Hong Kong

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

Background Information

City Population 7,550,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.931 0.937 0.939 0.949 +0.010
Life expectancy at birth 84.3 84.5 84.7 84.9 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 16.3 16.5 16.5 16.9 +0.4
Mean years of schooling 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.3 +0.3
GNI per capita (PPP $) 55,816 58,553 60,221 62,985 +2,764

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
77.1%
corruption
41.7%
health services
41.5%
citizen engagement
38.0%
air pollution
33.7%
unemployment
31.6%
fulfilling employment
31.3%
social mobility
29.7%
road congestion
29.3%
school education
27.7%
security
25.5%
recycling
21.0%
basic amenities
18.7%
green spaces
16.0%
public transport
13.6%

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
59.9%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
45.8%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
53.2%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
69.4%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
71.8
Recycling services are satisfactory
42.9
Public safety is not a problem
56.4
Air pollution is not a problem
28.7
Medical services provision is satisfactory
60.1
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
21.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
25.2
Public transport is satisfactory
58.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
67.4
Most children have access to a good school
63.9
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
63.6
Businesses are creating new jobs
56.1
Minorities feel welcome
48.2
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
46.6
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
54.3
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
56.5
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
36.4
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
36.8
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
51.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
51.9
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
53.5
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
66.3
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
53.6
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
58.2
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
67.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
43.4
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
51.3
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
38.6
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
61.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
68.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
73.5
IT skills are taught well in schools
62.2
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
64.5
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
81.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
74.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
51.6
Online voting has increased participation
44.6
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
49.0
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
66.0
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 7,550,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.931 0.937 0.939 0.949 +0.010
Life expectancy at birth 84.3 84.5 84.7 84.9 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 16.3 16.5 16.5 16.9 +0.4
Mean years of schooling 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.3 +0.3
GNI per capita (PPP $) 55,816 58,553 60,221 62,985 +2,764

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
77.1%
corruption
41.7%
health services
41.5%
citizen engagement
38.0%
air pollution
33.7%
unemployment
31.6%
fulfilling employment
31.3%
social mobility
29.7%
road congestion
29.3%
school education
27.7%
security
25.5%
recycling
21.0%
basic amenities
18.7%
green spaces
16.0%
public transport
13.6%

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
59.9%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
45.8%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
53.2%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
69.4%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
71.8
Recycling services are satisfactory
42.9
Public safety is not a problem
56.4
Air pollution is not a problem
28.7
Medical services provision is satisfactory
60.1
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
21.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
25.2
Public transport is satisfactory
58.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
67.4
Most children have access to a good school
63.9
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
63.6
Businesses are creating new jobs
56.1
Minorities feel welcome
48.2
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
46.6
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
54.3
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
56.5
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
36.4
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
36.8
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
51.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
51.9
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
53.5
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
66.3
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
53.6
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
58.2
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
67.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
43.4
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
51.3
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
38.6
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
61.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
68.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
73.5
IT skills are taught well in schools
62.2
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
64.5
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
81.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
74.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
51.6
Online voting has increased participation
44.6
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
49.0
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
66.0
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max