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Scottish Transport Statistics No 29: 2010 Edition

Has figures on (e.g.) road vehicles, traffic, accidents, bus and rail passengers, road and rail freight, air and water transport, finance, personal travel and international comparisons.


Table 1.2 Vehicles licensed at 31 December, by taxation group, body type and method of propulsion

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

thousand

by type of vehicle (taxation group)

Private and light goods

1,878

1,927

1,997

2,058

2,104

2,158

2,231

2,278

2,332

2,366

2,381

Motorcycles

36

39

42

46

50

54

56

60

64

67

67

Public transport 1

10

10

10

10

11

11

12

12

13

13

13

Goods

29

30

30

30

30

31

32

34

34

34

33

Crown and exempt 2

139

143

144

144 |

178

183

189

191

195

198

203

Other vehicles 2

40

40

40

42 |

10

10

11

11

11

10

10

All vehicles

2,131

2,188

2,262

2,330

2,383

2,448

2,531

2,587

2,648

2,688

2,707

by body type

Cars

1,824

1,876

1,939

1,993

2,031

2,076

2,139

2,173

2,216

2,248

2,265

Taxis

3

3

4

3

3

4

4

4

4

4

4

Motorcycles

41

45

47

52

56

60

62

66

70

73

73

Three wheelers

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

Light goods

158

162

167

174

183

194

209

223

237

243

245

Goods

28

30

30

30

31

31

32

33

39

39

39

Buses and coaches

17

17

17

17

17

18

18

18

18

18

17

Agricultural vehicles etc

36

37

36

38

39

41

42

42

43

44

45

Other vehicles

24

19

22

22

22

24

25

27

20

18

19

All vehicles

2,131

2,188

2,262

2,330

2,383

2,448

2,531

2,587

2,648

2,688

2,707

by method of propulsion

Petrol

1,647

1,677

1,719

1,742

1,746

1,756

1,771

1,762

1,761

1,749

1,715

Diesel

482

510

541

585

634

689

756

820

882

932

983

Electric

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

Gas or petrol/gas

1

1

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Gas Bi-Fuel

..

..

0

0

1

1

1

2

2

2

2

Steam

0

0

..

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Others

..

..

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

2

3

Total

2,131

2,188

2,262

2,330

2,383

2,448

2,531

2,587

2,648

2,688

2,707

1. Estimates include only those vehicles with more than 8 seats.
2. Vehicles in the Special Concessionary Group (part of other vehicles in 2002 and earlier years) are part of Crown and Exempt from 2003 onwards

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