Occupancy of cars and vans in England 2002-2018

Average car and van occupancy in England from 2002 to 2018

by N. Sönnichsen, last edited Aug 19, 2019
Occupancy of cars and vans in England 2002-2018 Average car and van occupancy in England amounted to roughly 1.6 in 2018. That year, the source rounded figures to the nearest decimal, making a comparison with previous years difficult. In 2017, there were 1.55 people in a car or van per journey. Between 2002 and 2017, figures oscillated between 1.59 and 1.55, with highest figures recorded for 2002 and 2008.

Car ownership in England

Car ownership was highest in Southern England, with residents in the East, South East, South West and East Midlands owning an average of 1.4 cars per household. In the East of England and the East Midlands 43 percent of households were multiple car owners.
Overall, 53 percent of United Kingdom motorists had one car available to them.

Car availability in household

According to a 2017 Statista survey, approximately 87 percent of United Kingdom residents had a car permanently available to them in their household. Of these, 66 percent had their own car.
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Average car and van occupancy in England from 2002 to 2018

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