Motor Vehicles: Registration

Transport written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many vehicles of each type there are registered in the UK.

Photo of Paul Clark Paul Clark Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The following table gives the total number of vehicles by body type licensed in the UK at 31 December 2008.

Number (Thousand)
Cars 29,235.5
Motor cycles 1,322.1
Light goods 3,329.5
Heavy goods 543.8
Buses and coaches 186.0
Other vehicles 613.9
Total 35,230.8

More recent data on vehicles licensed in Great Britain are published each quarter at:

Data on vehicles licensed in Northern Ireland are published annually at: transport_statistics.htm

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