64% of EU citizens living with children had basic digital skills

In the European Union (EU) in 2019, almost two-thirds of individuals (64%) aged 16 to 74 living in a household with children under 16 years old had basic or above basic digital skills, show Eurostat.

This was one percentage point (pp) higher than 2017 (63%) and up by 3 pp from 2015 (61%). In contrast, 28% of individuals living in a household with children aged 0-16, reported that they had low overall digital skills.

The share of individuals living in a household without children with basic or above basic digital skills was by 11 pp lower (53%) compared to those living with children (64%).

Among EU Member States, Finland had the highest share of individuals aged 16 to 74 living in a household with children under 16 years’ old who reported that they had basic or above basic overall digital skills (88%), followed by the Netherlands (83%), Sweden (81%), Germany and Estonia (both 80%).

By contrast, the lowest shares were observed in Bulgaria (32%), Romania (34%), Italy (45%), Cyprus (54%) and Poland (55%).

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