VAUXHALL CONFERENCE 
1996/97
      P W D L F A Pts
  Leading goalscorer:
Lee Hughes
(Kidderminster Harriers)
 30  goals
  1 Macclesfield Town 42 27 9 6 80 30 90 Promoted
    2 Kidderminster Harriers 42 26 7 9 84 42 85
    3 Stevenage Borough 42 24 10 8 87 53 82
    4 Morecambe 42 19 9 14 69 56 66
    5 Woking 42 18 10 14 71 63 64
    6 Northwich Victoria 42 17 12 13 61 54 63
    7 Farnborough Town 42 16 13 13 58 53 61
    8 Hednesford Town 42 16 12 14 52 50 60
    9 Telford United 42 16 10 16 46 56 58
    10 Gateshead 42 15 11 16 59 63 56
    11 Southport 42 15 10 17 51 61 55
    12 Rushden & Diamonds 42 14 11 17 61 63 53
    13 Stalybridge Celtic 42 14 10 18 53 58 52
    14 Kettering Town 42 14 9 19 53 62 51
    15 Hayes 42 12 14 16 54 55 50
    16 Slough Town 42 12 14 16 62 65 50
    17 Dover Athletic 42 12 14 16 57 68 50
    18 Welling United 42 13 9 20 50 60 48
    19 Halifax Town 42 12 12 18 55 74 48
    20 Bath City 42 12 11 19 53 80 47 Relegated
      21 Bromsgrove Rovers 42 12 5 25 41 67 41 Relegated
      22 Altrincham 42 9 12 21 49 73 39 Relegated
     
     

Promoted Champions Macclesfield Town were promoted to the Football League, Hereford United were relegated from the Football League to the Conference.

Relegated Bath City and Bromsgrove Rovers were relegated to the Dr Martens Southern League and Altrincham were relegated to the Unibond Northern Premier League.