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
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 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 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 994 999
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 2018 ?
Licensed 24 28 45 67 167 317 418 514 35
SORN 162 181 176 248 299 292 312 0 167
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 13 26 59 30 30 33 29 25 24 29
SORN 77 106 134 121 125 141 127 194 192 211
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 5 4 10
SORN 0 2 4 3 5 12 14 13 25 48
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
SORN 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 2
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Licensed 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
SORN 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 1
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Licensed 0 0 0 0 0 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 35 167
2018 514 0
2017 418 312
2016 317 292
2015 167 299
2014 67 248
2013 45 176
2012 28 181
2011 24 162
2010 29 211
2009 24 192
2008 25 194
2007 29 127
2006 33 141
2005 30 125
2004 30 121
2003 59 134
2002 26 106
2001 13 77
2000 10 48
1999 4 25
1998 5 13
1997 1 14
1996 2 12
1995 2 5
1994 0 3
1993 1 4
1992 0 2
1991 0 0
1990 0 2
1989 0 0
1988 0 2
1987 0 0
1986 0 0
1985 0 0
1984 1 3
1983 0 2
1982 1 3
1981 1 0
1980 0 1
1979 0 3
1978 0 2
1977 1 0
1976 1 1
1975 1 0
1974 0 0
1973 0 0
1972 1 0
1971 0 0
1970 0 2
1969 0 0
1968 1 0
1967 0 0
1966 0 0
1965 0 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 ?
Licensed 21 27 38 59 158 308 414 511 146
SORN 154 161 159 225 276 284 307 155 358
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 12 24 51 25 25 29 22 19 16 25
SORN 70 95 118 100 109 118 99 167 161 186
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 9
SORN 0 0 3 1 2 7 11 14 20 45
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 0 0 0 0
SORN 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 146 358
2018 511 155
2017 414 307
2016 308 284
2015 158 276
2014 59 225
2013 38 159
2012 27 161
2011 21 154
2010 25 186
2009 16 161
2008 19 167
2007 22 99
2006 29 118
2005 25 109
2004 25 100
2003 51 118
2002 24 95
2001 12 70
2000 9 45
1999 2 20
1998 4 14
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 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 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
243 352 356 272 302 271 259 327 313 299 265 249 254 345 534 716 834 728
Year Registrations
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 2018 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 1
2000cc to 2099cc 1
Capacity Licensed SORN
1900cc to 1999cc Petrol 1 1
Diesel
Other
2000cc to 2099cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other