Practical driving test pass rates in the United Kingdom 2007-2018, by gender

Practical driving tests pass rate in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2007 to 2018, by gender

Practical driving test pass rates in the United Kingdom 2007-2018, by gender Men were consecutively more likely than women to pass practical driving tests in the United Kingdom. In the past ten years, the gap between pass rates for male and female participants has stayed relatively stable, recording a net increase of 2.7 percent for both genders. This was despite a noticeable slump in the most recently surveyed time period. Practical and theory tests for car driving have been separated since 1997, with the last change in practical test layout implemented in December 2017. That month, only 45 percent of those taking the practical test had passed.
Women more likely to pass theory test

This statistic shows that women still struggled more than their male counterparts during the practical driving test. Interestingly, figures for pass rates of theory tests showed the exact opposite. In 2017/18, female participants were roughly four percent more likely than men to be successful, although the gap has been narrowing in recent years. However, while pass rates for practical tests had seen positive trend, there was a prominent decline in the share of successful theory tests. This development is likely due to new theory questions no longer being released online as of 2012.

Number of practical tests taken stable

Figures for number of practical driving tests taken have been increasing again in 2016/17 and stayed relatively stable the following year, with approximately 1.72 million practical tests taken in 2017/18. This shows that car driving still remains an important part of life for many United Kingdom residents.
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Practical driving tests pass rate in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2007 to 2018, by gender

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MaleFemale
2017/1850%43%
2016/1750.6%43.9%
2015/1650.6%43.8%
2014/1550.5%43.6%
2013/1450.7%43.8%
2012/1350.6%44%
2011/1250.3%43.9%
2010/1149.6%43.3%
2009/1049.1%42.8%
2008/0948.6%42.1%
2007/0847.3%41.3%
MaleFemale
2017/1850%43%
2016/1750.6%43.9%
2015/1650.6%43.8%
2014/1550.5%43.6%
2013/1450.7%43.8%
2012/1350.6%44%
2011/1250.3%43.9%
2010/1149.6%43.3%
2009/1049.1%42.8%
2008/0948.6%42.1%
2007/0847.3%41.3%
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Men were consecutively more likely than women to pass practical driving tests in the United Kingdom. In the past ten years, the gap between pass rates for male and female participants has stayed relatively stable, recording a net increase of 2.7 percent for both genders. This was despite a noticeable slump in the most recently surveyed time period. Practical and theory tests for car driving have been separated since 1997, with the last change in practical test layout implemented in December 2017. That month, only 45 percent of those taking the practical test had passed.
Women more likely to pass theory test

This statistic shows that women still struggled more than their male counterparts during the practical driving test. Interestingly, figures for pass rates of theory tests showed the exact opposite. In 2017/18, female participants were roughly four percent more likely than men to be successful, although the gap has been narrowing in recent years. However, while pass rates for practical tests had seen positive trend, there was a prominent decline in the share of successful theory tests. This development is likely due to new theory questions no longer being released online as of 2012.

Number of practical tests taken stable

Figures for number of practical driving tests taken have been increasing again in 2016/17 and stayed relatively stable the following year, with approximately 1.72 million practical tests taken in 2017/18. This shows that car driving still remains an important part of life for many United Kingdom residents.
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