Have you ever wondered where the hardest and easiest places to pass your driving test are?

Well data from the DVSA has revealed the towns in south Essex where new drivers are most likely to pass.

The data shows pass rates for the practical driving test varied by a big amount depending on where you take your test in the county.

So much so that the the best and worse test pass rates at test centres in Essex differ by nearly 10 per cent.

The centre with the highest pass rate in the county is in Clacton.

The best place for drivers to take their test in south Essex is Southend, which has a pass rate 47.6 per cent, out of 6,306 tests taken.

This is closely followed by Basildon, with a pass rate of 46.7 per cent, out of 5,893 tests taken.

Here is the data from all of the test centre's in Essex in order of pass rate:

  • Clacton - 3,258 tests - pass rate 53.1 per cent
  • Chelmsford - 7,675 tests - pass rate 49 per cent
  • Brentwood - 2,896 tests - pass rate 47 per cent
  • Bishop's Stortford - 6,238 tests - pass rate 46.2 per cent
  • Colchester - 6,009 tests - pass rate 43.9 per cent

The average pass rate for test centres nationally was 46 per cent.