Annex A. Key figures on adult skills in Australia versus other countries1

Figure A A.1. Literacy proficiency and positive social outcomes
Adjusted difference between the percentage of adults with high proficiency (Levels 4 and 5) and the percentage of adults with low proficiency who reported high levels of trust and political efficacy, good to excellent health,or participating in volunteer activities
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Note: Statistically significant differences are marked in a darker tone. Adjusted differences are based on a regression model and take account of differences associated with the following variables: age, gender, education, immigrant and language background and parents’ educational attainment.

Source: Adapted from OECD (2016a), Skills Matter: Further Results from the Survey of Adult Skills, http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264258051-en.

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Figure A A.2. Percentage of first and second-generation migrants that have low basic skills (below Level 2 in literacy or/and numeracy) in comparison with the native-born
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Note: First-generation immigrants: born abroad and with at least one parent born abroad), second-generation immigrants: born in Australia but both parents were born abroad), natives: born in Australia and both parents born in Australia.

Source: OECD calculations based on OECD (2016a), Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) (Database 2012, 2015), www.oecd.org/site/piaac/publicdataandanalysis.htm.

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Figure A A.3. Students and recently graduated students from post-secondary VET who lack basic skills
16-65 year-olds, who graduated after 2007 for round 1 countries and after 2010 for round 2 countries
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Source: OECD calculations based on OECD (2016a), Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) (Database 2012, 2015), www.oecd.org/site/piaac/publicdataandanalysis.htm.

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Figure A A.4. In which sectors do post-secondary VET graduates work?
16-65 year-olds
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Source: OECD calculations based on OECD (2016a), Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) (Database 2012, 2015), www.oecd.org/site/piaac/publicdataandanalysis.htm.

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References

OECD (2016a), Skills Matter: Further Results from the Survey of Adult Skills, OECD Publishing, Paris, http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264258051-en.

OECD (2016b), Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) (Database 2012, 2015), www.oecd.org/site/piaac/publicdataandanalysis.htm.

← 1. The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and are under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.