FOI request detail

Age of Private Hire drivers

Request ID: FOI-1093-2324
Date published: 13 July 2023

You asked

Dear Transport for London (TfL), I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) to request information regarding the number of licensed Private Hire drivers in London, categorized by age brackets. Specifically, I would like to know the following age groups: 1. 20-30 2. 30-40 3. 40-50 4. 50 and above Please provide the total number of licensed Private Hire drivers in London belonging to each of these age brackets. I believe this information is crucial for research purposes and would greatly appreciate your assistance in obtaining it. If possible, I kindly request that you provide the data for the most recent available year or, if available, the latest complete data set. I understand that there may be costs associated with fulfilling this request, and I am willing to cover reasonable fees. If the cost exceeds my expectations, please inform me in advance. I would prefer to receive the requested information electronically, via email, in a machine-readable format such as a spreadsheet (e.g., Excel, CSV) or any other format that is easily accessible. Thank you for your attention to this matter. I look forward to your prompt response within the statutory time limit of 20 working days, as stipulated by the Freedom of Information Act.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-1093-2324/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 7 July 2023 asking for information about the age of Private Hire drivers.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

The age of Private Hire drivers is already published on our website, and can be found in the demographic statistics here:

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely

Graham Hurt
FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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