In 2021, over one quarter (26%) of the EU population aged 16–74 years reported to have above-basic overall digital skills. For people living in rural areas this share was 20%, while a higher share was recorded for people living in cities (33%).
The overall digital skills indicator is a composite indicator based on five types of skills: information and data literacy skills, communication and collaboration skills, digital content creation skills, safety skills and problem-solving skills. One needs to reach above basic level in all 5 areas to accomplish above basic overall digital skills.
You can find more information on the Eurostat website.
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- Publication date
- 31 May 2023
- Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development | Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy