GB Startup Index is a retired data product that was produced by Datadaptive each month from analysis of Companies House data on companies incorporated in England, Scotland and Wales over the previous twelve months. Please see the Underlying Data Products list
for details and attribution of all data sources used in the product and in the related interactive maps.
The interactive maps use a subset of data from the January 2017 release of the GB Startup Index to compare the number of company formations with registered addresses in different local council areas at the end of 2016. For the purpose of these maps a new company is any live company incorporated in the calendar year 2016. Council areas are ranked and indexed based on three measures:
- the number of new company registrations in the past twelve months per head of population
- the number of new company registrations in the past twelve months as a percentage of all live company registrations in the area
- the median date of incorporation of all live company registrations in the area