Adult literacy rate in Australia is 99%. Government expenditure on education is 4.5% of GDP. The education index of Australia is 0.927 - formal education levels are high, secondary education is a standard for most of the population; higher education is highly available and widespread due to the fact that graduates are economically demanded, and in many such countries having a higher education is also becoming a default option. People in Australia speak the English language.
In Australia, around 1% of the population or 17,357,833 people speak English. 15,013,965 of Australia's population call English their first language. 2,343,868 of Australia's population use English as either foreign or second language.