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Highway Statistics 2009

Distribution of Licensed Drivers - 2009 by Sex and Percentage in Each Age Group and Relation to Population

December 2010
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 16 205,819 0.2 9.7 203,707 0.2 10.1 409,526 0.2 9.9
16 661,542 0.6 30.5 653,647 0.6 31.8 1,315,189 0.6 31.1
17 1,074,210 1.0 48.7 1,038,004 1.0 49.4 2,112,214 1.0 49.0
18 1,454,714 1.4 64.6 1,371,428 1.3 64.2 2,826,142 1.3 64.4
19 1,682,410 1.6 73.0 1,586,960 1.5 72.9 3,269,370 1.6 72.9
(19 AND UNDER) 5,078,695 4.9 46.0 4,853,746 4.6 46.3 9,932,441 4.7 46.1
20 1,725,164 1.7 77.3 1,664,945 1.6 79.0 3,390,109 1.6 78.1
21 1,737,152 1.7 78.7 1,701,252 1.6 81.7 3,438,404 1.6 80.1
22 1,748,368 1.7 79.6 1,721,289 1.6 83.2 3,469,657 1.7 81.3
23 1,783,529 1.7 80.3 1,755,998 1.7 84.2 3,539,527 1.7 82.2
24 1,809,248 1.7 80.9 1,796,485 1.7 85.6 3,605,733 1.7 83.2
(20-24) 8,803,461 8.4 79.4 8,639,969 8.2 82.7 17,443,430 8.3 81.0
25-29 9,220,823 8.8 83.0 9,259,978 8.8 87.7 18,480,801 8.8 85.3
30-34 8,920,803 8.6 88.3 8,925,213 8.5 91.3 17,846,016 8.5 89.7
35-39 9,425,284 9.0 91.0 9,366,230 8.9 92.0 18,791,514 9.0 91.5
40-44 9,729,068 9.3 92.6 9,637,551 9.2 91.9 19,366,619 9.2 92.3
45-49 10,577,280 10.1 93.6 10,611,435 10.1 92.0 21,188,715 10.1 92.8
50-54 10,176,767 9.8 95.3 10,300,410 9.8 92.9 20,477,177 9.8 94.1
55-59 8,924,975 8.6 97.0 9,081,971 8.6 93.0 18,006,946 8.6 94.9
60-64 7,512,657 7.2 99.2 7,637,238 7.3 92.7 15,149,895 7.2 95.8
65-69 5,469,758 5.2 99.2 5,617,954 5.3 89.6 11,087,712 5.3 94.1
70-74 3,938,666 3.8 96.5 4,098,377 3.9 83.2 8,037,043 3.8 89.2
75-79 2,943,028 2.8 93.5 3,172,884 3.0 76.0 6,115,912 2.9 83.5
80-84 2,060,345 2.0 89.6 2,354,148 2.2 66.8 4,414,493 2.1 75.8
85 AND OVER 1,480,203 1.4 83.0 1,799,469 1.7 46.8 3,279,672 1.6 58.2
TOTAL 104,261,813 100.0 87.0 105,356,573 100.0 84.0 209,618,386 100.0 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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