How’s life in the digital age in Spain?

Overall, Spain belongs to the group of countries that enjoy more digital opportunities but also face more risks than the OECD average. The share of people using the Internet and the variety of activities that people use the Internet for are slightly above the OECD average. Spain performs relatively poorly in the share of employment in information industries and faces a relatively high risk of job automation, with 52% of jobs estimated to be at risk. In addition, the labour market returns to ICT tasks are below the OECD average. On the other hand, a relatively high share of people in Spain make use of online health services such as making medical appointments online, and efforts to open government data are considered to be advanced compared to other countries, according to the OECD OURdata Index.

Figure 4.31. The digital well-being wheel in Spain

Note: This wheel depicts Spain’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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