Manufacturer BETA

Quarterly number of vehicles licensed or SORN

Numbers recorded on the last day of each quarter. SORN from 2007 Q4.
Covers United Kingdom excluding Northern Ireland up to 2014 Q3. Includes Northern Ireland from 2014 Q4.

Licensed SORN
Quarter Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 1.9k 2.0k 1.9k 3.0k 3.1k 3.3k
2017 1.6k 1.7k 1.7k 1.8k 2.4k 2.7k 2.8k 2.9k
2016 1.3k 1.4k 1.4k 1.4k 1.9k 2.1k 2.1k 2.3k
2015 1.0k 1.1k 1.1k 1.2k 1.5k 1.6k 1.7k 1.8k
2014 1.0k 1.1k 1.0k 979 1.2k 1.3k 1.3k 1.4k
2013 974 992 994 974 935 1.0k 999 1.2k
2012 985 1.0k 981 969 846 933 903 912
2011 1.0k 1.0k 1.0k 1.0k 734 842 805 809
2010 1.0k 1.0k 1.1k 1.0k 653 762 703 698
2009 950 981 993 1.0k 602 652 627 602
2008 971 941 572 552
2007 877 487
2006 848
2005 860
2004 793
2003 743
2002 624
2001 406
2000 358
1999 257
1998 167
1997 171
1996 153
1995 103
1994 138
Quarter Licensed SORN
2018 Q3 1.9k 3.3k
2018 Q2 2.0k 3.1k
2018 Q1 1.9k 3.0k
2017 Q4 1.8k 2.9k
2017 Q3 1.7k 2.8k
2017 Q2 1.7k 2.7k
2017 Q1 1.6k 2.4k
2016 Q4 1.4k 2.3k
2016 Q3 1.4k 2.1k
2016 Q2 1.4k 2.1k
2016 Q1 1.3k 1.9k
2015 Q4 1.2k 1.8k
2015 Q3 1.1k 1.7k
2015 Q2 1.1k 1.6k
2015 Q1 1.0k 1.5k
2014 Q4 979 1.4k
2014 Q3 1.0k 1.3k
2014 Q2 1.1k 1.3k
2014 Q1 1.0k 1.2k
2013 Q4 974 1.2k
2013 Q3 994 999
2013 Q2 992 1.0k
2013 Q1 974 935
2012 Q4 969 912
2012 Q3 981 903
2012 Q2 1.0k 933
2012 Q1 985 846
2011 Q4 1.0k 809
2011 Q3 1.0k 805
2011 Q2 1.0k 842
2011 Q1 1.0k 734
2010 Q4 1.0k 698
2010 Q3 1.1k 703
2010 Q2 1.0k 762
2010 Q1 1.0k 653
2009 Q4 1.0k 602
2009 Q3 993 627
2009 Q2 981 652
2009 Q1 950 602
2008 Q4 941 552
2008 Q3 971 572
2007 Q4 877 487
2006 Q4 848
2005 Q4 860
2004 Q4 793
2003 Q4 743
2002 Q4 624
2001 Q4 406
2000 Q4 358
1999 Q4 257
1998 Q4 167
1997 Q4 171
1996 Q4 153
1995 Q4 103
1994 Q4 138

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 ?
Licensed 27 30 52 83 232 370 590 33
SORN 161 180 168 228 244 258 158 10
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 14 33 59 38 29 36 31 25 30 33
SORN 76 97 132 109 123 135 124 189 182 208
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 3 4 7
SORN 0 2 4 3 4 11 15 13 25 50
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
SORN 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Licensed 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
SORN 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 3 1
1968 1969 1970
Licensed 1 0 1
SORN 0 0 1
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 33 10
2017 590 158
2016 370 258
2015 232 244
2014 83 228
2013 52 168
2012 30 180
2011 27 161
2010 33 208
2009 30 182
2008 25 189
2007 31 124
2006 36 135
2005 29 123
2004 38 109
2003 59 132
2002 33 97
2001 14 76
2000 7 50
1999 4 25
1998 3 13
1997 0 15
1996 3 11
1995 3 4
1994 0 3
1993 1 4
1992 0 2
1991 0 0
1990 0 1
1989 0 0
1988 1 1
1987 0 0
1986 0 0
1985 0 0
1984 0 3
1983 0 2
1982 0 2
1981 1 0
1980 0 1
1979 0 3
1978 0 2
1977 1 0
1976 0 2
1975 0 1
1974 0 0
1973 0 0
1972 0 1
1971 0 0
1970 1 1
1969 0 0
1968 1 0

This table records the year of registration, not the actual age of the vehicle. More info.
Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 ?
Licensed 23 26 46 75 220 361 590 140
SORN 154 163 153 209 226 253 158 320
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 13 32 54 28 26 30 25 19 21 27
SORN 69 86 115 95 106 112 97 165 154 185
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 7
SORN 0 0 3 1 2 6 11 14 20 46
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SORN 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Licensed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SORN 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 140 320
2017 590 158
2016 361 253
2015 220 226
2014 75 209
2013 46 153
2012 26 163
2011 23 154
2010 27 185
2009 21 154
2008 19 165
2007 25 97
2006 30 112
2005 26 106
2004 28 95
2003 54 115
2002 32 86
2001 13 69
2000 7 46
1999 3 20
1998 2 14
1997 0 11
1996 2 6
1995 0 2
1994 0 1
1993 0 3
1992 0 0
1991 0 0
1990 0 0
1989 0 0
1988 0 0
1987 0 0
1986 0 0
1985 0 0
1984 0 2
1983 0 1
1982 0 0
1981 1 0
1980 0 1
1979 0 1
1978 0 0
1977 0 0
1976 0 0
1975 0 0
1974 0 1

Vehicles registered for the first time, annually

Covers United Kingdom excluding Northern Ireland to 2014. Includes Northern Ireland from 2015. Updated 2018 Q3.

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
243 352 356 272 302 271 259 327 313 299 265 249 254 345 534 716 834 566
Year Registrations
2018 566
2017 834
2016 716
2015 534
2014 345
2013 254
2012 249
2011 265
2010 299
2009 313
2008 327
2007 259
2006 271
2005 302
2004 272
2003 356
2002 352
2001 243

Vehicles licensed or SORN in 2017 Q4, by fuel type and engine capacity

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

Capacity Licensed SORN
Petrol Diesel Other Petrol Diesel Other
1900cc to 1999cc 1
2000cc to 2099cc 1
Capacity Licensed SORN
1900cc to 1999cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
2000cc to 2099cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other