Usage of internet in households and by individuals, detailed data, 2023

Fewer than half of residents of Slovenia with at least basic overall digital skills

87% of residents had overall digital skills: 19% above basic, 28% basic, 21% low, 13% narrow and 6% limited overall digital skills. 13% of residents had no digital skills. Their share was the highest in the 65–74 age group (43%).

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Almost half have at least basic overall digital skills

One of the goals of the European Digital Decade and Slovenia is that by 2030, at least 80% of 16–74-year-olds (hereinafter: residents) will have at least basic digital skills. In 2023, 47% of Slovenian residents had such skills. The share was highest among 16–24-year-olds (73%) and the lowest among 65–74-year-olds (17%).

The mastery of digital skills is monitored by the activities carried out by residents over the internet or with the usage of ICT (information and communication technologies). Compared to 2021 (during the COVID-19 epidemic), some shares of the activities carried out in 2023 decreased, which had a direct impact on the mastery of digital skills, e.g. online shopping, searching for health-related information on the internet and using instant messaging.

A fifth has above basic overall digital skills

The residents had the following levels of overall digital skills:
  • 19% above basic
  • 28% basic
  • 21% low
  • 13% narrow and
  • 6% limited
13% of the population had no digital skills. The share of residents without digital skills was highest in the 65–74 age group (43%). There were no major gender differences in mastering the digital skills.

Four out of ten retired persons lack digital skills

As regards pupils and students, all had digital skills: 36% above basic, 39% basic, 18% low, 5% narrow and 2% limited overall digital skills.

Almost a fifth (24%) of the employed and self-employed had above basic digital skills, 32% basic, 24% low, 12% narrow and 5% limited. 4% had no digital skills.

Among the retired, only 3% had above basic digital skills, 16% basic, 14% low, 17% narrow and 12% limited. 38% had no digital skills.

Digital skills consist of five groups presented below.

Digital skills for communication and collaboration are the most developed: 87%

87% of residents had digital skills for communication and collaboration: 77% above basic and 11% basic. 13% had no such skills.

Of the individual activities in this group, most residents were sending or receiving e-mails (81%).

Digital skills for information and data literacy: 86%

86% of residents had information and data literacy digital skills: 75% above basic and 10% basic. 14% had no such skills.

In this group, most residents searched for information about products or services via the internet (77%).

Digital skills for problem solving: 80%

Eight out of ten residents had digital skills for problem solving: 52% above basic and 28% basic. A fifth had no such skills.

In this group of skills, the most common activity is shopping online in the 12-month period (66%).

Digital skills for digital content creation: 62%

62% of residents had skills for digital content creation: 41% above basic and 21% basic. 38% had no such skills.

Most residents copied or moved documents, images, video or other files between folders, devices or to the cloud (51%).

Digital skills for safe use of ICT and data are the least developed: 56%

More than half of residents (56%) had digital skills for safe use of ICT and data: 29% above basic and 27% basic. 44% had no such skills.

In this group, the largest share refused to have their personal data used for advertising purposes on the internet (34%).

Tables with the latest data on digital skills for 2021 and 2023 regarding the usage of public authorities’ websites or apps as well as of digital certificates, also by statistical regions, are available in the SiStat Database.
Additional explanations on monitoring digital skills are available in the methodological explanations.

The survey is co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or Eurostat. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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