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Registration and licensing statistics

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As at 31 December 2020.

Licence holders

South Australia has 1,283,751 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)1,112,150
HC (Heavy Combination)33,185
HR (Heavy Rigid)56,775
LR (Light Rigid)24,857
MC (Multi Combination)13,901
MR (Medium Rigid)41,152
RD (Bike Date)17,522
R (Motor Bike)152,748

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 Licence1,161,816
Learners Permit59,720
Probationary Licence4,867
Provisional 1 Licence20,623
Provisional 2 Licence44,177

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 17,683
Elected Good Behaviour Option in the last 12 months
Elected Safer Driver Agreement in the last 12 months
Good Behaviour Option breach in the last 12 months
Safer Driver Agreement breach in the last 12 months

Vehicle registrations

Body type Number of vehicles
Cars 677,178
Station Wagons 433,738
Panel Vans 38,772
Utilities 196,749
Trucks 42,147
Prime Movers 9,257
Other Commercials 15,971
Commercial Trailers 35,984
Buses 4,110
Tractors 30,727
Motor Bikes 55,089
Caravans 52,712
Trailers 278,649
Others 16,721
Total 1,887,804