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Registration and licensing statistics

As at 31 December 2018.

Licence holders

South Australia has 1,252,798 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)1,080,456
HC (Heavy Combination)34,425
HR (Heavy Rigid)57,224
LR (Light Rigid)24,618
MC (Multi Combination)12,951
MR (Medium Rigid)41,349
RD (Bike Date)18,144
R (Motor Bike)152,467

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 Licence1,131,949
Learners Permit55,971
Probationary Licence3,862
Provisional 1 Licence21,763
Provisional 2 Licence46,170

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 15,560
Elected Good Behaviour Option in the last 12 months
5,460
Elected Safer Driver Agreement in the last 12 months
1,236
Good Behaviour Option breach in the last 12 months
1,237
Safer Driver Agreement breach in the last 12 months
243

Vehicle registrations

Body type Number of vehicles
Cars 696,994
Station Wagons 380,434
Panel Vans 37,005
Utilities 179,651
Trucks 41,882
Prime Movers 9,089
Other Commercials 14,950
Commercial Trailers 33,967
Buses 4,115
Tractors 30,542
Motor Bikes 45,741
Caravans 52,507
Trailers 271,778
Others 16,393
Total 1,819,022