Newcastle

Smart city ranking
21 Out of 118
23 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 300,000 (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
68.2%
unemployment
52.8%
fulfilling employment
43.5%
health services
39.7%
road congestion
38.4%
security
32.0%
recycling
31.8%
air pollution
30.3%
public transport
27.6%
school education
21.4%
green spaces
20.0%
social mobility
17.4%
corruption
14.4%
citizen engagement
13.9%
basic amenities
8.9%

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
52.0%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
73.3%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
58.1%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
71.8%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
67.6
Recycling services are satisfactory
73.5
Public safety is not a problem
51.3
Air pollution is not a problem
41.9
Medical services provision is satisfactory
75.9
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
46.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
34.7
Public transport is satisfactory
66.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
64.7
Most children have access to a good school
73.2
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
66.2
Businesses are creating new jobs
63.3
Minorities feel welcome
66.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
68.4
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
81.8
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
56.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
51.2
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
57.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
47.9
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
60.7
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
59.4
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
61.6
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
31.1
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
62.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
35.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
35.5
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
38.1
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
58.6
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
48.6
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
64.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
47.6
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
66.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.0
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
36.5
Online voting has increased participation
56.3
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
46.1
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
50.5
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 300,000 (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
68.2%
unemployment
52.8%
fulfilling employment
43.5%
health services
39.7%
road congestion
38.4%
security
32.0%
recycling
31.8%
air pollution
30.3%
public transport
27.6%
school education
21.4%
green spaces
20.0%
social mobility
17.4%
corruption
14.4%
citizen engagement
13.9%
basic amenities
8.9%

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
52.0%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
73.3%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
58.1%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
71.8%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
67.6
Recycling services are satisfactory
73.5
Public safety is not a problem
51.3
Air pollution is not a problem
41.9
Medical services provision is satisfactory
75.9
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
46.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
34.7
Public transport is satisfactory
66.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
64.7
Most children have access to a good school
73.2
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
66.2
Businesses are creating new jobs
63.3
Minorities feel welcome
66.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
68.4
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
81.8
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
56.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
51.2
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
57.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
47.9
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
60.7
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
59.4
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
61.6
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
31.1
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
62.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
35.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
35.5
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
38.1
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
58.6
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
48.6
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
64.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
47.6
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
66.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.0
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
36.5
Online voting has increased participation
56.3
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
46.1
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
50.5
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max