Manufacturer OPTARE

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 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 318 275 251 280
2012 4.7k 4.8k 4.9k 4.9k 299 288 296 298
2011 4.6k 4.7k 4.7k 4.7k 249 246 246 284
2010 4.5k 4.5k 4.6k 4.6k 256 263 257 231
2009 4.2k 4.4k 4.4k 4.5k 241 242 249 243
2008 4.1k 4.1k 293 285
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
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 280
2013 Q3 5.0k 251
2013 Q2 5.0k 275
2013 Q1 4.9k 318
2012 Q4 4.9k 298
2012 Q3 4.9k 296
2012 Q2 4.8k 288
2012 Q1 4.7k 299
2011 Q4 4.7k 284
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 249
2009 Q2 4.4k 242
2009 Q1 4.2k 241
2008 Q4 4.1k 285
2008 Q3 4.1k 293
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

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 ?
Licensed 250 329 308 302 281 178 147 100 69 0
SORN 10 22 7 8 7 4 3 1 0 3
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 43 79 96 217 327 331 327 418 390 255
SORN 77 125 119 100 108 63 69 55 33 24
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 1 0 2 0 1 1 3 3 12 23
SORN 5 5 3 6 5 16 20 34 95 91
1988 1989 1990
Licensed 0 0 0
SORN 1 0 3
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 0 3
2019 69 0
2018 100 1
2017 147 3
2016 178 4
2015 281 7
2014 302 8
2013 308 7
2012 329 22
2011 250 10
2010 255 24
2009 390 33
2008 418 55
2007 327 69
2006 331 63
2005 327 108
2004 217 100
2003 96 119
2002 79 125
2001 43 77
2000 23 91
1999 12 95
1998 3 34
1997 3 20
1996 1 16
1995 1 5
1994 0 6
1993 2 3
1992 0 5
1991 1 5
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

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 ?
Licensed 245 320 305 315 283 179 144 102 72 7
SORN 9 23 7 8 7 4 3 1 0 5
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 43 79 95 216 327 330 324 418 389 255
SORN 77 125 117 100 107 63 69 55 33 24
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 1 0 2 0 1 1 3 3 12 22
SORN 5 6 2 6 4 17 23 34 94 91
1990
Licensed 0
SORN 3
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 7 5
2019 72 0
2018 102 1
2017 144 3
2016 179 4
2015 283 7
2014 315 8
2013 305 7
2012 320 23
2011 245 9
2010 255 24
2009 389 33
2008 418 55
2007 324 69
2006 330 63
2005 327 107
2004 216 100
2003 95 117
2002 79 125
2001 43 77
2000 22 91
1999 12 94
1998 3 34
1997 3 23
1996 1 17
1995 1 4
1994 0 6
1993 2 2
1992 0 6
1991 1 5
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
244 346 280 389 453 442 452 516 455 289 278 347 319 327 294 183 149 107 72
Year Registrations
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 2019 Q4, by fuel type and engine capacity

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

Capacity Licensed SORN
Petrol Diesel Other Petrol Diesel Other
1700cc to 1799cc 1
Capacity Licensed SORN
1700cc to 1799cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other