Osaka

Smart city ranking
86 Out of 118
80 in 2020
CCC CCC in 2020
Factor ratings
B Structures
CCC Technologies
Group
2
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 19,170,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.910 0.913 0.915 0.919 +0.004
Life expectancy at birth 84.1 84.3 84.5 84.6 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 15.2 15.2 15.2 15.2 +0.0
Mean years of schooling 12.7 12.8 12.8 12.9 +0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 39,407 40,343 40,799 42,932 +2,133

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%
health services
51.1%
basic amenities
49.2%
security
42.1%
affordable housing
36.6%
fulfilling employment
36.2%
road congestion
35.7%
school education
35.7%
unemployment
29.6%
public transport
29.2%
air pollution
26.5%
green spaces
23.3%
citizen engagement
20.4%
corruption
19.9%
social mobility
14.9%
recycling
13.9%

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
38.5%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
61.1%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
36.9%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
66.2%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
65.8
Recycling services are satisfactory
61.5
Public safety is not a problem
54.1
Air pollution is not a problem
46.3
Medical services provision is satisfactory
68.1
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
54.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
34.8
Public transport is satisfactory
69.3
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
55.5
Most children have access to a good school
52.2
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
54.9
Businesses are creating new jobs
44.1
Minorities feel welcome
34.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
42.3
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
53.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
53.5
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
33.0
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
45.4
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
42.0
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
45.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
55.5
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
44.7
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
53.1
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
33.2
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
44.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
24.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
35.4
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
26.3
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
48.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
54.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
54.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
31.2
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
32.4
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
53.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
53.3
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
29.9
Online voting has increased participation
27.2
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
31.0
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
36.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 19,170,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.910 0.913 0.915 0.919 +0.004
Life expectancy at birth 84.1 84.3 84.5 84.6 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 15.2 15.2 15.2 15.2 +0.0
Mean years of schooling 12.7 12.8 12.8 12.9 +0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 39,407 40,343 40,799 42,932 +2,133

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%
health services
51.1%
basic amenities
49.2%
security
42.1%
affordable housing
36.6%
fulfilling employment
36.2%
road congestion
35.7%
school education
35.7%
unemployment
29.6%
public transport
29.2%
air pollution
26.5%
green spaces
23.3%
citizen engagement
20.4%
corruption
19.9%
social mobility
14.9%
recycling
13.9%

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
38.5%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
61.1%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
36.9%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
66.2%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
65.8
Recycling services are satisfactory
61.5
Public safety is not a problem
54.1
Air pollution is not a problem
46.3
Medical services provision is satisfactory
68.1
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
54.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
34.8
Public transport is satisfactory
69.3
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
55.5
Most children have access to a good school
52.2
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
54.9
Businesses are creating new jobs
44.1
Minorities feel welcome
34.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
42.3
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
53.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
53.5
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
33.0
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
45.4
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
42.0
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
45.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
55.5
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
44.7
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
53.1
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
33.2
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
44.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
24.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
35.4
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
26.3
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
48.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
54.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
54.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
31.2
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
32.4
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
53.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
53.3
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
29.9
Online voting has increased participation
27.2
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
31.0
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
36.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max