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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 Q3. Includes Northern Ireland from 2014 Q4.

Licensed SORN
Quarter Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2018 5.0k 4.9k 4.8k 832 871 914
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 5.1k 5.2k 301 347 375 423
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 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 5.1k 375
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 ?
Licensed 266 331 308 308 289 177 145 1
SORN 4 15 8 1 0 4 1 2
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 83 192 183 300 414 390 389 467 413 257
SORN 59 88 75 58 52 29 36 24 26 15
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 1 0 2 1 1 1 6 5 33 55
SORN 5 4 5 6 5 14 18 36 94 75
1988 1989 1990
Licensed 0 0 0
SORN 1 0 3
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 1 2
2017 145 1
2016 177 4
2015 289 0
2014 308 1
2013 308 8
2012 331 15
2011 266 4
2010 257 15
2009 413 26
2008 467 24
2007 389 36
2006 390 29
2005 414 52
2004 300 58
2003 183 75
2002 192 88
2001 83 59
2000 55 75
1999 33 94
1998 5 36
1997 6 18
1996 1 14
1995 1 5
1994 1 6
1993 2 5
1992 0 4
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 ?
Licensed 262 321 306 321 292 178 146 10
SORN 3 15 9 1 0 4 1 4
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 83 191 180 300 414 389 385 466 412 257
SORN 59 88 75 57 51 29 36 24 26 15
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 1 0 2 1 1 1 7 5 33 54
SORN 5 5 4 6 4 15 20 36 93 75
1990
Licensed 0
SORN 3
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 10 4
2017 146 1
2016 178 4
2015 292 0
2014 321 1
2013 306 9
2012 321 15
2011 262 3
2010 257 15
2009 412 26
2008 466 24
2007 385 36
2006 389 29
2005 414 51
2004 300 57
2003 180 75
2002 191 88
2001 83 59
2000 54 75
1999 33 93
1998 5 36
1997 7 20
1996 1 15
1995 1 4
1994 1 6
1993 2 4
1992 0 5
1991 1 5
1990 0 3

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
244 346 280 389 453 442 452 516 455 289 278 347 319 327 294 183 149 78
Year Registrations
2018 78
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 2017 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