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Q: No of companies in North West England ( Answered,   2 Comments )
Subject: No of companies in North West England
Category: Business and Money > Economics
Asked by: jasonc-ga
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Posted: 10 Jun 2002 01:05 PDT
Expires: 17 Jun 2002 01:05 PDT
Question ID: 24070
How many companies are there in each of these English counties:
Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. Ideally we
would prefer this broken down by size of company(probably number of

Request for Question Clarification by robertskelton-ga on 10 Jun 2002 02:39 PDT
Hi there,

This is the exact information you are after, but it is at ward level,
not county.

VAT registered enterprises by employment sizeband, March 2000

This file has it by county and turnover, but not by number of
employees, & by number of employees by industry, not county:

Size Analysis of United Kingdom Businesses Data for 2002

I've got a big headache now, and I leave it for someone else to
complete - the navigation of this site is a mess:

Request for Question Clarification by atyourfingertips-ga on 10 Jun 2002 05:52 PDT
Hi jasonc

I would just like to add to robertskelton-ga information:

There are around 38,871 companies operating in and around Merseyside.

Merseyside has 451,800 people employed 
You can view a detailed graph which breaks these figures into sectors
of employment. "transport, construction, hotels and restaurants" etc.
[Please scroll down to page 4 of the .pdf file]
( )

Although it is not quite what you are looking for I hope it is

Subject: Re: No of companies in North West England
Answered By: mcfly-ga on 10 Jun 2002 12:42 PDT
Hi Jasonc,

The raw data required to answer your question was available as an
Excel file at the site below as pointed out by robertskelton-ga.

VAT registered enterprises by employment sizeband, March 2000

Having manipulated this data in Excel using the sum() function, my
local knowledge and an atlas, I have calculated the information for
each county based on the data for each of its wards.

The number of VAT registered companies in each county, categorised by
size are as follows:

1-49 Employees      25885
50-249 Employees    400
250+ Employees      100

1-49 Employees      55020
50-249 Employees    1065
250+ Employees      220

1-49 Employees      33530
50-249 Employees    460
250+ Employees      80

1-49 Employees      22290
50-249 Employees    365
250+ Employees      75

I hope these figures cover the information required to fully answer
your question.  If you would like any further clarification please do
not hesitate to ask.  Justification of these figures is available in
the form of the Excel file which I modified during my calculations.  I
will email this to you if you would like to check the data.

Subject: Re: No of companies in North West England
From: chiflado-ga on 10 Jun 2002 08:57 PDT
The comment by robertskelton provides the answer to your question. All
you need to know is which local authority (city) is in which country.
As the file is in Excel format it is easy to work with.
Subject: Re: No of companies in North West England
From: webfindergeneral-ga on 05 Jul 2004 07:51 PDT
there is a company at who provide a more current
version of the information you require based on other sources of data.
You should be aware that not all businesses register for VAT - there
is a threshold of 58000. In addition, group companies only have 1 VAT
registration. So you will not get the count or employment figure for
NW branches of VAT companies that HQd in other regions QED.

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