Collection

Vehicles statistics

Statistics and data about the number of licensed vehicles, new vehicle registrations and roadworthiness testing (including MOTs).

The publication of Vehicle Licensing Statistics 2021 is being postponed to 24 May 2022. A number of planned improvements are being included in this statistical series to meet user needs relating to the range and coverage of data being published. The delay reflects the additional work required for the quality assurance of these changes which has taken longer than expected.

Latest vehicle licensing statistics

Vehicle licensing data tables

Data are updated on an annual basis in April, with a subset of key tables published quarterly in June, September and December.

Accessibility of tables

The department is currently working to make our tables accessible for our users. If you would like to request a more accessible format, please email vehicle statistics. We will consider each request but may not be able to provide an alternative accessible format on every occasion.

If you have any feedback on the accessibility of our tables, please email us.

Vehicle licensing statistics

Statistics on the number of licensed vehicles and new vehicle registrations derived from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), which administers vehicle registration and licensing records in the United Kingdom. The information is broken down by the type of vehicle, the characteristics of vehicles and a geographic breakdown.

Guidance on current and previous vehicle licensing statistics are available.

Vehicle excise duty evasion statistics

Statistics on the number of unlicensed vehicles ‘in traffic’ and ‘in active stock’, as well as their characteristics and the potential lost revenues through vehicle excise duty evasion. Based on a roadside survey, which since 2011 has been carried out every 2 years.

Guidance on current and previous vehicle excise duty evasion statistics are available.

Accessibility of tables

The department is currently working to make our tables accessible for our users. If you would like to request a more accessible format, please email vehicle statistics. We will consider each request but may not be able to provide an alternative accessible format on every occasion.

If you have any feedback on the accessibility of our tables, please email us.

Vehicle roadworthiness testing statistics

Statistics relating to the roadworthiness testing system (including MOTs) from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), which administers the testing system in Great Britain, and survey based estimates of MOT non-compliance published in 2009.

About the vehicle statistics data and reports

All of the statistics published, apart from vehicle roadworthiness testing statistics, are National Statistics. The vehicle statistics were assessed by the UK Statistics Authority and confirmed as National Statistics in April 2012.

Statistics relating to roadworthiness testing are official statistics.

Published 7 January 2013
Last updated 6 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. A note explaining the delay to the Vehicle Licensing Statistics 2021 publication, from 12 May to 24 May 2022, has been added to the page.

  2. Vehicle licensing statistics, July to September 2021 added.

  3. Vehicle excise duty evasion statistics for the year 2021 added.

  4. Vehicle licensing statistics, April to June 2021 added.

  5. Vehicle licensing statistics, January to March 2021 added to collection.

  6. Vehicle licensing statistics 2020 added to collection.

  7. Vehicle licensing statistics, July to September 2020 publication added to collection.

  8. Vehicle licensing statistics, April to June 2020 publication added to collection.

  9. Vehicle licensing statistics, January to March 2020 report added to collection page.

  10. Vehicle licensing statistics 2019 report added to collection page.

  11. Collection page updated for vehicle licensing statistics, July to September 2019.

  12. Vehicle excise duty evasion statistics 2019 report published.

  13. Updated collection page for 'Vehicle licensing statistics: April to June 2019'

  14. New release published - Vehicle licensing statistics: January to March 2019.

  15. New annual release published.

  16. New vehicle licensing quarterly release published for July to September 2018.

  17. New release published and page updated.

  18. New release published.

  19. New release published.

  20. New release published.

  21. New release published.

  22. New release published.

  23. New release published and text updated.

  24. New release published.

  25. Note about Table 0209 added to vehicle licensing section.

  26. New release published.

  27. New release published.

  28. New release published and update to page.

  29. First published.