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Highway Statistics 1996


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Distribution of Licensed Drivers – 1996
  By Sex and Percentage in Each Age Group and Relation to Population

October 1997
Table DL-20

AGE MALE DRIVERS FEMALE DRIVERS TOTAL DRIVERS
NUMBER PERCENT
OF TOTAL
DRIVER
DRIVERS AS
PERCENT OF
AGE GROUP 1/
NUMBER PERCENT
OF TOTAL
DRIVER
DRIVERS AS
PERCENT OF
AGE GROUP 1/
NUMBER PERCENT
OF TOTAL
DRIVER
DRIVERS AS
PERCENT OF
AGE GROUP 1/
UNDER 16 15,343 0.0 0.4 13,651 0.0 0.4 28,994 0.0 0.4
16 800,288 0.9 40.6 750,087 0.8 40.6 1,550,375 0.9 40.6
17 1,198,089 1.3 62.0 1,114,889 1.3 62.0 2,312,978 1.3 62.0
18 1,342,413 1.5 73.0 1,211,750 1.4 70.0 2,554,163 1.4 71.5
19 1,454,111 1.6 75.4 1,333,378 1.5 73.1 2,787,489 1.6 74.3
(19 AND UNDER) 4,810,244 5.3 62.7 4,423,755 5.0 61.4 9,234,000 5.1 62.1
20 1,497,405 1.7 81.4 1,386,884 1.6 80.1 2,884,289 1.6 80.8
21 1,502,939 1.7 82.3 1,413,063 1.6 82.2 2,916,002 1.6 82.2
22 1,558,185 1.7 90.1 1,463,833 1.6 89.3 3,022,019 1.7 89.7
23 1,604,854 1.8 92.4 1,513,211 1.7 90.9 3,118,065 1.7 91.6
24 1,702,213 1.9 91.3 1,616,730 1.8 89.5 3,318,942 1.8 90.4
(20-24) 7,865,595 8.7 87.4 7,393,721 8.3 86.4 15,259,317 8.5 86.9
25-29 9,356,328 10.3 98.1 8,945,634 10.0 94.5 18,301,962 10.2 96.3
30-34 10,120,589 11.2 95.0 9,870,916 11.1 92.2 19,991,504 11.1 93.6
35-39 10,520,825 11.6 93.4 10,438,935 11.7 92.2 20,959,760 11.7 92.8
40-44 9,775,750 10.8 94.8 9,751,892 11.0 92.8 19,527,642 10.9 93.8
45-49 8,754,215 9.7 96.6 8,710,255 9.8 92.9 17,464,470 9.7 94.7
50-54 6,839,745 7.6 100.9 6,763,244 7.6 94.5 13,602,989 7.6 97.6
55-59 5,341,398 5.9 97.9 5,258,010 5.9 89.0 10,599,409 5.9 93.3
60-64 4,565,061 5.0 96.9 4,485,658 5.0 84.8 9,050,719 5.0 90.5
65-69 4,234,471 4.7 93.9 4,230,660 4.8 78.6 8,465,131 4.7 85.6
70-74 3,604,445 4.0 94.4 3,749,142 4.2 75.6 7,353,587 4.1 83.8
75-79 2,562,955 2.8 90.9 2,716,477 3.1 67.0 5,279,432 2.9 76.8
80-84 1,400,321 1.5 84.1 1,515,635 1.7 52.4 2,915,955 1.6 64.0
85 AND OVER 766,714 0.8 71.7 766,750 0.9 28.5 1,533,464 0.9 40.8
TOTAL 90,518,656 100.0 92.1 89,020,684 100.0 84.4 179,539,340 100.0 88.1

1/ These percentages are computed using population estimates of the Bureau of the Census. Under-16 age group is compared to 14 and 15-year-old population estimates; the other age brackets coincide with those from the Bureau of the Census.