Table B.2.11
Literacy and numeracy — Average scores and scores at 5th , 25th , 75th , and 95th percentiles by occupation of population aged 16 to 65, by age group, Canada, 2012

Table B.2.11
Literacy and numeracy — Average scores and scores at 5th , 25th , 75th , and 95th percentiles by occupation of population aged 16 to 65, by age group, Canada, 2012
Table summary
This table displays the results of literacy and numeracy — average scores and scores at 5th. The information is grouped by skill, occupation and age group (appearing as row headers), 5 percentile, 25 percentile, average, standard error, 75 percentile and 95 percentile, calculated using scores and standard error units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Skill, occupation and age group 5th percentile 25th percentile Average Standard error 75th percentile 95th percentile
scores standard error scores standard error scores standard error scores standard error
Literacy  
Managerial and professional occupations  
16 to 24 221.3 (7.3) 269.6 (5.3) 292.7 (2.3) 319.8 (4.0) 353.6 (6.3)
25 to 34 227.9 (4.5) 276.5 (3.2) 301.9 (1.6) 330.3 (2.1) 364.1 (3.7)
35 to 44 222.3 (4.2) 271.6 (2.5) 296.4 (1.6) 324.2 (2.0) 360.2 (3.7)
45 to 54 211.2 (4.3) 258.1 (2.8) 287.4 (1.5) 319.2 (2.6) 355.3 (3.5)
55 to 65 204.1 (5.7) 252.6 (2.6) 281.4 (1.7) 312.7 (2.7) 349.4 (3.9)
Service and support occupations  
16 to 24 208.2 (5.2) 253.3 (4.0) 277.8 (1.7) 304.7 (3.3) 341.7 (4.6)
25 to 34 200.9 (7.4) 246.6 (3.4) 274.2 (2.5) 304.3 (4.9) 340.9 (6.9)
35 to 44 178.9 (10.4) 236.2 (5.7) 265.9 (3.0) 299.4 (4.4) 337.2 (4.8)
45 to 54 166.1 (9.2) 224.9 (5.0) 254.7 (2.6) 287.9 (3.4) 328.4 (5.2)
55 to 65 168.2 (14.5) 220.9 (4.2) 248.4 (2.5) 280.3 (3.8) 315.1 (7.0)
Trade, production, and manufacturing occupations  
16 to 24 188.5 (13.2) 239.7 (8.3) 270.5 (4.1) 302.8 (7.3) 339.3 (13.2)
25 to 34 182.5 (8.9) 231.5 (6.9) 262.6 (3.4) 296.7 (5.8) 334.4 (8.9)
35 to 44 168.7 (12.0) 227.0 (7.0) 258.6 (4.2) 295.0 (5.0) 333.8 (9.5)
45 to 54 149.9 (17.7) 218.9 (4.9) 249.4 (3.2) 286.0 (5.7) 325.1 (6.6)
55 to 65 169.4 (13.1) 221.4 (4.8) 250.0 (2.8) 282.1 (3.9) 319.1 (8.0)
Manual and other service occupations  
16 to 24 190.7 (10.7) 240.6 (7.1) 269.9 (3.1) 300.9 (5.0) 342.2 (15.9)
25 to 34 160.4 (16.3) 224.1 (10.3) 256.8 (5.4) 289.6 (11.0) 344.7 (16.6)
35 to 44 133.8 (20.6) 209.5 (9.8) 237.8 (5.5) 272.0 (9.8) 311.8 (11.4)
45 to 54 123.7 (16.8) 199.3 (14.8) 233.5 (6.2) 273.3 (10.1) 313.2 (8.5)
55 to 65 144.1 (19.1) 203.9 (10.3) 229.8 (5.2) 260.3 (8.9) 296.1 (17.1)
Numeracy  
Managerial and professional occupations  
16 to 24 207.1 (8.1) 256.3 (5.0) 286.4 (2.5) 317.5 (4.3) 359.2 (6.5)
25 to 34 213.4 (4.9) 264.7 (4.0) 294.3 (1.8) 326.0 (2.9) 366.2 (4.5)
35 to 44 209.5 (5.5) 261.8 (2.6) 289.9 (1.6) 320.8 (2.6) 362.2 (4.9)
45 to 54 197.4 (6.2) 249.5 (3.0) 281.7 (1.5) 315.2 (2.3) 358.6 (4.0)
55 to 65 194.6 (4.8) 244.1 (2.9) 275.9 (2.0) 309.6 (3.8) 352.6 (4.6)
Service and support occupations  
16 to 24 191.1 (7.1) 238.3 (3.5) 268.6 (2.0) 300.1 (2.5) 342.9 (4.6)
25 to 34 178.1 (7.7) 225.9 (5.5) 258.2 (3.0) 291.8 (4.3) 331.4 (8.2)
35 to 44 159.8 (10.4) 220.4 (6.1) 253.1 (3.3) 288.3 (5.2) 333.9 (7.3)
45 to 54 155.5 (9.2) 211.4 (5.1) 244.8 (3.0) 281.3 (4.2) 323.0 (7.7)
55 to 65 151.3 (7.5) 205.3 (5.7) 237.5 (3.0) 272.1 (3.8) 315.6 (7.8)
Trade, production, and manufacturing occupations  
16 to 24 182.4 (11.7) 235.4 (8.3) 267.9 (4.7) 303.8 (10.0) 344.4 (11.2)
25 to 34 175.1 (11.9) 223.6 (6.2) 263.3 (3.7) 303.3 (5.7) 339.5 (9.7)
35 to 44 161.4 (15.0) 219.3 (6.4) 256.5 (4.0) 295.8 (6.7) 336.7 (9.5)
45 to 54 134.1 (19.2) 213.5 (6.1) 247.6 (3.6) 289.1 (3.6) 329.9 (8.0)
55 to 65 153.9 (16.2) 211.6 (5.5) 244.1 (3.2) 278.8 (4.6) 321.6 (7.7)
Manual and other service occupations  
16 to 24 178.9 (10.1) 230.5 (7.1) 263.3 (3.3) 297.6 (5.4) 342.5 (13.4)
25 to 34 151.1 (13.1) 211.5 (11.2) 247.2 (5.9) 285.8 (10.4) 333.3 (17.1)
35 to 44 119.2 (20.5) 187.6 (13.1) 224.4 (5.7) 263.8 (11.5) 310.7 (10.8)
45 to 54 86.7 (23.5) 183.5 (13.6) 218.2 (7.3) 262.8 (12.9) 307.3 (9.6)
55 to 65 126.0 (17.9) 184.5 (14.3) 217.3 (6.5) 251.5 (12.1) 299.9 (20.1)
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