Table 4.3.5 Heavy Vehicle 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 66,631 44.8% 59,529 43.2% 68,085 34.7% 64,089 32.7% 33,935 45.2% 31,881 53.6% 34,366 52.6% 32,561 58.6% 31,628 61.9% 33,540 63.9% 34,952 68.1% 31,280 70.9% 33,185 69.8% 35,157 69.4% 35,960 68.2% 31,164 69.1% 31,394 69.6% 32,370 70.0% 8,296 70.6%
GENDER: Male 62,214 44.9% 55,351 43.2% 63,667 34.7% 59,920 32.6% 31,905 44.7% 29,890 53.0% 32,304 52.2% 30,555 58.1% 29,710 61.4% 31,382 63.5% 32,512 67.9% 29,201 70.8% 30,897 69.6% 32,729 69.1% 33,534 68.0% 29,153 68.8% 29,315 69.4% 30,244 69.7% 7,709 70.4%
GENDER: Female 4,417 44.1% 4,178 43.7% 4,418 35.5% 4,169 35.4% 2,030 53.1% 1,991 62.0% 2,062 58.9% 2,006 65.5% 1,918 69.4% 2,158 70.2% 2,440 71.6% 2,079 72.2% 2,288 73.1% 2,428 72.8% 2,426 70.6% 2,011 73.1% 2,079 72.6% 2,126 74.1% 587 73.9%
AGE: 16-19 3,681 40.2% 3,458 37.8% 4,037 29.8% 3,535 28.5% 1,613 37.3% 1,400 41.3% 1,266 42.8% 1,082 49.8% 1,091 58.0% 1,182 60.7% 1,303 64.2% 1,230 66.7% 1,257 64.3% 1,365 63.4% 1,379 61.7% 1,145 65.4% 1,137 65.5% 1,072 63.4% 276 55.4%
AGE: 20-24 13,680 45.8% 11,951 43.3% 12,804 34.4% 12,876 32.1% 6,840 41.4% 6,735 47.8% 6,894 47.0% 6,089 54.2% 5,815 56.5% 5,805 59.6% 6,258 64.1% 5,604 67.2% 6,169 66.5% 6,343 66.5% 6,717 64.0% 5,951 63.9% 5,956 65.0% 6,061 65.5% 1,498 66.8%
AGE: 25-29 14,543 46.1% 12,758 44.4% 13,981 36.6% 12,749 35.0% 6,759 46.2% 6,284 53.0% 6,827 52.8% 6,344 58.6% 6,033 60.2% 6,355 62.8% 6,542 67.5% 5,805 69.9% 6,271 67.7% 6,784 67.5% 7,052 66.2% 6,120 67.2% 6,184 68.6% 6,246 70.2% 1,718 70.0%
AGE: 30-39 19,870 45.1% 17,628 44.5% 21,111 35.9% 19,476 33.7% 10,157 47.5% 10,102 56.1% 10,786 54.6% 10,578 59.7% 10,003 64.1% 10,764 65.3% 10,429 68.9% 8,930 72.7% 9,539 71.8% 10,121 70.4% 9,868 69.8% 8,632 70.0% 8,544 69.9% 9,285 69.8% 2,436 69.8%
AGE: 40-49 10,287 44.4% 9,593 42.4% 11,230 34.6% 10,852 31.0% 5,995 46.5% 5,151 58.0% 5,856 57.0% 5,781 61.5% 5,877 65.2% 6,436 66.6% 6,886 71.1% 6,299 72.6% 6,288 72.0% 6,759 72.2% 6,806 71.5% 5,996 73.1% 5,979 72.8% 5,984 72.9% 1,426 76.1%
AGE: 50+ 4,570 41.4% 4,141 40.1% 4,922 29.0% 4,601 31.8% 2,571 46.4% 2,209 58.9% 2,737 54.3% 2,687 60.6% 2,809 63.3% 2,998 65.4% 3,534 69.9% 3,412 72.7% 3,661 71.9% 3,785 72.1% 4,138 71.3% 3,320 73.5% 3,594 73.8% 3,722 75.1% 942 76.1%
ATTEMPT # 1 35,026 45.7% 30,255 45.0% 28,272 34.9% 25,774 31.5% 18,146 44.4% 18,877 54.4% 19,981 53.4% 20,425 59.2% 20,774 63.2% 22,624 65.4% 24,501 70.5% 22,741 73.4% 23,966 72.0% 25,225 71.5% 26,333 70.3% 22,667 71.8% 22,869 72.3% 23,614 72.9% 6,047 72.9%
ATTEMPT # 2 15,716 49.1% 13,846 47.0% 15,872 39.3% 15,003 38.0% 8,229 49.6% 7,412 54.7% 8,138 54.0% 7,313 60.2% 6,765 61.9% 6,953 63.8% 6,674 65.0% 5,637 66.4% 6,154 66.3% 6,604 66.4% 6,592 64.4% 5,674 63.7% 5,696 64.2% 5,791 64.5% 1,506 67.3%
ATTEMPT # 3 7,001 46.0% 6,436 43.2% 8,712 37.3% 8,369 37.4% 3,533 47.8% 2,967 52.3% 3,303 52.5% 2,687 57.1% 2,326 59.8% 2,301 60.2% 2,206 63.6% 1,777 65.3% 1,880 61.8% 2,048 62.3% 1,915 62.2% 1,806 60.5% 1,749 62.7% 1,833 61.1% 456 64.7%
ATTEMPT # 4+ 8,888 33.2% 8,992 31.3% 15,229 28.1% 14,943 27.1% 4,027 37.7% 2,625 45.8% 2,944 43.8% 2,136 48.9% 1,763 47.9% 1,662 50.2% 1,571 50.4% 1,125 53.2% 1,185 56.5% 1,280 54.4% 1,120 50.7% 1,017 53.6% 1,080 51.8% 1,132 52.2% 287 49.5%
SECTOR: Sydney 34,358 40.9% 31,027 39.2% 36,510 32.0% 33,382 29.8% 17,968 42.0% 16,578 51.1% 17,780 50.3% 16,369 57.2% 15,463 60.6% 16,368 62.7% 16,978 66.6% 15,212 69.3% 16,533 68.8% 17,350 68.7% 17,352 67.8% 15,183 68.1% 15,959 68.3% 16,009 69.4% 3,427 70.6%
SECTOR: North 14,285 50.3% 13,466 49.0% 15,058 39.4% 14,423 36.8% 7,550 50.8% 7,138 58.4% 8,175 56.7% 7,935 61.2% 8,222 64.3% 8,741 65.9% 9,450 69.9% 8,119 73.5% 8,878 70.7% 9,285 70.0% 10,108 68.5% 8,285 70.7% 7,858 70.9% 7,705 71.6% 1,945 72.2%
SECTOR: South & West 17,988 48.1% 15,036 46.3% 16,517 36.5% 16,284 35.3% 8,417 47.2% 8,165 54.3% 8,411 53.6% 8,257 58.8% 7,943 61.8% 8,431 64.3% 8,524 69.2% 7,949 71.4% 7,774 71.0% 8,522 70.1% 8,500 68.6% 7,696 69.4% 7,577 70.9% 7,051 69.8% 1,638 69.4%
RTA REGION: Sydney 34,358 40.9% 31,027 39.2% 36,510 32.0% 33,382 29.8% 17,968 42.0% 16,578 51.1% 17,780 50.3% 16,369 57.2% 15,463 60.6% 16,368 62.7% 16,978 66.6% 15,212 69.3% 16,533 68.8% 17,350 68.7% 17,352 67.8% 15,183 68.1% 15,959 68.3% 16,009 69.4% 3,427 70.6%
RTA REGION: Northern 5,725 51.7% 5,335 49.1% 5,724 39.0% 5,768 37.3% 2,837 52.4% 2,835 59.2% 3,217 59.3% 3,245 63.1% 3,318 65.2% 3,581 68.1% 3,884 70.9% 3,399 73.1% 3,689 71.4% 3,654 72.2% 4,279 69.2% 3,526 70.9% 3,351 70.0% 3,134 70.7% 799 71.6%
RTA REGION: Hunter 7,523 49.2% 7,189 49.5% 8,473 40.1% 7,884 36.5% 4,278 50.1% 4,000 58.4% 4,519 55.6% 4,237 60.3% 4,489 64.2% 4,789 64.5% 5,204 69.2% 4,362 74.2% 4,738 70.6% 5,171 68.3% 5,368 68.6% 4,347 70.8% 4,113 71.9% 4,239 72.2% 1,065 72.6%
RTA REGION: Southern 6,544 44.5% 5,648 44.1% 6,531 35.7% 6,635 33.9% 3,408 46.6% 3,381 52.8% 3,490 51.8% 3,400 57.9% 3,328 60.5% 3,364 64.4% 3,542 68.2% 3,249 72.2% 2,958 72.2% 3,457 70.5% 3,495 69.1% 3,083 71.0% 3,078 71.3% 3,002 71.0% 625 70.4%
RTA REGION: South West 5,955 51.2% 5,017 46.7% 5,428 36.6% 5,323 36.1% 2,650 47.6% 2,506 56.1% 2,528 56.4% 2,412 61.0% 2,273 64.0% 2,660 64.8% 2,451 70.1% 2,135 72.2% 2,283 71.2% 2,473 70.3% 2,419 69.0% 2,242 67.8% 2,058 71.5% 1,861 69.9% 469 68.9%
RTA REGION: Western 6,526 49.0% 5,313 47.9% 5,419 37.2% 5,097 36.3% 2,794 47.7% 2,581 54.4% 2,832 52.7% 2,898 57.3% 2,757 61.2% 2,778 63.4% 2,893 70.0% 2,923 69.6% 2,984 69.0% 3,052 70.0% 3,047 66.7% 2,783 68.6% 2,835 69.6% 2,520 68.7% 625 69.1%
TEST LANGUAGE: English 63,202 45.9% 56,086 44.5% 63,456 36.0% 59,584 34.1% 32,274 46.2% 30,422 54.1% 32,920 52.9% 31,122 58.7% 30,281 62.0% 32,063 64.0% 33,418 68.3% 29,926 71.2% 31,675 70.0% 33,615 69.7% 34,370 68.4% 29,724 69.4% 29,846 69.8% 30,832 70.2% 7,847 70.8%
TEST LANGUAGE: Non-English 3,429 24.3% 3,443 22.5% 4,629 17.8% 4,505 15.1% 1,661 26.3% 1,459 42.7% 1,446 46.3% 1,439 55.6% 1,347 59.0% 1,477 62.8% 1,534 64.8% 1,354 65.1% 1,510 65.6% 1,542 63.6% 1,590 63.5% 1,440 62.2% 1,548 65.9% 1,538 66.1% 449 67.5%
INTERPRETER LANGUAGE: None 66,471 44.8% 59,432 43.2% 67,969 34.7% 63,977 32.7% 33,837 45.3% 31,804 53.6% 34,297 52.7% 32,499 58.6% 31,556 61.9% 33,464 64.0% 34,865 68.2% 31,218 71.0% 33,127 69.9% 35,085 69.4% 35,848 68.3% 31,028 69.2% 31,271 69.7% 32,100 70.3% 8,249 70.8%
INTERPRETER LANGUAGE: ALL Non-English 160 65.0% 97 57.7% 116 37.9% 112 43.8% 98 33.7% 77 33.8% 69 29.0% 62 40.3% 72 37.5% 76 48.7% 87 57.5% 62 50.0% 58 51.7% 72 44.4% 112 42.9% 136 48.5% 123 39.8% 270 40.0% 47 40.4%
Rigid Vehicle KNOWLEDGE TEST (LR, MR, HR) 52,178 41.8% 47,594 40.5% 57,569 34.1% 53,714 31.8% 27,788 44.5% 26,112 53.0% 27,833 51.9% 26,114 57.9% 25,386 61.1% 26,957 62.9% 28,274 67.3% 25,241 70.7% 26,729 69.4% 28,277 69.0% 28,594 67.9% 24,809 68.7% 25,192 69.2% 25,933 69.6% 6,769 70.2%
Combination Vehicle KNOWLEDGE TEST (HC, MC) 14,453 55.9% 11,935 53.8% 10,516 38.1% 10,375 37.7% 6,147 48.4% 5,769 56.2% 6,533 55.9% 6,447 61.3% 6,242 65.1% 6,583 68.3% 6,678 71.6% 6,039 72.0% 6,456 71.4% 6,880 71.1% 7,366 69.5% 6,355 70.8% 6,202 71.0% 6,437 71.6% 1,527 72.7%

* 2016 data include tests up to and including 31MAR2016