Table 4.3.6 Rider 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 36,442 56.9% 33,159 55.5% 34,752 55.6% 37,317 55.4% 29,029 62.1% 27,649 67.0% 27,987 70.8% 28,927 73.6% 30,803 76.2% 33,677 77.0% 39,956 79.0% 44,340 79.4% 39,975 77.1% 41,453 77.3% 44,697 77.2% 43,954 78.5% 42,508 78.1% 40,322 78.8% 10,258 79.5%
GENDER: Male 32,376 56.9% 29,055 55.6% 30,136 55.6% 32,224 55.2% 25,128 61.6% 23,712 66.5% 23,673 70.1% 24,528 72.9% 25,389 75.9% 27,871 76.5% 32,877 78.7% 36,124 79.2% 32,657 76.5% 34,006 77.1% 37,073 76.9% 36,146 78.2% 35,352 77.7% 33,317 78.4% 8,402 79.2%
GENDER: Female 4,066 57.1% 4,104 55.1% 4,616 55.4% 5,093 56.5% 3,901 65.8% 3,937 70.1% 4,314 74.9% 4,399 77.7% 5,414 77.7% 5,806 79.0% 7,079 80.3% 8,216 80.4% 7,318 79.8% 7,447 78.0% 7,624 78.6% 7,808 80.1% 7,156 80.0% 7,005 80.7% 1,856 80.9%
AGE: 16-19 8,417 46.8% 7,528 46.9% 7,446 46.1% 7,554 46.0% 5,237 52.7% 4,816 58.8% 4,727 63.5% 4,845 69.3% 4,948 73.1% 5,363 74.7% 6,636 75.9% 8,040 75.9% 7,367 73.3% 7,312 73.2% 7,905 73.7% 7,560 74.1% 7,279 73.9% 6,695 75.1% 1,646 77.0%
AGE: 20-24 9,392 61.1% 8,686 59.1% 8,834 57.5% 9,715 56.9% 7,942 61.1% 7,430 64.0% 7,360 67.6% 7,684 69.5% 7,185 73.1% 7,613 73.9% 8,890 76.8% 9,854 77.3% 8,945 75.9% 9,674 76.4% 10,306 76.7% 10,443 78.0% 9,925 77.3% 9,476 77.3% 2,255 77.8%
AGE: 25-29 7,120 61.6% 6,113 60.1% 6,397 61.2% 6,802 60.1% 5,360 65.6% 4,927 70.8% 4,834 75.2% 5,030 76.4% 5,490 78.3% 6,068 77.9% 7,199 78.6% 7,832 80.5% 7,736 77.3% 7,665 78.2% 8,234 77.5% 7,879 79.7% 7,601 78.8% 7,371 80.3% 1,971 81.0%
AGE: 30-39 7,341 59.0% 6,771 58.0% 7,741 59.3% 8,536 59.4% 6,630 66.6% 6,540 71.3% 6,742 74.7% 6,804 77.2% 7,567 79.2% 8,174 79.6% 9,419 82.1% 10,308 82.3% 8,844 79.3% 9,094 79.5% 9,639 79.1% 9,458 79.9% 9,260 80.3% 8,755 80.0% 2,227 80.3%
AGE: 40-49 2,954 58.2% 2,839 54.8% 3,034 54.5% 3,263 55.3% 2,735 66.5% 2,859 72.2% 3,097 73.7% 3,221 78.2% 3,881 76.8% 4,310 79.2% 5,290 81.4% 5,650 81.2% 4,775 80.6% 5,127 78.5% 5,608 79.5% 5,594 80.8% 5,356 80.3% 5,101 81.7% 1,321 81.8%
AGE: 50-59 970 52.8% 974 49.0% 969 52.1% 1,094 51.5% 884 63.3% 849 67.7% 970 72.8% 1,040 76.0% 1,365 77.1% 1,681 78.1% 1,974 80.4% 2,171 80.3% 1,879 78.1% 2,085 80.4% 2,433 79.1% 2,438 81.0% 2,467 80.0% 2,388 79.9% 668 80.8%
AGE: 60-69 221 43.9% 219 47.9% 275 39.6% 268 38.4% 190 56.3% 193 62.7% 219 73.1% 241 68.9% 310 76.5% 401 74.1% 469 75.3% 421 81.7% 356 76.1% 434 74.4% 519 71.1% 534 78.7% 558 74.2% 472 81.1% 140 84.3%
AGE: 70+ 27 29.6% 29 37.9% 56 35.7% 85 24.7% 51 27.5% 35 60.0% 38 60.5% 62 43.5% 57 63.2% 67 55.2% 79 62.0% 64 68.8% 73 67.1% 62 75.8% 53 62.3% 48 66.7% 62 66.1% 64 50.0% 30 46.7%
ATTEMPT # 1 22,228 58.7% 19,553 57.5% 20,446 57.2% 21,797 57.6% 19,208 63.6% 19,210 68.4% 20,442 72.1% 21,795 74.8% 23,891 77.2% 26,360 78.0% 31,854 80.8% 35,548 81.1% 31,296 78.7% 32,460 79.2% 34,995 78.9% 34,963 80.4% 33,713 80.0% 32,070 80.5% 8,243 81.4%
ATTEMPT # 2 8,224 58.3% 7,701 56.3% 8,121 56.5% 8,608 57.2% 6,253 62.2% 5,622 66.7% 5,258 70.0% 5,180 72.6% 5,142 75.3% 5,518 75.8% 5,916 74.2% 6,492 74.5% 6,368 73.6% 6,494 72.5% 7,068 73.0% 6,609 73.2% 6,446 72.8% 6,099 73.9% 1,489 74.2%
ATTEMPT # 3 3,125 53.8% 3,081 53.8% 3,232 54.1% 3,396 53.4% 2,104 59.6% 1,723 63.3% 1,464 64.1% 1,292 65.9% 1,177 68.6% 1,216 68.8% 1,465 69.1% 1,571 71.5% 1,541 69.2% 1,674 68.5% 1,796 70.7% 1,635 69.3% 1,603 68.6% 1,502 71.0% 362 66.3%
ATTEMPT # 4+ 2,865 41.8% 2,824 41.8% 2,953 42.9% 3,516 38.9% 1,464 46.1% 1,094 50.0% 823 56.3% 660 57.0% 593 58.0% 583 59.2% 721 58.4% 729 58.8% 770 55.3% 825 58.5% 838 57.4% 747 59.0% 746 60.3% 651 58.2% 164 63.4%
SECTOR: Sydney 18,043 59.8% 16,371 57.9% 18,187 57.1% 19,585 56.8% 16,746 62.7% 15,794 67.2% 15,643 72.0% 15,661 74.6% 15,887 77.4% 17,561 77.9% 21,460 79.6% 24,481 79.8% 22,248 78.1% 23,566 78.2% 25,311 77.9% 24,783 79.3% 23,647 78.9% 21,155 79.3% 4,707 79.5%
SECTOR: North 8,589 57.1% 7,455 57.0% 7,463 57.4% 8,163 56.0% 6,310 65.0% 6,069 70.4% 6,367 71.0% 6,783 75.0% 7,790 76.9% 8,448 77.1% 10,109 79.5% 10,829 80.0% 9,613 77.4% 9,940 77.4% 10,881 77.6% 10,828 78.7% 10,720 78.5% 10,266 79.2% 2,733 79.6%
SECTOR: South & West 9,810 51.4% 9,333 50.3% 9,102 50.9% 9,569 51.8% 5,973 57.6% 5,786 62.9% 5,977 67.5% 6,483 69.8% 7,126 72.8% 7,668 74.7% 8,387 76.6% 9,030 77.7% 8,114 74.1% 7,947 74.5% 8,505 74.8% 8,343 76.1% 8,141 75.3% 6,897 76.5% 1,530 76.4%
RTA REGION: Sydney 18,043 59.8% 16,371 57.9% 18,187 57.1% 19,585 56.8% 16,746 62.7% 15,794 67.2% 15,643 72.0% 15,661 74.6% 15,887 77.4% 17,561 77.9% 21,460 79.6% 24,481 79.8% 22,248 78.1% 23,566 78.2% 25,311 77.9% 24,783 79.3% 23,647 78.9% 21,155 79.3% 4,707 79.5%
RTA REGION: Northern 3,130 56.2% 2,828 54.6% 2,934 56.1% 3,133 55.0% 2,375 62.7% 2,168 69.0% 2,360 71.8% 2,473 72.3% 2,874 74.7% 2,957 76.3% 3,416 79.4% 3,899 78.9% 3,359 76.4% 3,354 77.6% 3,504 77.5% 3,545 78.3% 3,573 79.1% 3,631 79.0% 919 79.1%
RTA REGION: Hunter 4,986 59.0% 4,195 60.1% 4,147 59.2% 4,675 57.5% 3,725 67.3% 3,724 71.5% 3,829 70.9% 4,104 77.1% 4,668 78.7% 5,234 77.8% 6,399 79.9% 6,633 80.9% 6,000 78.5% 6,322 78.0% 7,097 77.8% 6,997 79.3% 6,838 78.6% 6,362 79.7% 1,737 80.4%
RTA REGION: Southern 3,872 54.7% 3,643 53.5% 3,692 52.6% 3,671 55.4% 2,634 60.6% 2,628 63.7% 2,683 69.8% 2,976 72.3% 3,083 74.9% 3,286 77.2% 3,695 78.6% 4,070 79.2% 3,711 77.1% 3,482 77.9% 3,751 78.5% 3,627 79.8% 3,607 78.8% 3,236 79.5% 596 80.2%
RTA REGION: South West 3,196 48.3% 3,194 46.3% 2,937 48.4% 3,378 47.6% 1,833 52.8% 1,693 61.9% 1,777 62.9% 1,896 65.9% 2,210 69.6% 2,391 72.1% 2,435 73.9% 2,313 75.7% 2,146 70.6% 2,195 70.1% 2,207 71.6% 2,220 72.3% 2,045 73.9% 1,652 73.1% 365 71.8%
RTA REGION: Western 3,215 49.1% 2,928 49.6% 2,855 50.8% 2,875 51.3% 1,716 57.2% 1,642 63.0% 1,695 68.0% 1,817 69.3% 2,081 72.5% 2,248 73.7% 2,551 75.7% 2,944 76.9% 2,511 72.0% 2,534 72.3% 2,827 72.1% 2,782 73.5% 2,798 71.1% 2,282 74.0% 646 74.6%
TEST LANGUAGE: English 35,947 57.3% 32,701 55.9% 34,210 56.0% 36,771 55.8% 28,662 62.6% 27,364 67.3% 27,745 71.0% 28,680 73.8% 30,554 76.3% 33,410 77.1% 39,523 79.1% 43,822 79.6% 39,518 77.2% 40,957 77.5% 43,994 77.4% 43,308 78.7% 41,881 78.3% 39,617 78.9% 10,093 79.7%
TEST LANGUAGE: Non-English 495 29.9% 458 26.6% 542 26.4% 546 26.2% 367 27.2% 285 38.6% 242 50.4% 247 60.3% 249 61.4% 267 64.8% 433 64.9% 518 64.7% 457 65.4% 496 62.7% 703 63.0% 646 70.1% 627 64.4% 705 68.9% 165 67.9%
INTERPRETER LANGUAGE: None 36,416 56.9% 33,150 55.5% 34,726 55.6% 37,288 55.4% 28,983 62.2% 27,620 67.0% 27,965 70.8% 28,912 73.6% 30,792 76.2% 33,667 77.0% 39,939 79.0% 44,319 79.4% 39,949 77.1% 41,437 77.3% 44,668 77.2% 43,915 78.6% 42,426 78.1% 40,266 78.8% 10,240 79.6%
INTERPRETER LANGUAGE: ALL Non-English 26 42.3% 9 55.6% 26 46.2% 29 48.3% 46 43.5% 29 44.8% 22 50.0% 15 60.0% 11 54.5% 10 60.0% 17 58.8% 21 52.4% 26 38.5% 16 56.3% 29 48.3% 39 38.5% 82 57.3% 56 50.0% 18 50.0%

* 2016 data include tests up to and including 31MAR2016