Between and , Australia adult literacy rate remained stable at around 99 %. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations. This indicator is calculated by dividing the number of literates aged 15 years and over by the.
More than 20 per cent of Australian adults have very low literacy, numeracy and digital problem-solving skills and are the least likely groups to.
Current levels of literacy in Australia per cent of our adult population achieving higher levels of proficiency in problem solving in technology-rich environments.
All adult Australians, regardless of their employment or social status, should be supported to fully develop their language, literacy and numeracy skills.