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Release: Business Demography, 2010

Released: 06 December 2011


Carl Roberts

Business Register Stratergy & Outputs

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455169

Categories: Business and Energy, Businesses, Locations of Businesses, Changes to Businesses, Business Survival Rates, Business Deaths, Business Births, Businesses by Industry Sector, Businesses by Region

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: Local Authority and County

Survey name(s): Business Register Survey

  • Number of business deaths rose by 20,000 (7.4 per cent) to 297,000 between 2009 and 2010

  • The number of business births remained broadly flat with a small decrease of 1,000 (0.4 per cent)

  • A fall of 42,000 (1.8 per cent) in the number of active businesses between 2009 and 2010

  • For the second consecutive year business deaths have outnumbered business births

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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