Table B.1.4
Numeracy — Comparative distributions of proficiency levels of population aged 16 to 65, countries, provinces and territories, 2012

Table B.1.4
Numeracy — Comparative distributions of proficiency levels of population aged 16 to 65, countries, provinces and territories, 2012
Table summary
This table displays the results of numeracy — comparative distributions of proficiency levels of population aged 16 to 65. The information is grouped by region (appearing as row headers), below level 1, level 1, level 2, level 3 and level 4 or 5, calculated using percent and standard error units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Region Below level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 or 5
percent standard error percent standard error percent standard error percent standard error percent standard error
Countries  
OECD average 4.8 (0.1) 14.0 (0.1) 33.4 (0.2) 35.1 (0.2) 12.8 (0.1)
Australia 5.8 (0.4) 14.6 (0.7) 32.7 (0.9) 33.2 (0.9) 13.6 (0.7)
Austria 3.5 (0.3) 11.1 (0.6) 33.8 (0.9) 37.8 (1.0) 13.9 (0.6)
Canada 6.0 (0.3) 16.6 (0.5) 32.1 (0.5) 32.6 (0.7) 12.7 (0.4)
Cyprus 4.1 (0.4) 14.7 (0.8) 38.6 (1.1) 34.5 (1.0) 8.1 (0.5)
Czech Republic 1.7 (0.3) 11.2 (0.8) 34.9 (1.2) 40.6 (1.3) 11.5 (0.8)
Denmark 3.4 (0.3) 10.9 (0.5) 30.8 (0.8) 38.2 (0.7) 16.7 (0.5)
England/N. Ireland (UK) 6.4 (0.5) 18.0 (0.9) 33.9 (1.0) 30.2 (1.0) 11.4 (0.7)
Estonia 2.4 (0.2) 11.9 (0.5) 36.3 (0.6) 38.1 (0.6) 11.2 (0.4)
Finland 3.1 (0.3) 9.7 (0.5) 29.3 (0.7) 38.4 (0.8) 19.4 (0.6)
Flanders (Belgium) 3.1 (0.3) 11.0 (0.6) 29.2 (0.8) 38.8 (1.0) 17.9 (0.7)
Germany 4.6 (0.4) 14.1 (0.7) 31.4 (0.8) 35.4 (0.9) 14.5 (0.6)
Ireland 7.1 (0.5) 18.2 (0.8) 38.2 (0.9) 29.0 (0.9) 7.6 (0.6)
Italy 8.1 (0.6) 23.8 (1.0) 39.0 (1.1) 24.5 (1.0) 4.5 (0.4)
Japan 1.2 (0.2) 7.1 (0.5) 28.4 (0.8) 44.3 (0.8) 19.1 (0.7)
Korea 4.2 (0.3) 14.8 (0.6) 39.5 (1.0) 34.7 (0.9) 6.8 (0.6)
Netherlands 3.6 (0.3) 9.9 (0.6) 28.8 (0.8) 40.3 (0.9) 17.4 (0.7)
Norway 4.4 (0.3) 10.5 (0.5) 29.1 (0.8) 38.2 (0.8) 17.8 (0.6)
Poland 5.9 (0.4) 17.6 (0.6) 37.7 (0.9) 30.5 (0.9) 8.4 (0.5)
Slovak Republic 3.5 (0.3) 10.3 (0.6) 32.3 (0.9) 41.3 (1.0) 12.7 (0.7)
Spain 9.6 (0.5) 21.3 (0.7) 40.4 (0.9) 24.7 (0.7) 4.1 (0.3)
Sweden 4.4 (0.4) 10.3 (0.7) 28.7 (1.1) 38.0 (1.1) 18.6 (0.7)
United States 9.5 (0.6) 20.5 (0.8) 34.1 (1.0) 27.1 (0.9) 8.9 (0.6)
Provinces and territories  
Newfoundland and Labrador 8.6 (0.9) 23.3 (1.6) 33.6 (1.7) 25.8 (1.4) 8.7 (1.0)
Prince Edward Island 5.9 (1.1) 15.7 (2.1) 34.2 (2.4) 33.2 (2.4) 11.1 (1.9)
Nova Scotia 5.8 (0.9) 19.3 (1.3) 33.1 (1.7) 29.8 (1.6) 11.9 (1.1)
New Brunswick 7.2 (0.9) 20.6 (1.4) 35.3 (1.7) 28.9 (1.5) 8.0 (0.9)
Quebec 5.1 (0.4) 16.4 (0.6) 34.7 (0.9) 33.0 (0.8) 10.9 (0.6)
Ontario 6.1 (0.5) 16.4 (0.9) 31.4 (1.1) 32.7 (1.3) 13.5 (0.9)
Manitoba 6.8 (1.2) 15.3 (1.5) 32.6 (2.0) 33.7 (2.5) 11.6 (1.7)
Saskatchewan 6.3 (0.9) 17.5 (1.6) 32.7 (2.2) 33.0 (2.4) 10.5 (1.4)
Alberta 5.1 (0.9) 16.7 (1.5) 30.9 (2.0) 32.3 (2.1) 15.0 (1.2)
British Columbia 6.9 (0.9) 15.3 (1.2) 30.1 (1.9) 34.1 (1.9) 13.6 (1.4)
Yukon 7.6 (3.9) 17.2 (4.8) 31.0 (6.3) 31.6 (7.5) 12.6 (3.8)
Northwest Territories 17.1 (3.5) 24.0 (2.3) 28.7 (2.9) 22.1 (2.2) 8.2 (1.6)
Nunavut 37.6 (3.3) 29.0 (2.2) 20.7 (2.1) 10.1 (1.7) 2.6 (0.6)
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