Manchester

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

Background Information

City Population 550,000 (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
69.9%
unemployment
43.2%
road congestion
42.4%
health services
41.1%
security
40.1%
air pollution
36.7%
public transport
30.4%
fulfilling employment
28.5%
green spaces
25.4%
recycling
24.9%
school education
21.7%
corruption
15.9%
basic amenities
13.3%
social mobility
12.9%
citizen engagement
11.2%

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
61.3%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
68.4%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
55.2%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
71.5%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
69.5
Recycling services are satisfactory
68.3
Public safety is not a problem
42.3
Air pollution is not a problem
36.9
Medical services provision is satisfactory
65.1
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
38.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
28.1
Public transport is satisfactory
56.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
68.4
Most children have access to a good school
67.5
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
60.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
58.3
Minorities feel welcome
63.6
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
59.3
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
76.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
63.3
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
52.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
53.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
58.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
48.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
59.4
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
59.9
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
57.9
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
35.6
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
57.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
36.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
37.6
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
39.9
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
62.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
48.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
68.7
IT skills are taught well in schools
64.9
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
48.0
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
66.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
39.2
Online voting has increased participation
53.8
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
43.3
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
56.7
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 550,000 (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
69.9%
unemployment
43.2%
road congestion
42.4%
health services
41.1%
security
40.1%
air pollution
36.7%
public transport
30.4%
fulfilling employment
28.5%
green spaces
25.4%
recycling
24.9%
school education
21.7%
corruption
15.9%
basic amenities
13.3%
social mobility
12.9%
citizen engagement
11.2%

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
61.3%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
68.4%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
55.2%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
71.5%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
69.5
Recycling services are satisfactory
68.3
Public safety is not a problem
42.3
Air pollution is not a problem
36.9
Medical services provision is satisfactory
65.1
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
38.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
28.1
Public transport is satisfactory
56.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
68.4
Most children have access to a good school
67.5
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
60.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
58.3
Minorities feel welcome
63.6
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
59.3
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
76.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
63.3
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
52.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
53.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
58.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
48.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
59.4
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
59.9
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
57.9
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
35.6
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
57.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
36.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
37.6
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
39.9
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
62.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
48.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
68.7
IT skills are taught well in schools
64.9
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
48.0
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
66.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
39.2
Online voting has increased participation
53.8
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
43.3
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
56.7
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max