National Statistics

Blue badge scheme statistics: 2018

Statistics on the disabled parking (Blue Badges) including the number of badges issued for the financial year ending 2018.


Blue badge scheme statistics: 2018 tables

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Statistics on data parking badges for disabled people (‘Blue Badges’) in England. The main Blue Badge statistics are derived from the Blue Badge Improvement Service (BBIS) database.

For badges held as at 31 March 2018:

  • 2.35 million were held
  • 42% were held without further assessment
  • 4.2% of the population held a Blue Badge

For badges issued between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018:

  • 859,000 were issued
  • 40% were issued without further assessment

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Disabled parking badge statistics

Published 29 November 2018