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

The number of enterprise births per 1,000 of the working age population provides an indication of the dynamism of the economy in terms of business creation. The industrial composition of an area impacts upon the number of newly born enterprises. In rural areas with more small businesses numbers of enterprise births tend to be higher than in areas with larger employers, which are often urban.

Source: ONS Business Demography 2009

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  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Devon 8.7 7.6 6.5 6.9 6.3 5.3
Plymouth 4.6 4.3 4.0 4.7 4.0 3.5
Torbay 8.9 7.1 6.1 6.2 5.5 4.7
Somerset 8.2 7.0 7.0 7.3 7.0 5.5
UK 7.3 7.0 6.5 7.1 6.7 5.9
East Devon 9.1 7.2 7.0 7.3 6.8 5.6
Exeter 6.9 5.6 4.7 5.2 4.4 4.5
Mid Devon 8.2 8.1 6.6 7.4 6.4 5.8
North Devon 10.9 8.7 6.6 7.5 6.7 5.1
South Hams 9.2 9.3 8.2 8.4 7.8 6.3
Teignbridge 9.3 8.3 6.7 7.3 6.3 5.5
Torridge 7.9 6.5 6.8 5.8 5.9 4.6
West Devon 7.8 8.0 6.1 7.1 6.7 5.5