Driving Licence Data

Openness rating:
Reason: Content of file appeared to be format "XLS" which receives openness score: 2.
★★★★★  Linked data - data URIs and linked to other data (e.g. RDF)
★★★★☆  Linkable data - served at URIs (e.g. RDF)
★★★☆☆  Structured data in open format (e.g. CSV)
★★☆☆☆  Structured data but proprietry format (e.g. Excel)
★☆☆☆☆  Unstructured data (e.g. PDF)
Score updated: 11/10/2015
Open Data Certificate: Raw Level

These data sets contain data on current driving licences issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). The DVLA is responsible for issuing driving licences in Great Britain (GB). Driving licences issued in Northern Ireland are the responsibility of the Northern Ireland Driver & Vehicle Agency and are outside the scope of this release.

DVLA’s drivers database changes constantly as the Agency receives driving licence applications and other information that updates the records of individual drivers. Therefore, it is only possible only to provide a snapshot of the state of the record at a particular time.

Further information about driving licensing can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/browse/driving/driving-licences

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Data Resources (6 in a time series)


7/5/2015 March 2015 GB driving licence data


15/4/2014 March 2014 GB driving licence data


10/12/2013 November 2013 GB driving licence data
22/8/2013 July 2013 GB driving licence data
4/3/2013 February 2013 GB driving licence data


24/11/2012 November 2012 GB driving licence data

Additional Links (2)

Driving licence data user guide
Information about driving licences in Britain

Additional Information

Added to data.gov.uk 19/12/2012
Theme Transport
Temporal coverage 8/11/2012 - 7/5/2015
Geographic coverage Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales)
Code list Current Care Organisation Code: Clinical Commissioning Groups
Update frequency quarterly
Themes (secondary) No value
Mandate No value
Schema/Vocabulary No value
Service Level No value

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