National Statistics

Taxi and private hire vehicle statistics, England: 2018

Licensed taxis, private hire vehicles, drivers and operators in England as at 31 March 2018.


Taxi and private hire vehicle statistics, England: 2018 data tables

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Statistics on taxi and private hire vehicles (PHV) in England at the end of March 2018 show:

  • there were 285,400 licensed taxis and PHVs
  • 74% of all licensed vehicles were PHVs
  • 58% of licensed taxis were wheelchair accessible
  • all taxis in London were wheelchair accessible
  • 361,500 taxi or private hire vehicle licences
  • 62% of licences were PHV only licences
  • 16% were taxi only licences
  • 22% were dual licences

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Published 25 October 2018