Table 4.3.4 Driver Knowledge Test 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 2017*
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 Tests Pass rate
TOTAL 544,934 37.9% 542,977 37.0% 508,154 35.6% 539,157 34.0% 258,527 49.4% 261,010 57.8% 264,251 60.7% 233,427 64.7% 229,253 66.7% 247,191 68.3% 223,991 69.1% 232,950 69.3% 229,362 69.8% 212,030 68.9% 206,669 69.9% 213,388 71.7% 217,696 71.4% 229,249 71.3% 229,552 71.4% 242,652 72.3%
GENDER: Male 294,400 38.6% 278,871 37.4% 260,901 36.1% 276,667 34.5% 145,565 48.5% 140,071 56.0% 138,304 59.1% 121,768 63.0% 119,669 65.1% 126,308 66.7% 117,451 67.9% 120,917 68.1% 119,287 68.1% 111,033 67.6% 108,010 68.5% 110,264 70.1% 112,628 69.7% 119,282 69.4% 121,506 69.7% 129,910 70.4%
GENDER: Female 250,534 37.1% 264,106 36.5% 247,253 35.1% 262,490 33.5% 112,962 50.6% 120,939 59.9% 125,947 62.4% 111,659 66.4% 109,584 68.5% 120,883 69.9% 106,540 70.4% 112,033 70.6% 110,075 71.5% 100,997 70.4% 98,659 71.4% 103,124 73.4% 105,068 73.2% 109,967 73.4% 108,046 73.2% 112,742 74.4%
AGE: 16-19 262,959 39.1% 276,512 38.5% 258,954 36.2% 280,791 34.6% 135,041 48.8% 148,183 57.5% 145,209 60.1% 135,801 64.9% 133,516 66.7% 143,754 67.9% 128,608 68.8% 131,422 68.8% 128,012 69.3% 122,919 68.4% 122,554 69.5% 123,201 71.2% 121,852 70.8% 124,926 70.8% 122,843 71.0% 125,389 72.0%
AGE: 20-24 86,335 39.3% 79,311 37.3% 70,010 36.4% 72,766 34.6% 35,216 48.2% 32,731 55.1% 36,850 58.4% 33,174 62.9% 32,699 65.7% 34,235 67.5% 29,555 68.1% 30,868 69.0% 29,186 69.1% 23,028 67.7% 20,274 67.6% 22,259 71.1% 24,470 70.1% 26,217 70.0% 26,886 69.0% 29,738 70.6%
AGE: 25-29 62,970 38.6% 58,765 37.6% 54,945 37.7% 56,598 36.2% 27,168 54.3% 25,797 61.3% 27,105 64.9% 23,046 67.6% 23,293 69.3% 26,353 71.6% 24,822 72.2% 26,788 72.6% 27,409 71.9% 24,488 71.2% 23,156 72.7% 24,571 74.4% 26,060 74.6% 28,509 73.2% 28,362 73.7% 29,966 74.0%
AGE: 30-39 78,161 35.9% 75,878 35.3% 72,885 35.1% 74,354 34.1% 36,280 52.2% 32,681 61.6% 33,118 64.3% 25,338 66.5% 24,423 69.1% 26,554 70.9% 25,406 71.7% 26,901 72.4% 27,207 73.2% 25,166 72.3% 24,714 72.7% 26,563 74.4% 28,439 73.9% 31,545 74.8% 33,072 74.3% 36,754 75.2%
AGE: 40-49 35,720 33.3% 35,353 31.2% 34,781 31.2% 36,804 29.3% 16,578 46.6% 14,783 55.8% 14,814 59.3% 10,938 61.1% 10,513 64.4% 11,032 65.8% 10,327 65.5% 11,267 66.6% 11,251 67.4% 10,520 66.9% 10,076 68.5% 10,512 69.1% 10,263 69.4% 11,135 68.5% 11,134 69.6% 12,544 70.0%
AGE: 50-59 12,795 30.1% 11,765 29.6% 11,668 28.8% 12,647 26.0% 5,814 43.3% 4,854 51.5% 5,148 54.9% 3,792 55.0% 3,590 59.2% 3,905 61.4% 4,038 61.1% 4,201 62.3% 4,693 63.7% 4,344 65.1% 4,262 67.7% 4,522 68.2% 4,832 68.2% 4,839 67.0% 5,040 66.6% 5,785 66.2%
AGE: 60-69 4,738 25.9% 4,402 25.8% 3,862 26.6% 3,976 22.8% 1,906 39.1% 1,563 46.9% 1,532 51.8% 1,105 51.9% 1,053 51.9% 1,158 57.8% 1,013 59.9% 1,282 56.5% 1,309 59.6% 1,301 61.3% 1,386 60.8% 1,509 63.0% 1,552 65.1% 1,791 65.8% 1,897 68.1% 2,123 68.8%
AGE: 70+ 1,256 22.1% 991 23.9% 1,049 21.3% 1,221 17.6% 524 32.3% 418 42.3% 475 38.3% 233 42.5% 166 48.2% 200 43.0% 222 41.9% 221 50.2% 295 43.7% 264 47.7% 247 57.1% 251 49.8% 228 51.8% 287 53.0% 318 49.1% 353 53.5%
ATTEMPT # 1 227,269 43.4% 215,358 41.9% 194,250 39.8% 197,498 39.1% 136,064 52.4% 149,651 60.8% 161,644 63.3% 148,909 67.1% 152,465 68.9% 168,419 70.3% 154,132 71.6% 162,008 71.9% 160,219 72.4% 146,198 71.5% 144,763 72.6% 153,358 74.2% 156,277 74.0% 164,420 74.0% 165,110 74.3% 177,045 75.1%
ATTEMPT # 2 121,519 41.2% 119,814 40.7% 112,399 39.6% 115,500 38.2% 57,916 51.9% 57,371 58.6% 57,264 61.3% 48,922 64.6% 46,836 66.3% 49,761 67.6% 43,872 66.8% 44,791 66.5% 43,811 66.8% 41,409 66.1% 39,402 66.5% 38,887 67.9% 40,070 67.3% 41,971 66.8% 41,587 66.4% 42,863 67.5%
ATTEMPT # 3 66,693 37.0% 68,062 37.2% 65,273 36.6% 68,863 35.0% 25,595 47.9% 23,978 54.7% 21,616 56.3% 17,838 59.9% 15,842 61.7% 16,135 62.9% 14,509 62.9% 14,756 62.8% 14,511 63.8% 13,858 63.1% 13,105 63.9% 12,486 64.8% 12,829 64.3% 13,739 64.3% 13,574 63.5% 13,597 64.8%
ATTEMPT # 4+ 129,453 25.6% 139,743 26.1% 136,232 26.1% 157,296 24.0% 38,952 36.2% 30,010 43.8% 23,727 45.5% 17,758 49.2% 14,110 50.5% 12,876 51.9% 11,478 51.3% 11,395 52.2% 10,821 51.2% 10,565 52.4% 9,399 52.1% 8,657 53.3% 8,520 53.4% 9,119 53.0% 9,281 52.3% 9,147 51.9%
SECTOR: Sydney 375,959 36.3% 371,678 35.4% 349,273 34.2% 369,271 32.9% 173,988 49.4% 171,279 58.8% 170,572 62.6% 147,639 66.9% 144,024 69.3% 158,104 70.8% 141,883 71.2% 146,337 71.8% 143,256 72.2% 131,903 71.2% 128,290 72.3% 135,543 74.0% 139,023 73.9% 137,532 73.5% 112,695 73.9% 104,844 75.5%
SECTOR: North 93,249 42.8% 94,208 41.6% 88,210 40.0% 94,090 37.3% 46,369 50.7% 50,466 56.8% 54,154 57.9% 49,071 61.3% 48,753 63.1% 50,998 64.3% 47,630 65.6% 49,972 65.2% 50,036 65.8% 46,219 65.6% 45,087 66.4% 44,498 68.0% 44,609 67.4% 45,069 67.7% 41,814 67.7% 38,556 67.8%
SECTOR: South & West 75,726 39.6% 77,091 38.8% 70,671 37.5% 75,796 35.1% 38,170 47.9% 39,265 54.7% 39,525 56.1% 36,717 60.3% 36,476 61.6% 38,089 62.9% 34,478 65.1% 36,641 65.0% 36,070 65.8% 33,908 64.8% 33,292 65.6% 33,347 67.2% 34,064 66.3% 31,917 66.3% 25,995 66.4% 22,531 66.4%
RTA REGION: Sydney 375,959 36.3% 371,678 35.4% 349,273 34.2% 369,271 32.9% 173,988 49.4% 171,279 58.8% 170,572 62.6% 147,639 66.9% 144,024 69.3% 158,104 70.8% 141,883 71.2% 146,337 71.8% 143,256 72.2% 131,903 71.2% 128,290 72.3% 135,543 74.0% 139,023 73.9% 137,532 73.5% 112,695 73.9% 104,844 75.5%
RTA REGION: Northern 36,240 43.7% 37,673 42.3% 35,382 41.4% 36,866 38.4% 19,279 51.7% 19,917 57.9% 21,504 58.9% 19,917 61.4% 19,268 62.9% 20,373 63.9% 18,874 65.0% 19,697 64.4% 19,625 65.5% 18,279 65.2% 17,843 65.5% 17,866 67.5% 17,561 66.9% 17,780 67.7% 17,629 66.8% 15,957 67.4%
RTA REGION: Hunter 54,277 42.5% 53,568 41.5% 50,235 39.3% 54,623 36.8% 25,604 50.5% 29,238 56.4% 31,292 57.7% 27,860 61.7% 28,150 63.9% 29,401 65.1% 27,483 66.7% 28,917 66.3% 29,106 66.5% 26,732 66.5% 25,947 67.6% 25,446 68.9% 25,916 68.2% 26,274 68.0% 23,461 68.5% 22,107 68.2%
RTA REGION: Southern 35,940 39.1% 36,377 38.7% 33,262 36.9% 36,341 35.1% 17,878 49.0% 18,967 55.8% 18,993 57.9% 17,293 62.2% 17,081 63.4% 17,988 65.5% 16,280 66.8% 17,262 67.3% 16,931 68.3% 15,443 67.6% 15,023 68.4% 15,405 70.0% 15,718 69.0% 15,815 68.8% 10,327 70.2% 7,597 71.4%
RTA REGION: South West 20,524 39.3% 20,974 37.9% 19,758 36.6% 20,684 33.9% 10,649 46.3% 10,489 54.1% 10,355 55.0% 9,708 59.2% 9,550 60.7% 10,064 61.2% 9,052 64.4% 9,622 64.0% 9,476 65.2% 9,509 63.0% 9,264 63.8% 9,092 65.6% 9,151 64.8% 7,774 64.3% 7,443 63.5% 6,587 65.3%
RTA REGION: Western 21,994 40.1% 22,707 39.4% 20,244 39.2% 21,372 35.9% 11,129 47.1% 11,120 52.5% 11,535 52.9% 11,010 56.8% 11,180 58.3% 11,261 59.4% 10,419 61.6% 11,115 61.1% 10,968 61.2% 10,164 60.6% 10,302 61.7% 10,036 63.3% 10,327 62.3% 9,343 63.1% 8,949 64.0% 8,839 62.5%
TEST LANGUAGE: English 470,606 39.9% 468,018 38.8% 432,310 37.6% 457,023 36.3% 228,368 51.7% 235,603 59.0% 240,879 61.3% 212,429 64.9% 208,591 66.6% 223,325 68.0% 203,616 68.9% 213,393 69.2% 211,300 69.6% 195,795 68.8% 191,012 69.8% 196,530 71.5% 199,954 71.3% 209,516 71.3% 209,239 71.2% 219,743 72.1%
TEST LANGUAGE: Non-English 74,328 25.5% 74,959 25.6% 75,844 24.8% 82,134 21.4% 30,159 31.7% 25,407 46.8% 23,372 54.5% 20,998 62.5% 20,662 68.2% 23,866 70.9% 20,375 70.8% 19,557 71.4% 18,062 71.7% 16,235 70.8% 15,657 71.8% 16,858 73.6% 17,742 72.3% 19,733 71.8% 20,313 72.7% 22,909 74.3%
INTERPRETER LANGUAGE: None 540,963 37.8% 539,591 36.9% 504,987 35.6% 535,352 34.0% 255,278 49.4% 258,415 57.9% 262,037 60.7% 231,746 64.7% 227,609 66.8% 245,806 68.3% 222,636 69.1% 231,754 69.4% 228,147 69.8% 210,656 69.0% 205,104 70.0% 211,581 71.7% 215,664 71.5% 227,053 71.4% 227,720 71.5% 241,168 72.3%
INTERPRETER LANGUAGE: ALL Non-English 3,971 45.9% 3,386 41.3% 3,167 45.5% 3,805 38.6% 3,249 47.1% 2,595 47.3% 2,214 52.3% 1,681 55.0% 1,644 53.6% 1,385 57.7% 1,355 60.0% 1,196 61.2% 1,215 56.9% 1,374 55.0% 1,565 60.3% 1,807 63.6% 2,032 60.3% 2,196 60.3% 1,832 59.4% 1,484 63.1%

* 2017 data include tests up to and including 30DEC2017