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Highway Statistics 2018


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Distribution of Licensed Drivers - 2018
By Sex and Percentage in each Age Group and Relation to Population

January 2020
Table DL-20

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 21,148 0.0 1.0 21,849 0.0 1.1 42,997 0.0 1.0
16 525,125 0.5 24.9 540,684 0.5 26.7 1,065,809 0.5 25.8
17 989,369 0.9 45.7 986,881 0.9 47.5 1,976,250 0.9 46.6
18 1,340,132 1.2 60.6 1,290,291 1.1 61.2 2,630,423 1.2 60.9
19 1,555,603 1.4 71.3 1,484,787 1.3 71.3 3,040,390 1.3 71.3
(19 AND UNDER) 4,431,377 3.9 41.1 4,324,492 3.8 41.9 8,755,869 3.8 41.5
20 1,658,195 1.5 75.8 1,590,375 1.4 76.2 3,248,570 1.4 76.0
21 1,706,189 1.5 77.8 1,648,929 1.4 78.6 3,355,118 1.5 78.2
22 1,775,034 1.6 80.0 1,730,946 1.5 81.8 3,505,980 1.5 80.9
23 1,841,657 1.6 80.9 1,803,217 1.6 83.4 3,644,874 1.6 82.1
24 1,894,960 1.7 81.5 1,869,311 1.6 84.6 3,764,271 1.7 83.0
(20-24) 8,876,035 7.9 79.2 8,642,778 7.5 81.0 17,518,813 7.7 80.1
25-29 10,098,663 9.0 84.0 10,087,584 8.8 87.4 20,186,247 8.9 85.7
30-34 9,953,148 8.8 88.9 10,025,826 8.7 91.6 19,978,974 8.8 90.3
35-39 9,725,438 8.6 90.1 9,877,244 8.6 91.7 19,602,682 8.6 90.9
40-44 8,955,738 8.0 91.4 9,087,263 7.9 91.6 18,043,001 7.9 91.5
45-49 9,549,912 8.5 93.0 9,648,417 8.4 92.0 19,198,329 8.4 92.5
50-54 9,665,401 8.6 94.0 9,779,273 8.5 92.2 19,444,674 8.5 93.1
55-59 10,134,018 9.0 95.0 10,405,187 9.0 92.3 20,539,205 9.0 93.6
60-64 9,328,173 8.3 95.9 9,713,421 8.4 91.6 19,041,594 8.4 93.7
65-69 7,759,144 6.9 96.6 8,183,166 7.1 90.4 15,942,310 7.0 93.3
70-74 5,962,550 5.3 96.0 6,289,258 5.5 87.4 12,251,808 5.4 91.4
75-79 3,878,031 3.4 93.6 4,175,988 3.6 81.5 8,054,019 3.5 86.9
80-84 2,315,261 2.1 89.4 2,621,011 2.3 74.1 4,936,272 2.2 80.6
85 AND OVER 1,846,936 1.6 79.4 2,217,652 1.9 52.6 4,064,588 1.8 62.1
TOTAL 112,479,825 100.0 86.5 115,078,560 100.0 84.5 227,558,385 100.0 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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