Essential Digital Skills Postal Version

Closed 30 Jun 2020

Opened 16 Mar 2020

Results expected 31 Jul 2020


Digital technologies are part of daily life for most people. They are also transforming how we deliver services, allowing communities to engage in different ways. The Local Outcome Improvement Plan 2016-2026 set out a commitment to ensuring that 90% of working people are in Living Wage employment by 2026. Recent UK research identifies that 61% of people earning more than £25,000 have essential workplace skills, significantly higher than those earning less than £11,499 where only one-quarter have these skills (Source - Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index 2019 )

Community Planning Aberdeen as a key improvement aim want to increase the % of people in Aberdeen who feel comfortable using digital tools by 2021. This will ensure that our citizens will have access to learning opportunities to develop their digital skills, digital literacy, and data literacy through collaborative partnerships to a wide range of age groups and locations.

Why We Are Consulting

The next set of questions seek to establish the current level of essential digital skills that citizens feel they have. We will use this data to have an understanding of where citizens of Aberdeen currently view their level of digital skills and identify areas of support that can be offered through initiatives.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Economic Development
  • Business Support
  • Community Planning
  • Council Processes
  • Local Services
  • Digital and Technology