Statistics of companies in UK

Companies population in Yorkshire and the Humber

Number of companies in region Yorkshire and the Humber is 399,035, which is 5.8% of all 6,903,126 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 31/01/2020.

Companies location and business activity breakdown in Yorkshire and the Humber

The region with the highest number of companies - 193,531 is West Yorkshire. Kingston-upon-Hull has the lowest number of companies - 15,149. The top three most frequently registered business activities are Science - 14.0%, Wholesale, retail - 11.6% and Construction - 10.3%.

Number of companies by county 399,035 companies with data in Yorkshire and the Humber

West Yorkshire
193,531
48.5%
South Yorkshire
95,370
23.9%
North Yorkshire
71,443
17.9%
East Riding of Yorkshire
23,542
5.9%
Kingston-upon-Hull
15,149
3.8%

Business activity overview 373,955 companies with data in Yorkshire and the Humber

Science
55,843
14.0%
Wholesale, retail
46,124
11.6%
Construction
41,234
10.3%
Administrative
34,492
8.6%
ICT
27,349
6.9%
Accommodation
23,489
5.9%
Real Estate
23,105
5.8%
Manufacturing
22,571
5.7%
Health
19,613
4.9%
Service
18,808
4.7%
Transportation
16,685
4.2%
Dormant
16,247
4.1%
Financial
10,799
2.7%
Arts
10,545
2.6%
Education
8,377
2.1%
Home
5,013
1.3%
Agriculture
2,913
0.7%
Public
2,208
0.6%
Water
1,579
0.4%
Energy
1,081
0.3%
Mining
786
0.2%
Extraterritorial
124
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 - 4.8%, Dormant - 4.3% and Management consultancy exl. financial - 4.3%.

Distribution of companies by SIC CODE 373,955 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 3,856 in in October 2019. There are usually fewer dissolved companies than incorporated, the highest number recorded being for January 2018 - 3,435 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 January 2020, there were 1,171 companies with at least one PCS from Germany. Other popular countries are Netherlands, United States and China.

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 - 3.34%. Since 2017 the number of dissolutions has exceeded the number of new incorporations. The highest proportion to be dissolved in one month was 5.54% was in February 2019. 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