This table shows five-year business survival rate during 2007, three-year business survival rate during 2007 to 2009 and one-year business survival rate from 2007 to 2011 by district. The data is from ONS business demography data based on the inter-department business register.
- Business survival rates show the percentage of businesses that are still trading a certain period after they first started
- Those that are no longer trading should not be presumed to be failures. Some will have closed for other reasons – the owner may have retired; the business may have been taken over, it might simply have fully exploited the available market; or it may have completed a time-limited task (for example a company formed by the organisers of an exhibition or a trade fair).