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 Q2. Includes Northern Ireland from 2014 Q3.

Licensed SORN
Quarter Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2019 2.1k 2.1k 2.1k 2.1k 3.5k 3.6k 3.8k 3.9k
2018 1.9k 2.0k 1.9k 1.9k 3.0k 3.1k 3.3k 3.4k
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 1.1k 979 1.2k 1.3k 1.3k 1.4k
2013 974 992 994 974 935 1.0k 1.0k 1.2k
2012 985 1.0k 981 969 846 933 902 912
2011 1.0k 1.0k 1.0k 1.0k 734 842 805 809
2010 1.0k 1.0k 1.1k 1.0k 653 762 704 698
2009 950 981 993 1.0k 602 652 627 602
2008 971 941 572 552
2007 877 485
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
2019 Q4 2.1k 3.9k
2019 Q3 2.1k 3.8k
2019 Q2 2.1k 3.6k
2019 Q1 2.1k 3.5k
2018 Q4 1.9k 3.4k
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 1.1k 1.3k
2014 Q2 1.1k 1.3k
2014 Q1 1.0k 1.2k
2013 Q4 974 1.2k
2013 Q3 994 1.0k
2013 Q2 992 1.0k
2013 Q1 974 935
2012 Q4 969 912
2012 Q3 981 902
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 704
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 877 485
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 2018 2019 ?
Licensed 21 21 33 62 137 262 377 375 487 42
SORN 167 191 194 254 340 364 350 281 136 11
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 17 28 54 26 22 23 25 23 23 28
SORN 72 106 139 128 130 147 136 201 195 210
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 4 8
SORN 0 1 6 3 5 13 15 15 25 50
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SORN 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 2
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Licensed 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
SORN 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 3 1
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Licensed 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
SORN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Licensed 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
SORN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 42 11
2019 487 136
2018 375 281
2017 377 350
2016 262 364
2015 137 340
2014 62 254
2013 33 194
2012 21 191
2011 21 167
2010 28 210
2009 23 195
2008 23 201
2007 25 136
2006 23 147
2005 22 130
2004 26 128
2003 54 139
2002 28 106
2001 17 72
2000 8 50
1999 4 25
1998 3 15
1997 0 15
1996 1 13
1995 2 5
1994 0 3
1993 0 6
1992 0 1
1991 0 0
1990 0 2
1989 0 0
1988 0 2
1987 0 0
1986 0 0
1985 0 0
1984 0 3
1983 1 1
1982 0 4
1981 1 0
1980 0 1
1979 0 3
1978 0 2
1977 1 1
1976 2 0
1975 1 1
1974 0 0
1973 0 0
1972 1 0
1971 1 0
1970 0 2
1969 0 0
1968 1 0
1967 0 0
1966 0 0
1965 1 0
1964 0 0
1963 0 0
1962 0 0
1961 0 0
1960 0 0
1959 0 0
1958 0 0
1957 0 0
1956 0 0
1955 0 0
1954 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 2018 2019 ?
Licensed 17 20 28 57 130 253 367 364 486 149
SORN 159 171 174 227 308 347 339 276 136 408
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 17 28 46 21 20 20 19 17 15 25
SORN 65 93 124 108 112 121 106 173 163 185
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 7
SORN 0 0 3 1 2 7 11 15 19 47
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SORN 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Licensed 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
SORN 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 149 408
2019 486 136
2018 364 276
2017 367 339
2016 253 347
2015 130 308
2014 57 227
2013 28 174
2012 20 171
2011 17 159
2010 25 185
2009 15 163
2008 17 173
2007 19 106
2006 20 121
2005 20 112
2004 21 108
2003 46 124
2002 28 93
2001 17 65
2000 7 47
1999 3 19
1998 3 15
1997 0 11
1996 1 7
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 1
1981 1 0
1980 0 1
1979 0 1
1978 0 0
1977 1 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 Q2. Includes Northern Ireland from 2014 Q3.

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
243 352 356 272 302 271 259 327 313 299 265 249 254 345 534 716 834 728 706
Year Registrations
2019 706
2018 728
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 2019 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