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[Collapse]United Kingdom578579578572580598622648(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.668(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.685(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.682(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.692(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.692
United Kingdom[Collapse]Great Britain580581580575583602626653(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.673(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.690(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.687(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.697(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.697
Great Britain[Collapse]England601602600594603623648677(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.700(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.718(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.714(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.725(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.726
England[Expand]North East380380378375381395413428(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.439(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.447(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.447(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.455(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.454
[Expand]North West522522515508513532553575(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.597(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.634(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.631(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.627(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.621
[Expand]Yorkshire and the Humber496493492483487501521541(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.561(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.568(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.565(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.574(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.578
[Expand]East Midlands549546540532536553573600(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.610(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.627(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.621(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.635(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.644
[Expand]West Midlands545543536525527540557580(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.606(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.619(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.632(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.639(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.641
[Expand]East648652643636643661681707(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.749(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.765(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.755(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.762(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.756
[Expand]London729734743744770810860917(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.945(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.975(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.969(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.990(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.990
[Expand]South East687689688683691707728755(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.767(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.778(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.780(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.796(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.800
[Expand]South West628627624618622634649664(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.687(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.697(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.674(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.683(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.683
[Collapse]Wales476471467456456466481495(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.505(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.518(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.523(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.527(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.527
Wales[Collapse]West Wales and the Valleys456450445435433441454465(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.474(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.484(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.493(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.496(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.498
West Wales and the ValleysIsle of Anglesey485483495476479481494504(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.517(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.515(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.524(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.530(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.530
Gwynedd611601591585586589591596(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.592(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.592(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.581(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.578(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.564
Conwy581575567553560571589592(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.599(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.616(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.610(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.620(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.639
Denbighshire573565556550551567581599(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.604(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.608(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.591(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.646(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.639
Ceredigion643631619609597597609624(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.627(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.641(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.636(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.648(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.640
Pembrokeshire660649629614608615618625(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.633(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.639(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.684(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.690(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.710
Carmarthenshire553547537522513519527540(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.548(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.554(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.549(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.555(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.570
Swansea442432424407406413427437(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.436(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.445(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.472(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.486(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.495
Neath Port Talbot358351351343335339348358(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.363(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.359(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.356(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.366(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.371
Bridgend424426418407403409432445(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.450(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.457(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.449(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.457(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.462
Rhondda Cynon Taf339339343340336349368386(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.421(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.459(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.448(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.445(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.422
Merthyr Tydfil306304304304307329344354(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.376(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.392(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.385(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.388(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.386
Caerphilly330327330323327338353365(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.375(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.379(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.459(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.407(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.410
Blaenau Gwent283280279271271283294300(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.305(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.305(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.297(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.314(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.322
Torfaen376366363350354359376391(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.400(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.401(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.404(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.415(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.410
[Collapse]East Wales509507503492493507525545(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.554(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.575(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.573(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.578(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.574
East WalesFlintshire496492483473486506520539(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.555(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.564(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.576(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.596(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.606
Wrexham446452449442440442456470(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.487(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.499(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.490(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.500(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.497
Powys761754748734735737743754(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.757(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.760(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.753(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.760(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.754
Vale of Glamorgan488489493481487513534554(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.565(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.565(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.553(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.562(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.558
Cardiff449444442433432451478499(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.503(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.508(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.505(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.506(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.512
Monmouthshire688688678663660677697724(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.734(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.746(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.743(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.750(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.739
Newport420419418406404411426447(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.466(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.581(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.589(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.588(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.545
[Expand]North WalesThis is the North Wales economic region. Please see summary information for further details.529525520510514524536548(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.558(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.565(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.562(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.578(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.579
[Expand]Mid WalesThis is an approximation to the Mid Wales economic region. Please see summary information for further details.717708699687682683692705(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.708(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.716(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.710(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.719(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.712
[Expand]South West WalesThis is the South West Wales economic region. Please see summary information for further details.492483474459454460469479(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.483(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.488(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.503(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.513(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.525
[Expand]South East WalesThis is the South East Wales economic region. Please see summary information for further details.411410409400400414434452(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.465(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.486(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.491(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.489(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.482
[Expand]Mid and South West WalesThis is the Mid and South West Wales economic region. Please see summary information for further details.544535526512506511520530(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.533(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.538(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.549(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.558(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.566
[Expand]Scotland435439450446456468484497(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.501(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.505(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.505(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.511(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.505
[Expand]Northern Ireland521514506491481478472477(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.482(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.503(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.509(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.522(r) The data item has been revised since previously published in StatsWales. The revision may not be reflected in the rounded value.528

Metadata

Title

Business births, deaths and active enterprises

Last update

22 November 2022 22 November 2022

Next update

November 2023

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Business Demography, Office for National Statistics

Contact email

economic.stats@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local authorities

Geographical coverage

UK regions

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

This dataset details business births, deaths and active enterprises by area.

Births, deaths and active enterprises per 10,000 of the population are calculated using ONS' population estimates, which are currently available up to 2020. This table will be updated with rates (Births, deaths and active enterprises per 10,000 of the population) for 2021 once the latest population estimates are available.


Data collection and calculation

ONS use data from the IDBR to produce business demography statistics, using guidelines found in the Eurostat/OECD manual on Business Demography. The starting point for demography is the concept of a population of active businesses in a reference year. These are defined as businesses that had either turnover or employment at any time during the reference period. Births and deaths are then identified by comparing active populations for different years.

A birth is defined as a business that was present in year t, but did not exist in year t-1 or t-2. Births are identified by making a comparison of annual active population files and identifying those present in the latest one, but not the two previous ones.

A death is defined as a business that was on the active file in year t but no longer present on the active file for year t+1 or t+2. To produce more timely statistics, the UK business demography statistics contain a preliminary death indicator, which includes an adjustment for estimated reactivations. Reactivations occur where a business becomes dormant for a period of less than 2 years, then recommences activity in a manner which complies with a definition of continuity. If the definition of continuity is not met (e.g. if a business recommences activity but at a different location and with a different activity), this would be considered a death followed by a birth. Reactivations can also occur due to lags in the administrative data source (VAT/PAYE) so that a business that continues to trade can appear to die. The deaths data exclude losses to the population as a result of mergers, break-ups, split-offs or other re-structuring.
The ONS business demography statistics differ from the former Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) statistics statistics in that they include PAYE-registered units. Therefore, the ONS statistics will additionally include the births and deaths of employing businesses which are not VAT-registered, providing a more comprehensive view of business start-up activity. The ONS data also has a higher number of active businesses than both the former BERR VAT-based series and the expanded UK Business: Activity Size and Location publication. This is because the business demography methodology takes into account businesses that were active at any time during the reference year, whereas the former BERR series calculates stock by adding registrations and substracting deregistrations from the previous year’s stock; the UK Business: Activity Size and Location publication is based on a snapshot taken from the IDBR at a point in time in March. Additionally, business demography includes a group of non-corporate PAYE businesses, which are excluded from the UK Business: Activity Size and Location due to a small risk of duplication.

The economic regions, as set out in Welsh Government’s Economic Action Plan, are made up of the following local authorities:
Mid and South West Wales: Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Powys and Ceredigion.
South East Wales: Bridgend, The Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Newport.
North Wales: Isle of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.

The region of Mid & South West Wales was formerly split into the following two economic regions:
Mid Wales: Powys and Ceredigion.
South West Wales: Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.
Within this previous split of the Welsh economic regions, part of Gwynedd local authority (the former district of Meirionydd) lay in the Mid Wales economic region, although this is not represented in the data.

Please note, levels for Welsh economic regions and NUTS3 areas and all rates (including per 10,000 population figures) have been calculated using the rounded figures, published by the Office for National Statistics.

Frequency of publication

Annual

Data reference periods

2002 to 2021

Rounding applied

Data are rounded to nearest 5.

Revisions information

The latest two years' estimates on births and deaths are subject to revision, which would normally be made in the following year's publication.

Statistical quality

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Totals across tables may differ by minor amounts due to the disclosure control methods used.



Keywords

Businesses