11.6%.

Number of companies by county 159,591 companies with data in North East

Tyne and Wear
90,578
56.8%
Durham
49,054
30.7%
Northumberland
19,959
12.5%

Business activity overview 151,577 companies with data in North East

Science
21,768
13.6%
Construction
18,872
11.8%
Wholesale, retail
18,567
11.6%
Administrative
13,939
8.7%
Accommodation
12,939
8.1%
Real Estate
11,857
7.4%
ICT
9,974
6.2%
Service
9,266
5.8%
Manufacturing
8,761
5.5%
Health
6,697
4.2%
Arts
4,958
3.1%
Dormant
4,802
3.0%
Transportation
4,501
2.8%
Education
4,097
2.6%
Financial
3,888
2.4%
Home
1,708
1.1%
Agriculture
1,098
0.7%
Energy
785
0.5%
Water
648
0.4%
Mining
616
0.4%
Public
397
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 letting and operating of own or leased real estate - 4.6%, Other business support service - 4.4% and Management consultancy exl. financial - 3.9%.

Distribution of companies by SIC CODE 151,577 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 1,484 in in July 2020. There are usually fewer dissolved companies than incorporated, the highest number recorded being for October 2020 - 1,777 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 August 2022, there were 82 companies with at least one PCS from United States. Other popular countries are Ireland, Pakistan and Germany.

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 March 2022 - 1.28%. 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