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Registration and licensing statistics

As at 31 December 2016.

Licence holders

South Australia has 1,225,254 licence holders, this includes full, provisional 1, provisional 2, probationary licences and learners permits and does not include disqualified drivers, suspended, cancelled or expired licences.

Licence class Number of holders
C (Car)1,051,770
HC (Heavy Combination)35,758
HR (Heavy Rigid)58,118
LR (Light Rigid)24,687
MC (Multi Combination)12,202
MR (Medium Rigid)41,193
RD (Bike Date)17,691
R (Motor Bike)153,007

The sum of licence classes will not equal the number of licence holders because a driver can have a motor bike and another class of licence i.e. C and R.

Licence types Number of holders
Full Licence1,116,961
Learners Permit53,290
Probationary Licence4,183
Provisional 1 Licence23,712
Provisional 2 Licence33,889

The sum of licence types will not equal the number of licence holders because a driver can have a learner's permit for another class of vehicle in addition to the class on their licence.

Other licence information Number of holders
Licence holder disqualifications started in the last 12 months 16,757
Elected Good Behaviour Option in the last 12 months
6,477
Elected Safer Driver Agreement in the last 12 months
906
Good Behaviour Option breach in the last 12 months
1,323
Safer Driver Agreement breach in the last 12 months
352

Vehicle registrations

Body type Number of vehicles
Cars 716,169
Station Wagons 336,418
Panel Vans 35,789
Utilities 163,514
Trucks 42,158
Prime Movers 8,935
Other Commercials 13,504
Commercial Trailers 32,681
Buses 4,061
Tractors 30,478
Motor Bikes 52,216
Caravans 46,861
Trailers 265,644
Others 16,060
Total 1,764,488