Manufacturer GAS GAS

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 1.0k 1.0k 1.0k 3.0k 3.1k 3.2k
2017 1.1k 1.1k 1.1k 1.1k 2.6k 2.9k 3.0k 3.0k
2016 1.2k 1.2k 1.1k 1.1k 2.3k 2.4k 2.5k 2.6k
2015 1.3k 1.3k 1.2k 1.2k 1.9k 2.1k 2.2k 2.3k
2014 1.4k 1.4k 1.4k 1.4k 1.6k 1.7k 1.7k 1.8k
2013 1.4k 1.5k 1.5k 1.4k 1.3k 1.4k 1.3k 1.6k
2012 1.4k 1.5k 1.4k 1.4k 1.2k 1.2k 1.3k 1.3k
2011 1.4k 1.4k 1.4k 1.4k 1.0k 1.1k 1.2k 1.2k
2010 1.3k 1.3k 1.4k 1.4k 1.0k 1.1k 1.1k 1.1k
2009 1.3k 1.3k 1.3k 1.3k 958 982 997 1.0k
2008 1.3k 1.3k 940 952
2007 1.3k 874
2006 1.3k
2005 1.4k
2004 1.4k
2003 1.2k
2002 992
2001 480
2000 536
1999 411
1998 305
1997 259
1996 220
1995 124
1994 65
Quarter Licensed SORN
2018 Q3 1.0k 3.2k
2018 Q2 1.0k 3.1k
2018 Q1 1.0k 3.0k
2017 Q4 1.1k 3.0k
2017 Q3 1.1k 3.0k
2017 Q2 1.1k 2.9k
2017 Q1 1.1k 2.6k
2016 Q4 1.1k 2.6k
2016 Q3 1.1k 2.5k
2016 Q2 1.2k 2.4k
2016 Q1 1.2k 2.3k
2015 Q4 1.2k 2.3k
2015 Q3 1.2k 2.2k
2015 Q2 1.3k 2.1k
2015 Q1 1.3k 1.9k
2014 Q4 1.4k 1.8k
2014 Q3 1.4k 1.7k
2014 Q2 1.4k 1.7k
2014 Q1 1.4k 1.6k
2013 Q4 1.4k 1.6k
2013 Q3 1.5k 1.3k
2013 Q2 1.5k 1.4k
2013 Q1 1.4k 1.3k
2012 Q4 1.4k 1.3k
2012 Q3 1.4k 1.3k
2012 Q2 1.5k 1.2k
2012 Q1 1.4k 1.2k
2011 Q4 1.4k 1.2k
2011 Q3 1.4k 1.2k
2011 Q2 1.4k 1.1k
2011 Q1 1.4k 1.0k
2010 Q4 1.4k 1.1k
2010 Q3 1.4k 1.1k
2010 Q2 1.3k 1.1k
2010 Q1 1.3k 1.0k
2009 Q4 1.3k 1.0k
2009 Q3 1.3k 997
2009 Q2 1.3k 982
2009 Q1 1.3k 958
2008 Q4 1.3k 952
2008 Q3 1.3k 940
2007 Q4 1.3k 874
2006 Q4 1.3k
2005 Q4 1.4k
2004 Q4 1.4k
2003 Q4 1.2k
2002 Q4 992
2001 Q4 480
2000 Q4 536
1999 Q4 411
1998 Q4 305
1997 Q4 259
1996 Q4 220
1995 Q4 124
1994 Q4 65

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 ?
Licensed 45 64 58 85 48 57 133 31
SORN 194 186 188 159 56 47 48 16
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 25 108 54 49 48 55 39 36 39 37
SORN 107 260 221 211 191 143 149 164 157 190
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 0 0 0 0 3 4 6 8 10 18
SORN 0 1 2 9 4 17 32 45 77 98
1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
SORN 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 31 16
2017 133 48
2016 57 47
2015 48 56
2014 85 159
2013 58 188
2012 64 186
2011 45 194
2010 37 190
2009 39 157
2008 36 164
2007 39 149
2006 55 143
2005 48 191
2004 49 211
2003 54 221
2002 108 260
2001 25 107
2000 18 98
1999 10 77
1998 8 45
1997 6 32
1996 4 17
1995 3 4
1994 0 9
1993 0 2
1992 0 1
1991 0 0
1990 1 1
1989 0 1
1988 0 0
1987 0 0
1986 0 0
1985 0 0
1984 0 0
1983 0 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 38 59 51 82 48 52 135 134
SORN 177 174 182 141 56 44 49 361
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 23 97 43 43 45 49 32 30 34 27
SORN 98 237 200 186 160 124 131 142 131 167
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 8 7 15
SORN 0 0 0 3 5 11 26 31 53 85
1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SORN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 134 361
2017 135 49
2016 52 44
2015 48 56
2014 82 141
2013 51 182
2012 59 174
2011 38 177
2010 27 167
2009 34 131
2008 30 142
2007 32 131
2006 49 124
2005 45 160
2004 43 186
2003 43 200
2002 97 237
2001 23 98
2000 15 85
1999 7 53
1998 8 31
1997 5 26
1996 3 11
1995 1 5
1994 0 3
1993 0 0
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 0
1983 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
281 676 553 447 406 316 287 303 266 329 307 322 296 290 162 150 218 179
Year Registrations
2018 179
2017 218
2016 150
2015 162
2014 290
2013 296
2012 322
2011 307
2010 329
2009 266
2008 303
2007 287
2006 316
2005 406
2004 447
2003 553
2002 676
2001 281

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
up to 499cc 2 2
Capacity Licensed SORN
up to 499cc Petrol 2 2
Diesel
Other