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Digital skills in 2023

In 2023, 55% of people in the EU aged 16 to 74 had at least basic overall digital skills. There were significant disparities across the EU, with rates ranging from 83% in the Netherlands to 28% in Romania.

The level of formal education impacts individuals’ levels of digital skills. The gap in basic digital skills between highly educated individuals (80%) and those with no or low formal education (34%) in the EU stood at 46 percentage points (pp).

The largest gaps were recorded in Portugal (66 pp), Greece (63 pp) and Malta (59 pp). In contrast, the smallest gaps were recorded in Estonia (12 pp), Finland (14 pp) and Lithuania (22 pp).

Eurostat, 22 February 2024