Table B.2.3
Literacy and numeracy — Average skills of population aged 16 to 65, by gender and age group, Canada, 2012

Table B.2.3
Literacy and numeracy — Average skills of population aged 16 to 65, by gender and age group, Canada, 2012
Table summary
This table displays the results of literacy and numeracy — average skills of population aged 16 to 65. The information is grouped by skill and age group (appearing as row headers), male and female, calculated using average and standard error units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Skill and age group Male Female
average standard error average standard error
Literacy  
16 to 65 274.6 (0.9) 272.3 (0.8)
16 to 24 275.1 (1.7) 276.4 (1.7)
25 to 34 285.4 (1.9) 284.8 (1.8)
35 to 44 280.0 (1.8) 279.3 (1.8)
45 to 54 269.9 (1.8) 266.0 (1.8)
55 to 65 263.6 (1.6) 257.3 (1.6)
Numeracy  
16 to 65 272.7 (0.9) 258.2 (1.0)
16 to 24 272.7 (2.1) 263.7 (2.0)
25 to 34 283.1 (2.1) 269.9 (1.9)
35 to 44 279.1 (2.0) 264.7 (1.9)
45 to 54 268.3 (1.8) 253.0 (2.0)
55 to 65 261.3 (1.8) 241.8 (2.0)
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