Australian Bureau of Statistics
4228.0 - Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration
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Proportion at literacy Level 3 or above, By industry—2011–12
There was even greater variation in proficiency scores by occupation. Among 'Professionals', 83% had a literacy score at Level 3 or above, 74% a numeracy score at Level 3 or above, while 55% had a PSTRE score at Level 2 or above. High scores were also recorded by 'Managers'. Much lower scores were recorded by 'Machinery Operators and Drivers' and 'Labourers'. Scores for labourers were 38% for literacy at Level 3 or above, 32% for numeracy at Level 2 or above, and 15% for PSTRE at Level 2 or above.
Proportion at literacy Level 3 or above, By occupation—2011–12
People with higher scores in all three domains generally had higher income from wages and salaries. Of people employed full time who were in the highest income decile, 84% achieved a literacy Level 3 or above, compared to 40% of people in the lowest income decile. Similarly, 81% of full-time employees in the highest income decile achieved a numeracy Level 3 or above, compared to 29% of people in the lowest income decile. For PSTRE, 51% of full-time employees in the highest income decile were assessed at Level 2 or above, compared to 18% of people in the lowest income decile.
Proportion of full-time employees at literacy Level 3 or above, By weekly income deciles—2011–12
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