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
76.27
Rank
10
Technology
78.34
People
69.69
Governance
82.65
Impact
74.40
1. Mobile tariffs 89.21 12
2. Handset prices 80.12 8
3. Households with internet acccess 93.97 13
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population) 99.70 17
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of total subscriptions) 98.04 8
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user 81.22 6
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose n/a n/a
1. GitHub commits 69.26 10
2. Wikipedia edits 84.06 15
3. Internet domain registrations* - -
4. Mobile apps development 88.41 14
1. Availability of latest technologies 84.23 12
2. Company investment in emerging technology 82.43 8
3. ICT PCT patent applications per million population 62.28 16
4. Total computer software spending (% of GDP) 62.95 4
5. Robot density 26.94 22
1. Medium and high-tech industry 58.01 18
2. High-tech exports 44.37 15
3. PCT patent applications 25.88 20
4. Labour productivity per employee 61.14 25
5. Prevalence of gig economy 93.80 3
1. Happiness 87.75 13
2. Freedom to make life choices 81.44 53
3. Income inequality 72.68 51
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth 85.67 23
1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being 96.72 2
2. SDG 4: Quality Education 66.34 16
3. SDG 5: Gender Equality 74.14 68
4. SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy 90.03 18
5. SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities 96.06 5
1. Internet users 95.10 10
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions 37.76 33
3. Use of virtual social networks 65.98 37
5. Tertiary enrolment 43.58 47
5. Adult literacy rate n/a n/a
6. ICT skills 73.58 28
1. Firms with website 86.35 10
2. Ease of doing business 94.31 8
3. Professionals 64.22 7
4. Technicians and associate professionals 53.07 36
5. Business use of digital tools 86.57 11
6. R&D expenditure by businesses 28.73 19
1. Government online services 95.76 6
2. Publication and use of open data 100.00 1
3. Government promotion of investment in emerging technologies 66.69 21
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education 45.48 38
1. Secure Internet servers 83.71 18
2. Cybersecurity 100.00 1
3. Online access to financial account 55.84 28
4. Internet shopping 95.86 4
1. Regulatory quality 90.22 9
2. ICT regulatory environment 97.30 5
3. Legal framework's adaptability to emerging technologies 74.30 14
4. E-commerce legislation 100.00 1
5. Privacy protection by law content 31.79 66
1. E-Participation 97.53 6
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments 94.21 20
3. Availability of local online content 90.87 11
4. Gender gap in internet use 68.19 12
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments 76.06 23

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