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2022 Global Data Literacy Benchmark


This second release of the Global Data Literacy Benchmark provides an updated view of data literacy at a competency level of more than 5,000 employees from around the globe.  

Find out which regions, industries and occupations have the highest levels of data literacy, and which need more help.

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The Confident Are Coming

The 2022 Global Data Literacy Benchmark study highlights a shift from Curious to Confident across all domains, with the Confident outnumbering the Curious across all domains for the first time.  

An interactive dashboard is now available to explore this study in more detail.


The interactive dashboard is best viewed on desktop


​One of the critical keys to creating a scalable Data Literacy Program is Individual Competency Assessment. It is also one of the most challenging.


As one of the original pioneers of the field, Jane's formative work with Databilities® and now the Global Data Literacy Benchmark Study is foundational to this emerging area of upskilling the workforce.


Valerie A. Logan

CEO & Founder
The Data Lodge

What is becoming increasingly evident is that our approach to developing enterprise-wide data literacy cannot be a ‘one size fits all’ approach.  


We need to identify, engage and encourage three different profiles across the organisation, the Curious, the Confident and the Coaches. 

Jane Crofts


CEO & Founder
Data To The People

How Does Your Organisation Stack Up Against Your Region, Industry and Occupations?

Understand the level of data literacy across your organisation, and how this compares to your region, industry, and occupations.

​With a range of self-serve and full-service offerings, the Databilities® Online platform provides the tools you need to measure, map and develop data literacy across your workforce.

  • How can we use the Global Data Literacy Benchmark at our organisation?
    The Global Data Literacy Benchmark allows organisations to compare their organisational assessment results against one or more of the industry, occupation or region datasets. Individual datasets can be loaded into your dashboard or survey reports to show how your organisation compares to the selected benchmarks. Benchmark datasets are available via Databilities® Direct and also Databilities® Partnership platforms.
  • What benchmark datasets are available?
    A total of 24 benchmarks across a range of regions, industries and occupations are available. Specific details of each benchmark dataset are available in the following pages.
  • How are the results of benchmark comparisons presented?
    Comparisons to your selected benchmarks are provided in a heatmap format, allowing you to quickly identify areas where you meet or exceed the selected benchmark, as well as areas where your organisation could benefit from greater development.
  • Benchmark: Industry - Accommodation and Food Service Activities
    Includes accommodation and food and beverage service activities. 4,000+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Industry - Administrative and Support Service Activities
    Includes rental and leasing activities, employment activities, travel agency, tour operator, reservation service and related activities, security and investigation activities, services to buildings and landscape activities, office administration, office support and other business support activities. 5,500+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Industry - Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing"
    Includes crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities, forestry and logging, fishing and aquaculture. 3,000+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Industry - Construction
    Includes Construction of buildings, civil engineering, specialised construction activities. 6,000+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Industry - Education
    Includes primary, secondary and tertiary education. 9,000+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Industry - Electricity and Gas
    Includes electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply. 3,000+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Industry - Finance and Insurance
    Includes financial service activities, insurance, reinsurance and pension funding, activities auxiliary to financial service and insurance activities. 7,500+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Industry - Health and Social Work
    Includes provision of health and social work activities. Activities include health care provided by trained medical professionals in hospitals and other facilities, other residential care activities that still involve a degree of health care activities, and social work activities without any involvement of health care professionals. 9,500+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Industry - Information and Communication
    Includes publishing activities, motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities, programming and broadcasting activities, telecommunications, computer programming, consultancy and related activities, information service activities. 11,500+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Industry - Manufacturing
    Includes manufacture of food products, beverages, tobacco products, textiles, wearing apparel, leather and related products, wood and of products of wood and cork, paper and paper products, printing and reproduction of recorded media, chemicals and chemical products, pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical and botanical products, rubber and plastic products, non-metallic mineral products, basic metals, fabricated metal products, computer, electronic and optical products, electrical equipment, machinery and equipment, motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers, other transport equipment, repair and installation of machinery and equipment. 13,500+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Industry - Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities"
    Includes Science and Engineering Professionals, Health Professionals, Teaching Professionals, Business and Administration Professionals, Information and Communication Technology Professionals, Legal, Social and Cultural Professionals. 8,000+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Industry - Public Administration and Defence
    Includes public administration and defence. 100,000+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Industry - Transport and Storage
    Includes land transport and transport via pipelines, water transport, air transport, warehousing and support activities for transportation, postal and courier activities. 3,000+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Industry - Wholesale and Retail Trade
    Includes wholesale and retail trade, and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles. 6,500+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Occupation - Clerical Support Workers
    Includes general and keyboard clerks, customer services clerks, numerical and material recording clerks, other clerical support workers. 14,500+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Occupation - Managers
    Includes Chief Executives, Senior Officials and Legislators, Administrative and Commercial Managers, Production and Specialised Services Managers, Hospitality, Retail and Other Services Managers. 31,500+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Occupation - Professionals, Technicians and Associate Professionals"
    Includes Science and Engineering Professionals, Health Professionals, Teaching Professionals, Business and Administration Professionals, Information and Communication Technology Professionals, Legal, Social and Cultural Professionals. 29,500+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Occupation - Services and Sales Workers
    Includes personal services workers, sales workers, personal care workers, protective services workers. 13,500+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Occupation - Technicians and Associate Professionals
    Includes Science and Engineering, Health Associate, Business and Administration, Legal, Social, Cultural and Related Associate Professionals, and Information and Communications Technicians. 10,000+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Regional - Australia
    25,000+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Regional - Canada
    25,000+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Regional - India
    25,000+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Regional - United Kingdom
    25,000+ data points.
  • Benchmark: Regional - United States of America
    25,000+ data points.

How Does Your Organisation Stack Up?

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