DVLA reveals more drivers are going online to update their address on their driving licence.
More and more drivers are going online to change their address on their driving licence according to statistics released today (30 July 2012) by the DVLA.
Just over half of all drivers in Great Britain who used the DVLA’s Driver Licence Online service to change their address were men, typically aged around 30. Women drivers were typically aged around 25 and over half of those who went online were single. 77 Reverends, 1 Lord and 1 Lady also used the online service to change their address.
For drivers in Birmingham:
- 2,600 changed their address online, which is the highest in the country
- 54% were male
- The oldest was 82 and the youngest was 16
For further information see DVLA’s electronic services
The table below shows the top 20 regions where drivers have changed address online so far this year.
|Region||Number of drivers changing address online|
|Newcastle upon Tyne||1744|
Notes to editors
The statistics quoted cover the number of online driving licence change of address in the first quarter of the 2012-13 financial year (April to June).
In this period a total of 105,247 drivers opted to use the online service.
In order to use the online service a driver must:
- have their driving licence in their possession (including the paper counterpart if it’s a photocard licence)
- be a resident of Great Britain
- be currently not prevented from driving for any reason
- have a valid UK passport or another form of identity
- be able to provide addresses of where they have lived over the last three years.
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