Business Demography, 2012: ONS
The number of business births increased by 8,000 (3.1 %) between 2011 and 2012.
The number of business deaths increased by 25,000 (11.0%) between 2011 and 2012.
In 2012 the births of new businesses (270,000) was greater than business deaths (255,000).
The move towards economic recovery has seen birth rates being higher than death rates from 2011, but the gap has narrowed in 2012.
London had the highest business birth rate at 14.8% and the highest death rate at 11.7%. Apart from London the number of birth and deaths by region were similar.
In broad industry terms, accommodation and food services had the highest death rate, at 13.3%.
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor United Kingdom 2011
Total early-stage entrepreneurial activity (the sum of the nascent entrepreneurship rate and the new business owner-manager rate – without
double counting) in the UK in 2011 was 7.6% In the UK, 9.8% of working age adults expected to start a business within the next 3 years in 2011, compared with 15.8% in the US
When surveyed in mid-2011, 4.2% of the adult population in the UK were actively trying to start a business, compared with 8.3% in the US
When surveyed in 2011, 3.4% of the UK working age adult population were owner-managers of a business that was 3 – 42 months old
In 2011, the proportion of the adult population who owned and managed a business older than 42 months in the UK was 6.5%
Necessity-driven early-stage entrepreneurship in the UK rose significantly in 2011 from 0.7% to 1.3%
In 2011, UK levels of female early-stage entrepreneurship were 49% of male early-stage entrepreneurial activity
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