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Indicator 4.4.1 Proportion of youth and adults with information and communications technology (ICT) skills, by type of skill

Percentage of population (aged 16 and over) who have exercised information and communication technology (ICT) skills in the previous 12 months, by type of skill

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Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Geographical Area: Great Britain

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

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Percentage of population (aged 16 and over) who have exercised information and communication technology (ICT) skills in the previous 12 months, by type of skill

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

Great Britain

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

Definitions

A computer refers to a desktop computer, a laptop (portable) computer or a tablet (or similar handheld computer). It does not include equipment with some embedded computing abilities, such as smart TV sets or mobile phones.

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Calculations

The indicator is calculated as the percentage of people in a given population who have responded β€˜yes’ to a selected number of variables e.g. the use of ICT skills in various subject areas or learning domains, the use of ICT skills inside or outside of school and/or workplace, the minimum amount of time spend using ICT skills inside and outside of school and/or workplace, availability of internet access inside or outside of school and/or workplace, etc.

Other information

Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of youth and adults with information and communications technology (ICT) skills, by type of skill

Target name

By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

United Nations Education and Scientific Cultural Organisation - Institute of Statistics (UNESCO-UIS)

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Organisation

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2015

Geographical coverage

Great Britain

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Release date

12/08/2019

Next release

07/08/2020

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

Cecil Prescott - esociety@ons.gov.uk

Other information