Table B.1.1
Literacy — Average scores with 0.95 confidence interval and scores at the 5th, 25th, 75th, and 95th percentiles of population aged 16 to 65, countries, provinces and territories, 2012

Table B.1.1
Literacy — Average scores with 0.95 confidence interval and scores at the 5th, 25th, 75th, and 95th percentiles of population aged 16 to 65, countries, provinces and territories, 2012
Table summary
This table displays the results of literacy — average scores with 0.95 confidence interval and scores at the 5th. The information is grouped by region (appearing as row headers), average, standard error, 0.95 confidence interval, 5th percentile, 25th percentile, 75th percentile and 95th percentile, calculated using scores and standard error units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Region Average Standard error 0.95 confidence interval 5th percentile 25th percentile 75th percentile 95th percentile
scores standard error scores standard error scores standard error scores standard error
Countries  
OECD average 273.3 (0.2) ±0.3 191.1 (0.6) 245.1 (0.3) 305.5 (0.2) 342.5 (0.4)
Australia 280.4 (0.9) ±1.8 193.3 (3.1) 251.2 (1.3) 314.9 (1.2) 354.6 (1.7)
Austria 269.5 (0.7) ±1.4 194.1 (2.3) 242.0 (1.2) 300.0 (1.0) 336.1 (1.3)
Canada 273.5 (0.6) ±1.1 185.1 (1.9) 242.5 (1.1) 308.7 (0.8) 348.0 (1.2)
Cyprus 268.8 (0.8) ±1.5 198.3 (2.4) 243.6 (1.2) 296.1 (1.2) 330.6 (2.4)
Czech Republic 274.0 (1.0) ±1.9 202.7 (3.9) 248.6 (1.5) 302.0 (1.4) 335.8 (2.5)
Denmark 270.8 (0.6) ±1.2 186.0 (2.4) 243.8 (1.0) 303.4 (0.9) 338.9 (1.5)
England/N. Ireland (UK) 272.5 (1.0) ±2.0 188.1 (3.4) 241.2 (1.4) 307.1 (1.3) 346.6 (1.9)
Estonia 275.9 (0.7) ±1.4 198.6 (2.1) 248.4 (0.9) 306.0 (0.9) 344.2 (1.8)
Finland 287.5 (0.7) ±1.3 200.0 (3.2) 258.3 (1.2) 322.1 (1.0) 361.8 (1.5)
Flanders (Belgium) 275.5 (0.8) ±1.6 191.1 (2.6) 246.4 (1.2) 308.9 (1.0) 343.7 (1.6)
Germany 269.8 (0.9) ±1.8 186.5 (2.6) 238.7 (1.5) 303.8 (1.2) 341.5 (1.5)
Ireland 266.5 (0.9) ±1.8 181.7 (4.2) 239.2 (1.7) 298.3 (1.1) 337.0 (1.8)
Italy 250.5 (1.1) ±2.1 173.2 (3.2) 221.9 (1.6) 282.2 (1.6) 319.5 (1.8)
Japan 296.2 (0.7) ±1.3 226.4 (2.2) 272.3 (1.2) 323.6 (0.9) 355.3 (1.5)
Korea 272.6 (0.6) ±1.1 198.6 (1.8) 247.7 (0.8) 301.2 (0.9) 334.6 (1.9)
Netherlands 284.0 (0.7) ±1.4 195.7 (3.1) 255.6 (1.0) 317.2 (0.9) 354.6 (1.6)
Norway 278.4 (0.6) ±1.2 194.5 (3.0) 251.2 (1.3) 310.7 (0.8) 346.6 (1.7)
Poland 266.9 (0.6) ±1.2 182.5 (2.6) 236.8 (1.1) 299.9 (0.9) 340.3 (1.5)
Slovak Republic 273.8 (0.6) ±1.2 201.0 (2.5) 250.2 (1.1) 301.4 (0.8) 332.5 (1.5)
Spain 251.8 (0.7) ±1.4 163.5 (3.0) 221.7 (1.2) 286.1 (0.8) 325.1 (1.9)
Sweden 279.2 (0.7) ±1.3 188.4 (4.0) 251.3 (1.3) 313.4 (1.1) 351.3 (1.5)
United States 269.8 (1.0) ±2.1 182.0 (3.3) 238.3 (1.5) 304.6 (1.5) 344.4 (2.2)
Provinces and territories  
Newfoundland and Labrador 265.4 (1.4) ±2.7 185.2 (4.0) 232.8 (2.3) 300.1 (2.5) 339.2 (4.0)
Prince Edward Island 277.5 (3.6) ±7.0 192.5 (10.8) 249.5 (5.2) 310.0 (4.0) 347.9 (5.2)
Nova Scotia 273.9 (1.7) ±3.3 195.1 (3.7) 241.6 (2.2) 308.2 (2.6) 347.5 (3.3)
New Brunswick 268.3 (1.4) ±2.8 186.3 (5.3) 237.7 (2.6) 301.2 (2.4) 341.1 (4.6)
Quebec 268.6 (0.8) ±1.5 182.3 (2.7) 237.4 (1.2) 303.1 (1.5) 343.9 (1.8)
Ontario 275.5 (1.0) ±1.9 186.6 (5.0) 245.6 (1.7) 310.5 (1.6) 350.1 (2.3)
Manitoba 273.9 (2.0) ±3.9 183.1 (9.9) 244.8 (3.2) 310.0 (2.3) 346.0 (4.0)
Saskatchewan 271.6 (2.3) ±4.4 186.9 (5.3) 240.6 (3.9) 304.9 (2.9) 343.9 (4.3)
Alberta 277.7 (1.9) ±3.6 191.3 (6.9) 245.1 (3.4) 312.4 (2.5) 351.4 (5.0)
British Columbia 274.8 (1.8) ±3.5 181.6 (6.7) 243.0 (4.2) 311.8 (2.7) 348.3 (4.2)
Yukon 277.2 (11.2) ±22.0 184.3 (21.7) 244.6 (15.1) 312.3 (10.6) 355.5 (22.2)
Northwest Territories 253.3 (5.9) ±11.6 157.8 (10.2) 214.5 (8.9) 294.2 (5.6) 343.1 (5.4)
Nunavut 219.1 (3.8) ±7.5 128.8 (7.8) 177.2 (5.2) 258.7 (5.0) 316.2 (4.8)
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