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Highway Statistics 1997


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Distribution of Licensed Drivers – 1997
  By Sex and Percentage in Each Age Group and Relation to Population

October 1998
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 17,147 0.0 0.4 15,426 0.0 0.4 32,573 0.0 0.4
16 849,960 0.9 43.2 801,863 0.9 43.4 1,651,823 0.9 43.3
17 1,243,768 1.4 61.4 1,167,949 1.3 61.9 2,411,717 1.3 61.6
18 1,405,100 1.5 74.2 1,297,378 1.4 72.7 2,702,478 1.5 73.5
19 1,468,377 1.6 75.4 1,359,977 1.5 73.8 2,828,354 1.5 74.6
(19 AND UNDER) 4,984,352 5.4 63.6 4,642,593 5.1 63.1 9,626,945 5.3 63.4
20 1,541,870 1.7 80.1 1,450,818 1.6 80.0 2,992,688 1.6 80.1
21 1,509,678 1.6 83.4 1,430,610 1.6 84.1 2,940,288 1.6 83.8
22 1,557,276 1.7 87.8 1,479,656 1.6 88.2 3,036,932 1.7 88.0
23 1,600,699 1.7 93.9 1,520,800 1.7 93.2 3,121,499 1.7 93.6
24 1,644,341 1.8 93.1 1,564,545 1.7 91.5 3,208,886 1.8 92.3
(20-24) 7,853,864 8.5 87.5 7,446,429 8.2 87.3 15,300,293 8.4 87.4
25-29 9,291,690 10.1 98.1 8,904,770 9.8 94.7 18,196,460 10.0 96.4
30-34 9,955,143 10.8 96.3 9,694,083 10.7 93.2 19,649,226 10.8 94.7
35-39 10,580,986 11.5 93.8 10,485,065 11.5 92.5 21,066,051 11.5 93.1
40-44 10,025,905 10.9 94.6 10,020,601 11.0 93.0 20,046,506 11.0 93.8
45-49 8,854,435 9.6 97.6 8,851,735 9.7 94.2 17,706,170 9.7 95.9
50-54 7,310,833 8.0 99.0 7,237,772 8.0 93.0 14,548,605 8.0 95.9
55-59 5,617,685 6.1 99.5 5,563,392 6.1 91.0 11,181,077 6.1 95.1
60-64 4,631,544 5.0 97.6 4,578,222 5.0 86.2 9,209,766 5.0 91.6
65-69 4,214,778 4.6 94.5 4,236,057 4.7 79.9 8,450,835 4.6 86.6
70-74 3,654,142 4.0 96.0 3,830,740 4.2 77.7 7,484,882 4.1 85.7
75-79 2,650,038 2.9 90.9 2,835,297 3.1 68.4 5,485,335 3.0 77.7
80-84 1,485,906 1.6 86.7 1,608,477 1.8 54.9 3,094,383 1.7 66.6
85 AND OVER 793,805 0.9 71.4 868,866 1.0 31.5 1,662,671 0.9 43.0
TOTAL 91,905,106 100.0 92.5 90,804,099 100.0 85.3 182,709,205 100.0 88.8

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.