Department for Transport produces information on the number of driving and riding theory and practical tests undertaken in Great Britain, and also statistics on driving instructors.
The department are proposing to reduce the release schedule for this publication from quarterly to annual, with the accompanying set of data tables still being updated on a quarterly basis. If you wish to comment on this proposal, please contact us.
See this index for a complete list of related data tables.
All of the statistics are derived from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) which administers the driving test scheme in Great Britain.
Data tables at test centre level are published by DVSA.
Make a Freedom of Information request to DVSA if you need more detailed statistics. If you’re a driving instructor, you can send a request for your personal statistics.
All of the statistics published are Official Statistics. The department’s view is that all statistics which are not designated as National Statistics are robust and have been produced to a suitable standard.
Pre-release access list
The post holders given access to these statistics up to 24 hours prior to release are available in the Driving tests and instructors statistics pre-release access list.
We continuously review the content of these statistics to ensure they are meeting users’ needs. We continue to welcome any feedback on these statistics.