Vehicles Licensed for the First Time

Department/Agency

Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

Numbers of licences issued for new and second-hand private cars, goods vehicles, tractors, motor cycles, exempt vehicles, public service vehicles. These statistics are classified by make, licensing authority, engine capacity (cars, motor cycles), unladen weight (goods vehicles), type of fuel and CO2 emission band.


A Methods and Quality Report is available for this statistic.

Source

Administrative data from the Vehicle Registration Unit of the Department of Transport.

Scope

All new vehicles and imported second-hand vehicles licensed for the first time.

Frequency

Monthly

Reference period

Calendar month

Start date

January 1965 (monthly series), 1983 (annual series)

Timeliness

Typically, within 10 days after the end of the reference period

Classifications

  • Licensing authority
    Administrative counties, except that Dublin, Cork and Galway each form a single authority.
  • Taxation class
    Private cars; Goods vehicles; Tractors; Motor cycles; Exempt vehicles; Public service vehicles; Machines or contrivances.
  • Vehicle make
    Toyota; Ford; Volkswagen; Opel; Nissan etc.
  • Engine capacity
    Nine categories for private cars; six categories for motor cycles.
  • Unladen weight (goods vehicles)
    Less than 813 kg; 813-1016; 1017-1269; 1270-1524; 1525-2032; 2033-4064; 4065-8128; 8129+ kg.
  • Fuel
    Petrol; Diesel; Petrol & electric; Petrol & ethanol; Other.
  • CO2 Emission Band
    A; B; C; D; E; F; G

Theme

Business Sectors - Transport

Page Created

2007-12-01

Page Modified

2016-06-20

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