Research and analysis

Skills for life survey 2011: important findings

BIS research paper number 57. Initial findings from the 2011 skills for life survey.



This research paper presents initial headline findings from the 2011 Skills for Life survey, also known as the National Baseline Survey of Adult Basic Skills. The survey aims to produce a national profile of adult literacy, numeracy, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills, and to assess the impact that different levels of skills had on people’s lives. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) commissioned this follow-up survey in 2010 to update the baseline information collected about adult literacy and numeracy and set a more functional baseline for the present level of ICT skills.

See also the main report of the Skills for Life survey.