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Lanka records 27.5% overall computer literacy in 1H half- 2018

Percentage of desktop or laptop computer owned households by Province (1H of 2018)
Percentage of desktop or laptop computer owned households by Province (1H of 2018)

The Department of Census and Statistics (DCS) in a survey conducted reveals that in the first half of 2018, at least one computer is available in 22.9% of households in the country.

That is more than one out of every five households owns either a desktop or a laptop computer. This percentage is 39.5% in Urban Sector. The Rural and Estate Sectors show 20.3% and 4.9% respectively. The highest availability is in the Western province (33.4%) while the lowest availability is reported from the Uva province (10.7%).

Overall Computer Literacy reported in first half of 2018 for Sri Lanka is 27.5%. The survey results show a decrease of 0.8 percentage points from 2017 (1st half) to 2018 (1st half). The Urban sector shows the highest computer literacy rate (38.4%) among residential sectors. Computer literacy rate for Rural and Estate sectors are 25.9% and 11.1% respectively. Among the provinces the highest level of computer literacy is reported from the Western province (36.1%) while the lowest percentage is reported from the Eastern province. The computer literacy rate among districts show variations ranging from 8.6% (Kilinochchi) to 42.6% (Colombo) and shows the still prevailing digital divide (Table 2.1).

Overall Computer Literacy reported in 1st half of 2018 for Sri Lanka is 27.5%. The survey results show a decrease of 0.8 percentage points from 2017 (1st half) to 2018 (1st half).

Computer literacy among the employed population who are aware of computer in Sri Lanka is around 61.7% in first half of 2018 and the positions such as managers, senior officials and legislators (67.6%), professionals (85.8%), technical and associate professionals (83.3%) and clerks and clerical support workers (89.4%) have higher computer literacy rates.


 

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