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Registration and licensing statistics

As at 31December 2021.

Licence holders

South Australia has 1,309,253 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)1,137,066
HC (Heavy Combination)32,751
HR (Heavy Rigid)56,671
LR (Light Rigid)24,689
MC (Multi Combination)14,938
MR (Medium Rigid)41,311
RD (Bike Date)17,691
R (Motor Bike)153,276

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 Licence1,181,116
Learners Permit64,620
Probationary Licence4,633
Provisional 1 Licence23,171
Provisional 2 Licence43,729

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 15,154
Elected Good Behaviour Option in the last 12 months
5,111
Elected Safer Driver Agreement in the last 12 months
1,364
Good Behaviour Option breach in the last 12 months
1,214
Safer Driver Agreement breach in the last 12 months
268

Vehicle registrations

Body type Number of vehicles
Cars 666,632
Station Wagons 462,510
Panel Vans 40,637
Utilities 206,583
Trucks 42,968
Prime Movers 9,591
Other Commercials 16,922
Commercial Trailers 37,270
Buses 4,205
Tractors 31,084
Motor Bikes 56,274
Caravans 55,147
Trailers 280,091
Others 16,973
Total 1,926,617