Dublin

Smart city ranking
48 Out of 118
34 in 2020
BB BBB in 2020
Factor ratings
BB Structures
BBB Technologies
Group
1
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 1,230,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.936 0.939 0.942 0.955 +0.013
Life expectancy at birth 81.6 81.9 82.1 82.3 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 18.8 18.8 18.8 18.7 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.7 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 50,911 52,799 55,660 68,371 +12,711

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
88.3%
health services
60.3%
road congestion
40.0%
public transport
39.0%
security
38.2%
unemployment
36.0%
fulfilling employment
30.6%
recycling
26.1%
air pollution
22.5%
corruption
21.2%
basic amenities
18.1%
school education
14.2%
green spaces
13.8%
social mobility
12.7%
citizen engagement
10.5%

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
64.0%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
68.1%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
56.7%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
75.2%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
61.6
Recycling services are satisfactory
63.9
Public safety is not a problem
40.8
Air pollution is not a problem
46.1
Medical services provision is satisfactory
48.5
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
12.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
22.7
Public transport is satisfactory
49.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
68.7
Most children have access to a good school
67.9
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
65.1
Businesses are creating new jobs
65.8
Minorities feel welcome
62.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
64.4
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
75.2
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
59.6
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
42.1
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
47.6
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
55.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
40.7
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
58.0
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
50.9
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
50.7
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
29.9
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
50.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
33.7
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
36.6
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
61.8
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
62.0
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
51.0
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
74.5
IT skills are taught well in schools
53.2
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
54.7
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
65.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
77.2
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
35.4
Online voting has increased participation
39.4
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
43.6
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
59.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 1,230,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.936 0.939 0.942 0.955 +0.013
Life expectancy at birth 81.6 81.9 82.1 82.3 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 18.8 18.8 18.8 18.7 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 12.5 12.5 12.5 12.7 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 50,911 52,799 55,660 68,371 +12,711

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
88.3%
health services
60.3%
road congestion
40.0%
public transport
39.0%
security
38.2%
unemployment
36.0%
fulfilling employment
30.6%
recycling
26.1%
air pollution
22.5%
corruption
21.2%
basic amenities
18.1%
school education
14.2%
green spaces
13.8%
social mobility
12.7%
citizen engagement
10.5%

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
64.0%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
68.1%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
56.7%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
75.2%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
61.6
Recycling services are satisfactory
63.9
Public safety is not a problem
40.8
Air pollution is not a problem
46.1
Medical services provision is satisfactory
48.5
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
12.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
22.7
Public transport is satisfactory
49.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
68.7
Most children have access to a good school
67.9
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
65.1
Businesses are creating new jobs
65.8
Minorities feel welcome
62.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
64.4
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
75.2
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
59.6
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
42.1
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
47.6
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
55.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
40.7
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
58.0
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
50.9
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
50.7
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
29.9
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
50.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
33.7
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
36.6
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
61.8
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
62.0
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
51.0
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
74.5
IT skills are taught well in schools
53.2
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
54.7
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
65.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
77.2
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
35.4
Online voting has increased participation
39.4
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
43.6
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
59.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max