Southgate Amateur Radio News had an item today about the number of licences in the UK and how they are broken down. I had a look at the raw numbers for the nearly 88,000 licences and plotted it out as a chart.
Raw data is all very well but sometimes you need a chart to make things clearer. As can be seen, the Foundation licence accounts for the two most popular class of licence.
Foundation and Intermediate licences now account for 38.6% of all amateur radio licences in the UK.
From the Southgate ARC website...
Ofcom's response was that on July 5, 2018 the UK had a total of 87,983 live amateur radio callsigns. They provided the following prefix breakdown:
Call Sign Count of Live Prefix Call Signs
Grand Total 87983
1) Southgate Amareur Radio News
2) UK call sign history - M0YBC