Manufacturer BSA

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 25k 26k 27k 16k 15k 15k
2017 25k 25k 25k 25k 14k 15k 15k 15k
2016 25k 25k 25k 25k 13k 13k 13k 14k
2015 25k 25k 25k 25k 11k 12k 12k 13k
2014 25k 25k 25k 25k 10k 10k 11k 11k
2013 23k 24k 25k 25k 8.4k 8.6k 9.1k 10k
2012 23k 23k 23k 23k 8.2k 8.8k 10k 10k
2011 23k 23k 23k 23k 7.8k 8.4k 9.6k 9.7k
2010 23k 23k 23k 23k 7.5k 8.0k 9.1k 8.9k
2009 23k 23k 23k 23k 7.2k 7.5k 8.6k 8.5k
2008 23k 23k 8.3k 8.2k
2007 23k 7.7k
2006 23k
2005 24k
2004 25k
2003 24k
2002 25k
2001 25k
2000 25k
1999 25k
1998 26k
1997 25k
1996 26k
1995 22k
1994 23k
Quarter Licensed SORN
2018 Q3 27k 15k
2018 Q2 26k 15k
2018 Q1 25k 16k
2017 Q4 25k 15k
2017 Q3 25k 15k
2017 Q2 25k 15k
2017 Q1 25k 14k
2016 Q4 25k 14k
2016 Q3 25k 13k
2016 Q2 25k 13k
2016 Q1 25k 13k
2015 Q4 25k 13k
2015 Q3 25k 12k
2015 Q2 25k 12k
2015 Q1 25k 11k
2014 Q4 25k 11k
2014 Q3 25k 11k
2014 Q2 25k 10k
2014 Q1 25k 10k
2013 Q4 25k 10k
2013 Q3 25k 9.1k
2013 Q2 24k 8.6k
2013 Q1 23k 8.4k
2012 Q4 23k 10k
2012 Q3 23k 10k
2012 Q2 23k 8.8k
2012 Q1 23k 8.2k
2011 Q4 23k 9.7k
2011 Q3 23k 9.6k
2011 Q2 23k 8.4k
2011 Q1 23k 7.8k
2010 Q4 23k 8.9k
2010 Q3 23k 9.1k
2010 Q2 23k 8.0k
2010 Q1 23k 7.5k
2009 Q4 23k 8.5k
2009 Q3 23k 8.6k
2009 Q2 23k 7.5k
2009 Q1 23k 7.2k
2008 Q4 23k 8.2k
2008 Q3 23k 8.3k
2007 Q4 23k 7.7k
2006 Q4 23k
2005 Q4 24k
2004 Q4 25k
2003 Q4 24k
2002 Q4 25k
2001 Q4 25k
2000 Q4 25k
1999 Q4 25k
1998 Q4 26k
1997 Q4 25k
1996 Q4 26k
1995 Q4 22k
1994 Q4 23k

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 ?
Licensed 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 14k
SORN 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7.2k
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
SORN 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 7 4
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 5 4 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
SORN 13 5 5 3 4 10 0 0 2 0
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Licensed 341 122 19 5 5 1 1 0 5 5
SORN 412 130 17 5 8 5 1 6 11 14
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Licensed 478 305 190 155 265 293 441 394 363 287
SORN 608 330 231 194 326 304 511 481 438 384
1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Licensed 215 351 393 632 634 529 490 566 827 564
SORN 112 171 207 355 355 282 233 259 398 579
1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950
Licensed 49 56 36 44 32 92 122 149 310 334
SORN 17 19 12 22 20 48 35 77 151 143
1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940
Licensed 32 56 45 66 53 75 66 70 85 84
SORN 11 16 14 26 21 34 26 24 47 23
1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930
Licensed 10 7 19 24 32 33 42 43 51 59
SORN 4 1 6 13 12 11 10 12 19 19
1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920
Licensed 2 5 3 3 1 0 1 2 4 4
SORN 1 1 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 0
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 14k 7.2k
2009 0 1
2008 0 0
2007 0 0
2006 1 0
2005 0 0
2004 0 0
2003 0 1
2002 1 2
2001 2 3
2000 1 4
1999 3 7
1998 0 1
1997 0 1
1996 1 0
1995 0 0
1994 0 1
1993 0 1
1992 1 0
1991 0 1
1990 0 0
1989 0 2
1988 0 0
1987 1 0
1986 1 10
1985 0 4
1984 2 3
1983 3 5
1982 4 5
1981 5 13
1980 5 14
1979 5 11
1978 0 6
1977 1 1
1976 1 5
1975 5 8
1974 5 5
1973 19 17
1972 122 130
1971 341 412
1970 287 384
1969 363 438
1968 394 481
1967 441 511
1966 293 304
1965 265 326
1964 155 194
1963 190 231
1962 305 330
1961 478 608
1960 564 579
1959 827 398
1958 566 259
1957 490 233
1956 529 282
1955 634 355
1954 632 355
1953 393 207
1952 351 171
1951 215 112
1950 334 143
1949 310 151
1948 149 77
1947 122 35
1946 92 48
1945 32 20
1944 44 22
1943 36 12
1942 56 19
1941 49 17
1940 84 23
1939 85 47
1938 70 24
1937 66 26
1936 75 34
1935 53 21
1934 66 26
1933 45 14
1932 56 16
1931 32 11
1930 59 19
1929 51 19
1928 43 12
1927 42 10
1926 33 11
1925 32 12
1924 24 13
1923 19 6
1922 7 1
1921 10 4
1920 4 0
1919 4 0
1918 2 0
1917 1 1
1916 0 2
1915 1 0
1914 3 3
1913 3 3
1912 5 1
1911 2 1

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 5 2 3 1 1 3 12 8.6k
SORN 4 3 0 1 0 2 3 5.9k
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 24 9 13 10 5 8 2 3 0 3
SORN 11 13 12 11 1 1 1 1 1 0
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 3 4 2 5 5 8 14 13 9 8
SORN 6 6 3 3 9 7 21 15 10 12
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 20 22 15 18 14 7 5 8 8 3
SORN 16 15 13 9 14 18 4 7 8 9
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Licensed 329 181 92 26 13 5 7 21 48 34
SORN 350 260 94 26 16 6 3 20 35 27
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Licensed 941 500 346 367 546 575 533 806 434 494
SORN 714 456 340 298 461 445 497 751 484 594
1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Licensed 344 444 544 791 865 680 646 709 1.2k 910
SORN 88 123 174 245 302 242 224 242 479 651
1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950
Licensed 0 6 1 1 16 114 142 146 356 440
SORN 0 1 0 0 4 41 32 41 91 144
1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940
Licensed 64 91 84 110 105 134 127 102 86 17
SORN 17 19 11 21 25 42 25 21 19 2
1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930
Licensed 50 6 30 56 59 48 59 54 87 115
SORN 15 2 4 9 15 17 9 11 9 18
1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920
Licensed 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 3
SORN 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 8.6k 5.9k
2017 12 3
2016 3 2
2015 1 0
2014 1 1
2013 3 0
2012 2 3
2011 5 4
2010 3 0
2009 0 1
2008 3 1
2007 2 1
2006 8 1
2005 5 1
2004 10 11
2003 13 12
2002 9 13
2001 24 11
2000 8 12
1999 9 10
1998 13 15
1997 14 21
1996 8 7
1995 5 9
1994 5 3
1993 2 3
1992 4 6
1991 3 6
1990 3 9
1989 8 8
1988 8 7
1987 5 4
1986 7 18
1985 14 14
1984 18 9
1983 15 13
1982 22 15
1981 20 16
1980 34 27
1979 48 35
1978 21 20
1977 7 3
1976 5 6
1975 13 16
1974 26 26
1973 92 94
1972 181 260
1971 329 350
1970 494 594
1969 434 484
1968 806 751
1967 533 497
1966 575 445
1965 546 461
1964 367 298
1963 346 340
1962 500 456
1961 941 714
1960 910 651
1959 1.2k 479
1958 709 242
1957 646 224
1956 680 242
1955 865 302
1954 791 245
1953 544 174
1952 444 123
1951 344 88
1950 440 144
1949 356 91
1948 146 41
1947 142 32
1946 114 41
1945 16 4
1944 1 0
1943 1 0
1942 6 1
1941 0 0
1940 17 2
1939 86 19
1938 102 21
1937 127 25
1936 134 42
1935 105 25
1934 110 21
1933 84 11
1932 91 19
1931 64 17
1930 115 18
1929 87 9
1928 54 11
1927 59 9
1926 48 17
1925 59 15
1924 56 9
1923 30 4
1922 6 2
1921 50 15
1920 3 1
1919 1 0
1918 1 0
1917 0 0
1916 0 1
1915 1 0
1914 2 0
1913 1 1
1912 1 0

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
266 237 267 279 254 260 246 269 253 270 302 329 400 303 341 464 468 385
Year Registrations
2018 385
2017 468
2016 464
2015 341
2014 303
2013 400
2012 329
2011 302
2010 270
2009 253
2008 269
2007 246
2006 260
2005 254
2004 279
2003 267
2002 237
2001 266

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
Unknown 5
up to 499cc 12 3
500cc to 749cc 3 2
750cc to 999cc 4
1000cc to 1099cc 40 6
1100cc to 1199cc 52 10
1200cc to 1299cc 30 2
1300cc to 1399cc 1
1400cc to 1499cc 1
1600cc to 1699cc 2 1
1700cc to 1799cc 1
2000cc to 2099cc 2
2100cc to 2199cc 1
2500cc to 2599cc 1
2800cc to 2899cc 1
6500cc to 6749cc 1
Capacity Licensed SORN
Unknown Petrol 5
Diesel
Other
up to 499cc Petrol 12 3
Diesel
Other
500cc to 749cc Petrol 3 2
Diesel
Other
750cc to 999cc Petrol 4
Diesel
Other
1000cc to 1099cc Petrol 40 6
Diesel
Other
1100cc to 1199cc Petrol 52 10
Diesel
Other
1200cc to 1299cc Petrol 30 2
Diesel
Other
1300cc to 1399cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
1400cc to 1499cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
1600cc to 1699cc Petrol 2 1
Diesel
Other
1700cc to 1799cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
2000cc to 2099cc Petrol 2
Diesel
Other
2100cc to 2199cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
2500cc to 2599cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
2800cc to 2899cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
6500cc to 6749cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other