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*
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% 508,152 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% 212,029 68.9% 206,668 69.9% 213,388 71.7% 217,696 71.4% 229,242 71.3% 59,290 72.4%
GENDER: Male 294,439 38.6% 278,931 37.4% 260,940 36.1% 276,691 34.5% 145,594 48.5% 140,107 56.0% 138,331 59.1% 121,788 63.0% 119,698 65.1% 126,346 66.7% 117,466 67.8% 120,944 68.1% 119,307 68.1% 111,044 67.6% 108,040 68.5% 110,275 70.1% 112,668 69.7% 119,313 69.4% 31,271 70.6%
GENDER: Female 250,495 37.0% 264,046 36.5% 247,212 35.1% 262,466 33.5% 112,933 50.6% 120,903 59.9% 125,920 62.4% 111,639 66.4% 109,555 68.5% 120,845 69.9% 106,525 70.4% 112,006 70.6% 110,055 71.5% 100,985 70.4% 98,628 71.4% 103,113 73.4% 105,028 73.2% 109,929 73.4% 28,019 74.3%
AGE: 16-19 262,959 39.1% 276,513 38.5% 258,953 36.2% 280,789 34.6% 135,041 48.8% 148,184 57.5% 145,211 60.1% 135,801 64.9% 133,517 66.7% 143,754 67.9% 128,608 68.8% 131,422 68.8% 128,012 69.3% 122,918 68.4% 122,555 69.5% 123,203 71.2% 121,838 70.8% 124,901 70.8% 32,567 71.9%
AGE: 20-24 86,335 39.3% 79,312 37.3% 70,007 36.4% 72,766 34.6% 35,216 48.2% 32,730 55.1% 36,848 58.4% 33,173 62.9% 32,698 65.7% 34,234 67.5% 29,555 68.1% 30,868 69.0% 29,186 69.1% 23,029 67.7% 20,277 67.6% 22,259 71.1% 24,480 70.1% 26,213 70.0% 6,873 70.4%
AGE: 25-29 62,966 38.6% 58,763 37.6% 54,944 37.7% 56,596 36.2% 27,168 54.3% 25,792 61.3% 27,105 64.9% 23,046 67.6% 23,292 69.3% 26,353 71.6% 24,819 72.2% 26,788 72.6% 27,409 71.9% 24,487 71.2% 23,151 72.7% 24,565 74.4% 26,063 74.6% 28,523 73.2% 7,246 74.6%
AGE: 30-39 78,165 35.9% 75,882 35.3% 72,897 35.1% 74,370 34.1% 36,279 52.2% 32,687 61.6% 33,118 64.3% 25,339 66.5% 24,425 69.1% 26,555 70.9% 25,409 71.7% 26,903 72.4% 27,206 73.2% 25,168 72.3% 24,716 72.7% 26,560 74.4% 28,439 73.9% 31,553 74.8% 8,139 75.4%
AGE: 40-49 35,720 33.3% 35,349 31.2% 34,773 31.2% 36,792 29.3% 16,579 46.6% 14,783 55.8% 14,815 59.3% 10,938 61.1% 10,516 64.4% 11,035 65.8% 10,327 65.5% 11,265 66.6% 11,252 67.4% 10,517 66.9% 10,074 68.5% 10,519 69.1% 10,264 69.4% 11,134 68.5% 2,693 71.4%
AGE: 50-59 12,792 30.1% 11,765 29.6% 11,667 28.8% 12,647 26.0% 5,813 43.3% 4,853 51.5% 5,147 54.9% 3,792 55.0% 3,586 59.2% 3,902 61.4% 4,038 61.1% 4,201 62.3% 4,693 63.7% 4,345 65.1% 4,262 67.7% 4,521 68.2% 4,832 68.2% 4,840 67.0% 1,233 68.3%
AGE: 60-69 4,741 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% 1,510 63.0% 1,552 65.1% 1,791 65.8% 458 67.5%
AGE: 70+ 1,256 22.1% 991 23.9% 1,049 21.3% 1,221 17.6% 525 32.2% 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% 81 44.4%
ATTEMPT # 1 227,271 43.4% 215,360 41.9% 194,248 39.8% 197,499 39.1% 136,067 52.4% 149,651 60.8% 161,644 63.3% 148,909 67.1% 152,465 68.9% 168,420 70.3% 154,133 71.6% 162,008 71.9% 160,220 72.4% 146,199 71.5% 144,763 72.6% 153,359 74.2% 156,278 74.0% 164,416 74.0% 43,028 75.2%
ATTEMPT # 2 121,518 41.2% 119,816 40.7% 112,399 39.6% 115,499 38.2% 57,917 51.9% 57,371 58.6% 57,264 61.3% 48,922 64.6% 46,836 66.3% 49,762 67.6% 43,871 66.8% 44,791 66.5% 43,811 66.8% 41,408 66.1% 39,402 66.5% 38,886 67.9% 40,070 67.3% 41,971 66.8% 10,662 67.6%
ATTEMPT # 3 66,692 37.0% 68,064 37.2% 65,273 36.6% 68,863 35.0% 25,592 47.9% 23,979 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% 14,510 63.8% 13,857 63.1% 13,104 63.9% 12,486 64.8% 12,829 64.3% 13,739 64.3% 3,364 64.1%
ATTEMPT # 4+ 129,453 25.6% 139,737 26.1% 136,232 26.1% 157,296 24.0% 38,951 36.2% 30,009 43.8% 23,727 45.5% 17,758 49.2% 14,110 50.5% 12,874 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% 8,519 53.4% 9,116 53.0% 2,236 53.0%
SECTOR: Sydney 375,959 36.3% 371,678 35.4% 349,272 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% 131,902 71.2% 128,289 72.3% 135,543 74.0% 139,023 73.9% 137,530 73.5% 31,294 74.9%
SECTOR: North 93,249 42.8% 94,208 41.6% 88,209 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% 45,065 67.7% 11,347 68.4%
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% 31,916 66.3% 6,792 66.2%
RTA REGION: Sydney 375,959 36.3% 371,678 35.4% 349,272 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% 131,902 71.2% 128,289 72.3% 135,543 74.0% 139,023 73.9% 137,530 73.5% 31,294 74.9%
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% 4,522 67.5%
RTA REGION: Hunter 54,277 42.5% 53,568 41.5% 50,234 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% 26,270 68.0% 6,593 69.1%
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% 2,776 70.1%
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% 7,773 64.3% 1,882 62.3%
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% 2,366 64.7%
TEST LANGUAGE: English 470,606 39.9% 468,018 38.8% 432,308 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% 195,794 68.8% 191,011 69.8% 196,530 71.5% 199,954 71.3% 209,509 71.3% 54,549 72.3%
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% 4,741 73.5%
INTERPRETER LANGUAGE: None 540,963 37.8% 539,591 36.9% 504,985 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% 210,655 69.0% 205,103 70.0% 211,581 71.7% 215,664 71.5% 227,046 71.4% 58,809 72.5%
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% 481 60.9%

* 2016 data include tests up to and including 31MAR2016