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Highway Statistics 1998


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Distribution of Licensed Drivers – 1998
  By Sex and Percentage in Each Age Group and Relation to Population

October 1999
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 17,620 0.0 0.4 15,825 0.0 0.4 33,445 0.0 0.4
16 862,038 0.9 43.8 808,143 0.9 43.8 1,670,181 0.9 43.8
17 1,215,339 1.3 60.0 1,137,135 1.2 60.2 2,352,475 1.3 60.1
18 1,423,627 1.5 75.1 1,322,775 1.4 74.2 2,746,402 1.5 74.7
19 1,537,666 1.7 79.0 1,442,593 1.6 78.3 2,980,260 1.6 78.7
(19 AND UNDER) 5,056,291 5.4 64.5 4,726,471 5.1 64.2 9,782,763 5.3 64.4
20 1,566,648 1.7 81.4 1,481,921 1.6 81.8 3,048,569 1.6 81.6
21 1,525,147 1.6 84.3 1,455,855 1.6 85.6 2,981,002 1.6 84.9
22 1,524,782 1.6 86.0 1,456,491 1.6 86.8 2,981,273 1.6 86.4
23 1,583,899 1.7 92.9 1,513,310 1.6 92.7 3,097,209 1.7 92.8
24 1,665,974 1.8 94.3 1,592,185 1.7 93.1 3,258,159 1.8 93.7
(20-24) 7,866,450 8.4 87.6 7,499,762 8.2 87.9 15,366,213 8.3 87.7
25-29 9,198,169 9.9 97.1 8,830,398 9.6 94.0 18,028,566 9.7 95.5
30-34 9,741,944 10.5 94.2 9,438,468 10.3 90.8 19,180,411 10.4 92.5
35-39 10,632,061 11.4 94.2 10,504,530 11.4 92.6 21,136,591 11.4 93.4
40-44 10,256,084 11.0 96.8 10,206,632 11.1 94.7 20,462,716 11.1 95.7
45-49 9,101,307 9.8 100.3 9,063,342 9.9 96.5 18,164,649 9.8 98.3
50-54 7,700,538 8.3 104.3 7,624,393 8.3 98.0 15,324,931 8.3 101.1
55-59 5,958,581 6.4 105.5 5,879,875 6.4 96.2 11,838,456 6.4 100.7
60-64 4,755,196 5.1 100.2 4,691,850 5.1 88.3 9,447,046 5.1 93.9
65-69 4,166,116 4.5 93.4 4,170,831 4.5 78.7 8,336,948 4.5 85.4
70-74 3,636,722 3.9 95.5 3,794,340 4.1 77.0 7,431,062 4.0 85.1
75-79 2,675,722 2.9 91.8 2,868,555 3.1 69.2 5,544,277 3.0 78.5
80-84 1,520,076 1.6 88.7 1,658,454 1.8 56.6 3,178,530 1.7 68.5
85 AND OVER 839,480 0.9 75.5 917,538 1.0 33.3 1,757,018 0.9 45.4
TOTAL 93,104,738 100.0 93.7 91,875,439 100.0 86.3 184,980,177 100.0 89.9

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.