Driving licence holder numbers by gender in England 1975-2016

Number of full car driving licence holders among all adults in England between 1975/1976 and 2016, by gender (in 1,000,000s)

by N. Sönnichsen, last edited Jan 25, 2019
Driving licence holder numbers by gender in England 1975-2016 This statistic shows the number of adults in England who held a full car driving licence in 1975/76, 1985/6, 1989/91, 1992/94, 1995/97, 1998/00 and between 2002 and 2016. While the number of male driving licence holders has always been greater than that of female driving licence holders, the gap between the two has decreased significantly from 7.4 million to two million between 1975/76 and 2016. The number of driving licence holders was still increasing by 2016.
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Number of full car driving licence holders among all adults in England between 1975/1976 and 2016, by gender (in 1,000,000s)

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FemaleMale
201615.217.2
201515.117.1
201414.817
201314.916.9
201214.516.6
201114.316.4
201014.216.4
200913.916.3
200813.816.2
200713.416
200613.415.9
200513.215.7
200412.515.3
200312.415.4
200212.515.2
1998/0012.115.2
1995/9711.414.9
1992/9410.814.8
1989/919.714.5
1985/869.215.1
1975/76613.4
FemaleMale
201615.217.2
201515.117.1
201414.817
201314.916.9
201214.516.6
201114.316.4
201014.216.4
200913.916.3
200813.816.2
200713.416
200613.415.9
200513.215.7
200412.515.3
200312.415.4
200212.515.2
1998/0012.115.2
1995/9711.414.9
1992/9410.814.8
1989/919.714.5
1985/869.215.1
1975/76613.4
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by N. Sönnichsen, last edited Jan 25, 2019
This statistic shows the number of adults in England who held a full car driving licence in 1975/76, 1985/6, 1989/91, 1992/94, 1995/97, 1998/00 and between 2002 and 2016. While the number of male driving licence holders has always been greater than that of female driving licence holders, the gap between the two has decreased significantly from 7.4 million to two million between 1975/76 and 2016. The number of driving licence holders was still increasing by 2016.
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