Dusseldorf

Smart city ranking
20 Out of 118
13 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 630,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.936 0.938 0.939 0.947 +0.008
Life expectancy at birth 80.9 81.0 81.2 81.3 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.0 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.2 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 45,577 46,438 46,946 55,314 +8,368

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
64.0%
road congestion
50.0%
security
42.6%
air pollution
41.4%
unemployment
39.1%
public transport
31.2%
basic amenities
24.5%
recycling
23.7%
green spaces
21.3%
school education
19.5%
fulfilling employment
19.3%
social mobility
18.5%
health services
15.9%
citizen engagement
15.1%
corruption
14.2%

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
60.9%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
58.2%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
55.7%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
62.0%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
71.5
Recycling services are satisfactory
73.3
Public safety is not a problem
62.1
Air pollution is not a problem
43.3
Medical services provision is satisfactory
77.8
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
28.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
38.9
Public transport is satisfactory
60.7
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
64.2
Most children have access to a good school
65.7
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
61.6
Businesses are creating new jobs
61.1
Minorities feel welcome
58.1
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
67.2
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
76.2
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
57.5
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
56.0
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
53.9
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
58.5
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
51.1
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
55.2
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
55.0
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
48.5
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
42.2
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
55.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
40.1
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
48.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
49.0
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
67.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
59.1
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
71.3
IT skills are taught well in schools
51.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
47.2
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
60.0
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
73.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
42.4
Online voting has increased participation
54.4
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
50.6
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
55.1
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 630,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.936 0.938 0.939 0.947 +0.008
Life expectancy at birth 80.9 81.0 81.2 81.3 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.0 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.2 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 45,577 46,438 46,946 55,314 +8,368

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
64.0%
road congestion
50.0%
security
42.6%
air pollution
41.4%
unemployment
39.1%
public transport
31.2%
basic amenities
24.5%
recycling
23.7%
green spaces
21.3%
school education
19.5%
fulfilling employment
19.3%
social mobility
18.5%
health services
15.9%
citizen engagement
15.1%
corruption
14.2%

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
60.9%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
58.2%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
55.7%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
62.0%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
71.5
Recycling services are satisfactory
73.3
Public safety is not a problem
62.1
Air pollution is not a problem
43.3
Medical services provision is satisfactory
77.8
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
28.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
38.9
Public transport is satisfactory
60.7
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
64.2
Most children have access to a good school
65.7
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
61.6
Businesses are creating new jobs
61.1
Minorities feel welcome
58.1
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
67.2
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
76.2
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
57.5
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
56.0
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
53.9
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
58.5
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
51.1
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
55.2
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
55.0
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
48.5
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
42.2
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
55.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
40.1
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
48.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
49.0
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
67.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
59.1
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
71.3
IT skills are taught well in schools
51.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
47.2
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
60.0
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
73.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
42.4
Online voting has increased participation
54.4
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
50.6
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
55.1
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max