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Transport and Travel in Scotland 2010

Summarises a broad range of transport statistics including road vehicles, traffic, casualties, bus and rail passengers, road and rail freight, air and water transport and personal travel as well as providing some comparisons with GB figures. Further breakdowns of Scottish Household Survey transport data including households' access to cars and bikes, frequency of driving, modes of travel to work and school, use and opinions of public transport and access to services are also presented.


Table H4 Other vehicle related statistics

Year Vehicles New Reported Vehicles New Reported
licensed registr- road licensed registr- road
ations casualties ations casualties
of of
vehicles all severities vehicles
thousand thousand number index 1985=100
1962 775 86 26,703 51 48 98
1963 836 100 27,728 55 56 102
1964 900 117 30,527 59 65 112
1965 951 113 31,827 63 63 117
1966 991 113 32,280 65 62 118
1967 1,035 116 31,760 68 64 116
1968 1,065 119 30,649 70 66 112
1969 1,106 110 31,056 73 61 114
1970 1,124 117 31,240 74 65 114
1971 1,135 128 31,194 75 71 114
1972 1,181 161 31,762 78 89 116
1973 1,252 173 31,404 83 96 115
1974 1,274 143 28,783 84 79 105
1975 1 1,304 154 28,621 86 85 105
1976 1,314 159 29,933 87 88 110
1977 .. 155 29,783 .. 86 109
1978 1,308 179 30,506 86 99 112
1979 1,353 185 31,387 89 102 115
1980 1,398 176 29,286 92 97 107
1981 1,397 166 28,766 92 92 105
1982 1,416 171 28,273 94 95 104
1983 1,448 193 25,224 96 107 92
1984 1,489 183 26,158 98 101 96
1985 1,514 181 27,287 100 100 100
1986 1,546 181 26,117 102 100 96
1987 1,575 187 24,748 104 103 91
1988 1,657 200 25,425 109 111 93
1989 1,729 213 27,532 114 118 101
1990 1,788 194 27,228 118 107 100
1991 1,830 154 25,346 121 85 93
1992 2 1,884 154 24,173 124 85 89
1993 1,874 170 22,414 124 94 82
1994 3 1,900 170 22,573 125 94 83
1995 1,910 173 22,194 126 96 81
1996 1,966 183 21,716 130 101 80
1997 2,023 206 22,629 134 114 83
1998 2,073 210 22,467 137 116 82
1999 2,131 216 21,002 141 120 77
2000 2,188 220 20,517 145 122 75
2001 4 2,262 241 19,911 149 134 73
2002 2,330 259 19,275 154 144 71
2003 2,383 262 18,757 157 145 69
2004 2,448 263 18,502 162 145 68
2005 2,531 251 17,885 167 139 66
2006 2,564 243 17,269 169 134 63
2007 2,627 251 16,238 174 139 60
2008 2,665 215 15,590 176 119 57
2009 2,684 216 15,043 177 120 55
2010 2,685 209 13,324 177 116 49

1. The figures for vehicles licensed for 1974 to 1978 are on different bases, due to the effect on the annual "census"
of the transfer of licensing records from local offices to the then DVLC

2. For years up to 1992 estimates are taken from the DVLA annual vehicle census, from 1993 onwards
estimates are taken from the Vehicle Information Database and are not consistent with previous years.
The VID figure for 1992 was 1,840,000 compared with the DVLA figure of 1,884,000.

3. New registration results to 1994 are taken from geographical analysis provided by DVLA. Results for 1995 onwards are
estimated using post town area data. The vehicle taxation system was subject to major revisions from July 1995.

4. DfT has revised the figures for the light goods and goods body types back to 2001. DfT does not have the underlying
data to revise earlier years' figures.

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