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Cars: Essex

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many registered car owners there were in (a) Southend and (b) Essex in each year since 1997. (320605)

The following table provides the number of licensed private cars registered within the local authorities of (a) Southend-on-Sea and (b) the county of Essex on the 31 December each year from 1997 to 2008.

Number

Southend-on-Sea

Essex

1997

58,235

538,188

1998

59,337

551,774

1999

61,057

569,300

2000

62,075

587,935

2001

64,093

608,629

2002

65,945

623,752

2003

67,517

627,595

2004

68,696

638,334

2005

69,465

648,379

2006

69,844

656,613

2007

70,196

665,074

2008

70,604

672,265

The Department for Transport holds no specific information on registered car owners and it should be noted that individual car owners may own multiple cars.

Data for 2009 will be published at the end of April 2010.