How’s life in the digital age in Denmark?

People in Denmark benefit to a large extent from the opportunities of the digital transformation, but are also exposed to high risks. A very large share of the Danish population benefits from the possibilities offered by the Internet: access and use of the Internet are in the top tier of the OECD. Nine out of a list of ten online activities are used by a majority of the population, which is the highest level of variety of Internet uses in the OECD. The high degree of digitalisation of daily life is reflected in other domains, such as governance and civic engagement, where Denmark ranks as the top country in terms of people using e-government services and expressing political opinions online. In addition, the level of jobs at risk of automation is below the OECD average. However, as a result of the high share of workers with computer-based jobs, Denmark faces a significant risk of job stress and worries about working when not working associated with computer-based jobs. On the other hand, Denmark also reports the highest share of people who telework (42%), which may bring substantial, benefits in the area of work-life balance as well.

Figure 4.7. The digital well-being wheel in Denmark

Note: This wheel depicts Denmark’s relative performance in terms of key opportunities and risks in the context of the digital transformation. The centre of the wheel corresponds to the lowest outcome observed across all OECD countries, while the outer circle corresponds to the highest outcome. For opportunities (in dark blue) longer bars indicate better outcomes, whereas for risks (in yellow), longer bars indicate worse outcomes. If data are missing for any given indicator, the relevant segment of the circle is shaded in white.


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