London home to the unluckiest places to take driving test in the UK

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Marmalade analysed 10 years of pass rate data from every driving test centre in the UK to reveal the ten spots with the highest and lowest pass rates, and the best and worst months to take your test in each location.

  • Four London test centres were named in the top 10 unluckiest places to pass; Wanstead, Tanner Street, Barnet and Wood Green.
  • The test centre coming in as the unluckiest was found to be Wanstead. It beats all others with an average pass rate of just 32.13%1, well below the UK average pass rate of 54.43%.  When investigating the monthly pass rates in Wanstead, August claimed top spot with a 33.56%1 average pass rate, whilst June was named the unluckiest month at this test centre, with only a 31.18%1 average pass rate.
  • Pass rates for all Greater London Test centres:

Position Driving Test Centre Pass rate (based on 10 years of data)
1 Ashford -London Middlesex 49.21%
2 Tolworth 49.09%
3 Carshalton 47.67%
4 Uxbridge 46.63%
5 Pinner 45.74%
6 Hendon 44.88%
7 Sidcup 44.16%
8 Isleworth 43.30%
9 Hornchurch (Romford) 42.51%
10 Mill Hill 41.99%
11 Greenford -Whitton Ave East 41.29%
12 Southall 40.95%
13 Hither Green 40.66%
14 Hayes 40.58%
15 Croydon 40.36%
16 Bromley Court 40.05%
17 Greenford -Horsenden Lane 39.34%
18 Chingford 37.73%
19 Tottenham 37.58%
20 Enfield -Innova Business Park 37.41%
21 Goodmayes (Ilford) 37.18%
22 Barking -Town Quay 36.49%
23 Wood Green 36.44%
24 Barnet 35.49%
25 Barking -Tanner Street 35.38%
26 Wanstead 32.13%

The research was conducted to create an online tool that reveals the probability of a learner passing their test, based on their test centre, age and the time of year.

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