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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
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
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

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 ?
Licensed 267 321 311 308 287 180 147 100 1
SORN 2 14 6 2 2 2 3 0 3
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 64 120 142 258 374 348 351 443 405 260
SORN 68 114 93 86 72 62 56 43 30 16
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 1 0 1 1 1 2 5 5 18 38
SORN 5 5 3 6 5 15 19 31 94 87
1988 1989 1990
Licensed 0 0 0
SORN 1 0 3
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 1 3
2018 100 0
2017 147 3
2016 180 2
2015 287 2
2014 308 2
2013 311 6
2012 321 14
2011 267 2
2010 260 16
2009 405 30
2008 443 43
2007 351 56
2006 348 62
2005 374 72
2004 258 86
2003 142 93
2002 120 114
2001 64 68
2000 38 87
1999 18 94
1998 5 31
1997 5 19
1996 2 15
1995 1 5
1994 1 6
1993 1 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 ?
Licensed 262 312 309 321 290 181 144 104 9
SORN 1 14 7 2 2 2 3 1 3
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 64 119 140 257 373 347 348 443 404 260
SORN 68 114 92 86 72 62 56 43 30 16
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 1 0 1 1 1 2 6 5 18 37
SORN 5 6 2 6 4 16 21 31 93 87
1990
Licensed 0
SORN 3
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 9 3
2018 104 1
2017 144 3
2016 181 2
2015 290 2
2014 321 2
2013 309 7
2012 312 14
2011 262 1
2010 260 16
2009 404 30
2008 443 43
2007 348 56
2006 347 62
2005 373 72
2004 257 86
2003 140 92
2002 119 114
2001 64 68
2000 37 87
1999 18 93
1998 5 31
1997 6 21
1996 2 16
1995 1 4
1994 1 6
1993 1 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
244 346 280 389 453 442 452 516 455 289 278 347 319 327 294 183 149 107
Year Registrations
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 2018 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