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
United Kingdom
1. Mobile tariffs89.2112
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita)80.128
3. Households with internet acccess93.5913
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population)99.717
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions)98.048
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user81.215
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purposen/an/a
1. Digital participationn/an/a
2. Mobile apps development87.2214
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property18.438
1. Availability of latest technologies91.859
2. Company investment in emerging technology80.948
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products57.3123
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population57.6317
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP)63.644
6. Robot density26.9422
1. Medium and high-tech industry58.0118
2. High-tech exports42.8114
3. PCT patent applications26.9219
4. Labour productivity per employee53.7326
1. Happiness86.9911
2. Freedom to make life choices71.5356
3. Income inequality78.4238
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth84.2523
1. Access to basic services99.4122
2. Pollution94.5917
3. Road safety98.755
4. Reading proficiency in schoolsn/an/a
5. Maths proficiency in schoolsn/an/a
5. Use of clean fuels and technology1001
1. Internet users94.7110
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions37.2433
3. Use of virtual social networks66.7432
5. Tertiary enrolment43.5846
5. Adult literacy raten/an/a
6. ICT skills78.2314
1. Firms with website82.2814
2. Internet shopping95.864
3. Professionals65.989
4. Technicians and associate professionals54.8135
5. Extent of staff training67.3823
6. R&D expenditure by businesses28.718
1. Government online services97.74
2. Publication and use of open data1001
3.ICT use and government efficiency74.6518
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education45.5934
1. Rule of law90.715
2. Software piracy rate91.8910
3. Secure Internet servers87.1417
4. Cybersecurity1001
5. Online trust and safety73.6728
1. Regulatory quality90.229
2. Ease of doing business94.318
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models77.7615
4. E-commerce legislation1001
5. Social safety net protection74.1922
6. ICT regulatory environment97.35
1. E-Participation98.085
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments94.2120
3. Availability of local online content1001
4. Gender gap in internet use68.1911
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments76.0622