Annex 4 Long Descriptions

Description of Figure 4A-1

Literacy—Comparative Distribution (percentage) of Proficiency Levels of the Population Aged 16 to 65 Years, Countries, Provinces and Territories, 2012
Country Below level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 or 5
Japan 1 4 23 49 23
Finland 3 8 27 41 22
Netherlands 3 9 27 42 19
Australia 3 10 30 40 17
Sweden 4 10 29 42 16
Yukon 4 12 28 40 16
Alberta 3 12 30 39 16
British Columbia 4 12 29 39 15
Ontario 4 11 32 38 15
Manitoba 4 12 32 38 14
Norway 3 10 31 43 14
Canada 4 13 32 38 14
Prince Edward Island 3 11 32 41 14
Nova Scotia 2 14 34 36 14
England/Northern Ireland 3 13 34 36 13
Flanders (Belgium) 3 12 31 41 13
OECD average 3 12 34 39 12
United States 4 14 34 36 12
Estonia 2 11 34 41 12
Quebec 4 15 34 36 11
Saskatchewan 3 14 33 39 11
Germany 3 15 34 37 11
New Brunswick 4 15 35 36 10
Denmark 4 12 34 40 10
Northwest Territories 9 23 32 26 10
Poland 4 15 37 35 10
Newfoundland and Labrador 3 17 36 34 10
Czech Republic 2 10 38 42 9
Austria 3 13 38 38 9
Ireland 4 13 38 36 9
Korea 2 11 37 42 8
Slovak Republic 2 10 36 45 8
Cyprus 2 13 40 39 7
Spain 7 20 39 28 5
Nunavut 24 32 28 14 3
Italy 6 22 42 27 3

Sources: OECD, Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, 2012; and Statistics Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, and the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, Skills in Canada: First Results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Catalogue no. 89-555-X, 2013.


Description of Figure 4A-2

Numeracy—Comparative Distribution (percentage) of Proficiency Levels of the Population Aged 16 to 65 Years, Countries, Provinces and Territories, 2012
Country Below level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 or 5
Finland 3 10 29 38 19
Japan 1 7 28 44 19
Sweden 4 10 29 38 19
Flanders (Belgium) 3 11 29 39 18
Norway 4 11 29 38 18
Netherlands 4 10 29 40 17
Denmark 3 11 31 38 17
Alberta 5 17 31 32 15
Germany 5 14 31 35 15
Austria 4 11 34 38 14
Australia 6 15 33 33 14
British Columbia 7 15 30 34 14
Ontario 6 16 31 33 14
OECD average 5 14 33 35 13
Canada 6 17 32 33 13
Slovak Republic 4 10 32 41 13
Yukon 8 17 31 32 13
Nova Scotia 6 19 33 30 12
Manitoba 7 15 33 34 12
Czech Republic 2 11 35 41 12
England/Northern Ireland 6 18 34 30 11
Estonia 2 12 36 38 11
Prince Edward Island 6 16 34 33 11
Quebec 5 16 35 33 11
Saskatchewan 6 18 33 33 11
United States 10 21 34 27 9
Newfoundland and Labrador 9 23 34 26 9
Poland 6 18 38 31 8
Northwest Territories 17 24 29 22 8
Cyprus 4 15 39 35 8
New Brunswick 7 21 35 29 8
Ireland 7 18 38 29 8
Korea 4 15 40 35 7
Italy 8 24 39 25 5
Spain 10 21 40 25 4
Nunavut 38 29 21 10 3

Sources: OECD, Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, 2012; and Statistics Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, and the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, Skills in Canada: First Results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Catalogue no. 89-555-X, 2013.


Description of Figure 4A-3

Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments—Comparative Distribution (percentage) of Proficiency Levels of the Population Aged 16 to 65 Years, Countries, Provinces and Territories, 2012
Country Non-respondent Below Level 1 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Sweden 12 13 31 35 9
Alberta 17 14 29 31 9
Finland 19 11 29 33 8
Japan 38 8 20 26 8
British Columbia 20 13 28 31 8
Yukon 18 13 34 27 8
Nova Scotia 16 15 30 31 8
Ontario 18 13 30 31 8
Netherlands 13 13 33 34 7
Canada 19 15 30 29 7
Germany 19 14 31 29 7
Czech Republic 25 13 29 27 7
Denmark 15 14 33 32 6
Australia 24 9 29 32 6
Norway 16 11 32 35 6
Manitoba 25 13 28 29 6
Quebec 18 18 31 27 6
OECD average 24 12 29 28 6
Flanders (Belgium) 21 15 30 29 6
England/Northern Ireland 16 15 34 29 6
United States 20 16 33 26 5
Northwest Territories 24 19 28 23 5
New Brunswick 23 15 31 26 5
Saskatchewan 15 18 35 28 5
Newfoundland and Labrador 28 16 27 24 4
Austria 27 10 31 28 4
Estonia 30 14 29 23 4
Prince Edward Island 21 15 33 27 4
Poland 50 12 19 15 4
Korea 30 10 30 27 4
Ireland 33 13 30 22 3
Slovak Republic 37 9 29 23 3
Nunavut 51 20 18 10 1

Sources: OECD, Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, 2012; and Statistics Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, and the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, Skills in Canada: First Results from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), Catalogue no. 89-555-X, 2013.