Disabled parking badges

Statistics and data about the number of disabled parking badges issued and held in England.

Latest disabled parking badges statistics

Disabled parking badges statistics presents data on parking badges for disabled people in England (blue badges). From 2015, the main statistics on badges issued and held (Blue Badges remain valid for 3 years) data is solely from the Blue Badge Improvement Service (BBIS).

Guidance on current and previous disabled parking badges statistics are available.

  1. Blue badge scheme statistics: 2019

Disabled parking badges statistics: data tables

  1. Blue badge scheme statistics: data tables (DIS)

About the disabled parking badges data and reports

Please note, this team only deal with disabled parking badges statistics. If you wish to apply for a disabled parking badge please visit apply for a Blue Badge or contact your local authority directly.

All of the statistics published in this series are National Statistics. Disabled parking badges statistics was assessed by the UK Statistics Authority and confirmed as National Statistics in February 2013.

Figures at local authority level are less robust and are outside the scope of National Statistics.

The Blue Badge Improvement Service (BBIS) is a new service that has been available to all local authorities in England since 1 January 2012. It provides a number of core services, including a central database of all Blue Badges on issue. The introduction of BBIS has implications for the future collection of Blue Badge statistics. Further information is available.

Published 10 November 2012
Last updated 4 December 2019 + show all updates
  1. Collection page updated for the Blue badge scheme statistics 2019 report.

  2. Latest Blue Badge statistics updated for the end of March 2018.

  3. Latest blue badge statistics summary updated for the year ending 2017.

  4. New release published and latest blue badge summary updated for 2016.

  5. Latest blue badge statistics updated.

  6. First published.