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Car Licence Statistics in the South East of England

To find neighborhoods in the South East that are more crowded with vehicles now than they were five years ago, we analysed car licence statistics from the Department for Transport. Postcodes with more licenced cars not only suffer from greater congestion during peak times, but also may have a lack of parking spaces for residents. To see how the South East compares to other regions in England, see our article Roads Feel More Congested Than Ever? Worst Postcodes Revealed.

In the past five years, the number of cars in the South East increased from 4,829,728 to 5,194,646. That means there are an extra 364,918 cars on the road now, which is 7.6% more than in 2014.

Car Licence Stats for the South East
Cars in Q2 20144,829,728
Cars in Q2 20195,194,646
Change364,918
% Change7.6%

Areas of the South East with Significantly More Cars

MK14 is the postcode with the largest absolute increase in cars numbers in the South East —and the whole of England! The number of cars in MK14 grew from 74,012 in 2014 to 171,615 in 2019, an incredible growth of 131.9%. Residents in MK14 have to contend with 97,603 more cars than they did five years ago.

  • Blakelands
  • Conniburrow
  • Downs Barn
  • Giffard Park
  • Great Linford
  • Linford Wood
  • Oakridge Park
  • Stantonbury
  • Neath Hill
  • Redhouse Park

Below we show the South East England postcodes with the biggest jump in the number of cars over the past five years, ranked on an absolute change basis.

PostcodeRegional Rank (out of 367)Rank in England (out of 2,069)Cars in Q2 2014Cars in Q2 2019Change% Change
MK141174,012171,61597,603131.9%
GU112564,37683,63519,25929.9%
SL137124,681135,76411,0838.9%
SL34824,96133,7668,80535.3%
OX2551519,69424,8655,17126.3%
MK1661716,22621,2425,01630.9%
RH1072434,91838,7113,79310.9%
RH1282624,92528,2903,36513.5%
MK19371,1984,0842,886240.9%
MK10103931,63734,4802,8439.0%
Heatmap showing the percentage change in licenced cars in the South East
Heatmap showing the percentage change in licenced cars in the South East

Car Licence Stats for All South East Postcodes

The table below shows data for all South East postcodes in England, showing the number of cars in 2014 and 2019, and the absolute and percentage changes over that time period. Postcodes are ordered alphabetically. See the change in your postcode district and how that compares to the rest of the region and England.

PostcodeRegional Rank (out of 367)Rank in England (out of 2,069)Cars in Q2 2014Cars in Q2 2019Change% Change
BH242211,28715,54415,9704262.7%
BH2512778114,52415,3258015.5%
BN12861,57126,45526,6872320.9%
BN102041,2149,0039,4714685.2%
BN1112576612,95313,7678146.3%
BN127951411,34412,4241,0809.5%
BN137143714,54415,7351,1918.2%
BN1413180115,63116,4197885.0%
BN152081,24313,60314,0594563.4%
BN1611271316,10016,9628625.4%
BN173418613,64415,4091,76512.9%
BN181649957,6488,2796318.3%
BN210063828,30029,2319313.3%
BN201731,04710,53711,1345975.7%
BN212931,59411,23911,4592202.0%
BN2211772914,00414,8548506.1%
BN2311572613,78214,6348526.2%
BN241961,1705,3355,8395049.4%
BN252301,32312,19212,5944023.3%
BN261398806,3257,04872311.4%
BN274830415,61517,0341,4199.1%
BN38656329,19830,2131,0153.5%
BN412171,2728,8519,2874364.9%
BN423051,6614,8164,9991833.8%
BN432431,38211,33011,6873573.2%
BN443271,7646,1976,3171201.9%
BN453501,874402439379.2%
BN52551,4464,7585,0713136.6%
BN61681,01410,24010,8576176.0%
BN73622,05110,3879,312-1,075-10.3%
BN81861,12610,00410,5455415.4%
BN92721,5175,7786,0412634.6%
BR82341,33411,47911,8703913.4%
CR313281415,54516,3207755.0%
CR63021,6325,8476,0461993.4%
CT11469128,9669,6596937.7%
CT1013382212,28313,0537706.3%
CT118957611,70712,7009938.5%
CT121307948,4589,2527949.4%
CT132361,3504,6965,0793838.2%
CT147245617,01218,1811,1696.9%
CT152631,4827,5247,8122883.8%
CT161459098,5569,2516958.1%
CT171931,1598,4468,9565106.0%
CT22141,26310,63411,0794454.2%
CT3754739,73610,8761,14011.7%
CT41741,04810,40811,0045965.7%
CT51841,12117,70318,2475443.1%
CT65634219,91521,2601,3456.8%
CT72611,4796,3846,6742904.5%
CT82311,3243,3613,76340212.0%
CT93922217,24618,8871,6419.5%
DA1136325,76228,2522,4909.7%
DA101781,0822,8213,39457320.3%
DA117747816,04317,1781,1357.1%
DA124325621,37422,8921,5187.1%
DA132691,5129,2779,5442672.9%
DA23581,99413,05212,937-115-0.9%
DA33151,70510,71410,8721581.5%
DA43121,6965,4385,6001623.0%
DA91659996,2756,90362810.0%
GU13521,88115,64215,673310.2%
GU1016198615,66716,3026354.1%
GU112564,37683,63519,25929.9%
GU126843217,03518,2371,2027.1%
GU142917129,26831,0901,8226.2%
GU1510767020,20921,1109014.5%
GU161921,15214,04814,5645163.7%
GU173211,7346,5676,7071402.1%
GU183361,8034,7334,820871.8%
GU193391,8243,6133,686732.0%
GU23612,03413,64713,289-358-2.6%
GU203531,9173,1403,14550.2%
GU2114088826,00226,7237212.8%
GU226943518,26419,4631,1996.6%
GU232821,5604,5934,8322395.2%
GU242581,46910,54410,8412972.8%
GU252911,5823,8914,1182275.8%
GU262951,5984,6804,8992194.7%
GU272421,38110,42310,7823593.4%
GU282601,4764,3574,6482916.7%
GU292111,2585,7966,2434477.7%
GU33551,9587,5957,552-43-0.6%
GU302021,1966,0156,5004858.1%
GU312481,4226,7567,0853294.9%
GU322811,5536,6446,8872433.7%
GU332791,5495,1025,3462444.8%
GU347345818,69319,8571,1646.2%
GU353301,77614,11614,2251090.8%
GU43001,6149,96610,1762102.1%
GU463431,8399,5189,583650.7%
GU472991,61211,58911,8002111.8%
GU52961,6047,1497,3642153.0%
GU5115394913,98414,6446604.7%
GU529761610,09311,0459529.4%
GU62491,4279,1389,4643263.6%
GU71831,11312,05412,6035494.6%
GU82241,29511,61312,0364233.6%
GU914188916,99117,7127214.2%
HP103291,77012,57412,6881140.9%
HP111479207,3087,9926849.4%
HP128556210,34811,3641,0169.8%
HP136037220,38121,6791,2986.4%
HP142151,26711,10211,5454434.0%
HP153401,82511,18211,255730.7%
HP163141,7027,9228,0821602.0%
HP172531,4406,4206,7363164.9%
HP1814779,81512,1482,33323.8%
HP196742211,85213,0721,22010.3%
HP201569636,5617,2126519.9%
HP2110465116,23117,1519205.7%
HP226337515,70717,0001,2938.2%
HP231981,17410,53911,0395004.7%
HP272351,3417,9718,3593884.9%
HP514892414,13914,8226834.8%
HP62921,5838,2848,5102262.7%
HP73481,8716,5766,614380.6%
HP83411,8264,7734,846731.5%
HP93031,64711,07611,2681921.7%
KT102001,19012,42012,9114914.0%
KT113011,6209,7429,9482062.1%
KT122731,51921,41821,6792611.2%
KT132521,43714,02714,3453182.3%
KT143451,8457,8457,906610.8%
KT1512978815,99816,7957975.0%
KT162411,37811,12111,4823613.2%
KT171991,18613,01313,5064933.8%
KT183592,00711,54811,398-150-1.3%
KT1912677817,51218,3168044.6%
KT202221,29013,26513,6904253.2%
KT212971,6058,1638,3782152.6%
KT224629314,58616,0361,4509.9%
KT232621,4817,1247,4132894.1%
KT242881,5746,4716,7022313.6%
KT73642,0569,0127,565-1,447-16.1%
KT82771,54110,74410,9922482.3%
LU72816631,59733,4341,8375.8%
ME11881,12914,22414,7615373.8%
ME102313622,94524,9091,9648.6%
ME112891,5801,4561,68623015.8%
ME122113018,18820,1691,98110.9%
ME1313684914,20814,9557475.3%
ME1410867716,55517,4488935.4%
ME152414224,97826,9121,9347.7%
ME166438015,44816,7351,2878.3%
ME174729414,03015,4791,44910.3%
ME183171,7164,5384,6921543.4%
ME194528812,84814,3141,46611.4%
ME23217820,00521,7931,7888.9%
ME2012175112,25513,0828276.7%
ME37043616,14717,3411,1947.4%
ME45533710,71812,0671,34912.6%
ME512074426,83727,6718343.1%
ME62031,2035,4275,9054788.8%
ME73721220,76422,4521,6888.1%
ME86641526,04827,2861,2384.8%
ME98152312,82513,8971,0728.4%
MK19371,1984,0842,886240.9%
MK10103931,63734,4802,8439.0%
MK111941,1613,8584,36750913.2%
MK121761,0735,8746,4545809.9%
MK132401,3758,4278,7923654.3%
MK141174,012171,61597,603131.9%
MK1515995,8878,0742,18737.1%
MK1661716,22621,2425,01630.9%
MK172901,58112,09112,3192281.9%
MK184123818,67120,2471,5768.4%
MK21439075,9136,61069711.8%
MK34427611,38512,8751,49013.1%
MK410164011,25412,1849308.3%
MK463421,8365,4925,560681.2%
MK53221,7357,7747,9141401.8%
MK6593669,81111,1161,30513.3%
MK72451,3997,4947,8413474.6%
MK82181,2735,9876,4234367.3%
MK93632,0543,1721,823-1,349-42.5%
OX13602,0196,3106,086-224-3.5%
OX1014289115,18715,9047174.7%
OX11115218,90821,5692,66114.1%
OX128052214,94116,0141,0737.2%
OX13956047,8918,85396212.2%
OX149058223,08024,0679874.3%
OX154931611,79313,1791,38611.8%
OX163519820,89022,6231,7338.3%
OX177647611,92513,0621,1379.5%
OX1812275414,21415,0388245.8%
OX23241,75515,88016,0081280.8%
OX203281,7692,9523,0671153.9%
OX2551519,69424,8655,17126.3%
OX26125820,29122,8892,59812.8%
OX271851,1224,2814,82554412.7%
OX2815495013,90914,5696604.7%
OX291701,02315,20915,8206114.0%
OX315796515,25515,9046494.3%
OX333351,7934,6714,764932.0%
OX392941,5964,7034,9232204.7%
OX45735320,83122,1641,3336.4%
OX443071,6665,0655,2461813.6%
OX493251,7612,7472,8701234.5%
OX52981,60813,34813,5612131.6%
OX91951,1628,4868,9955096.0%
PO11771,0807,1467,7215758.0%
PO101811,09710,23810,7965585.5%
PO1115998010,30610,9476416.2%
PO129660620,82521,7869614.6%
PO135333116,11817,4771,3598.4%
PO142161,26819,11819,5614432.3%
PO152191,27412,81813,2544363.4%
PO161671,00817,57518,1956203.5%
PO172591,4713,8944,1902967.6%
PO182501,4338,8669,1873213.6%
PO1912376214,19815,0148165.7%
PO28857514,90215,8969946.7%
PO206540119,40520,6691,2646.5%
PO212515419,41321,3001,8879.7%
PO225132116,40317,7851,3828.4%
PO32051,2399,2989,7574594.9%
PO3011171214,02514,8888636.2%
PO311911,1467,0357,5555207.4%
PO321751,0633,8964,48458815.1%
PO3312878614,41615,2157995.5%
PO343381,8211,2651,340755.9%
PO353341,7902,0902,188984.7%
PO361791,0878,1998,7695707.0%
PO372761,5394,3694,6192505.7%
PO382381,3666,8027,1733715.5%
PO393321,7801,3331,4391068.0%
PO49359314,98915,9659766.5%
PO402671,5032,8763,1482729.5%
PO413511,8771,3591,396372.7%
PO51247637,7818,59781610.5%
PO63318243,41045,1911,7814.1%
PO75031722,91724,3031,3866.0%
PO81711519,92922,0022,07310.4%
PO91610021,58023,7662,18610.1%
RG115194212,94613,6166705.2%
RG103101,68211,76411,9341701.4%
RG125836151,21052,5301,3202.6%
RG143672,06747,15425,354-21,800-46.2%
RG172541,4459,1889,5023143.4%
RG182101,24911,07511,5294544.1%
RG192281,3209,70310,1074044.2%
RG21912116,11018,1542,04412.7%
RG202121,25912,81613,2634473.5%
RG2115596011,63712,2906535.6%
RG2210565221,58022,5009204.3%
RG232061,2406,9167,3744586.6%
RG242716117,69519,5581,86310.5%
RG253161,7085,5285,6841562.8%
RG262681,51113,87714,1452681.9%
RG277848614,37715,4991,1227.8%
RG283371,8093,2993,382832.5%
RG293111,6924,0544,2181644.0%
RG307446919,08620,2311,1456.0%
RG312651,48815,90916,1942851.8%
RG42641,48621,09521,3812861.4%
RG403662,06324,27318,488-5,785-23.8%
RG4116298717,40718,0426353.6%
RG429459815,19616,1669706.4%
RG452841,5678,4608,6942342.8%
RG510666514,34915,2569076.3%
RG611372118,83419,6918574.6%
RG74225120,44321,9761,5337.5%
RG82091,24611,99412,4494553.8%
RG91711,03114,45815,0646064.2%
RH114993524,61525,2896742.7%
RH1072434,91838,7113,79310.9%
RH112012723,64525,6562,0118.5%
RH1282624,92528,2903,36513.5%
RH1310264322,70923,6319224.1%
RH141147229,67710,5328558.8%
RH1511672816,75817,6098515.1%
RH165232917,90519,2661,3617.6%
RH179862511,90512,8519467.9%
RH183571,9862,9172,819-98-3.4%
RH198255419,29220,3201,0285.3%
RH21891,13914,52815,0585303.6%
RH209962717,31318,2589455.5%
RH33201,7312,7972,9391425.1%
RH42741,5278,3818,6402593.1%
RH52261,29810,87111,2924213.9%
RH65433417,29418,6511,3577.8%
RH73561,9685,4635,409-54-1.0%
RH82461,4058,9459,2883433.8%
RH92851,5693,4243,6572336.8%
SL03191,7217,2957,4451502.1%
SL137124,681135,76411,0838.9%
SL23117623,81225,6051,7937.5%
SL34824,96133,7668,80535.3%
SL43541,93323,42423,418-60.0%
SL51901,14214,99015,5165263.5%
SL62615644,97346,8531,8804.2%
SL72561,45313,06013,3663062.3%
SL83081,6754,0834,2591764.3%
SL92571,45713,90914,2123032.2%
SM73061,66311,17311,3561831.6%
SN72201,2808,2768,7084325.2%
SO14845596,5357,5541,01915.6%
SO158355516,31017,3341,0246.3%
SO162213228,57730,5531,9766.9%
SO172511,4365,4315,7503195.9%
SO1810364416,90017,8229225.5%
SO193017224,46526,2771,8127.4%
SO203311,7785,3045,4131092.1%
SO212011,19312,53013,0184883.9%
SO221661,00212,39213,0196275.1%
SO232801,55110,88411,1282442.2%
SO242441,3977,4547,8033494.7%
SO3013483919,20219,9587563.9%
SO314023726,45628,0351,5796.0%
SO3213786313,43514,1737385.5%
SO401821,10924,32824,8815532.3%
SO4110968319,61920,5088894.5%
SO423491,8723,4003,438381.1%
SO433041,6602,8673,0511846.4%
SO4513886919,96020,6967363.7%
SO501811823,86525,9282,0638.6%
SO513821318,44120,1291,6889.2%
SO523091,6814,1214,2921714.1%
SO532071,24219,67520,1324572.3%
SP108757019,57020,5731,0035.1%
SP62321,3329,1429,5353934.3%
TN12471,4204,3114,6413307.7%
TN102711,5168,4878,7522653.1%
TN111971,1728,6899,1925035.8%
TN1214490817,56918,2656964.0%
TN132371,35412,85513,2373823.0%
TN142331,3339,73810,1303924.0%
TN159259216,01916,9969776.1%
TN163131,69812,15312,3141611.3%
TN172291,3228,4108,8134034.8%
TN182701,5133,7724,0382667.1%
TN192751,5373,2283,4802527.8%
TN211070014,42415,2988746.1%
TN203471,8522,5032,561582.3%
TN211801,09410,38310,9455625.4%
TN2215294716,95017,6136633.9%
TN233620118,17019,8881,7189.5%
TN246137315,45916,7551,2968.4%
TN256237410,22711,5221,29512.7%
TN261871,1287,3437,8825397.3%
TN271358468,4949,2437498.8%
TN32871,5737,5557,7872323.1%
TN302781,5475,7155,9612464.3%
TN312231,2918,0898,5144255.3%
TN323261,7623,1163,2391233.9%
TN332251,2967,4397,8624235.7%
TN349158411,75412,7399858.4%
TN352131,2628,4048,8504465.3%
TN363461,8481,4421,501594.1%
TN372271,3048,4628,8794174.9%
TN3811873812,17013,0108406.9%
TN3911974013,60314,4418386.2%
TN415093814,41215,0846724.7%
TN401589767,8388,4826448.2%
TN53331,7845,4815,5861051.9%
TN61691,01915,25415,8676134.0%
TN73441,8431,6841,746623.7%
TN81721,0428,1878,7896027.4%
TN91609858,0948,7306367.9%
TW152391,36715,85516,2263712.3%
TW163652,05813,38611,713-1,673-12.5%
TW172661,4978,8239,1022793.2%
TW182831,56113,87714,1162391.7%
TW191639889,1659,8006356.9%
TW203231,73611,26011,4001401.2%
UB93181,7188,5798,7331541.8%

Car Licence Stats for All Regions in England

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Comments and Questions

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