Computer literacy in Denmark is far above the EU average  

2008.08.19
66% of Danes between the ages of 16 and 74 have a level of computer literacy which Eurostat rates as either 'good' or 'median' compared with the EU average of 47%
New figures from the EU statistical office Eurostat reveal the extent to which the government's long-standing drive to create "Digital Denmark" is paying off. Of the 27 EU countries, Denmark ranks second only to Luxembourg when it comes to computer literacy, writes ComON.
 
Country comparisons aside, the actual figures tell a compelling story: no less than 66% of Danes between the ages of 16 and 74 have a level of computer literacy which Eurostat rates as either 'good' or 'median' (the European average is 47%).
 
This accords with everyday experience in Denmark, where it is very much the norm to see laptops being used in abundance especially by the young as they travel to their place of work or study in buses or trains, while at the other end of the age scale Denmark's libraries are frequently filled with mature or retired men and women making full and enthusiastic use of public computer and internet facilities.
 
Numerous surveys have shown that computer ownership is particularly high in Denmark, as is the penetration of broadband internet. Not surprisingly, internet shopping is a boom industry in the country. It is common practice here to access the internet from home to book flights, hotels and concert tickets, manage personal finances using netbanking facilities, and purchase all manner of consumer goods from books and clothes to bathroom taps and organic vegetables.

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