Table B.2.8
PS-TRE — Comparative distributions of proficiency levels of population aged 16 to 65, by highest level of completed education and age group, Canada, 2012

Table B.2.8
PS-TRE — Comparative distributions of proficiency levels of population aged 16 to 65, by highest level of completed education and age group, Canada, 2012
Table summary
This table displays the results of ps-tre — comparative distributions of proficiency levels of population aged 16 to 65. The information is grouped by highest level of completed education and age group (appearing as row headers), ps-tre non-respondents, below level 1, level 1, level 2 and level 3, calculated using percent and standard error units of measure (appearing as column headers).
Highest level of completed education and age group PS-TRE non-respondents Below level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
percent standard error percent standard error percent standard error percent standard error percent standard error
Less than high school  
16 to 24 6.7 (1.0) 13.1 (1.8) 36.0 (3.3) 37.3 (2.9) 6.9 (1.9)
25 to 34 19.4 (3.2) 41.6 (4.7) 27.6 (4.8) Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
35 to 44 37.8 (3.6) 30.2 (4.3) 23.8 (4.2) Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act Note x: suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act
45 to 54 55.6 (2.8) 26.7 (2.7) 14.5 (2.4) 3.0 (1.4) 0.0 (0.0)
55 to 65 63.3 (2.0) 21.6 (2.2) 13.3 (1.9) 1.7 (0.9) 0.0 (0.0)
High school diploma  
16 to 24 7.9 (1.2) 7.7 (1.2) 31.8 (2.2) 42.4 (2.3) 10.2 (1.5)
25 to 34 11.4 (1.8) 15.2 (2.6) 33.8 (3.5) 32.3 (3.7) 7.4 (2.4)
35 to 44 20.9 (2.0) 15.4 (2.5) 31.6 (3.0) 27.6 (3.0) 4.6 (1.4)
45 to 54 26.1 (2.0) 19.6 (2.4) 33.8 (3.0) 18.7 (2.3) 1.9 (0.9)
55 to 65 37.2 (2.2) 23.5 (2.2) 28.2 (2.5) 10.3 (1.7) 0.8 (0.5)
Postsecondary education - below bachelor’s degree  
16 to 24 5.3 (1.6) 7.0 (1.9) 33.1 (4.4) 43.6 (3.6) 11.0 (2.3)
25 to 34 6.0 (0.9) 11.1 (1.6) 32.8 (2.5) 40.1 (3.2) 10.0 (1.9)
35 to 44 11.8 (1.2) 12.3 (1.4) 35.4 (2.4) 33.8 (2.3) 6.7 (1.2)
45 to 54 16.4 (1.5) 18.6 (1.3) 34.3 (1.8) 25.6 (1.7) 5.0 (1.2)
55 to 65 25.6 (1.6) 24.5 (1.9) 34.6 (1.9) 13.8 (1.4) 1.4 (0.6)
Postsecondary education - bachelor’s degree or higher  
16 to 24 3.4 (1.6) 5.3 (2.6) 19.0 (4.0) 49.7 (6.2) 22.5 (5.5)
25 to 34 6.2 (1.0) 5.6 (1.0) 24.3 (2.2) 46.3 (2.7) 17.6 (2.0)
35 to 44 6.7 (1.0) 9.3 (1.2) 26.1 (1.8) 42.7 (2.1) 15.2 (1.7)
45 to 54 10.0 (1.1) 12.6 (1.6) 32.4 (2.4) 36.0 (2.5) 9.0 (1.4)
55 to 65 14.6 (1.8) 13.2 (1.9) 35.6 (2.7) 31.5 (2.9) 5.1 (1.6)
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