Table B.2.5
Literacy and numeracy — Averages and proficiency levels of population aged 16 to 65, by highest level of completed education, Canada, 2012

Table B.2.5
Literacy and numeracy — Averages and proficiency levels of population aged 16 to 65, by highest level of completed education, Canada, 2012
Table summary
This table displays the results of literacy and numeracy — averages and proficiency levels of population aged 16 to 65. The information is grouped by skill and highest level of completed education (appearing as row headers), average, standard error, 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).
Skill and highest level of completed education Average Standard error 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
Literacy  
Less than high school 233.6 (1.6) 14.0 (1.1) 27.5 (1.7) 36.6 (2.3) 19.7 (1.3) 2.3 (0.7)
High school diploma 267.0 (1.2) 3.7 (0.5) 13.8 (1.0) 37.5 (1.2) 36.5 (1.1) 8.5 (0.7)
Postsecondary education - below bachelor’s degree 275.8 (0.9) 1.9 (0.3) 11.1 (0.6) 34.2 (1.0) 41.2 (1.3) 11.6 (0.9)
Postsecondary education - bachelor’s degree or higher 299.7 (1.0) 0.8 (0.2) 5.2 (0.5) 21.0 (0.9) 44.2 (1.2) 28.8 (1.2)
Numeracy  
Less than high school 222.2 (2.0) 19.9 (1.4) 30.8 (1.5) 31.4 (1.9) 15.4 (1.4) 2.5 (0.5)
High school diploma 256.6 (1.4) 6.3 (0.7) 19.7 (1.1) 37.0 (1.2) 29.5 (1.3) 7.5 (0.8)
Postsecondary education - below bachelor’s degree 268.5 (1.1) 3.2 (0.4) 15.4 (0.8) 35.5 (1.1) 35.5 (1.0) 10.5 (0.7)
Postsecondary education - bachelor’s degree or higher 295.1 (1.0) 1.4 (0.3) 6.9 (0.6) 23.4 (1.1) 41.8 (1.6) 26.5 (1.2)
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