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Car Licence Statistics in the West Midlands

We studied data from the Department for Transport to find the West Midlands neighborhoods that have significantly more cars now than they did five years ago. More cars lead to increased traffic and parking shortages, so these areas will feel more congested than ever. To see how other regions of the UK compare, see our article Roads Feel More Congested Than Ever? Worst Postcodes Revealed.

From the 2014 to 2019, the number of cars in the West Midlands increased from 2,851,950 to 3,055,252. Residents have to content with an additional 203,302 cars on the road now—7.1% more than five years ago.

Car Licence Stats for the West Midlands
Cars in Q2 20142,851,950
Cars in Q2 20193,055,252
Change203,302
% Change7.1%

Areas of the West Midlands with Significantly More Cars

Postcode B26, which includes Sheldon and Yardley in east Birmingham, had the biggest increase in cars between 2014 and 2019. Over those five years, the number of licenced cars in this area increased by more than 50,000—that means there are 24.5% more cars in B26 now than five years ago.

B37 saw the biggest percentage increase in licenced cars, with growth of 38.8% from 2014 to 2019. B37 includes Chelmsley Wood, Marston Green, Kingshurst and Fordbridge in the Solihull borough.

Below we show the West Midlands postcodes where there are significantly more cars now than five years ago.

PostcodeRegional Rank (out of 217)Rank in England (out of 2,069)Cars in Q2 2014Cars in Q2 2019Change% Change
B2613207,447258,33250,88524.5%
B3721613,20518,3225,11738.8%
CV631832,89637,8464,95015.0%
CV342930,04233,2433,20110.7%
WR1154024,35727,1692,81211.5%
CV1064424,46627,2472,78111.4%
WV1074620,88523,6572,77213.3%
B118599,15211,7172,56528.0%
DE1496011,73314,2722,53921.6%
B92106623,28825,7652,47710.6%
Heatmap showing the percentage change in licenced cars in the West Midlands
Heatmap showing the percentage change in licenced cars in the West Midlands

Car Licence Stats for All West Midlands Postcodes

In the table below is car licence data for all West Midland postcodes, ordered alphabetically. See how many more cars are in your postcode today and how that compares to the rest of the region and England.

PostcodeRegional Rank (out of 217)Rank in England (out of 2,069)Cars in Q2 2014Cars in Q2 2019Change% Change
B12071,8881,7861,815291.6%
B10362614,8416,3541,51331.3%
B118599,15211,7172,56528.0%
B121611,3794,6775,0373607.7%
B136647014,28415,4281,1448.0%
B149264916,57117,4919205.6%
B151841,6405,4335,6281953.6%
B16886395,5516,48193016.8%
B171751,55910,27910,5182392.3%
B181148373,5654,32275721.2%
B19483623,5414,8531,31237.1%
B202317010,15911,9821,82317.9%
B21604516,4057,5751,17018.3%
B232719114,67816,4371,75912.0%
B247152411,10312,1731,0709.6%
B251108095,2676,04677914.8%
B2613207,447258,33250,88524.5%
B271168418,6839,4377548.7%
B2811281714,03514,8087735.5%
B299871010,81911,6838648.0%
B32112,024945672-273-28.9%
B301311,00411,87712,5016245.3%
B312013321,53023,5011,9719.2%
B326145714,21615,3831,1678.2%
B333222111,38813,0361,64814.5%
B34967037,1898,05886912.1%
B351661,4123,0023,33933711.2%
B368761514,77615,7309546.5%
B3721613,20518,3225,11738.8%
B381621,3808,3078,6673604.3%
B42101,975389316-73-18.8%
B4210071810,19811,0578598.4%
B4311584014,50315,2587555.2%
B446848113,57614,7031,1278.3%
B456747914,45615,5861,1307.8%
B461471,2047,6948,1704766.2%
B471861,6506,0856,2741893.1%
B482061,8733,6693,706371.0%
B491551,3216,4096,8124036.3%
B51891,6652,7252,9061816.6%
B501451,1573,3923,90451215.1%
B6977045,2226,09186916.6%
B601391,06916,76917,3525833.5%
B616246113,67314,8301,1578.5%
B6212796813,26313,9096464.9%
B631411,08918,38318,9485653.1%
B641381,0577,2207,8115918.2%
B65836019,86010,8289689.8%
B66342495,1706,7091,53929.8%
B67463489,48210,8241,34214.2%
B685540812,87514,1281,2539.7%
B6911181512,04512,8197746.4%
B71731,5302,0562,31025412.4%
B70281958,74310,4861,74319.9%
B714131111,60413,0031,39912.1%
B721971,7795,2315,3391082.1%
B731871,65314,00714,1931861.3%
B741801,61019,79220,0032111.1%
B751531,29314,43314,8574242.9%
B761641,39012,42712,7783512.8%
B777958127,52328,5109873.6%
B781341,02414,24414,8546104.3%
B791461,16011,44711,9565094.4%
B812748,49310,8572,36427.8%
B801781,5784,1114,3412305.6%
B9534055,2646,5221,25823.9%
B903927825,87727,3621,4855.7%
B912122,03319,83819,482-356-1.8%
B92106623,28825,7652,47710.6%
B932172,06940,84317,257-23,586-57.7%
B942162,06417,7775,496-12,281-69.1%
B951951,7374,1694,3081393.3%
B961821,6223,4243,6282046.0%
B978259517,08818,0619735.7%
B983525424,49826,0171,5196.2%
CV12152,06212,3856,880-5,505-44.4%
CV1064424,46627,2472,78111.4%
CV117253519,42620,4871,0615.5%
CV128661115,52216,4799576.2%
CV2148924,49726,7552,2589.2%
CV21159416,42518,6462,22113.5%
CV224030118,73720,1601,4237.6%
CV342930,04233,2433,20110.7%
CV314534312,84114,1861,34510.5%
CV3212088215,91516,6387234.5%
CV331671,4214,0794,4083298.1%
CV343020016,63118,3511,72010.3%
CV352213918,59320,5411,94810.5%
CV361831,6276,1646,3652013.3%
CV372518024,16525,9491,7847.4%
CV410675312,85913,6838246.4%
CV4710575210,35811,1848268.0%
CV58460323,00123,9659644.2%
CV631832,89637,8464,95015.0%
CV710475016,66317,4908275.0%
CV811986518,53119,2687374.0%
CV98561011,41512,3739588.4%
CW31851,6425,5675,7611943.5%
DE133322322,29423,9351,6417.4%
DE1496011,73314,2722,53921.6%
DE1512188511,32112,0437226.4%
DY14333913,38114,7271,34610.1%
DY1010273018,95119,8018504.5%
DY113827515,57717,0681,4919.6%
DY121371,0447,4328,0305988.0%
DY131321,00713,05113,6716204.8%
DY141541,3185,3095,7164077.7%
DY25238913,13114,4081,2779.7%
DY37756516,97217,9821,0106.0%
DY42619016,56118,3231,76210.6%
DY59971718,90419,7648604.5%
DY613099815,85016,4796294.0%
DY72081,9255,3045,30510.0%
DY85641026,01427,2631,2494.8%
DY97656115,73516,7521,0176.5%
HR110374617,53218,3658334.8%
HR24434019,53120,8771,3466.9%
HR412897415,49016,1346444.2%
HR51881,6542,6822,8681866.9%
HR612492711,38812,0686806.0%
HR71701,4804,2324,5222906.9%
HR81571,3588,3468,7253794.5%
HR910880212,40813,1937856.3%
LD72021,8272,7132,786732.7%
ST15138311,51412,7971,28311.1%
ST101431,11714,19314,7395463.8%
ST111791,6065,7105,9252153.8%
ST121911,6932,1242,2881647.7%
ST1312997814,47215,1146424.4%
ST149469510,62211,4998778.3%
ST1510172711,83212,6848527.2%
ST163120313,23814,9431,70512.9%
ST1710777119,23720,0458084.2%
ST188159410,74611,7209749.1%
ST191631,3898,7629,1153534.0%
ST27555613,59414,6171,0237.5%
ST201741,5484,1424,3872455.9%
ST211931,7143,7593,9141554.1%
ST35742431,87233,0881,2163.8%
ST48964523,95124,8739223.8%
ST52919736,68138,4191,7384.7%
ST61611125,79327,9012,1088.2%
ST74232228,73130,1131,3824.8%
ST81481,20710,91611,3894734.3%
ST91981,7817,3777,4831061.4%
SY12132,04513,82813,054-774-5.6%
SY101591,3719,4779,8453683.9%
SY117049012,88213,9971,1158.7%
SY121491,2124,5655,03446910.3%
SY1310980710,93311,7177847.2%
SY21331,0188,1128,7266147.6%
SY38058916,74417,7259815.9%
SY47454314,47415,5201,0467.2%
SY59365412,57113,4919207.3%
SY61811,6154,1824,3922105.0%
SY71711,4896,7927,0772854.2%
SY81501,21310,40510,8744694.5%
SY92041,8331,5501,619694.5%
TF11711317,93920,0382,09911.7%
TF10137510,06612,4232,35723.4%
TF111188595,6886,43074213.0%
TF121771,5762,9393,1702317.9%
TF131991,7922,2532,348954.2%
TF26546818,96820,1161,1486.1%
TF35944110,13711,3241,18711.7%
TF4584298,98210,1891,20713.4%
TF52001,7973,0043,094903.0%
TF61601,3743,3853,75136610.8%
TF71269596,8797,5346559.5%
TF82091,9501,8391,810-29-1.6%
TF911383513,98514,7437585.4%
WR11681,4323,9844,3083248.1%
WR1011784811,54312,2917486.5%
WR1154024,35727,1692,81211.5%
WR121761,5653,8074,0442376.2%
WR131691,4525,6785,9853075.4%
WR149569618,24119,1188774.8%
WR151961,7404,4794,6161373.1%
WR26346215,11116,2641,1537.6%
WR39064711,79412,7159217.8%
WR46948811,75512,8761,1219.5%
WR52142,06032,47730,363-2,114-6.5%
WR61259488,7659,4286637.6%
WR71651,4013,8424,1883469.0%
WR81721,4935,4745,7572835.2%
WR96446618,04119,1901,1496.4%
WS1493687,7889,0891,30116.7%
WS101912216,98719,0182,03112.0%
WS113727222,11023,6091,4996.8%
WS125037818,12319,4121,2897.1%
WS131561,32813,33613,7323963.0%
WS141901,68410,38510,5541691.6%
WS155440619,56520,8201,2556.4%
WS22113812,04113,9901,94916.2%
WS3116919,09321,5462,45312.8%
WS41511,2298,1078,5704635.7%
WS51361,02710,53611,1456095.8%
WS62031,8299,6119,684730.8%
WS712290316,45017,1517014.3%
WS81239047,2857,9867019.6%
WS91581,36014,69915,0783792.6%
WV11401,0724,6695,25058112.4%
WV1074620,88523,6572,77213.3%
WV117353615,23016,2911,0617.0%
WV121351,02611,92612,5366105.1%
WV131441,1238,8589,4025446.1%
WV141811418,15920,2572,09811.6%
WV151941,7245,2285,3731452.8%
WV161421,0929,84810,4115635.7%
WV2241775,2547,0461,79234.1%
WV39164812,63013,5519217.3%
WV47857715,88816,8819936.3%
WV51521,2558,8829,3324505.1%
WV64735621,28822,6161,3286.2%
WV72051,8663,2203,264441.4%
WV82011,8027,8947,982881.1%
WV91921,6953,8163,9791634.3%

Car Licence Stats for All Regions in England

If you'd like to see the details for other regions near you, here are the studies for other regions in England:

Comments and Questions

The guidance on this site is based on our own analysis and is meant to help you identify options and narrow down your choices. We do not advise or tell you which product to buy; undertake your own due diligence before entering into any agreement. Read our full disclosure here.