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Car Licence Statistics in Yorkshire and the Humber, England

We analysed data from the Department for Transport to discover which areas of Yorkshire and the Humber have significantly more cars now than five years ago. Residents in postcodes with more licenced cars can struggle with heavier congestion during peak times and finding parking spaces. See how Yorkshire and the Humber compares to other regions in England in our article Roads Feel More Congested Than Ever? Worst Postcodes Revealed.

From 2014 to 2019, the number of cars in Yorkshire and the Humber increased from 2,297,358 to 2,441,206, an increase of 143,848 vehicles. This represents a 6.3% increase over five years.

Car Licence Stats for Yorkshire and the Humber
Cars in Q2 20142,297,358
Cars in Q2 20192,441,206
Change143,848
% Change6.3%

Areas of Yorkshire and the Humber with Significantly More Cars

Postcode LS12 in Leeds had the biggest increase in the number of licenced cars from 2014 to 2019, rising by 5,343 cars from 16,111 in 2014 to 21,454 in 2019, an increase of 33.2% over five years. LS12 covers Armley, Farnley, New Farnley and Wortley in Leeds. Close behind, with the addition of 4,411 cars was DN8 which covers Moorends, Sandtoft and Thorne in Doncaster.

LS12 also ranked third in terms of the largest percentage increase behind BD1 and BD3, areas which saw car increases of 51.5% and 33.2%, respectively. BD1 covers areas of Bradford including the city centre, which will certainly be feeling the addition of 50% more cars.

Here are the Yorkshire and the Humber postcodes with the biggest increase in number of licenced cars over the past five years, ranked on an absolute change basis.

PostcodeRegional Rank (out of 211)Rank in England (out of 2,069)Cars in Q2 2014Cars in Q2 2019Change% Change
LS1211416,11121,4545,34333.2%
DN822115,82920,2404,41127.9%
S534717,98220,7482,76615.4%
DN446522,61925,0982,47911.0%
WF1057819,65021,9802,33011.9%
HU768316,26318,5372,27414.0%
S6378516,53118,7982,26713.7%
WF288822,54724,8082,26110.0%
WF9910916,51818,6302,11212.8%
S711011019,55421,6652,11110.8%
Heatmap showing the percentage change in licenced cars
Heatmap showing the percentage change in licenced cars in Yorkshire and the Humber

Car Licence Stats for All Yorkshire and the Humber Postcodes

The table below shows car licence data for all Yorkshire and the Humber, England postcodes, with the number of licenced cars in both 2014 and 2019, and the absolute and percentage changes over that five-year time period. Postcodes are ordered alphabetically. Look up your postcode to see how it compares to the rest of the region and England.

PostcodeRegional Rank (out of 211)Rank in England (out of 2,069)Cars in Q2 2014Cars in Q2 2019Change% Change
BD11231,1061,0731,62655351.5%
BD102081,99515,83115,714-117-0.7%
BD111641,5025,4645,7362725.0%
BD121321,1677,4127,9195076.8%
BD137970512,02912,8978687.2%
BD141861,6763,5133,6881755.0%
BD151371,2066,7177,1904737.0%
BD161871,67712,80712,9811741.4%
BD171811,6449,1839,3761932.1%
BD181501,36910,48510,8543693.5%
BD191301,15010,77411,2905164.8%
BD210287911,75912,4827236.1%
BD207467418,31919,2188994.9%
BD21646217,6338,58294912.4%
BD2210794412,96213,6306685.2%
BD237166015,26916,1799106.0%
BD241971,8442,7162,777612.2%
BD3121315,9437,9191,97633.2%
BD41411,26410,71711,1614444.1%
BD5495066,3417,4331,09217.2%
BD65856711,15612,1621,0069.0%
BD7384348,2869,4851,19914.5%
BD8252696,7958,2961,50122.1%
BD9272917,5218,9731,45219.3%
DL101491,3659,94110,3133723.7%
DL111951,8173,1213,198772.5%
DL61581,4168,2018,5373364.1%
DL71751,5928,5528,7732212.6%
DL811097310,74711,3916446.0%
DL9897645,0065,82181516.3%
DN11221,1002,0882,64555726.7%
DN115050713,01214,1041,0928.4%
DN12907699,1049,9138098.9%
DN141920623,53225,2331,7017.2%
DN154446716,09117,2391,1487.1%
DN166259014,12215,1029806.9%
DN176158818,03919,0209815.4%
DN18958585,8386,58174312.7%
DN191551,4083,6734,0123399.2%
DN2545469,62310,6641,04110.8%
DN2010391910,73611,4216856.4%
DN38170714,86615,7338675.8%
DN311891,7263,0313,1751444.8%
DN32988689,2489,9847368.0%
DN33636127,9948,95095612.0%
DN34998707,8378,5727359.4%
DN358371413,53814,4008626.4%
DN361571,41411,48511,8223372.9%
DN371281,14311,13411,6585244.7%
DN381911,7491,7241,8541307.5%
DN392021,9011,7161,733171.0%
DN446522,61925,0982,47911.0%
DN401059315,7566,43367711.8%
DN411781,6283,8214,0222015.3%
DN54044417,88519,0681,1836.6%
DN67266312,82613,7339077.1%
DN71241,1089,99810,5515535.5%
DN822115,82920,2404,41127.9%
DN97065611,83012,7479177.8%
HD1786976,0886,96487614.4%
HD210187811,78012,5077276.2%
HD33439213,28614,5611,2759.6%
HD49686211,80012,5387386.3%
HD55150912,43513,5251,0908.8%
HD61361,20112,66813,1494813.8%
HD71381,22211,07311,5384654.2%
HD89484717,92918,6777484.2%
HD94245418,00919,1791,1706.5%
HG11141,03315,76616,3716053.8%
HG21451,30215,99716,4144172.6%
HG310087319,35520,0877323.8%
HG41291,14713,78314,3015183.8%
HG51981,86310,44210,487450.4%
HU12031,905927942151.6%
HU101601,44910,41110,7193083.0%
HU111791,6377,3757,5721972.7%
HU121401,25214,11914,5714523.2%
HU131201,0857,5328,1035717.6%
HU141921,7725,2385,3511132.2%
HU158573113,51014,3598496.3%
HU161521,3738,1908,5563664.5%
HU175554722,63523,6731,0384.6%
HU181651,5064,3024,5722706.3%
HU191761,6192,8393,0462077.3%
HU21821,6571,0771,26118417.1%
HU202051,930572567-5-0.9%
HU3182026,7578,4661,70925.3%
HU4847239,59910,4538548.9%
HU53035117,50618,8411,3357.6%
HU66663110,13111,0689379.2%
HU768316,26318,5372,27414.0%
HU84548513,34214,4681,1268.4%
HU95353312,65513,7181,0638.4%
HX1827116,5807,44386313.1%
HX28773615,67916,5258465.4%
HX34850420,43321,5281,0955.4%
HX41511,3726,1236,4903676.0%
HX51481,3514,4504,8333838.6%
HX61331,1688,5399,0465075.9%
HX71931,7776,2316,3401091.7%
LS12061,959959916-43-4.5%
LS101841,67012,59212,7701781.4%
LS11686379,30010,23393310.0%
LS1211416,11121,4545,34333.2%
LS137668412,78913,6778886.9%
LS141314611,64913,5601,91116.4%
LS1510995815,94216,5976554.1%
LS1610895517,28017,9366563.8%
LS171341,18722,95223,4444922.1%
LS181171,0529,55410,1485946.2%
LS192102,01610,64010,425-215-2.0%
LS22011,892672698263.9%
LS201881,6796,5626,7341722.6%
LS211251,1119,2839,8355525.9%
LS221851,6739,1969,3721761.9%
LS231711,5505,1215,3652444.8%
LS241591,4256,5786,9063285.0%
LS254346320,87122,0231,1525.5%
LS267568214,36515,2548896.2%
LS275656015,87416,8921,0186.4%
LS282112,06842,73019,828-22,902-53.6%
LS2911198917,26217,8966343.7%
LS32001,876449486378.2%
LS41631,4942,1132,39528213.3%
LS51701,5432,6172,8642479.4%
LS6928428,2869,0407549.1%
LS7313598,82910,1501,32115.0%
LS82223616,38017,9671,5879.7%
LS9262838,4819,9581,47717.4%
OL141801,6396,5046,7001963.0%
S12071,991916810-106-11.6%
S101261,11916,00516,5505453.4%
S111531,38413,52413,8813572.6%
S126763514,67215,6079356.4%
S137367112,36413,2659017.3%
S141661,5152,2552,52026511.8%
S171561,4118,7759,1133383.9%
S21619310,06411,8131,74917.4%
S201691,53315,04815,3012531.7%
S251351,19810,71011,1934834.5%
S2610492913,34414,0236795.1%
S31129972,9043,53463021.7%
S351941,79125,13625,231950.4%
S363642814,53315,7421,2098.3%
S4867353,3544,20184725.3%
S534717,98220,7482,76615.4%
S63338223,32624,6101,2845.5%
S601719917,83619,5621,7269.7%
S618874514,87115,7058345.6%
S621461,3098,4178,8294124.9%
S6378516,53118,7982,26713.7%
S643943813,19514,3851,1909.0%
S654649812,11713,2191,1029.1%
S662830721,49822,9051,4076.5%
S71151,0386,7877,3906038.9%
S702323914,92916,5031,57410.5%
S711011019,55421,6652,11110.8%
S726057911,03012,0189889.0%
S732932311,87013,2511,38111.6%
S741211,0967,7588,3175597.2%
S753743122,67523,8791,2045.3%
S89180418,68019,4657854.2%
S9807069,82910,6978688.8%
TS131901,7324,3554,4971423.3%
TS91831,6677,9268,1071812.3%
WF12123514,28115,8761,59511.2%
WF1057819,65021,9802,33011.9%
WF111069437,4028,0716699.0%
WF123237913,34614,6341,2889.7%
WF13595748,6779,67499711.5%
WF141191,0779,80610,3825765.9%
WF151441,2828,2308,6624325.2%
WF161391,2324,8135,2754629.6%
WF172425016,19017,7241,5349.5%
WF288822,54724,8082,26110.0%
WF34145016,49017,6611,1717.1%
WF41417521,96823,7671,7998.2%
WF51311,16610,47510,9835084.8%
WF6776929,54210,4238819.2%
WF7353959,43810,7091,27113.5%
WF81112914,78916,7711,98213.4%
WF9910916,51818,6302,11212.8%
YO11961,8371,2451,313685.5%
YO101541,4047,7868,1303444.4%
YO11475018,4009,5001,10013.1%
YO125756615,93616,9441,0086.3%
YO131681,5295,9406,1962564.3%
YO141431,2775,5625,9964347.8%
YO151991,8655,7495,794450.8%
YO169786610,39911,1367377.1%
YO176562611,47512,4219468.2%
YO181611,4646,2486,5472994.8%
YO191621,4847,3857,6722873.9%
YO212092,0117,0526,881-171-2.4%
YO221671,5254,1334,3932606.3%
YO231421,2759,2209,6564364.7%
YO242041,91412,88912,89780.1%
YO255251918,64119,7191,0785.8%
YO262022914,70016,3281,62811.1%
YO301131,00311,67312,3006275.4%
YO311271,14010,15910,6865275.2%
YO326965515,20816,1279196.0%
YO411721,5626,4736,7122393.7%
YO42938438,2398,9917529.1%
YO431471,3137,3387,7494115.6%
YO511731,5663,3903,6252356.9%
YO601741,5852,9673,1922257.6%
YO611181,0568,3068,8985927.1%
YO621771,6266,7256,9272023.0%
YO71161,03911,18811,7916035.4%
YO81518323,36525,1441,7797.6%

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.