Brisbane

Smart city ranking
16 Out of 118
14 in 2020
BBB A in 2020
Factor ratings
A Structures
BBB Technologies
Group
1
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 2,410,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.935 0.937 0.938 0.944 +0.006
Life expectancy at birth 83.0 83.1 83.3 83.4 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 22.9 22.1 22.1 22.0 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.7 +0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 43,653 43,756 44,097 48,085 +3,988

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
affordable housing
72.0%
road congestion
59.6%
unemployment
49.9%
health services
42.8%
public transport
33.8%
fulfilling employment
32.8%
security
29.2%
corruption
23.9%
recycling
23.6%
school education
18.2%
green spaces
18.0%
basic amenities
17.9%
air pollution
17.1%
social mobility
16.7%
citizen engagement
9.5%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
61.2%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
65.3%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
54.7%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
76.5%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
73.0
Recycling services are satisfactory
70.4
Public safety is not a problem
56.6
Air pollution is not a problem
53.6
Medical services provision is satisfactory
72.2
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
37.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
26.2
Public transport is satisfactory
56.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
66.2
Most children have access to a good school
77.6
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
71.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
57.7
Minorities feel welcome
63.2
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
72.4
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
79.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
63.9
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
45.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
50.5
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
62.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
48.3
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
61.5
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
63.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
62.6
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
33.9
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
71.2
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
39.9
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
39.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
44.1
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
59.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
55.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
70.2
IT skills are taught well in schools
58.1
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
50.0
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
59.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
77.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
38.3
Online voting has increased participation
43.6
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
46.9
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
59.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 2,410,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.935 0.937 0.938 0.944 +0.006
Life expectancy at birth 83.0 83.1 83.3 83.4 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 22.9 22.1 22.1 22.0 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.7 +0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 43,653 43,756 44,097 48,085 +3,988

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
affordable housing
72.0%
road congestion
59.6%
unemployment
49.9%
health services
42.8%
public transport
33.8%
fulfilling employment
32.8%
security
29.2%
corruption
23.9%
recycling
23.6%
school education
18.2%
green spaces
18.0%
basic amenities
17.9%
air pollution
17.1%
social mobility
16.7%
citizen engagement
9.5%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
61.2%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
65.3%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
54.7%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
76.5%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
73.0
Recycling services are satisfactory
70.4
Public safety is not a problem
56.6
Air pollution is not a problem
53.6
Medical services provision is satisfactory
72.2
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
37.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
26.2
Public transport is satisfactory
56.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
66.2
Most children have access to a good school
77.6
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
71.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
57.7
Minorities feel welcome
63.2
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
72.4
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
79.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
63.9
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
45.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
50.5
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
62.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
48.3
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
61.5
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
63.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
62.6
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
33.9
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
71.2
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
39.9
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
39.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
44.1
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
59.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
55.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
70.2
IT skills are taught well in schools
58.1
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
50.0
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
59.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
77.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
38.3
Online voting has increased participation
43.6
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
46.9
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
59.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max