Table 4.3.3 Heavy Vehicle Driving Tests Yearly pass rates by selected variables

Demographic Breakdown YEAR
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016*
Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate Tests Pass rate
TOTAL 11,790 74.6% 8,656 67.7% 6,255 70.8% 5,900 69.5% 4,641 70.4% 4,747 67.3% 4,517 67.8% 4,217 66.7% 4,105 68.9% 4,114 68.0% 3,786 69.8% 3,303 72.0% 3,043 74.7% 2,785 74.2% 2,696 73.9% 2,490 74.3% 2,228 75.0% 2,354 79.6% 587 76.3%
GENDER: Male 10,713 74.8% 7,676 68.3% 5,574 71.3% 5,157 70.2% 4,027 71.4% 4,194 67.4% 3,954 68.6% 3,689 67.2% 3,585 69.4% 3,557 68.4% 3,201 70.6% 2,756 72.9% 2,586 74.5% 2,338 74.5% 2,246 74.5% 2,065 74.4% 1,831 75.7% 1,962 79.3% 480 77.7%
GENDER: Female 1,077 73.0% 980 62.6% 681 66.4% 743 64.9% 614 63.7% 553 66.2% 563 61.6% 528 63.1% 520 66.0% 557 65.7% 585 65.5% 547 67.6% 457 75.7% 447 72.5% 450 70.9% 425 73.6% 397 71.8% 392 81.1% 107 70.1%
AGE: 16-19 608 79.6% 555 69.2% 416 71.4% 335 68.4% 254 67.7% 179 67.6% 170 71.8% 146 67.8% 119 80.7% 162 66.7% 167 71.3% 126 71.4% 115 70.4% 113 77.9% 118 73.7% 132 75.0% 130 78.5% 104 78.8% 19 63.2%
AGE: 20-24 2,717 76.8% 1,938 69.3% 1,404 71.1% 1,248 70.7% 955 72.4% 942 67.9% 856 69.7% 756 66.5% 749 69.2% 674 70.5% 643 71.4% 583 71.9% 545 79.4% 476 74.2% 507 73.6% 450 76.4% 454 75.1% 422 82.9% 125 77.6%
AGE: 25-29 2,704 76.5% 1,922 69.3% 1,288 72.1% 1,213 71.6% 836 74.6% 872 69.3% 826 70.2% 784 69.0% 641 72.2% 710 71.7% 648 72.5% 485 76.1% 483 76.6% 457 76.8% 418 80.1% 397 75.1% 321 78.2% 374 81.3% 109 82.6%
AGE: 30-39 3,409 74.6% 2,484 68.2% 1,796 72.5% 1,755 70.9% 1,348 71.5% 1,427 69.4% 1,321 70.1% 1,264 69.0% 1,266 71.6% 1,235 71.6% 1,063 71.5% 886 74.6% 794 76.6% 731 75.9% 625 76.5% 582 76.8% 496 73.8% 574 81.5% 134 71.6%
AGE: 40-49 1,666 69.1% 1,250 64.4% 953 67.7% 935 66.1% 829 68.6% 899 64.7% 883 66.0% 828 66.1% 866 65.9% 846 66.4% 825 69.1% 731 72.6% 634 74.0% 558 71.1% 600 73.5% 523 72.1% 422 78.4% 450 79.3% 97 82.5%
AGE: 50+ 686 66.9% 507 58.8% 398 64.6% 414 62.6% 419 59.2% 428 59.8% 461 54.9% 439 56.7% 464 59.3% 487 53.6% 440 60.0% 492 62.6% 472 65.9% 450 71.6% 428 65.0% 406 70.0% 405 69.1% 430 72.8% 103 70.9%
ATTEMPT # 1 9,454 74.4% 6,539 64.4% 4,798 67.5% 4,432 65.8% 3,490 66.2% 3,478 62.2% 3,354 63.7% 3,098 61.7% 3,051 65.0% 3,045 63.2% 2,847 65.4% 2,548 68.0% 2,416 71.8% 2,182 71.3% 2,137 70.6% 1,974 71.7% 1,779 73.0% 1,944 78.0% 486 74.3%
ATTEMPT # 2 1,895 76.9% 1,800 79.2% 1,241 82.2% 1,251 81.9% 992 84.3% 1,075 81.4% 992 80.9% 966 81.2% 888 80.6% 924 82.3% 809 83.4% 667 87.0% 566 86.2% 534 84.6% 500 87.0% 451 86.3% 393 83.5% 365 86.6% 96 85.4%
ATTEMPT # 3 336 71.7% 258 72.5% 182 78.6% 173 75.7% 127 78.7% 159 81.1% 136 72.1% 127 78.7% 138 79.0% 126 81.0% 110 82.7% 67 71.6% 53 83.0% 64 82.8% 52 82.7% 48 70.8% 48 81.3% 43 90.7% 5 100%
ATTEMPT # 4+ 105 61.0% 59 61.0% 34 76.5% 44 63.6% 32 71.9% 35 77.1% 35 71.4% 26 53.8% 28 82.1% 19 68.4% 20 70.0% 21 81.0% 8 75.0% 5 100% 7 71.4% 17 64.7% 8 75.0% 2 100% 0 0
SECTOR: Sydney 6,392 71.0% 3,402 63.5% 2,002 68.1% 1,841 67.7% 1,443 70.4% 1,352 68.9% 1,230 67.3% 1,089 67.1% 1,131 72.2% 1,061 68.1% 870 67.6% 587 71.2% 545 76.1% 533 75.2% 448 77.7% 401 74.8% 270 70.4% 207 73.9% 34 76.5%
SECTOR: North 1,089 73.4% 1,707 66.4% 1,377 68.2% 1,415 68.1% 1,253 68.3% 1,406 61.6% 1,457 64.5% 1,349 65.1% 1,353 65.3% 1,397 65.9% 1,383 70.3% 1,204 73.8% 1,132 74.4% 1,006 75.7% 1,016 74.6% 859 75.6% 829 79.6% 850 81.8% 212 77.8%
SECTOR: South & West 4,309 80.3% 3,547 72.2% 2,876 73.9% 2,644 71.5% 1,945 71.8% 1,989 70.2% 1,830 70.7% 1,779 67.6% 1,621 69.7% 1,656 69.7% 1,533 70.6% 1,512 70.9% 1,366 74.3% 1,246 72.5% 1,232 71.9% 1,230 73.2% 1,129 72.7% 1,084 79.9% 229 79.0%
RTA REGION: Sydney 6,392 71.0% 3,402 63.5% 2,002 68.1% 1,841 67.7% 1,443 70.4% 1,352 68.9% 1,230 67.3% 1,089 67.1% 1,131 72.2% 1,061 68.1% 870 67.6% 587 71.2% 545 76.1% 533 75.2% 448 77.7% 401 74.8% 270 70.4% 207 73.9% 34 76.5%
RTA REGION: Northern 455 78.2% 739 71.4% 569 77.3% 620 75.3% 518 75.5% 660 64.2% 718 70.3% 623 71.4% 679 69.1% 762 65.2% 771 70.4% 717 73.2% 714 75.5% 579 76.0% 583 76.3% 488 77.0% 452 79.6% 506 81.6% 141 75.9%
RTA REGION: Hunter 360 66.9% 757 61.3% 630 61.6% 665 62.3% 642 63.7% 628 60.4% 639 58.1% 626 59.4% 569 61.5% 512 65.2% 477 67.9% 372 71.2% 315 71.4% 323 72.4% 330 70.3% 285 71.9% 293 78.5% 253 83.4% 41 78.0%
RTA REGION: Southern 1,626 79.7% 1,645 75.9% 1,327 76.3% 1,181 76.0% 910 74.0% 983 75.2% 869 76.9% 795 71.7% 681 73.7% 666 76.7% 705 75.9% 596 76.8% 507 81.1% 492 75.0% 527 69.1% 469 71.4% 418 69.1% 415 75.9% 73 76.7%
RTA REGION: South West 1,215 87.9% 855 79.8% 733 76.7% 686 74.2% 478 74.1% 480 68.1% 434 67.3% 442 67.4% 398 66.6% 442 64.5% 366 66.9% 416 66.3% 414 68.4% 312 72.8% 313 70.9% 327 74.9% 262 74.4% 251 75.7% 60 78.3%
RTA REGION: Western 1,742 74.4% 1,258 61.4% 994 66.6% 907 62.5% 650 65.4% 644 61.0% 627 63.3% 642 61.5% 647 66.0% 671 66.9% 597 68.2% 615 70.9% 548 72.8% 546 72.3% 495 77.0% 520 74.6% 533 76.4% 509 84.9% 126 82.5%
TRANSMISSION: Auto 5,359 77.0% 5,490 66.7% 4,399 70.2% 4,196 68.9% 3,341 69.9% 3,505 66.5% 3,341 66.9% 3,142 65.9% 3,161 68.3% 3,149 67.0% 2,337 70.3% 1,992 72.5% 1,745 74.8% 1,679 75.8% 1,748 74.2% 1,585 74.6% 1,473 75.5% 1,524 78.7% 375 78.1%
TRANSMISSION: Manual 6,431 72.6% 3,166 69.3% 1,856 72.3% 1,704 71.0% 1,300 71.7% 1,242 69.4% 1,176 70.2% 1,075 68.9% 944 71.1% 965 71.5% 1,449 68.9% 1,311 71.2% 1,298 74.4% 1,106 71.7% 948 73.3% 905 73.7% 755 74.0% 830 81.2% 212 73.1%
TUITION: Driving School 6,837 76.8% 6,429 68.4% 5,216 70.9% 5,134 69.6% 4,108 70.4% 4,313 66.4% 4,179 67.0% 3,874 66.3% 3,897 68.6% 3,975 68.0% 3,675 69.4% 3,204 71.6% 2,944 74.7% 2,718 74.2% 2,640 73.9% 2,458 74.2% 2,208 75.1% 2,337 79.5% 584 76.2%
TUITION: Private 4,953 71.6% 2,227 65.6% 1,039 70.1% 766 68.7% 533 70.5% 434 76.0% 338 77.8% 343 70.3% 208 74.5% 139 69.8% 111 83.8% 99 83.8% 99 74.7% 67 73.1% 56 73.2% 32 78.1% 20 65.0% 17 94.1% 3 100%
Light Rigid DRIVING TEST 2,655 75.4% 2,602 63.6% 2,171 67.5% 2,009 64.8% 1,580 66.5% 1,618 62.8% 1,440 59.3% 1,326 61.5% 1,405 63.8% 1,426 62.9% 1,431 66.7% 1,263 69.0% 1,168 73.9% 1,093 72.6% 1,012 72.8% 961 74.4% 805 73.0% 875 78.6% 216 75.5%
Medium Rigid DRIVING TEST 4,551 75.6% 3,160 69.6% 2,243 72.9% 2,199 73.1% 1,788 72.5% 1,849 70.2% 1,799 71.7% 1,698 68.9% 1,634 71.4% 1,631 69.4% 1,364 70.4% 1,211 74.2% 1,060 74.8% 928 75.2% 1,015 73.5% 922 74.2% 915 76.5% 907 79.1% 214 81.3%
Heavy Rigid DRIVING TEST 2,738 74.0% 1,873 68.3% 1,243 70.6% 1,148 69.2% 899 70.2% 871 69.3% 866 71.4% 812 66.5% 717 72.1% 742 70.9% 688 73.7% 533 70.4% 495 75.8% 473 76.7% 421 77.2% 418 73.0% 374 74.6% 406 80.3% 103 71.8%
Heavy Combination DRIVING TEST 1,842 71.7% 1,011 70.7% 592 75.2% 535 72.7% 360 77.2% 395 67.1% 399 72.7% 369 74.0% 318 72.3% 291 77.7% 272 72.4% 271 78.2% 285 75.8% 252 73.8% 198 75.3% 173 76.9% 122 80.3% 154 87.7% 49 69.4%
Heavy Vehicle SHORT MANUAL DRIVING TESTS 4 100% 10 80.0% 6 83.3% 9 100% 14 92.9% 14 78.6% 13 76.9% 12 100% 31 61.3% 24 75.0% 31 77.4% 25 84.0% 35 71.4% 39 66.7% 50 70.0% 16 75.0% 12 50.0% 12 66.7% 5 60.0%

* 2016 data include tests up to and including 31MAR2016