Performance Overview

THE UNITED KINGDOM makes it into the top 5 in the Governance (5th) pillar, where it benefits from solid performances in all three sub-pillars: Trust (5th), Regulation (10th), and Inclusion (5th). The country is also ranked in the top 10 when it comes to Technology (7th), which is primarily driven by excellent Access (3rd) and Content (6th). A high level of SDG Contribution (3rd) boosts the Impact (13th) pillar, which is otherwise hampered by weaker performances in Economy and Quality of Life (18th in both sub-pillars). One of the main areas with scope for improvement relates to ICT usage and skills of Individuals (29th), which drags down the overall performance in the People (14th) pillar. 

GDP (PPP) per capita
IS03
GBR
Country
United Kingdom
Score
77.73
Rank
10
Technology
78.16
People
69.81
Governance
88.32
Impact
74.62
1. Mobile tariffs 89.21 12
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita) 80.12 8
3. Households with internet acccess 93.59 13
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 99.7 17
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions) 98.04 8
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 81.21 5
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose n/a n/a
1. Digital participation n/a n/a
2. Mobile apps development 87.22 14
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property 18.43 8
1. Availability of latest technologies 91.85 9
2. Company investment in emerging technology 80.94 8
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products 57.31 23
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 57.63 17
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 63.64 4
6. Robot density 26.94 22
1. Medium and high-tech industry 58.01 18
2. High-tech exports 42.81 14
3. PCT patent applications 26.92 19
4. Labour productivity per employee 53.73 26
1. Happiness 86.99 11
2. Freedom to make life choices 71.53 56
3. Income inequality 78.42 38
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 84.25 23
1. Access to basic services 99.41 22
2. Pollution 94.59 17
3. Road safety 98.75 5
4. Reading proficiency in schools n/a n/a
5. Maths proficiency in schools n/a n/a
5. Use of clean fuels and technology 100 1
1. Internet users 94.71 10
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 37.24 33
3. Use of virtual social networks 66.74 32
5. Tertiary enrolment 43.58 46
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 78.23 14
1. Firms with website 82.28 14
2. Internet shopping 95.86 4
3. Professionals 65.98 9
4. Technicians and associate professionals 54.81 35
5. Extent of staff training 67.38 23
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 28.7 18
1. Government online services 97.7 4
2. Publication and use of open data 100 1
3.ICT use and government efficiency 74.65 18
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 45.59 34
1. Rule of law 90.7 15
2. Software piracy rate 91.89 10
3. Secure Internet servers 87.14 17
4. Cybersecurity 100 1
5. Online trust and safety 73.67 28
1. Regulatory quality 90.22 9
2. Ease of doing business 94.31 8
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models 77.76 15
4. E-commerce legislation 100 1
5. Social safety net protection 74.19 22
6. ICT regulatory environment 97.3 5
1. E-Participation 98.08 5
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 94.21 20
3. Availability of local online content 100 1
4. Gender gap in internet use 68.19 11
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 76.06 22