UK van statistics to know

The number of vans on the roads in Great Britain has increased substantially over the last 25 years. Figures show that there has been a rise of 101 per cent from 2.2 million vans in 1997 to 4.5 million in 2022.
A survey of keepers in 2019-20 shows that the main usage of licensed vans was for carrying equipment and tools, with over half indicating this (54 per cent). Sixteen percent of users stated they drove vans for delivery or collection of goods as well as private or domestic use.

Just over half of all vans remained in the local area, within 15 miles of their base, on a regular day. Fifty-seven per cent of business use vans were new, with 35 percent of these owned outright. Just less than a quarter of users (22 per cent) had a hire purchase agreement in place.

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A van is the fastest-growing category of vehicle

Van traffic has seen the fastest growth in percentage terms of any motor vehicle over the past 25 years. The Department for Transport (DfT) estimates that van travel accounted for 55.5 billion vehicle miles in 2019.

What is the average mileage of a van?

The average mileage a van clocks up is between 12,000 to 14,000 per year, with some professionals opting to hire vans for their business. If you require van leasing in Bristol, there are a range of companies which provide this service.

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Van leasing in Bristol is on the rise with customers seeking transportation for a range of uses, both domestic and professional. Simply Business has a guide on buying or leasing a business van.

Where are household vehicles parked overnight?

Van owners should be mindful of security and the possibility of theft of valuable and irreplaceable tools. In England in 2020, around 12 percent of households parked their vehicle in a garage overnight. Over half (61 per cent) were parked on private grounds, but not in a garage. Just under a quarter (24 per cent) were parked on the street.