In 2016, the number of licensed motor vehicles in the Lancashire-14 area was 821,400. Of these, 270,100 were diesel cars and 73,300 were diesel vans.
The 682,200 licensed cars in the Lancashire-14 area accounted for 83% of the total number of licensed vehicles in the area (UK = 82.8%).
The total number of licensed motor vehicles in the Lancashire-14 area has risen by 14,800 (1.8%) on the 2015 figure. The increase was the result of 10,000 extra licensed cars, 3,000 more light goods vehicles, 500 additional heavy goods vehicles, 700 extra motorcycles and 600 additional vehicles in the other category (1). There was, however, a decline of 100 licensed buses and coaches (3.1%) in the Lancashire-14 area between 2015 and 2016, which was greater than than the regional (1.2%) and UK (0.7%) percentage reductions.
Please note that significant changes in the number of vehicles from year to year can often occur when companies with large numbers of vehicles change their registered address.
An article that considers the 2011 census results for the method of travel to work confirms the dominance of private vehicles as the method of commuting to work in this part of the country.
Table 1. Licensed motor vehicles, 2016
|Cars||Motorcyles||Light goods vehicles||Heavy goods vehicles||Buses and coaches||Other vehicles (1)||Total|
|Blackburn with Darwen||57,100||1,900||5,500||800||200||700||66,300|
Source: Department for Transport: Vehicle Licensing Statistics (table VEH0105).
(1) Other vehicles includes: diggers, rollers, ambulances, hackney carriages, 3-wheelers, agricultural vehicles, lift trucks.
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