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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
2023 3.5k 3.3k 3.2k 1.8k 1.8k 1.9k
2022 3.9k 3.8k 3.7k 3.5k 1.5k 1.6k 1.7k 1.7k
2021 4.1k 4.1k 4.1k 4.0k 1.4k 1.4k 1.4k 1.5k
2020 3.5k 3.8k 4.2k 4.2k 2.1k 1.7k 1.3k 1.3k
2019 4.7k 4.6k 4.6k 4.5k 994 1.0k 1.1k 1.1k
2018 5.0k 4.9k 4.8k 4.8k 832 871 914 948
2017 5.1k 5.1k 5.1k 5.0k 687 746 736 763
2016 5.2k 5.2k 5.2k 5.1k 561 591 635 669
2015 5.2k 5.3k 5.3k 5.3k 430 469 476 528
2014 5.1k 5.1k 5.2k 5.2k 301 347 373 423
2013 4.9k 5.0k 5.0k 5.0k 318 275 251 279
2012 4.7k 4.8k 4.9k 4.9k 299 288 295 299
2011 4.6k 4.7k 4.7k 4.7k 249 246 246 285
2010 4.5k 4.5k 4.6k 4.6k 256 263 257 231
2009 4.2k 4.4k 4.4k 4.5k 241 242 248 243
2008 4.1k 4.1k 294 285
2007 3.9k 241
2006 3.6k
2005 3.3k
2004 3.1k
2003 2.7k
2002 2.5k
2001 2.3k
2000 2.1k
1999 1.8k
1998 1.4k
1997 1.2k
1996 964
1995 741
1994 598
Quarter Licensed SORN
2023 Q3 3.2k 1.9k
2023 Q2 3.3k 1.8k
2023 Q1 3.5k 1.8k
2022 Q4 3.5k 1.7k
2022 Q3 3.7k 1.7k
2022 Q2 3.8k 1.6k
2022 Q1 3.9k 1.5k
2021 Q4 4.0k 1.5k
2021 Q3 4.1k 1.4k
2021 Q2 4.1k 1.4k
2021 Q1 4.1k 1.4k
2020 Q4 4.2k 1.3k
2020 Q3 4.2k 1.3k
2020 Q2 3.8k 1.7k
2020 Q1 3.5k 2.1k
2019 Q4 4.5k 1.1k
2019 Q3 4.6k 1.1k
2019 Q2 4.6k 1.0k
2019 Q1 4.7k 994
2018 Q4 4.8k 948
2018 Q3 4.8k 914
2018 Q2 4.9k 871
2018 Q1 5.0k 832
2017 Q4 5.0k 763
2017 Q3 5.1k 736
2017 Q2 5.1k 746
2017 Q1 5.1k 687
2016 Q4 5.1k 669
2016 Q3 5.2k 635
2016 Q2 5.2k 591
2016 Q1 5.2k 561
2015 Q4 5.3k 528
2015 Q3 5.3k 476
2015 Q2 5.3k 469
2015 Q1 5.2k 430
2014 Q4 5.2k 423
2014 Q3 5.2k 373
2014 Q2 5.1k 347
2014 Q1 5.1k 301
2013 Q4 5.0k 279
2013 Q3 5.0k 251
2013 Q2 5.0k 275
2013 Q1 4.9k 318
2012 Q4 4.9k 299
2012 Q3 4.9k 295
2012 Q2 4.8k 288
2012 Q1 4.7k 299
2011 Q4 4.7k 285
2011 Q3 4.7k 246
2011 Q2 4.7k 246
2011 Q1 4.6k 249
2010 Q4 4.6k 231
2010 Q3 4.6k 257
2010 Q2 4.5k 263
2010 Q1 4.5k 256
2009 Q4 4.5k 243
2009 Q3 4.4k 248
2009 Q2 4.4k 242
2009 Q1 4.2k 241
2008 Q4 4.1k 285
2008 Q3 4.1k 294
2007 Q4 3.9k 241
2006 Q4 3.6k
2005 Q4 3.3k
2004 Q4 3.1k
2003 Q4 2.7k
2002 Q4 2.5k
2001 Q4 2.3k
2000 Q4 2.1k
1999 Q4 1.8k
1998 Q4 1.4k
1997 Q4 1.2k
1996 Q4 964
1995 Q4 741
1994 Q4 598

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

2021 2022 ?
Licensed 71 21 0
SORN 0 0 3
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Licensed 215 294 296 278 277 171 144 99 71 69
SORN 31 51 16 27 10 10 5 3 1 2
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 19 30 39 95 159 196 206 270 290 216
SORN 82 147 145 165 199 138 133 138 101 45
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 9 6
SORN 6 5 4 6 6 17 21 31 98 97
1988 1989 1990
Licensed 0 0 0
SORN 1 0 3
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 0 3
2022 21 0
2021 71 0
2020 69 2
2019 71 1
2018 99 3
2017 144 5
2016 171 10
2015 277 10
2014 278 27
2013 296 16
2012 294 51
2011 215 31
2010 216 45
2009 290 101
2008 270 138
2007 206 133
2006 196 138
2005 159 199
2004 95 165
2003 39 145
2002 30 147
2001 19 82
2000 6 97
1999 9 98
1998 4 31
1997 1 21
1996 0 17
1995 0 6
1994 0 6
1993 1 4
1992 0 5
1991 0 6
1990 0 3
1989 0 0
1988 0 1

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

2021 2022 ?
Licensed 71 21 4
SORN 0 0 6
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Licensed 211 286 297 286 278 172 141 101 69 74
SORN 29 51 16 28 11 10 5 3 1 2
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 19 30 39 95 159 195 203 270 289 216
SORN 82 147 143 164 198 138 133 138 101 45
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 9 6
SORN 6 6 3 6 5 18 24 31 97 97
1990
Licensed 0
SORN 3
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 4 6
2022 21 0
2021 71 0
2020 74 2
2019 69 1
2018 101 3
2017 141 5
2016 172 10
2015 278 11
2014 286 28
2013 297 16
2012 286 51
2011 211 29
2010 216 45
2009 289 101
2008 270 138
2007 203 133
2006 195 138
2005 159 198
2004 95 164
2003 39 143
2002 30 147
2001 19 82
2000 6 97
1999 9 97
1998 4 31
1997 1 24
1996 0 18
1995 0 5
1994 0 6
1993 1 3
1992 0 6
1991 0 6
1990 0 3

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 2020 2021 2022 2023
244 346 280 389 453 442 452 516 455 289 278 347 319 327 294 183 149 107 72 69 56 20 10
Year Registrations
2023 10
2022 20
2021 56
2020 69
2019 72
2018 107
2017 149
2016 183
2015 294
2014 327
2013 319
2012 347
2011 278
2010 289
2009 455
2008 516
2007 452
2006 442
2005 453
2004 389
2003 280
2002 346
2001 244

Vehicles licensed or SORN in 2022 Q4, by fuel type and engine capacity

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

Capacity Licensed SORN
Petrol Diesel Other Petrol Diesel Other
Unknown 2 180 6 30
up to 100cc 1
401cc to 500cc 1 2
801cc to 900cc 1
1701cc to 1800cc 1
2801cc to 2900cc 22 121
2901cc to 3000cc 1 9
4201cc to 4300cc 2.1k 11 1 1.0k
4301cc to 4400cc 1
4401cc to 4500cc 10 1
4501cc to 4600cc 255 128
4801cc to 4900cc 1
5101cc to 5200cc 211 10
5801cc to 5900cc 1 1
5901cc to 6000cc 126 5 251 3
6301cc to 6400cc 154 102
6601cc to 6700cc 127
6701cc to 6800cc 364 1 28 1
6801cc to 6900cc 1 1
8301cc to 8400cc 1
Capacity Licensed SORN
Unknown Petrol
Diesel 2 6
Other 180 30
up to 100cc Petrol
Diesel 1
Other
401cc to 500cc Petrol
Diesel 1 2
Other
801cc to 900cc Petrol
Diesel 1
Other
1701cc to 1800cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
2801cc to 2900cc Petrol
Diesel 22 121
Other
2901cc to 3000cc Petrol
Diesel 1 9
Other
4201cc to 4300cc Petrol 1
Diesel 2.1k 1.0k
Other 11
4301cc to 4400cc Petrol
Diesel 1
Other
4401cc to 4500cc Petrol
Diesel 10 1
Other
4501cc to 4600cc Petrol
Diesel 255 128
Other
4801cc to 4900cc Petrol
Diesel 1
Other
5101cc to 5200cc Petrol
Diesel 211 10
Other
5801cc to 5900cc Petrol
Diesel 1 1
Other
5901cc to 6000cc Petrol
Diesel 126 251
Other 5 3
6301cc to 6400cc Petrol
Diesel 154 102
Other
6601cc to 6700cc Petrol
Diesel 127
Other
6701cc to 6800cc Petrol
Diesel 364 28
Other 1 1
6801cc to 6900cc Petrol
Diesel 1 1
Other
8301cc to 8400cc Petrol
Diesel 1
Other