Enterprise Deaths per 1,000 Working Age Population (Aged 16-64)

The number of enterprise deaths per 1,000 of the working age population provides an indication of the rate of business failure, or downsizing, but can also be indicative of a competitive business environment. A healthy level of business churn is important because it stimulates innovation and productivity improvements. New companies also bring new, innovative products and processes to the market.

Source: ONS Business Demography 2009

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  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Devon 6.8 6.4 5.9 6.2 6.4 7.1
Plymouth 4.3 3.5 3.1 3.1 3.3 4.3
Torbay 6.9 5.9 5.7 6.7 6.5 7.0
Somerset 6.9 6.6 6.1 6.3 6.1 7.2
UK 6.3 5.8 5.3 5.6 5.5 7.0
East Devon 6.9 6.3 5.5 6.6 7.0 7.4
Exeter 5.4 4.3 4.3 5.0 4.9 5.2
Mid Devon 6.8 6.3 5.6 5.9 6.3 7.5
North Devon 7.6 7.1 7.3 6.5 6.9 7.8
South Hams 8.0 7.8 7.3 7.7 7.4 8.5
Teignbridge 7.1 7.3 6.6 7.1 6.7 7.3
Torridge 6.0 6.0 5.4 5.3 6.4 6.7
West Devon 7.4 6.1 5.9 5.5 5.6 6.9