How’s life in the digital age in Luxembourg?

Compared to other OECD countries, Luxembourg benefits highly from the opportunities offered by the Internet but is also exposed to substantial risks. In Luxembourg, the levels of Internet access, Internet use, and variety of uses of the Internet are among the highest in the OECD. Compared to other OECD countries, a large share of the population in Luxembourg uses the Internet in a range of dimensions, such as for the purpose of online consumption and finding health information online. These benefits are also relatively equally distributed across the population. On the other hand, the data show that Luxembourg is highly exposed to risks in the dimension of digital security; it ranks first in the share of people reporting online security incidents among OECD countries. Because of the large share of workers with computer-based jobs, Luxembourg is particularly exposed to the adverse effects of job stress and worries about work when not working. Luxembourg is also above the OECD average with respect to the share of people who lack the skills to access e-government services and in terms of e-waste per person.

Figure 4.22. The digital well-being wheel in Luxembourg

Note: This wheel depicts Luxembourg’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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