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Highway Statistics 2007

Distribution of Licensed Drivers - 2007 by Sex and Percentage in Each Age Group and Relation to Population

December 2008
Table DL-20

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AGE MALE DRIVERS FEMALE DRIVERS TOTAL DRIVERS
NUMBER PERCENT OF TOTAL DRIVERS DRIVERS AS PERCENT OF AGE GROUP  1/ NUMBER PERCENT OF TOTAL DRIVERS DRIVERS AS PERCENT OF AGE GROUP 1/ NUMBER PERCENT OF TOTAL DRIVERS DRIVERS AS PERCENT OF AGE GROUP 1/
UNDER 16 127,069 0.1 5.8 124,493 0.1 6.0 251,562 0.1 5.9
16 682,021 0.7 30.7 670,152 0.6 31.7 1,352,173 0.7 31.2
17 1,149,836 1.1 50.8 1,107,814 1.1 51.5 2,257,650 1.1 51.1
18 1,479,844 1.4 67.8 1,393,879 1.3 67.2 2,873,723 1.4 67.5
19 1,638,371 1.6 76.0 1,546,695 1.5 75.6 3,185,066 1.5 75.8
(19 AND UNDER) 5,077,141 5.0 46.1 4,843,033 4.7 46.3 9,920,174 4.8 46.2
20 1,681,877 1.6 78.5 1,624,301 1.6 80.1 3,306,178 1.6 79.3
21 1,712,165 1.7 79.1 1,677,300 1.6 82.2 3,389,465 1.6 80.6
22 1,739,707 1.7 79.6 1,715,395 1.7 83.6 3,455,102 1.7 81.5
23 1,743,141 1.7 80.8 1,725,506 1.7 85.7 3,468,647 1.7 83.1
24 1,792,224 1.7 81.4 1,777,980 1.7 86.9 3,570,204 1.7 84.0
(20-24) 8,669,114 8.5 79.9 8,520,482 8.3 83.7 17,189,596 8.4 81.7
25-29 9,072,595 8.9 84.2 9,077,275 8.8 88.3 18,149,870 8.8 86.2
30-34 8,852,063 8.6 89.4 8,766,584 8.5 91.1 17,618,647 8.6 90.2
35-39 9,762,966 9.5 91.6 9,635,291 9.3 91.6 19,398,257 9.4 91.6
40-44 10,117,084 9.9 92.3 10,041,634 9.7 91.1 20,158,718 9.8 91.7
45-49 10,583,203 10.3 93.6 10,641,856 10.3 92.1 21,225,059 10.3 92.8
50-54 9,869,590 9.6 95.9 9,994,330 9.7 93.2 19,863,920 9.7 94.5
55-59 8,581,110 8.4 97.0 8,723,673 8.4 92.9 17,304,783 8.4 94.9
60-64 6,891,032 6.7 99.5 6,976,462 6.8 92.4 13,867,494 6.7 95.8
65-69 4,981,745 4.9 99.3 5,095,436 4.9 88.9 10,077,181 4.9 93.7
70-74 3,733,751 3.6 96.5 3,877,392 3.8 81.9 7,611,143 3.7 88.5
75-79 2,933,321 2.9 94.4 3,187,834 3.1 75.6 6,121,155 3.0 83.6
80-84 1,999,765 2.0 90.7 2,305,836 2.2 66.0 4,305,601 2.1 75.6
85 AND OVER 1,340,456 1.3 75.4 1,589,791 1.5 42.6 2,930,247 1.4 53.2
TOTAL 102,464,936 100.0 87.2 103,276,909 100.0 83.8 205,741,845 100.0 85.5

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.

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