Across the country Taxi and PHV (Private Hire Vehicle) numbers have been growing overall although it is PHVs that have been the main driver of the growth and with London seeing a decline in taxi numbers.
There were 285,400 licensed taxis and PHVs in England in 2018. Of this total, 108,900 were in London and 176,500 were in England outside of London. There has been strong growth in PHVs in London, with a 100% increase between 2005 and 2018.
Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles per 1000 people
The number of taxis and private hire vehicles per 1000 people varies widely across the key urban areas in England, with London having a significantly higher number than other city regions with around one PHV for every 100 people.