Table B.2.7
Literacy and numeracy — Average scores and scores at 5th, 25th, 75th, and 95th percentiles across education levels of population aged 16 to 65, by age group, Canada, 2012

Table B.2.7
Literacy and numeracy — Average scores and scores at 5th, 25th, 75th, and 95th percentiles across education levels 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, education level 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, education level 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  
Less than high School  
16 to 24 180.7 (7.6) 232.0 (5.0) 259.5 (2.5) 290.5 (3.4) 326.0 (6.1)
25 to 34 147.4 (13.1) 199.3 (11.1) 229.5 (5.1) 261.1 (8.3) 303.9 (10.5)
35 to 44 129.9 (14.3) 190.5 (7.5) 222.1 (4.2) 259.8 (7.0) 304.8 (17.5)
45 to 54 115.8 (16.0) 175.6 (7.0) 210.8 (3.8) 247.5 (5.2) 289.0 (8.5)
55 to 65 127.0 (8.4) 189.0 (4.5) 219.1 (2.5) 254.4 (3.0) 294.1 (6.9)
High school diploma  
16 to 24 202.6 (9.3) 253.0 (3.4) 278.9 (2.1) 308.6 (3.0) 344.8 (4.6)
25 to 34 195.1 (8.4) 243.5 (4.9) 271.3 (2.6) 301.7 (4.3) 344.0 (10.1)
35 to 44 166.2 (15.3) 232.6 (7.3) 262.5 (3.3) 298.7 (4.8) 334.6 (5.6)
45 to 54 177.4 (9.8) 230.5 (3.7) 258.0 (2.5) 290.2 (3.8) 324.3 (5.9)
55 to 65 181.4 (9.4) 230.2 (3.3) 256.6 (2.3) 286.7 (3.8) 321.4 (4.6)
Postsecondary education - below bachelor’s degree  
16 to 24 215.1 (10.1) 263.1 (3.6) 286.2 (2.6) 312.8 (3.5) 347.4 (6.1)
25 to 34 210.6 (6.2) 257.6 (3.8) 284.2 (2.1) 313.9 (3.6) 345.9 (4.4)
35 to 44 204.4 (4.9) 252.9 (3.0) 279.0 (1.9) 308.6 (2.6) 341.9 (4.1)
45 to 54 194.1 (6.7) 244.0 (2.9) 273.3 (1.8) 304.4 (2.7) 343.5 (5.0)
55 to 65 188.2 (6.3) 235.0 (3.2) 262.7 (1.9) 292.6 (2.6) 329.0 (4.2)
Postsecondary education - bachelor’s degree or higher  
16 to 24 215.8 (21.9) 280.2 (11.3) 304.1 (4.6) 332.3 (9.3) 368.5 (14.9)
25 to 34 230.5 (5.1) 280.2 (3.5) 306.3 (1.9) 336.0 (3.2) 371.3 (6.2)
35 to 44 221.0 (6.0) 276.1 (3.7) 301.1 (1.9) 330.6 (2.7) 366.3 (3.9)
45 to 54 216.9 (8.2) 265.9 (3.8) 295.1 (2.2) 327.8 (3.5) 362.5 (5.0)
55 to 65 217.4 (6.4) 265.9 (5.2) 292.6 (2.3) 322.5 (3.1) 355.6 (3.8)
Numeracy  
Less than high School  
16 to 24 163.3 (8.4) 218.6 (4.4) 250.8 (2.6) 286.2 (3.8) 327.2 (5.8)
25 to 34 131.3 (14.0) 185.6 (8.3) 218.5 (5.5) 252.5 (8.4) 301.1 (16.1)
35 to 44 112.7 (17.1) 176.7 (9.1) 211.5 (4.6) 248.9 (10.3) 306.7 (16.6)
45 to 54 90.9 (10.9) 165.6 (7.8) 198.7 (4.3) 238.3 (6.0) 284.5 (7.9)
55 to 65 106.4 (10.0) 169.6 (6.1) 203.9 (3.0) 240.9 (4.2) 284.9 (8.8)
High school diploma  
16 to 24 185.9 (9.5) 241.6 (4.3) 270.9 (2.5) 303.8 (2.9) 347.6 (4.8)
25 to 34 180.3 (8.3) 227.2 (4.4) 260.7 (2.9) 294.4 (5.2) 339.4 (9.0)
35 to 44 145.0 (20.2) 218.1 (6.2) 251.0 (3.6) 289.5 (7.3) 331.5 (7.6)
45 to 54 155.7 (11.0) 215.7 (4.1) 246.6 (2.7) 282.9 (4.2) 318.4 (5.0)
55 to 65 161.7 (14.4) 215.2 (3.6) 244.5 (2.6) 277.0 (3.7) 319.6 (7.4)
Postsecondary education - below bachelor’s degree  
16 to 24 201.5 (13.2) 251.7 (6.7) 280.6 (3.1) 312.9 (3.5) 347.9 (6.5)
25 to 34 197.0 (5.2) 246.1 (4.8) 275.6 (2.4) 307.5 (3.7) 343.1 (6.1)
35 to 44 188.5 (5.9) 240.5 (3.3) 270.4 (2.0) 303.0 (2.9) 343.8 (5.1)
45 to 54 183.1 (5.8) 236.1 (3.5) 267.3 (2.1) 300.4 (2.7) 344.1 (6.1)
55 to 65 178.3 (9.8) 225.7 (2.8) 255.5 (2.1) 287.1 (3.0) 329.5 (6.5)
Postsecondary education - bachelor’s degree or higher  
16 to 24 217.1 (12.1) 269.5 (12.0) 301.9 (5.7) 337.0 (9.7) 382.5 (27.5)
25 to 34 213.8 (6.9) 270.4 (3.6) 299.3 (2.1) 332.4 (4.0) 371.2 (5.2)
35 to 44 213.2 (7.5) 269.7 (3.4) 296.7 (1.9) 328.4 (4.1) 368.5 (5.9)
45 to 54 205.3 (6.8) 259.5 (3.6) 291.4 (2.3) 326.0 (3.3) 364.7 (3.7)
55 to 65 208.1 (9.6) 260.1 (4.7) 289.1 (2.5) 321.1 (3.3) 361.1 (6.0)
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