Literacy and numeracy at work

Publication Details

This report looks at the use of literacy and numeracy skills at work, and how this relates to the skills and education of employees. It uses data from the Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL) survey to look at how well employees’ skills match the literacy and numeracy practices that they undertake at work. It looks at how skills and education relate to different sets of practices, such as financial literacy and numeracy. It also identifies which groups of employees are more likely to have a skills shortfall or skills excess, and some of the barriers to further training for those with a skills shortfall.

Author(s): David Earle, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: February 2011

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Appendix A: Distribution of job practices

Figure 27: Average score for financial literacy and numeracy by occupationFigure 27: Average score for financial literacy and numeracy by occupation.
Figure 28: Average score for intensive literacy by occupationFigure 28: Average score for intensive literacy by occupation.
Figure 29: Average score for practical literacy and numeracy by occupationFigure 29: Average score for practical literacy and numeracy by occupation.