Digital economy struggle

DIGITAL INCLUSION A PRIORITY: Mount Gambier Library manager Vicki Hutchinson and general manager of community wellbeing Barbara Cernovskis at the library. The facility offers free access to computers and WiFi, as well as free classes on a variety of software programs to improve digital literacy - providing opportunities for locals to participate in the digital economy. 
Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

DIGITAL INCLUSION A PRIORITY: Mount Gambier Library manager Vicki Hutchinson and general manager of community wellbeing Barbara Cernovskis at the library. The facility offers free access to computers and WiFi, as well as free classes on a variety of software programs to improve digital literacy - providing opportunities for locals to participate in the digital economy. Picture: BRITTANY DENTON

REGIONAL South Australians have less opportunity to participate in the digital economy and less access to the jobs of the future, according to the Australian Digital Inclusion Index.

The report, commissioned by the Centre for Social Impact, identified South Australia as the worst performing mainland state and the South East as one of the least digitally inclusive regions in the country.

The index measured access, affordability and ability to use digital technologies to improve skills and enhance quality of life and wellbeing.

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