Statistics of companies in UK

Companies population in Yorkshire and the Humber

Number of companies in region Yorkshire and the Humber is 441,769, which is 5.8% of all 7,626,767 companies in UK. Yorkshire and the Humber is ranked 7th 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 Yorkshire and the Humber

The region with the highest number of companies - 215,735 is West Yorkshire. Kingston-upon-Hull has the lowest number of companies - 16,674. The top three most frequently registered business activities are Science - 13.7%, Wholesale, retail - 12.5% and Construction - 10.4%.

Number of companies by county 441,769 companies with data in Yorkshire and the Humber

West Yorkshire
215,735
48.8%
South Yorkshire
105,322
23.8%
North Yorkshire
78,482
17.8%
East Riding of Yorkshire
25,556
5.8%
Kingston-upon-Hull
16,674
3.8%

Business activity overview 416,542 companies with data in Yorkshire and the Humber

Science
60,520
13.7%
Wholesale, retail
55,137
12.5%
Construction
46,040
10.4%
Administrative
38,385
8.7%
ICT
29,777
6.7%
Accommodation
27,252
6.2%
Real Estate
26,863
6.1%
Manufacturing
24,838
5.6%
Health
21,451
4.9%
Service
21,382
4.8%
Transportation
19,362
4.4%
Dormant
16,722
3.8%
Financial
12,173
2.8%
Arts
11,679
2.6%
Education
9,304
2.1%
Home
5,560
1.3%
Agriculture
3,146
0.7%
Public
2,429
0.5%
Water
1,753
0.4%
Energy
1,151
0.3%
Mining
825
0.2%
Extraterritorial
133
0.0%

Industrial classification of companies in Yorkshire and the Humber

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 - 4.6%, Management consultancy exl. financial - 4.3% and Dormant - 4.0%.

Distribution of companies by SIC CODE 416,542 companies with data in Yorkshire and the Humber

Companies population incorporation and dissolution trend in Yorkshire and the Humber

The highest number of incorporated companies in any one month is 4,729 in in July 2020. There are usually fewer dissolved companies than incorporated, the highest number recorded being for October 2020 - 5,790 companies were dissolved.

Incorporation and dissolution of companies by month Yorkshire and the Humber

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Persons with significant control
in companies in Yorkshire and the Humber

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 Yorkshire and the Humber

The most popular country, as regards to PSC origin, is Germany. In November 2020, there were 1,276 companies with at least one PCS from Germany. Other popular countries are Netherlands, United States and Switzerland.

Top 10 countries with local PSCs Yorkshire and the Humber

Percentage of companies with foreign PSCs being incorporated each month in the Yorkshire and the Humber

The highest proportion of companies with a foreign PSC to be incorporated in one month was in June 2017 - 3.29%. Since 2017 the number of dissolutions has exceeded the number of new incorporations. The highest proportion to be dissolved in one month was 8.47% was in May 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 Yorkshire and the Humber