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  • In 2014, there were 21,547 small public service vehicles licensed to operate. More than half (51.0%) of these were based in Dublin.

  • Wheelchair accessible taxis and hackneys represented 4.3% (930) of the total small public service vehicles in 2014.

  • In 2014, 17.6% of all small public service vehicles were 10 years and older while 12.0% of those vehicles were less than four years old. 

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Distribution of small public service vehicles by age, 2014
<2 years3.5
2<4 years8.5
4<6 years15.2
6<8 years28.9
8<10 years26.4
Over 10 years17.6
Table 10.1 Number of small public service vehicles by type, 2007-2014
Number
YearHackneyLimousineTaxiWheelchair accessible taxiWheelchair accessible hackneyTotal
20074,8681,33117,9921,504*25,695
20084,9181,33919,5811,602*27,440
20094,4971,30519,5651,570*26,937
20103,7721,21618,9201,401*25,309
20113,2411,20418,1011,227423,777
20122,8661,25717,7501,0771422,964
20132,5321,31617,1378981821,901
20142,2811,43716,8998894121,547
       
* Not available    
Source: National Transport Authority   

      

Table 10.2 Age profile of small public service vehicle fleet by type, 2014
      Number
AgeHackneyLimousineTaxiWheelchair accessible taxiWheelchair accessible hackneyTotal
       
Under 1 year3842231465362
1 to < 2 years3446298162396
2 to < 3 years7349599133737
3 to < 4 years79539094141,086
4 to < 5 years115501,6291631,813
5 to < 6 years125451,2483171,456
6 to < 7 years2741611,8597942,377
7 to < 8 years4572423,02911653,849
8 to < 9 years3691952,47910643,153
9 to < 10 years3011042,0269822,531
Over 10 years4164502,59232723,787
       
Total2,2811,43716,8998894121,547
       
Source: National Transport Authority   

                                         

Table 10.3 Number of small public service vehicles by type and county of licensing, 2014
       Number and rate
CountyHackneyLimousineTaxiWheelchair accessible taxiWheelchair accessible hackneyTotal% of national SPSV fleet% of population 2011
         
Carlow27289911280.61.2
Cavan573801001500.71.6
Clare11562174533591.72.6
Cork3721551,3346351,9299.011.3
Donegal184271701364001.93.5
Dublin5540410,125397110,98251.027.7
Galway152786454939274.35.5
Kerry1271082161504662.23.2
Kildare123856105208704.04.6
Kilkenny2871501612020.92.1
Laois41121451932201.01.8
Leitrim2853570750.30.7
Limerick95784822016763.14.2
Longford2555450890.40.8
Louth51394303325552.62.7
Mayo123361381013081.42.8
Meath72799544611,1525.34.0
Monaghan55131471900.41.3
Offaly771464931670.81.7
Roscommon711537901320.61.4
Sligo21201291121830.81.4
Tipperary1693735232461.13.5
Waterford33481841602811.32.5
Westmeath28122252702921.41.9
Wexford81361272242701.33.2
Wicklow71572531703981.83.0
         
Total2,2811,43716,8998894121,547100.0100.0
         
Source: National Transport Authority

                                         

Table 10.4 Number of small public service vehicles by type and main make, 2014
      Number
MakeHackneyLimousineTaxiWheelchair accessible taxiWheelchair accessible hackneyTotal
      
Audi312613500192
Bentley02300023
BMW1610912100246
Cadillac020002
Carbodies01500015
Chevrolet6310100110
Chrysler121188800218
Citroen241153161195
Dacia00180018
Daewoo113005
Daimler02000020
Fiat253691753275
Ford413351,9399792,493
Honda12221700231
Hummer050005
Hyundai601342500498
Jaguar02060026
Jeep041005
Kia54826600328
Land Rover22500027
Lexus353430099
Lincoln02400024
Maserati020002
Mazda10118500196
Mercedes-Benz1517186524011,562
Mitsubishi83620073
Nissan80178415731,025
Opel451279101336
Peugeot36299586201
Regent050005
Renault454428241502
Rolls-Royce02900029
Rover15110017
Saab51180024
Seat340610095
Skoda227162,846003,089
Ssangyong8416300175
Subaru003003
Suzuki106007
Toyota549116,07510736,745
Vauxhall9113810149
Volkswagen406631,462204122,147
Volvo618400165
Other makes14220045
      
Total2,2811,43716,8998894121,547
       
Source: National Transport Authority

                                         

Table 10.5 Number of small public service vehicles by county and age of vehicle, 2014
       Number
CountyAge (years)
Under 3 3-55-77-99-1010 and overTotal
 
Carlow162219341027128
Cavan71625531633150
Clare2229701284367359
Cork1522403376392483131,929
Donegal2854681186369400
Dublin7561,6601,9703,5951,2591,74210,982
Galway45137178257113197927
Kerry7248841263997466
Kildare43114162262110179870
Kilkenny361833681829202
Laois263436741634220
Leitrim211202181375
Limerick278112820977154676
Longford1071827101789
Louth3066891937899555
Mayo241652933291308
Meath691231844111402251,152
Monaghan714163371390
Offaly71034502046167
Roscommon122223421617132
Sligo101433622440183
Tipperary133040863245246
Waterford152555865149281
Westmeath1741561033936292
Wexford242444852667270
Wicklow2543591473688398
        
Total1,4952,8993,8337,0022,5313,78721,547
        
Source: National Transport Authority

                                         

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