Jim Belshaw has posted on the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey 2006 from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, released just today. I have downloaded the full report, and to be honest have not had time to do more than browse.
Jim’s post does have a good historical introduction.
He then notes:
A second thing stands out when I look at the numbers. Those in the 15 to 19 age cohort had lower levels of literacy than the 20 to 24 year age cohort and by a reasonable margin.
The following graph captures that; I won’t even try to explain the five categories at this stage. The general trend is what Jim is referring to.
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