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Literacy levels for numeracy proficiency, by age group and sex, Canada and jurisdictions, population aged 16 and over, 2003

Age group | Numeracy proficiency | |||||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Level 1 | Level 2 | Level 3 | Level 4/5 | |||||

percentage | standard error | percentage | standard error | percentage | standard error | percentage | standard error | |

Canada | ||||||||

Both sexes | 25.5 |
(0.5) |
29.6 |
(0.5) |
30.1 |
(0.6) |
14.7 |
(0.6) |

16 to 25 | 14.3 |
(1.2) |
30.5 |
(1.2) |
36.7 |
(1.6) |
18.5 |
(1.6) |

26 to 35 | 13.0 |
(1.2) |
26.6 |
(1.8) |
37.9 |
(2.1) |
22.5 |
(2.0) |

36 to 45 | 20.1 |
(1.1) |
29.4 |
(1.5) |
32.0 |
(1.5) |
18.5 |
(1.2) |

46 to 55 | 20.0 |
(1.3) |
32.9 |
(2.0) |
33.1 |
(1.9) |
14.0 |
(1.3) |

56 to 65 | 34.0 |
(1.6) |
32.9 |
(2.4) |
25.0 |
(2.0) |
8.1 |
(1.4) |

66 and over | 62.1 |
(2.0) |
25.7 |
(1.8) |
10.7 |
(1.3) |
F |
... |

Males | 21.1 |
(0.9) |
27.6 |
(1.0) |
32.5 |
(1.1) |
18.8 |
(1.0) |

16 to 25 | 13.0 | (1.9) | 29.4 | (3.2) | 36.9 | (2.3) | 20.6 | (2.4) |

26 to 35 | 9.1 | (1.4) | 23.7 | (2.8) | 38.4 | (3.8) | 28.9 | (3.4) |

36 to 45 | 17.7 | (2.0) | 25.7 | (1.9) | 33.3 | (2.0) | 23.3 | (1.8) |

46 to 55 | 16.5 | (1.6) | 30.1 | (2.2) | 35.6 | (2.3) | 17.9 | (2.1) |

56 to 65 | 30.4 | (2.5) | 29.7 | (3.1) | 28.6 | (3.2) | 11.3^{E} |
(2.3) |

66 and over | 53.4 | (3.2) | 28.1 | (3.0) | 15.7 | (1.9) | F | ... |

Females | 29.8 |
(0.8) |
31.6 |
(0.9) |
27.9 |
(0.9) |
10.8 |
(0.6) |

16 to 25 | 15.6 | (2.0) | 31.6 | (2.7) | 36.5 | (2.7) | 16.3 | (1.8) |

26 to 35 | 16.9 | (1.6) | 29.5 | (2.3) | 37.4 | (2.6) | 16.2 | (1.8) |

36 to 45 | 22.5 | (1.5) | 33.1 | (2.6) | 30.8 | (2.4) | 13.6 | (1.8) |

46 to 55 | 23.5 | (2.3) | 35.8 | (2.7) | 30.5 | (2.1) | 10.2 | (1.3) |

56 to 65 | 37.5 | (2.5) | 35.9 | (3.2) | 21.5 | (3.0) | 5.1^{E} |
(1.2) |

66 and over | 68.8 | (2.1) | 23.9 | (2.5) | 6.9^{E} |
(1.7) | F | ... |

Newfoundland and Labrador | ||||||||

Both sexes | 32.0 |
(1.8) |
32.8 |
(2.0) |
25.9 |
(1.8) |
9.2 |
(1.2) |

16 to 25 | 15.4^{E} |
(3.6) | 35.6 | (5.8) | 36.3 | (5.7) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | 15.9^{E} |
(3.5) | 30.3^{E} |
(6.0) | 38.3^{E} |
(6.6) | 15.5^{E} |
(4.3) |

36 to 45 | 25.1 | (4.2) | 36.9 | (5.1) | 28.2^{E} |
(4.8) | 9.9^{E} |
(2.6) |

46 to 55 | 33.9 | (3.7) | 36.6 | (4.1) | 21.2^{E} |
(4.9) | 8.4^{E} |
(1.5) |

56 to 65 | 47.7 | (4.4) | 30.4^{E} |
(5.2) | 16.9^{E} |
(3.9) | F | ... |

66 and over | 66.6 | (4.3) | 22.7^{E} |
(3.9) | F | ... | x | ... |

Males | 32.6 |
(2.4) |
29.8 |
(3.4) |
27.8 |
(3.3) |
9.8^{E} |
(1.7) |

16 to 25 | 18.4^{E} |
(6.0) | 34.1^{E} |
(11.1) | 37.4^{E} |
(9.1) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | 16.1^{E} |
(4.9) | 25.6^{E} |
(8.1) | 42.0^{E} |
(10.4) | F | ... |

36 to 45 | 28.3^{E} |
(6.8) | 33.3^{E} |
(6.3) | 27.4^{E} |
(5.8) | F | ... |

46 to 55 | 33.8 | (4.5) | 33.3^{E} |
(6.2) | 22.5^{E} |
(7.4) | 10.3^{E} |
(3.4) |

56 to 65 | 45.0^{E} |
(7.6) | 29.5^{E} |
(8.0) | 20.4^{E} |
(6.5) | x | ... |

66 and over | 68.8 | (5.6) | 17.6^{E} |
(3.7) | F | ... | x | ... |

Females | 31.4 |
(2.0) |
35.7 |
(2.4) |
24.1 |
(2.2) |
8.7^{E} |
(1.9) |

16 to 25 | F | ... | 37.2^{E} |
(6.8) | 35.1^{E} |
(6.0) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | F | ... | 35.0^{E} |
(7.5) | 34.5^{E} |
(6.2) | F | ... |

36 to 45 | 22.1 | (3.7) | 40.2 | (6.4) | 28.9^{E} |
(6.7) | F | ... |

46 to 55 | 33.9^{E} |
(5.8) | 39.8 | (6.1) | 19.8^{E} |
(5.2) | F | ... |

56 to 65 | 50.4 | (5.7) | 31.3^{E} |
(5.4) | 13.4^{E} |
(4.4) | x | ... |

66 and over | 64.8 | (5.5) | 26.9^{E} |
(5.9) | F | ... | x | ... |

Prince ^{E}dward Island |
||||||||

Both sexes | 25.7 |
(2.4) |
33.9 |
(2.3) |
28.1 |
(2.5) |
12.3 |
(1.7) |

16 to 25 | 18.3^{E} |
(4.5) | 34.9^{E} |
(7.4) | 27.9^{E} |
(5.9) | 18.9^{E} |
(5.1) |

26 to 35 | F | ... | 32.1^{E} |
(7.6) | 40.3^{E} |
(7.3) | 17.7^{E} |
(4.4) |

36 to 45 | 19.9^{E} |
(5.3) | 32.1^{E} |
(6.8) | 33.9^{E} |
(7.4) | F | ... |

46 to 55 | 22.6^{E} |
(5.4) | 32.5^{E} |
(6.7) | 31.4^{E} |
(5.5) | F | ... |

56 to 65 | 26.8^{E} |
(6.9) | 45.9^{E} |
(9.0) | 23.6^{E} |
(5.0) | x | ... |

66 and over | 63.4 | (6.4) | 29.0^{E} |
(6.8) | F | ... | x | ... |

Males | 26.1 |
(3.2) |
32.1 |
(2.9) |
29.5 |
(3.6) |
12.3^{E} |
(2.5) |

16 to 25 | F | ... | 37.7^{E} |
(12.4) | F | ... | F | ... |

26 to 35 | x | ... | 31.7^{E} |
(10.5) | 41.9^{E} |
(9.9) | x | ... |

36 to 45 | 24.4^{E} |
(7.0) | 29.8^{E} |
(7.8) | 31.4^{E} |
(8.6) | F | ... |

46 to 55 | 27.1^{E} |
(8.4) | 23.9^{E} |
(7.3) | 34.4^{E} |
(6.5) | F | ... |

56 to 65 | F | ... | 44.1^{E} |
(13.0) | 27.2^{E} |
(8.4) | x | ... |

66 and over | 60.7 | (9.4) | 28.5^{E} |
(8.9) | x | ... | x | ... |

Females | 25.3 |
(2.9) |
35.6 |
(3.8) |
26.7 |
(3.9) |
12.3^{E} |
(2.6) |

16 to 25 | F | ... | 32.1^{E} |
(8.8) | F | ... | F | ... |

26 to 35 | x | ... | 32.5^{E} |
(9.6) | 38.8^{E} |
(11.3) | F | ... |

36 to 45 | F | ... | 34.4^{E} |
(9.7) | 36.3^{E} |
(10.7) | F | ... |

46 to 55 | F | ... | 40.7^{E} |
(9.5) | 28.5^{E} |
(9.1) | F | ... |

56 to 65 | 31.0^{E} |
(10.2) | 47.8^{E} |
(11.7) | F | ... | x | ... |

66 and over | 65.5 | (8.3) | 29.3^{E} |
(9.0) | x | ... | x | ... |

Nova Scotia | ||||||||

Both sexes | 26.0 |
(1.6) |
30.5 |
(2.2) |
30.8 |
(1.7) |
12.8 |
(1.4) |

16 to 25 | 16.4^{E} |
(3.5) | 30.9^{E} |
(5.3) | 38.9 | (4.3) | 13.9^{E} |
(3.6) |

26 to 35 | 11.8^{E} |
(2.6) | 29.0^{E} |
(6.0) | 41.8 | (6.1) | 17.4^{E} |
(4.6) |

36 to 45 | 21.0 | (3.1) | 28.3 | (3.9) | 32.1 | (3.8) | 18.6^{E} |
(3.6) |

46 to 55 | 20.4 | (3.4) | 32.8 | (4.1) | 33.3 | (3.4) | 13.5^{E} |
(3.3) |

56 to 65 | 30.9 | (4.8) | 34.5 | (4.4) | 25.7^{E} |
(5.2) | 8.9^{E} |
(2.5) |

66 and over | 61.2 | (4.4) | 28.1 | (4.1) | 9.6^{E} |
(2.2) | x | ... |

Males | 22.1 |
(2.0) |
28.6 |
(2.4) |
33.5 |
(2.5) |
15.8 |
(1.7) |

16 to 25 | F | ... | 28.2^{E} |
(6.9) | 42.6 | (6.3) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | F | ... | 27.0^{E} |
(7.8) | 44.2^{E} |
(10.1) | F | ... |

36 to 45 | 19.3^{E} |
(4.5) | 27.4^{E} |
(5.3) | 31.9^{E} |
(5.4) | 21.4^{E} |
(3.9) |

46 to 55 | 20.5^{E} |
(5.2) | 29.1^{E} |
(6.4) | 33.0 | (5.0) | 17.4^{E} |
(3.8) |

56 to 65 | 21.3^{E} |
(5.4) | 34.1^{E} |
(5.8) | 30.4^{E} |
(6.1) | 14.3^{E} |
(3.7) |

66 and over | 56.3 | (7.7) | 26.4^{E} |
(6.6) | 14.9^{E} |
(4.1) | x | ... |

Females | 29.6 |
(2.5) |
32.3 |
(3.0) |
28.3 |
(2.2) |
9.9^{E} |
(2.2) |

16 to 25 | 18.2^{E} |
(5.2) | 33.6^{E} |
(7.3) | 35.1^{E} |
(6.4) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | 14.8^{E} |
(4.3) | 30.8^{E} |
(7.0) | 39.5^{E} |
(6.7) | 14.8^{E} |
(4.0) |

36 to 45 | 22.6^{E} |
(5.2) | 29.2^{E} |
(6.3) | 32.2 | (4.9) | F | ... |

46 to 55 | 20.3^{E} |
(4.6) | 36.5^{E} |
(6.4) | 33.6^{E} |
(5.9) | F | ... |

56 to 65 | 40.2 | (5.7) | 35.0^{E} |
(7.1) | F | ... | x | ... |

66 and over | 64.9 | (3.6) | 29.4 | (3.9) | F | ... | x | ... |

New Brunswick | ||||||||

Both sexes | 30.0 |
(1.5) |
35.2 |
(1.9) |
25.8 |
(2.2) |
8.9 |
(1.3) |

16 to 25 | F | ... | 36.8^{E} |
(7.3) | 37.8^{E} |
(7.3) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | 16.7^{E} |
(4.1) | 38.4^{E} |
(6.9) | 31.3^{E} |
(5.5) | F | ... |

36 to 45 | 22.1^{E} |
(4.2) | 38.6 | (5.2) | 29.0^{E} |
(5.2) | 10.4^{E} |
(3.1) |

46 to 55 | 28.5 | (4.6) | 36.6^{E} |
(6.3) | 25.3^{E} |
(4.4) | 9.5^{E} |
(3.0) |

56 to 65 | 39.1 | (5.2) | 34.3^{E} |
(5.8) | 22.3^{E} |
(5.2) | F | ... |

66 and over | 70.6 | (5.6) | 24.1^{E} |
(5.4) | F | ... | .. | ... |

Males | 27.0 |
(2.3) |
36.0 |
(2.9) |
25.8 |
(2.5) |
11.2^{E} |
(2.1) |

16 to 25 | F | ... | 40.9^{E} |
(12.0) | 31.2^{E} |
(9.4) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | F | ... | 34.6^{E} |
(10.9) | 30.1^{E} |
(7.9) | F | ... |

36 to 45 | 14.2^{E} |
(4.6) | 40.8^{E} |
(9.9) | 28.5^{E} |
(9.3) | F | ... |

46 to 55 | 26.6^{E} |
(6.4) | 36.8^{E} |
(8.5) | 26.5^{E} |
(6.7) | 10.1^{E} |
(3.3) |

56 to 65 | 36.8^{E} |
(8.3) | F | ... | F | ... | x | ... |

66 and over | 65.9 | (10.1) | F | ... | x | ... | .. | ... |

Females | 32.8 |
(2.1) |
34.5 |
(4.1) |
25.8 |
(3.9) |
6.8^{E} |
(1.6) |

16 to 25 | F | ... | 32.6^{E} |
(10.5) | 44.7^{E} |
(13.7) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | 16.0^{E} |
(4.2) | 42.2^{E} |
(10.7) | 32.5^{E} |
(8.6) | F | ... |

36 to 45 | 29.8^{E} |
(6.2) | 36.4 | (5.1) | 29.4^{E} |
(5.6) | F | ... |

46 to 55 | 30.5^{E} |
(5.7) | 36.5^{E} |
(7.7) | 24.1^{E} |
(6.1) | F | ... |

56 to 65 | 41.5^{E} |
(7.0) | 39.1 | (6.5) | F | ... | x | ... |

66 and over | 74.1 | (6.3) | 20.6^{E} |
(5.8) | x | ... | .. | ... |

Quebec | ||||||||

Both sexes | 27.6 |
(0.9) |
31.3 |
(1.0) |
28.6 |
(1.2) |
12.5 |
(0.7) |

16 to 25 | 11.6 | (1.7) | 29.7 | (2.9) | 38.5 | (2.3) | 20.2 | (2.5) |

26 to 35 | 12.9^{E} |
(2.2) | 31.4 | (2.8) | 36.2 | (3.4) | 19.5 | (3.2) |

36 to 45 | 21.0 | (2.1) | 30.2 | (2.4) | 33.2 | (2.1) | 15.6 | (2.0) |

46 to 55 | 20.3 | (1.8) | 37.6 | (2.5) | 31.7 | (2.6) | 10.5 | (1.3) |

56 to 65 | 37.0 | (3.0) | 37.7 | (3.3) | 20.3 | (2.4) | F | ... |

66 and over | 73.0 | (3.5) | 20.6^{E} |
(3.9) | F | ... | x | ... |

Males | 21.1 |
(1.2) |
29.5 |
(1.5) |
32.6 |
(1.9) |
16.8 |
(1.2) |

16 to 25 | 9.2^{E} |
(1.8) | 26.5 | (4.0) | 40.9 | (3.7) | 23.3 | (3.1) |

26 to 35 | 8.3^{E} |
(2.5) | 28.7 | (4.6) | 39.0 | (5.5) | 24^{E} |
(5.0) |

36 to 45 | 15.9^{E} |
(2.7) | 26.0 | (3.8) | 36.4 | (3.9) | 21.6^{E} |
(3.9) |

46 to 55 | 14.9 | (1.9) | 34.5 | (3.8) | 35.4 | (4.9) | 15.2^{E} |
(2.8) |

56 to 65 | 31.1 | (4.5) | 36.6 | (5.5) | 24.5^{E} |
(4.2) | F | ... |

66 and over | 63.1 | (5.4) | 25.1^{E} |
(6.6) | F | ... | x | ... |

Females | 33.9 |
(1.4) |
33.1 |
(1.6) |
24.7 |
(1.3) |
8.3 |
(0.9) |

16 to 25 | 14.1^{E} |
(2.6) | 33.0 | (3.5) | 36.0 | (4.2) | 16.9^{E} |
(3.0) |

26 to 35 | 17.6^{E} |
(3.3) | 34.1 | (3.7) | 33.4 | (3.6) | 14.9^{E} |
(2.6) |

36 to 45 | 26.2 | (3.3) | 34.4 | (3.7) | 29.9 | (3.0) | 9.5^{E} |
(1.6) |

46 to 55 | 25.6 | (2.7) | 40.6 | (2.8) | 28.0 | (2.1) | 5.8^{E} |
(1.2) |

56 to 65 | 42.6 | (4.4) | 38.7 | (5.1) | 16.4^{E} |
(3.0) | F | ... |

66 and over | 80.3 | (4.7) | 17.3^{E} |
(4.8) | F | ... | x | ... |

Ontario | ||||||||

Both sexes | 27.0 |
(1.0) |
28.8 |
(1.4) |
29.3 |
(1.1) |
14.8 |
(1.2) |

16 to 25 | 15.9^{E} |
(2.8) | 29.9 | (3.0) | 36.3 | (3.6) | 17.9^{E} |
(3.6) |

26 to 35 | 12.8^{E} |
(2.4) | 23.5 | (3.0) | 39.6 | (3.6) | 24.1 | (3.6) |

36 to 45 | 22.8 | (2.3) | 29.2 | (2.7) | 28.6 | (3.0) | 19.3 | (2.9) |

46 to 55 | 22.4 | (2.6) | 33.7 | (5.0) | 32.0 | (3.8) | 11.9^{E} |
(2.4) |

56 to 65 | 37.4 | (3.4) | 29.6^{E} |
(5.3) | 24.2 | (3.7) | 8.8^{E} |
(2.9) |

66 and over | 61.5 | (3.7) | 27.2 | (3.1) | 10.1^{E} |
(2.3) | F | ... |

Males | 23.1 |
(1.9) |
26.0 |
(2.4) |
31.6 |
(2.2) |
19.3 |
(2.0) |

16 to 25 | 15.0^{E} |
(4.2) | 29.0^{E} |
(6.9) | 35.9 | (5.3) | 20.2^{E} |
(5.2) |

26 to 35 | 9.7^{E} |
(2.9) | 19.5^{E} |
(4.9) | 39.4 | (5.8) | 31.4^{E} |
(5.6) |

36 to 45 | 21.2^{E} |
(4.3) | 23.7^{E} |
(4.4) | 30.9 | (4.9) | 24.1^{E} |
(4.5) |

46 to 55 | 17.9^{E} |
(3.1) | 30.3^{E} |
(5.3) | 35.6 | (4.4) | 16.1^{E} |
(3.4) |

56 to 65 | 34.9^{E} |
(6.1) | 24.9^{E} |
(7.2) | 27.1^{E} |
(6.7) | F | ... |

66 and over | 53.3 | (6.9) | 30.5^{E} |
(5.8) | 13.7^{E} |
(3.4) | F | ... |

Females | 30.7 |
(1.3) |
31.5 |
(2.0) |
27.2 |
(1.7) |
10.5 |
(1.4) |

16 to 25 | 16.9^{E} |
(4.5) | 30.8^{E} |
(5.9) | 36.8^{E} |
(6.2) | 15.6^{E} |
(3.9) |

26 to 35 | 15.9^{E} |
(3.1) | 27.6 | (3.5) | 39.7 | (5.2) | 16.8^{E} |
(4.0) |

36 to 45 | 24.4 | (3.1) | 34.7 | (4.6) | 26.3^{E} |
(4.5) | 14.6^{E} |
(3.8) |

46 to 55 | 26.8 | (4.4) | 36.9^{E} |
(6.3) | 28.5 | (4.1) | F | ... |

56 to 65 | 39.8 | (4.8) | 34.1 | (5.4) | 21.4^{E} |
(4.3) | F | ... |

66 and over | 67.8 | (4.0) | 24.6 | (3.4) | F | ... | x | ... |

Manitoba | ||||||||

Both sexes | 24.6 |
(1.2) |
31.7 |
(2.3) |
31.3 |
(2.4) |
12.4 |
(1.6) |

16 to 25 | 15.4^{E} |
(3.6) | 33.6 | (5.0) | 32.5 | (3.9) | 18.5^{E} |
(4.1) |

26 to 35 | 15.3^{E} |
(3.2) | 31.4^{E} |
(5.3) | 37.0^{E} |
(6.8) | 16.3^{E} |
(4.7) |

36 to 45 | 18.9^{E} |
(3.3) | 26.5 | (3.9) | 39.6 | (4.5) | 15.0^{E} |
(3.8) |

46 to 55 | 17.2^{E} |
(3.0) | 35.2 | (4.5) | 35.4 | (4.9) | 12.1^{E} |
(2.9) |

56 to 65 | 26.7 | (4.4) | 35.3^{E} |
(6.3) | 29.9 | (4.4) | F | ... |

66 and over | 59.0 | (3.4) | 29.7 | (3.5) | F | ... | x | ... |

Males | 20.6 |
(1.7) |
30.1 |
(3.0) |
34.5 |
(2.4) |
14.8 |
(1.7) |

16 to 25 | 18.4^{E} |
(4.7) | 31.6^{E} |
(5.8) | 31.5^{E} |
(6.8) | 18.5^{E} |
(4.8) |

26 to 35 | F | ... | 30.0^{E} |
(7.4) | 40.2^{E} |
(8.3) | 21.5^{E} |
(5.9) |

36 to 45 | 19^{E} |
(4.8) | 28.1^{E} |
(4.9) | 37.7 | (5.5) | 15.2^{E} |
(4.1) |

46 to 55 | 13.6^{E} |
(3.1) | 29.0 | (4.4) | 41.4^{E} |
(7.2) | 15.9^{E} |
(4.5) |

56 to 65 | 18.9^{E} |
(6.0) | F | ... | 37.4^{E} |
(8.5) | F | ... |

66 and over | 52.3 | (5.4) | 29.8^{E} |
(5.4) | F | ... | x | ... |

Females | 28.5 |
(1.7) |
33.3 |
(3.1) |
28.2 |
(3.5) |
10.1^{E} |
(2.2) |

16 to 25 | 12.3^{E} |
(3.7) | 35.7^{E} |
(8.2) | 33.5^{E} |
(7.3) | 18.6^{E} |
(5.2) |

26 to 35 | 22.4^{E} |
(5.1) | 32.8^{E} |
(6.5) | 33.8^{E} |
(8.3) | F | ... |

36 to 45 | 18.8^{E} |
(3.9) | 24.9^{E} |
(6.7) | 41.4^{E} |
(7.0) | 14.9^{E} |
(4.8) |

46 to 55 | 20.8^{E} |
(5.5) | 41.3^{E} |
(7.2) | 29.5^{E} |
(5.1) | F | ... |

56 to 65 | 34.1^{E} |
(6.6) | 37.3^{E} |
(7.8) | F | ... | F | ... |

66 and over | 64.1 | (4.3) | 29.6^{E} |
(4.9) | F | ... | x | ... |

Saskatchewan | ||||||||

Both sexes | 19.7 |
(1.4) |
29.2 |
(3.4) |
34.2 |
(3.6) |
16.9 |
(2.2) |

16 to 25 | F | ... | 34.2^{E} |
(9.7) | 41.2^{E} |
(7.0) | 16.9^{E} |
(4.8) |

26 to 35 | F | ... | 28.5^{E} |
(6.4) | 37.4^{E} |
(9.3) | 22.5^{E} |
(7.1) |

36 to 45 | F | ... | 26.3^{E} |
(5.0) | 37.7^{E} |
(6.8) | 26.3^{E} |
(6.2) |

46 to 55 | 13.3^{E} |
(2.9) | 29.0^{E} |
(5.1) | 38.5 | (4.7) | F | ... |

56 to 65 | 20.0^{E} |
(6.6) | 34.4^{E} |
(11.2) | 33.7^{E} |
(9.4) | F | ... |

66 and over | 58.0 | (5.5) | 24.5^{E} |
(4.7) | 15.4^{E} |
(3.9) | x | ... |

Males | 16.7 |
(2.0) |
26.5^{E} |
(5.0) |
37.4 |
(5.4) |
19.4^{E} |
(3.5) |

16 to 25 | F | ... | F | ... | 44.1^{E} |
(13.0) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | F | ... | F | ... | 44.4^{E} |
(12.0) | F | ... |

36 to 45 | F | ... | 22.7^{E} |
(7.5) | 37.9^{E} |
(10.7) | 32.3^{E} |
(10.6) |

46 to 55 | F | ... | F | ... | 37.6^{E} |
(7.7) | F | ... |

56 to 65 | F | ... | F | ... | 41.4^{E} |
(12.2) | F | ... |

66 and over | 56.6 | (8.8) | F | ... | F | ... | x | ... |

Females | 22.6 |
(2.3) |
31.8 |
(3.6) |
31.1 |
(3.8) |
14.5^{E} |
(2.8) |

16 to 25 | F | ... | 34.1^{E} |
(9.8) | 38.1^{E} |
(11.8) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | F | ... | 30.8^{E} |
(7.8) | 30.4^{E} |
(8.5) | F | ... |

36 to 45 | F | ... | 30.0^{E} |
(7.0) | 37.5^{E} |
(8.7) | F | ... |

46 to 55 | 16.5^{E} |
(4.4) | 32.1^{E} |
(7.9) | 39.5^{E} |
(8.7) | F | ... |

56 to 65 | F | ... | F | ... | F | ... | x | ... |

66 and over | 59.0 | (8.1) | 24.8^{E} |
(7.2) | F | ... | x | ... |

Alberta | ||||||||

Both sexes | 19.7 |
(1.6) |
29.0 |
(2.3) |
32.7 |
(2.3) |
18.6 |
(1.6) |

16 to 25 | 14.4^{E} |
(4.4) | 30.2^{E} |
(5.2) | 34.0 | (3.9) | 21.3^{E} |
(3.9) |

26 to 35 | 9.2^{E} |
(2.8) | 27.7^{E} |
(4.8) | 39.5 | (4.2) | 23.6 | (2.9) |

36 to 45 | 15.1^{E} |
(3.3) | 31.5 | (4.2) | 33.2 | (4.8) | 20.1^{E} |
(3.8) |

46 to 55 | 15.2^{E} |
(3.3) | 24.7^{E} |
(4.2) | 36.9 | (4.9) | 23.3 | (3.4) |

56 to 65 | 27.4 | (4.0) | 33.7 | (5.5) | 27.2^{E} |
(4.9) | 11.7^{E} |
(3.8) |

66 and over | 54.9 | (4.0) | 26.6 | (4.4) | 16.4^{E} |
(2.8) | x | ... |

Males | 17.1 |
(2.1) |
27.0 |
(2.1) |
33.2 |
(3.2) |
22.6 |
(2.6) |

16 to 25 | F | ... | 30.6^{E} |
(6.5) | 34.0^{E} |
(7.8) | 24.6^{E} |
(4.9) |

26 to 35 | F | ... | 25.7^{E} |
(5.0) | 36.3 | (5.7) | 30.4^{E} |
(5.1) |

36 to 45 | 16.3^{E} |
(5.2) | 27.3^{E} |
(5.5) | 31.5^{E} |
(6.0) | 24.9^{E} |
(5.2) |

46 to 55 | F | ... | 21.4^{E} |
(5.0) | 39.6 | (6.4) | 25.5^{E} |
(6.5) |

56 to 65 | 27.7^{E} |
(5.9) | 32.0^{E} |
(7.7) | 28.3^{E} |
(6.3) | F | ... |

66 and over | 45.4 | (6.0) | 27.3^{E} |
(6.3) | 23.2^{E} |
(4.7) | x | ... |

Females | 22.3 |
(2.0) |
30.9 |
(3.5) |
32.1 |
(3.0) |
14.6 |
(1.7) |

16 to 25 | F | ... | 29.8^{E} |
(6.6) | 34.1^{E} |
(6.2) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | F | ... | 29.9^{E} |
(7.2) | 42.8^{E} |
(8.1) | 16.3^{E} |
(3.4) |

36 to 45 | 13.8^{E} |
(4.5) | 35.8 | (4.9) | 35.0^{E} |
(6.8) | F | ... |

46 to 55 | 17.1^{E} |
(5.5) | 28.1^{E} |
(6.5) | 34.0^{E} |
(6.4) | 20.9 | (2.9) |

56 to 65 | 27.0^{E} |
(5.6) | 35.4^{E} |
(7.7) | 26.2^{E} |
(7.0) | F | ... |

66 and over | 62.6 | (6.1) | 26.0^{E} |
(7.1) | F | ... | x | ... |

British Columbia | ||||||||

Both sexes | 21.4 |
(1.1) |
27.3 |
(2.0) |
33.4 |
(2.0) |
17.8 |
(1.3) |

16 to 25 | 14.8 | (2.4) | 30.1 | (2.7) | 36.9 | (3.3) | 18.2 | (2.4) |

26 to 35 | 15.6^{E} |
(3.7) | 21.5^{E} |
(3.8) | 34.8 | (4.4) | 28.1 | (4.5) |

36 to 45 | 15.3 | (2.3) | 26.2 | (3.2) | 36.9 | (3.7) | 21.6 | (2.8) |

46 to 55 | 14.9^{E} |
(2.5) | 27.6 | (3.8) | 37.1 | (4.7) | 20.5 | (3.0) |

56 to 65 | 25.8^{E} |
(5.0) | 30.5^{E} |
(5.8) | 33.1 | (3.8) | 10.6^{E} |
(2.7) |

66 and over | 48.6 | (4.3) | 29.2 | (3.8) | 18.7 | (2.5) | F | ... |

Males | 16.6 |
(1.6) |
26.6 |
(2.7) |
34.4 |
(3.3) |
22.4 |
(2.2) |

16 to 25 | 13.4^{E} |
(3.5) | 30.3^{E} |
(5.2) | 35.5 | (3.9) | 20.8^{E} |
(3.8) |

26 to 35 | F | ... | F | ... | 33.5^{E} |
(7.0) | 38.4^{E} |
(9.9) |

36 to 45 | 11.5^{E} |
(3.3) | 26.1 | (4.0) | 35.8 | (5.2) | 26.7^{E} |
(5.2) |

46 to 55 | 14.4^{E} |
(4.6) | 27.3^{E} |
(5.4) | 35.3^{E} |
(7.0) | 23.0^{E} |
(4.9) |

56 to 65 | 23.1^{E} |
(5.2) | 27.0^{E} |
(7.8) | 36.8^{E} |
(6.8) | 13.1^{E} |
(3.5) |

66 and over | 36.5 | (5.4) | 28.7^{E} |
(7.0) | 28.4^{E} |
(6.2) | F | ... |

Females | 26.1 |
(1.8) |
28.0 |
(2.3) |
32.5 |
(1.9) |
13.4 |
(1.0) |

16 to 25 | 16.5^{E} |
(4.1) | 30.0 | (4.9) | 38.5 | (4.5) | 15.1^{E} |
(4.1) |

26 to 35 | 23.1^{E} |
(5.0) | 22.6^{E} |
(5.0) | 36.0^{E} |
(6.9) | 18.3^{E} |
(3.7) |

36 to 45 | 19.0^{E} |
(3.4) | 26.3^{E} |
(5.6) | 37.9 | (4.8) | 16.8^{E} |
(3.4) |

46 to 55 | 15.3^{E} |
(2.7) | 27.8^{E} |
(5.7) | 38.9 | (6.3) | 18.0^{E} |
(4.3) |

56 to 65 | 28.4^{E} |
(7.2) | 33.9^{E} |
(8.0) | 29.5^{E} |
(6.4) | F | ... |

66 and over | 58.4 | (5.9) | 29.6 | (4.7) | F | ... | x | ... |

Yukon | ||||||||

Both sexes | 15.7 |
(1.4) |
27.5 |
(3.1) |
37.7 |
(3.0) |
19.1 |
(2.0) |

16 to 25 | 16.1^{E} |
(4.3) | 26.5^{E} |
(6.0) | 42.5^{E} |
(9.3) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | F | ... | F | ... | 35.1 | (5.8) | 22.8^{E} |
(5.7) |

36 to 45 | 13.2^{E} |
(3.0) | 26.6^{E} |
(5.5) | 40.5 | (4.9) | 19.7^{E} |
(3.9) |

46 to 55 | 11.4^{E} |
(3.2) | 21.3^{E} |
(3.7) | 38.9 | (4.5) | 28.4 | (3.5) |

56 to 65 | 18.3^{E} |
(5.7) | 32.0^{E} |
(7.3) | 37.2^{E} |
(7.8) | F | ... |

66 and over | 37.9^{E} |
(8.0) | 42.0^{E} |
(9.6) | F | ... | x | ... |

Males | 13.0^{E} |
(2.3) |
26.9 |
(4.3) |
37.9 |
(5.2) |
22.2 |
(3.5) |

16 to 25 | F | ... | F | ... | F | ... | F | ... |

26 to 35 | F | ... | F | ... | 40.5^{E} |
(10.5) | F | ... |

36 to 45 | F | ... | 23.3^{E} |
(6.8) | 42.7^{E} |
(9.3) | F | ... |

46 to 55 | F | ... | 21.6^{E} |
(6.0) | 34.1^{E} |
(6.0) | 38.3 | (5.4) |

56 to 65 | F | ... | 35.9^{E} |
(10.6) | 35.8^{E} |
(10.4) | F | ... |

66 and over | F | ... | F | ... | F | ... | x | ... |

Females | 18.3 |
(1.9) |
28.0 |
(3.8) |
37.6 |
(2.9) |
16.1^{E} |
(3.0) |

16 to 25 | F | ... | F | ... | 43.6^{E} |
(9.9) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | F | ... | F | ... | 30.6^{E} |
(8.9) | F | ... |

36 to 45 | 13.3^{E} |
(4.1) | 29.7^{E} |
(7.0) | 38.4^{E} |
(7.3) | 18.7^{E} |
(5.6) |

46 to 55 | 16.9^{E} |
(4.6) | 21.0^{E} |
(4.7) | 43.7^{E} |
(7.5) | 18.5^{E} |
(6.0) |

56 to 65 | F | ... | F | ... | 38.8^{E} |
(10.5) | F | ... |

66 and over | 42.1^{E} |
(10.8) | 39.8^{E} |
(12.2) | F | ... | x | ... |

Northwest Territories | ||||||||

Both sexes | 25.0 |
(2.4) |
28.0 |
(3.5) |
31.7 |
(2.1) |
15.3 |
(1.5) |

16 to 25 | 23.6^{E} |
(4.7) | 29.4^{E} |
(6.2) | 35.4 | (5.3) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | 18.8^{E} |
(4.9) | 26.9^{E} |
(6.7) | 36.8 | (6.1) | 17.5^{E} |
(4.6) |

36 to 45 | 22.5^{E} |
(4.6) | 29.3 | (3.6) | 30.4 | (3.8) | 17.8^{E} |
(3.4) |

46 to 55 | 21.4^{E} |
(4.1) | 30.6^{E} |
(5.6) | 29.2^{E} |
(5.1) | 18.8^{E} |
(3.4) |

56 to 65 | 27.0^{E} |
(6.6) | 29.7^{E} |
(6.9) | 32.6^{E} |
(9.1) | F | ... |

66 and over | 83.6 | (8.7) | F | ... | x | ... | x | ... |

Males | 23.1 |
(2.5) |
27.9 |
(3.6) |
30.5 |
(2.5) |
18.4 |
(2.1) |

16 to 25 | 22.9^{E} |
(5.9) | 31.8^{E} |
(7.3) | 32.4^{E} |
(6.2) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | F | ... | 30.3^{E} |
(8.7) | 33.9^{E} |
(6.8) | 16.5^{E} |
(3.8) |

36 to 45 | 21.2^{E} |
(5.8) | 24.8^{E} |
(5.1) | 30.9^{E} |
(6.9) | 23.1^{E} |
(5.2) |

46 to 55 | 18.9^{E} |
(5.8) | 27.4^{E} |
(7.3) | 26.7^{E} |
(6.6) | 27.1^{E} |
(6.3) |

56 to 65 | F | ... | 28.5^{E} |
(8.5) | F | ... | x | ... |

66 and over | 71.6^{E} |
(17.5) | x | ... | x | ... | x | ... |

Females | 27.0 |
(3.3) |
28.1 |
(3.9) |
33.0 |
(3.9) |
11.8^{E} |
(3.2) |

16 to 25 | 24.2^{E} |
(5.8) | 26.7^{E} |
(7.6) | 38.8^{E} |
(9.3) | F | ... |

26 to 35 | 18.4^{E} |
(5.4) | 23.6^{E} |
(7.0) | 39.5^{E} |
(9.5) | F | ... |

36 to 45 | 23.8^{E} |
(6.6) | 34.0 | (5.5) | 29.9^{E} |
(5.8) | F | ... |

46 to 55 | 24.5^{E} |
(7.9) | 34.5^{E} |
(11.2) | 32.4^{E} |
(8.6) | F | ... |

56 to 65 | F | ... | F | ... | F | ... | x | ... |

66 and over | 94.1 | (7.9) | x | ... | x | ... | .. | ... |

Nunavut | ||||||||

Both sexes | 55.7 |
(2.4) |
22.4 |
(2.6) |
15.4 |
(1.7) |
6.5^{E} |
(1.3) |

16 to 25 | 62.9 | (5.7) | 23.5^{E} |
(4.6) | 11.8^{E} |
(3.3) | x | ... |

26 to 35 | 49.6 | (4.9) | 22.4^{E} |
(5.5) | 18.7^{E} |
(4.8) | 9.3^{E} |
(3.0) |

36 to 45 | 53.7 | (5.8) | 23.4^{E} |
(5.1) | 15.0^{E} |
(4.5) | F | ... |

46 to 55 | 43.0^{E} |
(8.2) | F | ... | 23.2^{E} |
(7.4) | F | ... |

56 to 65 | 72.9 | (7.7) | F | ... | F | ... | x | ... |

66 and over | 78.6 | (12.2) | x | ... | x | ... | x | ... |

Males | 51.8 |
(2.6) |
23.6 |
(3.1) |
17.0 |
(2.8) |
7.6^{E} |
(1.9) |

16 to 25 | 61.0 | (8.5) | 27.7^{E} |
(8.1) | F | ... | x | ... |

26 to 35 | 45.3 | (6.4) | F | ... | F | ... | F | ... |

36 to 45 | 48.3^{E} |
(8.5) | 25.2^{E} |
(6.6) | F | ... | F | ... |

46 to 55 | 38.7^{E} |
(12.1) | F | ... | F | ... | F | ... |

56 to 65 | 69.8^{E} |
(12.7) | x | ... | x | ... | x | ... |

66 and over | 73.5^{E} |
(16.1) | x | ... | x | ... | x | ... |

Females | 59.7 |
(3.9) |
21.0^{E} |
(4.2) |
13.8^{E} |
(2.6) |
F |
... |

16 to 25 | 64.7 | (6.1) | 19.6^{E} |
(4.3) | 13.5^{E} |
(4.5) | x | ... |

26 to 35 | 53.9 | (8.1) | 22.5^{E} |
(7.4) | 16.2^{E} |
(5.2) | F | ... |

36 to 45 | 59.9 | (6.2) | 21.5^{E} |
(6.3) | F | ... | x | ... |

46 to 55 | 48.1^{E} |
(15.1) | F | ... | F | ... | x | ... |

56 to 65 | 76.7 | (8.1) | x | ... | x | ... | x | ... |

66 and over | 85.5^{E} |
(18.7) | x | ... | .. | ... | .. | ... |

… not applicable x suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics ActE use with cautionF too unreliable to be published Note: PCEIP 2007 presented an overview of the literacy domains in Table D.5.1 (prose proficiency, document proficiency, numeracy, and problem-solving), then focused on prose proficiency in the remaining tables and charts (Tables D.5.2 through D.5.7; Charts D.5.1 through D.5.5). In these PCEIP June 2008 updates, the D5 series is continued and focuses on numeracy.Data source: International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey, 2003, Statistics Canada.Table source: Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and Statistics Canada. 2005. Building on our Competencies: Canadian Results of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey 2003. Catalogue no. 81-617-XIE. Ottawa.Updated June 16, 2008. |