Table 4.3.8 Driver Qualification Test Yearly pass rates by selected variables

Demographic Breakdown YEAR
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
TOTAL 10,655 59.6% 63,658 64.7% 72,542 68.1% 83,502 66.6% 99,779 66.9% 105,455 66.9% 117,550 67.1% 122,765 67.0% 121,299 67.1% 117,708 67.1% 125,366 67.3% 125,873 66.2% 130,943 62.4% 137,889 61.1% 107,851 62.2%
GENDER: Male 5,627 60.9% 31,429 65.2% 37,485 67.6% 42,307 66.9% 49,541 67.2% 52,363 67.2% 58,235 67.7% 61,074 67.2% 59,806 67.5% 58,623 67.3% 62,253 67.7% 62,037 66.8% 64,288 62.8% 67,675 61.2% 53,621 61.9%
GENDER: Female 5,028 58.1% 32,229 64.1% 35,057 68.6% 41,195 66.4% 50,238 66.7% 53,092 66.7% 59,315 66.5% 61,691 66.8% 61,493 66.7% 59,085 66.8% 63,113 67.0% 63,836 65.7% 66,655 62.0% 70,214 60.9% 54,230 62.4%
AGE: 16-19 98 57.1% 212 54.7% 241 52.7% 246 39.0% 165 47.3% 109 45.0% 77 66.2% 63 68.3% 64 54.7% 78 55.1% 82 52.4% 51 60.8% 38 57.9% 63 60.3% 55 72.7%
AGE: 20-21 6,917 65.4% 40,916 70.4% 45,483 73.4% 45,685 72.8% 47,774 73.4% 48,997 73.4% 54,156 73.4% 56,100 72.7% 54,907 73.6% 52,779 73.6% 56,161 74.0% 56,240 73.2% 58,493 68.9% 61,458 66.8% 50,029 66.9%
AGE: 22-24 1,082 58.4% 8,621 63.7% 12,064 66.7% 19,237 65.6% 27,325 67.0% 28,562 67.3% 30,192 67.9% 30,143 68.4% 28,552 67.9% 27,158 68.3% 28,524 68.7% 27,444 67.1% 28,907 63.2% 30,490 62.9% 23,824 63.5%
AGE: 25-29 816 49.6% 5,130 53.8% 5,850 58.9% 7,789 58.1% 10,996 59.9% 13,288 60.9% 16,314 62.0% 18,658 61.9% 19,040 62.2% 19,062 62.2% 18,522 62.8% 18,448 61.5% 18,606 57.8% 19,710 57.0% 15,192 58.1%
AGE: 30-39 1,108 42.4% 5,697 47.9% 5,950 52.8% 7,141 51.4% 9,259 53.4% 10,000 53.6% 11,483 54.4% 12,355 56.3% 13,167 55.2% 13,008 55.5% 15,508 56.1% 16,789 56.0% 17,633 52.7% 18,440 52.1% 13,704 53.9%
AGE: 40-49 448 41.1% 2,354 42.3% 2,239 42.6% 2,575 44.5% 3,182 43.4% 3,313 43.8% 4,018 42.6% 4,063 44.2% 4,101 45.6% 4,230 44.2% 4,952 45.9% 5,062 45.3% 5,509 43.9% 5,762 42.2% 3,814 45.9%
AGE: 50+ 186 40.3% 728 38.6% 715 38.6% 829 37.3% 1,078 37.8% 1,186 37.0% 1,310 40.2% 1,383 38.5% 1,468 37.3% 1,393 37.7% 1,617 38.1% 1,839 38.0% 1,757 36.8% 1,966 33.0% 1,233 33.3%
ATTEMPT # 1 8,083 62.3% 45,731 68.7% 53,807 71.0% 60,380 68.7% 70,573 69.3% 74,232 69.7% 82,207 70.2% 85,819 70.0% 84,303 70.5% 81,497 70.6% 87,448 70.9% 86,410 70.0% 86,489 66.2% 88,630 65.0% 72,609 65.5%
ATTEMPT # 2 1,761 55.4% 11,495 60.8% 12,685 65.7% 15,778 66.2% 19,460 66.2% 20,523 65.4% 22,741 65.2% 23,972 65.5% 23,470 65.2% 22,649 65.0% 23,878 64.7% 24,527 63.7% 26,978 60.1% 29,097 58.7% 21,975 59.2%
ATTEMPT # 3 482 46.1% 3,517 49.4% 3,445 54.8% 4,314 57.8% 5,666 58.1% 6,139 57.5% 7,115 58.3% 7,344 57.5% 7,359 57.3% 7,372 56.6% 7,686 57.1% 8,099 56.1% 9,423 53.5% 10,794 53.6% 7,520 54.1%
ATTEMPT # 4+ 329 34.7% 2,915 35.1% 2,605 37.1% 3,030 39.6% 4,080 41.0% 4,561 41.3% 5,487 40.7% 5,630 41.2% 6,167 40.2% 6,190 40.5% 6,354 40.4% 6,837 39.8% 8,053 39.6% 9,368 39.5% 5,747 41.5%
SECTOR: Sydney 6,862 56.8% 41,383 62.5% 46,955 66.1% 54,298 64.9% 64,764 65.3% 69,145 65.5% 76,143 65.9% 78,811 66.3% 76,983 66.3% 73,133 66.4% 78,087 66.7% 77,338 65.6% 74,737 62.1% 60,871 61.0% 41,842 63.6%
SECTOR: North 2,043 66.6% 12,237 69.4% 14,211 73.1% 16,484 70.7% 19,725 70.9% 20,633 70.7% 23,495 70.5% 25,302 69.3% 25,127 69.8% 25,484 69.1% 27,182 68.8% 27,493 67.9% 28,355 63.6% 26,626 61.5% 19,485 61.1%
SECTOR: South & West 1,750 62.2% 10,038 67.6% 11,376 69.8% 12,720 68.6% 15,290 68.6% 15,677 68.5% 17,912 68.1% 18,652 67.1% 19,189 66.9% 19,091 66.8% 20,097 67.5% 21,042 66.2% 19,598 62.8% 16,473 59.2% 11,494 59.8%
RTA REGION: Sydney 6,862 56.8% 41,383 62.5% 46,955 66.1% 54,298 64.9% 64,764 65.3% 69,145 65.5% 76,143 65.9% 78,811 66.3% 76,983 66.3% 73,133 66.4% 78,087 66.7% 77,338 65.6% 74,737 62.1% 60,871 61.0% 41,842 63.6%
RTA REGION: Northern 674 68.5% 3,971 69.8% 4,766 72.9% 5,519 70.2% 6,619 70.4% 6,660 70.4% 7,729 69.7% 8,377 68.3% 8,457 68.3% 8,458 67.7% 8,904 67.0% 9,266 65.8% 9,618 61.7% 9,539 60.8% 7,068 59.9%
RTA REGION: Hunter 1,314 65.5% 7,990 69.6% 9,146 73.6% 10,633 71.0% 12,719 71.4% 13,550 71.1% 15,338 71.1% 16,417 70.2% 16,139 71.0% 16,456 70.3% 17,696 70.1% 17,656 69.3% 18,205 64.9% 16,698 62.1% 12,195 62.0%
RTA REGION: Southern 813 60.6% 4,833 67.3% 5,545 70.7% 6,434 70.0% 7,734 69.3% 7,825 70.1% 8,858 69.3% 9,147 67.8% 9,565 68.1% 9,269 68.4% 9,594 69.8% 10,090 68.2% 9,836 65.0% 6,530 62.9% 3,927 64.4%
RTA REGION: South West 476 62.0% 2,650 68.2% 3,079 68.3% 3,240 65.4% 3,795 67.0% 3,859 66.8% 4,522 67.5% 4,723 66.9% 4,795 66.0% 4,791 66.1% 5,336 65.7% 5,609 65.2% 4,783 59.9% 4,770 56.0% 3,438 58.3%
RTA REGION: Western 516 65.3% 2,831 66.7% 3,051 69.1% 3,378 69.1% 4,148 68.2% 4,416 66.5% 4,960 65.9% 5,290 64.9% 5,360 64.2% 5,601 63.6% 5,749 64.3% 5,914 63.1% 5,511 60.2% 5,562 56.9% 4,351 56.3%
TEST LANGUAGE: English 9,456 63.6% 58,158 67.6% 67,545 70.2% 78,302 68.6% 93,501 68.8% 98,755 68.8% 110,452 68.9% 115,722 68.6% 114,593 68.6% 111,360 68.5% 118,529 68.8% 118,902 67.8% 123,930 63.9% 131,424 62.3% 103,981 63.0%
TEST LANGUAGE: Non-English 1,199 28.1% 5,500 33.2% 4,997 38.6% 5,200 37.3% 6,278 39.2% 6,700 38.9% 7,098 39.1% 7,043 41.6% 6,706 41.5% 6,348 41.7% 6,837 41.8% 6,971 40.0% 7,013 35.6% 6,465 36.0% 3,870 38.7%
INTERPRETER LANGUAGE: None 10,629 59.6% 63,417 64.8% 72,204 68.3% 83,103 66.8% 99,293 67.1% 104,996 67.1% 117,107 67.2% 122,348 67.1% 120,959 67.2% 117,314 67.2% 124,906 67.4% 125,400 66.3% 130,378 62.5% 137,190 61.2% 107,536 62.2%
INTERPRETER LANGUAGE: ALL Non-English 26 46.2% 241 29.5% 338 28.7% 399 37.1% 486 34.6% 459 36.6% 443 42.7% 417 41.5% 340 37.6% 394 38.3% 460 40.2% 473 36.6% 565 36.8% 699 37.9% 315 41.9%

* 2017 data include tests up to and including 30DEC2017