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Vehicle statistics includes information on the licensed vehicle stock and new vehicle registrations in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales). Estimates of the level of vehicle excise duty evasion in Great Britain are also available.

Publications

Blue Badge Scheme Statistics
Department: Transport
Provides annual statistics on the disabled parking (Blue Badge) scheme including the number of badges issued.
Bus and Coach Statistics, Scotland
Department: Scottish Government
Trends in service provision (vehicle-kilometres), passenger journeys and receipts; availability of services and use for commuting.
Civil Parking Enforcement Statistics
Department: Transport
Provides annual statistics on Civil Parking Enforcement including the number of Penalty Charge Notices issued.
Compendium of Key Statistics for the Driver and Vehicle Agency
Department: Environment (Northern Ireland)
This is a compendium report providing information on the Testing, Licensing and Enforcement / Compliance activities of the Driver and Vehicle Agency for 2011/12. The report will also contain performance over previous years.
Compendium of Motorcycling Statistics
Department: Transport
Publication bringing together statistics on motorcycle use from a range of sources covering motorcycle ownership, purchase stocks, traffic, crime and accidents.
DOE Driver, Vehicle, Operator and Enforcement Statistics
Department: Environment (Northern Ireland)
This is a quarterly update of information on the testing, licensing and enforcement / compliance activities of the Driver and Vehicle Agency. Prior to quarter 1, April to June 2013, this publicaton was titled Quarterly Update of Key Statistics for the Driver and Vehicle Agency. The name was changed in quarter 2, July to September 2013, to better reflect the content of the publication and recognise that not all of the data are sourced from within DVA itself.
DVA Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey Full Report
Department: Environment (Northern Ireland)
This publication contains the detailed analysis from the Driver and Vehicle Agency Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey.
DVA Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey Headline Results
Department: Environment (Northern Ireland)
This summary release provides the headline results fom the Driver and Vehicle Agency Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey.
Free Flow Vehicle Speeds Statistics
Department: Transport
This publication gives speeds in free flowing road traffic
Licensing and Vehicle Ownership in Wales
Department: Welsh Government
This Statistical Bulletin includes information on registrations, driving tests and parking badges.
Northern Ireland Compliance Checks - Heavy Goods Vehicles, Buses and Taxis
Department: Environment (Northern Ireland)
This is a report providing information on Compliance Checks for heavy goods vehicles, buses and taxis, which are carried out to determine the roadworthiness and traffic compliance of heavy goods vehicles and trailers, buses, and taxis travelling on the roads in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland Goods Vehicle Compliance Check Report
Department: Environment (Northern Ireland)
This is a report providing information on the biennial HGV Goods Compliance Check, which is carried out to determine the roadworthiness and traffic compliance of heavy goods vehicles and trailers travelling on the roads in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland Road and Rail Quarterly Bulletin
Department: Regional Development (Northern Ireland)
The publication contains data relating to vehicle registrations, public transport, petroleum deliveries to NI and driver and vehicle testing.
Northern Ireland Taxi Compliance Check
Department: Environment (Northern Ireland)
This is a report providing information on the biennial Taxi Compliance Check, which is carried out to determine the roadworthiness and traffic compliance of taxis travelling on the roads in Northern Ireland.
Northern Ireland Transport Statistics
Department: Regional Development (Northern Ireland)
The publication contains data relating to vehicle registrations, driver and vehicle testing, road network, road freight, road safety, public transport, air transport and general transport statistics.
People and Vehicle Licensing and Ownership
Department: Welsh Government
This Statistical Bulletin includes information on driving licenses, driving tests and parking badges.
Public Awareness of and Attitudes Towards Electric Cars
Department: Regional Development (Northern Ireland)
This publication has been produced by Central Statistics and Research Branch (CSRB). It contains information on people’s awareness of and attitudes towards electric cars and the factors that would encourage or discourage them from buying an electric vehicle.
Public Perceptions on Car Emissions
Department: Regional Development (Northern Ireland)
The publication contains data on public opinion regarding car/van emissions.
Public attitudes towards electric vehicles
Department: Transport
Report on public attitudes towards electric vehicles
Quarterly Update of Key Statistics for the Driver and Vehicle Agency
Department: Environment (Northern Ireland)
This is a quarterly update of information on the Testing, Licensing and Enforcement / Compliance activities of the Driver and Vehicle Agency.
Scottish Household Transport Statistics
Department: Scottish Government
Provides information about the transport facilities available to private households, some travel by household members and some aspects of travel.
Travel Survey for Northern Ireland
Department: Regional Development (Northern Ireland)
The publication contains data on trends in personal travel, how people travel, why people travel and other factors affecting travel.
Vehicle Excise Duty Evasion
Department: Transport
Annual bulletin presenting estimates of the per cent and number of vehicles on Britain’s roads that are unlicensed and the associated revenue lost through non-payment of vehicle excise duty.
Vehicle Licensing Statistics
Department: Transport
Annual publication providing a range of key statistics relating to licensed vehicles and new vehicle registrations in Great Britain.
Vehicle Licensing Statistics Great Britain
Department: Transport
This publication provides monthly new registrations of vehicles and quarterly licenced vehicle numbers in Great Britain

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Overview

Vehicle statistics cover:

  • vehicle licensing statistics: an annual bulletin providing a range of key statistics relating to licensed vehicles and new vehicle registrations in Great Britain

  • vehicle excise duty evasion: an annual bulletin that presents estimates of the percentage and number of vehicles on Britain’s roads that are unlicensed and the associated revenue lost through non payment of vehicle excise duty

  • motorcycling statistics brings together statistics on use from a range of sources covering motorcycle ownership, purchases, stocks, traffic, crime and accidents

  • ad hoc analyses on the risk of driver injury in various vehicles are also published

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Technical Data

Vehicle statistics includes information on the licensed vehicle stock and new vehicle registrations in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales).

Information is collected as follows:

  • Vehicle licensing statistics are derived from an extract taken from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) database, which is used to administer vehicle registration and licensing records in Great Britain

  • Vehicle excise duty evasion statistics are derived by directly observing registration marks from traffic at various sites around the country. These are then compared with records held by the government licensing agencies

  • Statistics on motorcycling are collected from a variety of sources, largely drawing together National Statistics with the addition of statistics from motorcycling organisations

  • Information on cars: make and model: the risk of driver injury is collected from two vehicle accidents reported to the police where at least one driver was injured

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Glossary

  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

    The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency administer vehicle registration and licensing records in Great Britain.

  • Licensed vehicle stock

    Vehicles in the UK that are registered with the DVLA.

  • Registration marks

    A registration mark is the combination of letters and numbers that provides a unique identifier for a vehicle registered in Great Britain. Sometimes called registration number although usually contains letters as well as numbers.

  • Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)

    Vehicle Excise Duty is the name of the annual tax for cars and other vehicles that owners of vehicles have to pay to be licensed in Great Britain.

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Contact Details

For statistical enquiries about this topic, please contact:

Vehicle Statistics Branch

Email: vehicles.stats@dft.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7944 3077

Vehicle Statistics Branch, 2/13 Great Minister House 33 Horseferry Road London SW1P 4DR

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