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Registration and licensing statistics

As at 31 December 2017.

Licence holders

South Australia has 1,238,239 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)1,065,356
HC (Heavy Combination)34,982
HR (Heavy Rigid)57,518
LR (Light Rigid)24,819
MC (Multi Combination)12,544
MR (Medium Rigid)41,346
RD (Bike Date)17,952
R (Motor Bike)152,569

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 Licence1,118,951
Learners Permit53,715
Probationary Licence3,939
Provisional 1 Licence22,701
Provisional 2 Licence45,683

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 16,381
Elected Good Behaviour Option in the last 12 months
5,778
Elected Safer Driver Agreement in the last 12 months
1,109
Good Behaviour Option breach in the last 12 months
1,336
Safer Driver Agreement breach in the last 12 months
274

Vehicle registrations

Body type Number of vehicles
Cars 709,003
Station Wagons 357,887
Panel Vans 36,290
Utilities 171,431
Trucks 41,852
Prime Movers 8,985
Other Commercials 14,168
Commercial Trailers 32,934
Buses 4,144
Tractors 30,358
Motor Bikes 52,178
Caravans 48,285
Trailers 269,842
Others 16,224
Total 1,793,581