Table B.1.3
Numeracy — 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.1.3
Numeracy — 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 numeracy — average scores with 0.95 confidence interval and scores at the 5th 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).
  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 269.4 (0.2) ±0.4 179.7 (0.7) 238.8 (0.3) 304.3 (0.3) 346.1 (0.4)
Australia 267.6 (0.9) ±1.9 169.3 (4.6) 234.7 (1.4) 305.5 (1.4) 351.6 (2.1)
Austria 275.0 (0.9) ±1.7 189.9 (3.7) 245.7 (1.4) 308.6 (0.9) 349.2 (2.2)
Canada 265.5 (0.7) ±1.4 169.2 (2.5) 230.8 (1.1) 303.9 (0.8) 349.3 (1.2)
Cyprus 264.6 (0.8) ±1.5 182.6 (3.6) 236.5 (1.4) 296.4 (1.2) 335.2 (1.8)
Czech Republic 275.7 (0.9) ±1.8 200.7 (2.8) 248.1 (1.8) 305.2 (1.2) 343.1 (2.9)
Denmark 278.3 (0.7) ±1.4 189.7 (3.3) 247.5 (1.2) 313.3 (1.0) 355.0 (1.8)
England/N. Ireland (UK) 261.7 (1.1) ±2.1 167.5 (3.0) 227.0 (1.6) 300.1 (1.5) 345.4 (2.1)
Estonia 273.1 (0.5) ±1.0 195.1 (1.9) 245.1 (0.8) 303.9 (0.8) 343.7 (1.5)
Finland 282.2 (0.7) ±1.4 193.7 (3.1) 250.9 (1.4) 317.3 (0.9) 360.8 (2.2)
Flanders (Belgium) 280.4 (0.8) ±1.6 191.2 (2.9) 249.1 (1.6) 315.6 (1.0) 356.3 (2.1)
Germany 271.7 (1.0) ±2.0 179.1 (3.6) 238.4 (1.5) 309.3 (1.3) 350.6 (2.1)
Ireland 255.6 (1.0) ±2.0 160.7 (4.4) 225.4 (1.7) 291.1 (1.2) 335.9 (2.2)
Italy 247.1 (1.1) ±2.1 161.2 (3.5) 215.5 (1.6) 281.9 (1.6) 324.2 (2.0)
Japan 288.2 (0.7) ±1.5 212.7 (2.7) 260.8 (1.3) 318.1 (1.0) 355.4 (1.4)
Korea 263.4 (0.7) ±1.4 181.4 (2.3) 236.2 (1.0) 294.7 (1.1) 331.6 (1.3)
Netherlands 280.3 (0.7) ±1.4 188.7 (2.9) 251.0 (1.3) 315.4 (0.9) 354.2 (1.5)
Norway 278.3 (0.8) ±1.5 181.3 (3.0) 248.1 (1.4) 315.0 (1.0) 356.8 (2.2)
Poland 259.8 (0.8) ±1.6 171.0 (2.7) 228.6 (1.4) 294.4 (1.1) 338.2 (1.7)
Slovak Republic 275.8 (0.8) ±1.6 189.0 (3.5) 248.7 (1.4) 307.9 (1.1) 345.8 (1.7)
Spain 245.8 (0.6) ±1.2 149.1 (3.1) 216.3 (1.2) 280.9 (1.1) 322.4 (1.5)
Sweden 279.1 (0.8) ±1.6 181.9 (4.1) 249.2 (1.4) 316.0 (1.3) 358.4 (1.7)
United States 252.8 (1.2) ±2.3 151.8 (3.8) 217.1 (1.8) 293.1 (1.7) 340.1 (2.6)
Provinces and territories  
Newfoundland and Labrador 251.9 (1.6) ±3.1 159.5 (5.7) 215.3 (2.9) 291.0 (2.5) 340.5 (4.4)
Prince Edward Island 265.0 (4.2) ±8.2 168.8 (9.0) 232.0 (5.1) 301.2 (4.5) 346.6 (11.0)
Nova Scotia 262.8 (1.9) ±3.6 171.6 (5.3) 225.5 (3.8) 301.6 (2.6) 347.8 (5.4)
New Brunswick 255.7 (1.7) ±3.3 165.1 (5.8) 221.5 (3.0) 292.7 (2.6) 337.5 (3.1)
Quebec 264.9 (0.8) ±1.5 175.5 (3.4) 232.5 (1.5) 300.5 (1.1) 344.6 (1.9)
Ontario 266.3 (1.2) ±2.3 167.5 (4.5) 231.1 (2.1) 306.1 (2.3) 350.9 (2.9)
Manitoba 264.2 (2.6) ±5.0 162.6 (9.4) 231.1 (3.5) 303.0 (3.4) 346.2 (5.0)
Saskatchewan 262.8 (2.0) ±3.9 168.3 (7.5) 228.2 (3.8) 300.0 (3.0) 343.8 (6.3)
Alberta 269.1 (2.2) ±4.3 175.8 (7.5) 232.8 (4.1) 306.8 (2.4) 355.2 (6.0)
British Columbia 266.3 (1.9) ±3.6 163.5 (9.5) 231.7 (3.0) 306.1 (2.4) 351.1 (4.8)
Yukon 263.1 (9.1) ±17.9 162.9 (21.3) 225.0 (16.5) 303.3 (7.7) 349.7 (15.4)
Northwest Territories 239.4 (6.6) ±13.0 133.8 (12.8) 195.6 (9.2) 285.8 (5.8) 339.8 (7.0)
Nunavut 200.5 (4.1) ±8.0 104.9 (10.0) 155.6 (5.7) 242.9 (5.9) 309.9 (6.1)
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