Between 2008 and 2014, Australia adult literacy rate remained stable at around 99 %. Adult (15+) literacy rate (%). Total is the percentage of the population age 15 and above who can, with understanding, read and write a short, simple statement on their everyday life. Generally, ‘literacy’ also encompasses ‘numeracy’, the ability to make simple arithmetic calculations.
A review of documents relating to adult literacy and numeracy. Read them here. Join ACAL on Facebook. Australian Council for Adult Literacy Email: [email protected] Postal Address: PO Box 2283, Canberra ACT 2601. Incorporated Association A0 1297 (ACT) ABN: 18 120 488 674.
Adult education is the key to tackling some of Australia’s major challenges. Digital transformation, an ageing population and growing inequality are urgent challenges in Australia that adult education can solve according to Adult Learning Australia, the national peak body for adult and community education.
Australia shows a good match between the literacy proficiency of workers and the demands of their jobs. The survey The Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) provides a picture of adults’ proficiency in three key information-processing skills: literacy – the ability to understand and .