Manufacturer SMITHS

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
2021 196 198 188 332 330 337
2020 236 223 203 197 316 317 330 332
2019 289 264 253 239 303 313 313 316
2018 360 337 305 299 301 309 302 300
2017 409 403 379 364 267 290 293 300
2016 449 438 413 404 240 247 270 269
2015 568 528 470 465 184 208 232 232
2014 681 677 606 588 156 153 174 180
2013 854 836 697 688 121 93 155 158
2012 1.1k 1.0k 876 867 116 80 145 134
2011 1.2k 1.2k 1.1k 1.1k 97 70 149 136
2010 1.3k 1.3k 1.2k 1.2k 111 59 123 113
2009 1.5k 1.5k 1.3k 1.3k 87 50 124 116
2008 1.5k 1.5k 144 99
2007 1.7k 150
2006 2.1k
2005 2.3k
2004 2.6k
2003 2.8k
2002 3.0k
2001 3.2k
2000 3.3k
1999 3.5k
1998 3.6k
1997 3.7k
1996 3.9k
1995 4.0k
1994 4.1k
Quarter Licensed SORN
2021 Q3 188 337
2021 Q2 198 330
2021 Q1 196 332
2020 Q4 197 332
2020 Q3 203 330
2020 Q2 223 317
2020 Q1 236 316
2019 Q4 239 316
2019 Q3 253 313
2019 Q2 264 313
2019 Q1 289 303
2018 Q4 299 300
2018 Q3 305 302
2018 Q2 337 309
2018 Q1 360 301
2017 Q4 364 300
2017 Q3 379 293
2017 Q2 403 290
2017 Q1 409 267
2016 Q4 404 269
2016 Q3 413 270
2016 Q2 438 247
2016 Q1 449 240
2015 Q4 465 232
2015 Q3 470 232
2015 Q2 528 208
2015 Q1 568 184
2014 Q4 588 180
2014 Q3 606 174
2014 Q2 677 153
2014 Q1 681 156
2013 Q4 688 158
2013 Q3 697 155
2013 Q2 836 93
2013 Q1 854 121
2012 Q4 867 134
2012 Q3 876 145
2012 Q2 1.0k 80
2012 Q1 1.1k 116
2011 Q4 1.1k 136
2011 Q3 1.1k 149
2011 Q2 1.2k 70
2011 Q1 1.2k 97
2010 Q4 1.2k 113
2010 Q3 1.2k 123
2010 Q2 1.3k 59
2010 Q1 1.3k 111
2009 Q4 1.3k 116
2009 Q3 1.3k 124
2009 Q2 1.5k 50
2009 Q1 1.5k 87
2008 Q4 1.5k 99
2008 Q3 1.5k 144
2007 Q4 1.7k 150
2006 Q4 2.1k
2005 Q4 2.3k
2004 Q4 2.6k
2003 Q4 2.8k
2002 Q4 3.0k
2001 Q4 3.2k
2000 Q4 3.3k
1999 Q4 3.5k
1998 Q4 3.6k
1997 Q4 3.7k
1996 Q4 3.9k
1995 Q4 4.0k
1994 Q4 4.1k

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

2011 2012 ?
Licensed 0 0 80
SORN 0 1 120
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 2 0 1
SORN 1 3 3 0 0 1 3 2 3 0
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
SORN 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 11 11 14 5 2 4 6 3 3 2
SORN 20 17 31 14 5 5 5 4 5 3
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Licensed 0 0 0 2 2 1 6 7 13 9
SORN 0 0 0 2 6 8 8 15 15 19
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Licensed 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SORN 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Licensed 0 0 0 0 0 0
SORN 1 0 0 0 0 0
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 80 120
2012 0 1
2011 0 0
2010 1 0
2009 0 3
2008 2 2
2007 0 3
2006 0 1
2005 3 0
2004 1 0
2003 2 3
2002 0 3
2001 0 1
2000 1 1
1999 3 1
1998 1 1
1997 0 0
1996 0 0
1995 0 0
1994 0 0
1993 0 0
1992 0 3
1991 2 4
1990 2 3
1989 3 5
1988 3 4
1987 6 5
1986 4 5
1985 2 5
1984 5 14
1983 14 31
1982 11 17
1981 11 20
1980 9 19
1979 13 15
1978 7 15
1977 6 8
1976 1 8
1975 2 6
1974 2 2
1973 0 0
1972 0 0
1971 0 0
1970 0 1
1969 0 0
1968 0 0
1967 0 0
1966 0 0
1965 0 1
1964 0 0
1963 0 0
1962 0 0
1961 0 0
1960 0 0
1959 0 0
1958 0 0
1957 0 0
1956 0 0
1955 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 ?
Licensed 0 0 14
SORN 0 1 26
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 2 0 0
SORN 1 2 3 0 0 1 3 2 3 0
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 6 6 10
SORN 9 9 14 4 2 0 1 3 5 4
1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Licensed 11 11 14 5 2 4 6 3 4 4
SORN 19 17 31 14 5 6 5 8 10 5
1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980
Licensed 0 0 4 4 2 1 7 7 13 10
SORN 10 10 5 7 6 8 8 13 15 19
1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970
Licensed 0 0 2 5 1 0 1 2 0 2
SORN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 7
1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960
Licensed 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 3 1
SORN 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950
Licensed 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4
SORN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940
Licensed 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SORN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 14 26
2012 0 1
2011 0 0
2010 0 0
2009 0 3
2008 2 2
2007 0 3
2006 0 1
2005 4 0
2004 1 0
2003 2 3
2002 0 2
2001 0 1
2000 10 4
1999 6 5
1998 6 3
1997 0 1
1996 0 0
1995 0 2
1994 0 4
1993 3 14
1992 2 9
1991 2 9
1990 4 5
1989 4 10
1988 3 8
1987 6 5
1986 4 6
1985 2 5
1984 5 14
1983 14 31
1982 11 17
1981 11 19
1980 10 19
1979 13 15
1978 7 13
1977 7 8
1976 1 8
1975 2 6
1974 4 7
1973 4 5
1972 0 10
1971 0 10
1970 2 7
1969 0 6
1968 2 0
1967 1 0
1966 0 0
1965 1 2
1964 5 0
1963 2 0
1962 0 0
1961 0 0
1960 1 0
1959 3 1
1958 0 0
1957 0 0
1956 1 1
1955 1 1
1954 2 0
1953 0 0
1952 1 0
1951 2 0
1950 4 0
1949 2 0
1948 1 0
1947 0 0
1946 1 0
1945 0 0
1944 0 0
1943 0 0
1942 0 0
1941 0 0
1940 0 0
1939 0 0
1938 0 0
1937 0 0
1936 0 0
1935 0 0
1934 0 0
1933 1 0

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
0 1 9 18 11 9 7 36 9 0 2 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Year Registrations
2021 0
2020 0
2019 0
2018 0
2017 0
2016 0
2015 1
2014 1
2013 4
2012 3
2011 2
2010 0
2009 9
2008 36
2007 7
2006 9
2005 11
2004 18
2003 9
2002 1
2001 0

Vehicles licensed or SORN in 2020 Q4, by fuel type and engine capacity

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

Capacity Licensed SORN
Petrol Diesel Other Petrol Diesel Other
750cc to 999cc 1
Capacity Licensed SORN
750cc to 999cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other