POLARIS MISSING

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 2.6k 2.6k 2.5k 2.5k 1.5k 1.5k 1.5k 1.5k
2022 2.8k 2.8k 2.7k 2.7k 1.4k 1.4k 1.4k 1.5k
2021 3.0k 3.0k 2.9k 2.9k 1.3k 1.3k 1.3k 1.4k
2020 3.2k 3.1k 3.1k 3.1k 1.2k 1.2k 1.2k 1.2k
2019 3.4k 3.3k 3.3k 3.3k 1.0k 1.1k 1.1k 0
2018 3.6k 3.5k 3.5k 3.5k 828 854 914 973
2017 3.7k 3.7k 3.7k 3.6k 655 719 756 807
2016 3.6k 3.7k 3.7k 3.7k 482 522 554 602
2015 3.1k 3.2k 3.3k 3.5k 303 353 389 439
2014 2.5k 2.7k 2.9k 2.9k 198 206 219 260
2013 2.0k 2.2k 2.3k 2.4k 131 144 137 174
2012 1.5k 1.7k 1.8k 1.9k 108 109 103 116
2011 1.1k 1.2k 1.3k 1.4k 75 81 86 97
2010 726 804 893 965 59 60 58 63
2009 582 612 658 677 47 50 54 63
2008 543 555 36 44
2007 472 27
2006 419
2005 343
2004 196
2003 39
2002 0
2001 0
2000 0
1999 0
1998 0
1997 0
1996 0
1995 0
1994 0
Quarter Licensed SORN
2023 Q4 2.5k 1.5k
2023 Q3 2.5k 1.5k
2023 Q2 2.6k 1.5k
2023 Q1 2.6k 1.5k
2022 Q4 2.7k 1.5k
2022 Q3 2.7k 1.4k
2022 Q2 2.8k 1.4k
2022 Q1 2.8k 1.4k
2021 Q4 2.9k 1.4k
2021 Q3 2.9k 1.3k
2021 Q2 3.0k 1.3k
2021 Q1 3.0k 1.3k
2020 Q4 3.1k 1.2k
2020 Q3 3.1k 1.2k
2020 Q2 3.1k 1.2k
2020 Q1 3.2k 1.2k
2019 Q4 3.3k 0
2019 Q3 3.3k 1.1k
2019 Q2 3.3k 1.1k
2019 Q1 3.4k 1.0k
2018 Q4 3.5k 973
2018 Q3 3.5k 914
2018 Q2 3.5k 854
2018 Q1 3.6k 828
2017 Q4 3.6k 807
2017 Q3 3.7k 756
2017 Q2 3.7k 719
2017 Q1 3.7k 655
2016 Q4 3.7k 602
2016 Q3 3.7k 554
2016 Q2 3.7k 522
2016 Q1 3.6k 482
2015 Q4 3.5k 439
2015 Q3 3.3k 389
2015 Q2 3.2k 353
2015 Q1 3.1k 303
2014 Q4 2.9k 260
2014 Q3 2.9k 219
2014 Q2 2.7k 206
2014 Q1 2.5k 198
2013 Q4 2.4k 174
2013 Q3 2.3k 137
2013 Q2 2.2k 144
2013 Q1 2.0k 131
2012 Q4 1.9k 116
2012 Q3 1.8k 103
2012 Q2 1.7k 109
2012 Q1 1.5k 108
2011 Q4 1.4k 97
2011 Q3 1.3k 86
2011 Q2 1.2k 81
2011 Q1 1.1k 75
2010 Q4 965 63
2010 Q3 893 58
2010 Q2 804 60
2010 Q1 726 59
2009 Q4 677 63
2009 Q3 658 54
2009 Q2 612 50
2009 Q1 582 47
2008 Q4 555 44
2008 Q3 543 36
2007 Q4 472 27
2006 Q4 419
2005 Q4 343
2004 Q4 196
2003 Q4 39
2002 Q4 0
2001 Q4 0
2000 Q4 0
1999 Q4 0
1998 Q4 0
1997 Q4 0
1996 Q4 0
1995 Q4 0
1994 Q4 0

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

2021 2022 ?
Licensed 3 1 40
SORN 1 0 45
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Licensed 220 234 304 333 359 284 102 84 59 21
SORN 146 153 168 189 175 119 37 27 15 4
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 4 2 6 30 40 34 37 48 62 147
SORN 2 3 12 51 55 32 57 64 55 119
1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Licensed 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 1
SORN 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 4 2
1988 1989 1990
Licensed 0 0 0
SORN 1 0 0
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 40 45
2022 1 0
2021 3 1
2020 21 4
2019 59 15
2018 84 27
2017 102 37
2016 284 119
2015 359 175
2014 333 189
2013 304 168
2012 234 153
2011 220 146
2010 147 119
2009 62 55
2008 48 64
2007 37 57
2006 34 32
2005 40 55
2004 30 51
2003 6 12
2002 2 3
2001 4 2
2000 1 2
1999 2 4
1998 0 6
1997 1 2
1996 0 2
1995 0 0
1994 1 0
1993 0 0
1992 0 0
1991 0 0
1990 0 0
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 3 1 252
SORN 1 0 241
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Licensed 196 208 276 322 354 282 102 82 60 19
SORN 128 140 149 181 177 116 38 27 13 4
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Licensed 2 24 30 27 29 28 48 114
SORN 6 37 43 27 37 44 41 96
Year Licensed SORN
Unknown 252 241
2022 1 0
2021 3 1
2020 19 4
2019 60 13
2018 82 27
2017 102 38
2016 282 116
2015 354 177
2014 322 181
2013 276 149
2012 208 140
2011 196 128
2010 114 96
2009 48 41
2008 28 44
2007 29 37
2006 27 27
2005 30 43
2004 24 37
2003 2 6

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
0 0 56 156 180 131 116 164 201 358 533 595 690 777 828 620 216 164 104 51 18 15 11
Year Registrations
2023 11
2022 15
2021 18
2020 51
2019 104
2018 164
2017 216
2016 620
2015 828
2014 777
2013 690
2012 595
2011 533
2010 358
2009 201
2008 164
2007 116
2006 131
2005 180
2004 156
2003 56
2002 0
2001 0

Vehicles licensed or SORN in 2023 Q4, by fuel type and engine capacity

Covers United Kingdom including Northern Ireland

Capacity Licensed SORN
Petrol Diesel Other Petrol Diesel Other
Unknown 15 14 15 18 6 14
Up to 100cc 3 1
101cc to 200cc 1 1
201cc to 300cc 14 31 1
301cc to 400cc 94 1 78 1
401cc to 500cc 560 16 431 22
501cc to 600cc 246 8 186 1
601cc to 700cc 52 2 40
701cc to 800cc 145 7 107 4
801cc to 900cc 110 30 80 4
901cc to 1000cc 64 582 55 292
1001cc to 1100cc 475 1 162
1201cc to 1300cc 1
1301cc to 1400cc 1
1501cc to 1600cc 4
1601cc to 1700cc 1
1701cc to 1800cc 1
1901cc to 2000cc 1 1
2301cc to 2400cc 1 1
2401cc to 2500cc 1
9001cc to 9100cc 1
Over 15000cc 1
Capacity Licensed SORN
Unknown Petrol 15 18
Diesel 14 6
Other 15 14
Up to 100cc Petrol 3 1
Diesel
Other
101cc to 200cc Petrol 1 1
Diesel
Other
201cc to 300cc Petrol 14 31
Diesel 1
Other
301cc to 400cc Petrol 94 78
Diesel 1 1
Other
401cc to 500cc Petrol 560 431
Diesel 16 22
Other
501cc to 600cc Petrol 246 186
Diesel 8 1
Other
601cc to 700cc Petrol 52 40
Diesel 2
Other
701cc to 800cc Petrol 145 107
Diesel 7 4
Other
801cc to 900cc Petrol 110 80
Diesel 30 4
Other
901cc to 1000cc Petrol 64 55
Diesel 582 292
Other
1001cc to 1100cc Petrol 1
Diesel 475 162
Other
1201cc to 1300cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
1301cc to 1400cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
1501cc to 1600cc Petrol 4
Diesel
Other
1601cc to 1700cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
1701cc to 1800cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
1901cc to 2000cc Petrol 1
Diesel 1
Other
2301cc to 2400cc Petrol 1 1
Diesel
Other
2401cc to 2500cc Petrol 1
Diesel
Other
9001cc to 9100cc Petrol
Diesel 1
Other
Over 15000cc Petrol
Diesel 1
Other