The development of a digital economy and society does not only depend on the availability of infrastructures and technology , but also, to a large extent, on the level of implementation and use by private individuals, companies and governments.
Our country ranks an intermediate position in the OECD in terms of percentage of Internet users or fixed broadband subscribers. However, it outstands its leading position in the World Bank’s Digital Adoption Index.
Internet users are counted according to the percentage of citizens using the network.
In our country it is 64.2% of the total population. The OECD report places Spain at 18th position out of 34 analysed countries, ahead of Italy and very close to France, but far from Iceland or Norway, which register the highest percentages.
It shows the percentage of individual subscribers of Fixed Broadband per 100 inhabitants.
In Spain this percentage does not reach 50% and ranks 20th out of 39 according to the World Bank. A distance away from the main European countries, except for Italy. The lower levels of adoption of this technology are usually associated with the poorest households.
The number of Mobile Broadband Subscribers is measured, like that of Fixed Broadband, as a percentage per 100 inhabitants.
In this indicator, Spain shows the best results: it occupies 14th place out of 36, with almost 95%, and leads – ahead of the UK- the group of the largest European countries, although still far from Japan, at 100%.
This refers to the use made by users of the Government digital services or eGovernment.
In Spain it is 49.4% of the total population. According to the OECD, our country ranks 17th out of 39, far from the levels of Denmark, Norway and Finland, with almost one hundred percent rates.
This index, prepared by the World Bank, shows the percentage of adoption of the technology by the citizens of a country.
98.1% of Spanish citizens have digital competencies, so our country is leading positions along with Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Sweden, ahead of the UK and all other large European economies.
The efficient and intensive use of technology by companies is one of the crucial factor for the improvement of an economy’s productivity. The Internet use made by companies and the level of integration of technology in their management and operations are decisive.
In this area, one of the most important pending issues in our country is the improvement of connectivity and the digital adoption by small companies and micro-SMEs which, in fact, account for a significant share of the Spanish business sector.
Calculates the percentage of companies connected to Broadband according to their size.
In this category, Spain has a good position (11th out of 33), ahead of the rest of large European countries. It is very close to full connectivity in large and medium sized businesses, although it faces considerable challenges with regard to smaller companies.
This indicator measures the number of companies with their own website or that have online presence.
In this regard, Spanish companies have shown good progress since 2010 (from 61.6% to 76.6% at present). However, the difference according to business size is significant once again: the share of companies with an online presence ranges from 72% of small businesses to 94% of large ones.
The ‘Digital Adoption Index’, prepared by the World Bank, reflects the use of the Internet by companies.
Spain ranks 26th out of 39, behind the great digital leaders of Northern and Central Europe and only ahead of Italy.
Spain clearly stands out in this area. Both ‘eGovernment’ and ‘Open Government’ and ‘Open data’ indicators are among the highest in the world.
In Europe, only France surpasses our country, ahead of countries like the UK, Germany and Italy in several of these indicators.
The government online services index indicates a government’s performance in the provision of digital services to its citizens.
According to this indicator, Spain occupies third place in a list of 39, ahead of most European countries, including Germany and the UK. Our country is 30 points above the OECD average.
Este indicador de la OCDE mide el grado de accesibilidad a datos abiertos gubernamentales.
España aparece aquí en la séptima posición de un total de 31 países analizados, siendo los líderes Austria, Francia y Corea del Sur. Nuestro país supera no obstante en más de 10 puntos la media de los ‘EU Big4’ (Alemania, Italia, Francia y Reino Unido) y en casi 20 puntos la media de toda la OCDE.
This OECD indicator measures the degree of availability of open government data.
This OECD study places Spain in ninth position in a list of 31 countries, slightly above the ‘EU Big4’ average and almost 15 points above the OECD average. The leaders are South Korea on a worldwide level and the UK and France at a European level.
The DAI is a World Bank index that measures digital adoption in countries in three areas of the economy: individuals, government and companies.
Here Spain has attained a good fourth place overall, with 86 points out of 100, having become the leading European country on a scale measuring 39 countries, with South Korea once again at the head of this ranking on a worldwide level. The second European country after Spain is Italy.