Leeds

Smart city ranking
24 Out of 118
N/A not in 2020
BBB not in 2020
Factor ratings
BBB Structures
A Technologies
Group
1
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 790,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.918 0.919 0.920 0.932 +0.012
Life expectancy at birth 81.1 81.2 81.2 81.3 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 17.4 17.4 17.4 17.5 +0.1
Mean years of schooling 12.9 12.9 13.0 13.2 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 38,421 39,216 39,507 46,071 +6,564

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
49.6%
unemployment
49.6%
health services
44.0%
air pollution
34.4%
security
33.6%
recycling
29.6%
public transport
28.0%
school education
25.6%
fulfilling employment
25.6%
green spaces
25.6%
social mobility
15.2%
citizen engagement
12.0%
corruption
11.2%
basic amenities
8.8%

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
58.4%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
76.0%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
57.6%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
74.0%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
59.6
Recycling services are satisfactory
62.7
Public safety is not a problem
40.3
Air pollution is not a problem
29.7
Medical services provision is satisfactory
63.6
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
35.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
26.5
Public transport is satisfactory
54.1
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
67.7
Most children have access to a good school
65.7
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
62.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
63.1
Minorities feel welcome
62.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
64.8
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
69.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
62.0
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
52.7
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
48.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
56.1
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
51.6
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
67.5
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
60.9
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
64.8
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
36.0
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
58.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
40.3
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
42.3
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
38.9
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
63.1
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
48.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
67.1
IT skills are taught well in schools
59.7
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
51.5
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
70.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
42.3
Online voting has increased participation
61.9
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
53.3
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
53.7
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 790,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.918 0.919 0.920 0.932 +0.012
Life expectancy at birth 81.1 81.2 81.2 81.3 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 17.4 17.4 17.4 17.5 +0.1
Mean years of schooling 12.9 12.9 13.0 13.2 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 38,421 39,216 39,507 46,071 +6,564

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
49.6%
unemployment
49.6%
health services
44.0%
air pollution
34.4%
security
33.6%
recycling
29.6%
public transport
28.0%
school education
25.6%
fulfilling employment
25.6%
green spaces
25.6%
social mobility
15.2%
citizen engagement
12.0%
corruption
11.2%
basic amenities
8.8%

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
58.4%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
76.0%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
57.6%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
74.0%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
59.6
Recycling services are satisfactory
62.7
Public safety is not a problem
40.3
Air pollution is not a problem
29.7
Medical services provision is satisfactory
63.6
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
35.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
26.5
Public transport is satisfactory
54.1
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
67.7
Most children have access to a good school
65.7
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
62.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
63.1
Minorities feel welcome
62.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
64.8
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
69.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
62.0
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
52.7
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
48.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
56.1
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
51.6
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
67.5
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
60.9
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
64.8
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
36.0
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
58.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
40.3
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
42.3
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
38.9
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
63.1
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
48.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
67.1
IT skills are taught well in schools
59.7
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
51.5
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
70.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
42.3
Online voting has increased participation
61.9
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
53.3
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
53.7
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max