Rotterdam

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

Background Information

City Population 620,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.929 0.932 0.934 0.944 +0.010
Life expectancy at birth 81.9 82.0 82.1 82.3 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.5 +0.5
Mean years of schooling 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.4 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 47,008 48,994 50,013 57,707 +7,694

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
66.7%
security
60.6%
unemployment
39.0%
air pollution
38.0%
road congestion
33.0%
health services
29.1%
green spaces
28.5%
recycling
26.7%
basic amenities
25.7%
school education
24.4%
public transport
24.0%
fulfilling employment
18.9%
citizen engagement
18.6%
social mobility
13.7%
corruption
12.8%

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
60.6%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
61.5%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
55.4%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
74.6%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
61.7
Recycling services are satisfactory
64.6
Public safety is not a problem
49.8
Air pollution is not a problem
35.7
Medical services provision is satisfactory
74.6
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
31.2
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
30.3
Public transport is satisfactory
73.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
64.6
Most children have access to a good school
69.3
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
60.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
58.2
Minorities feel welcome
57.2
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
54.7
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
75.0
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
58.4
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
50.7
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
51.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
55.1
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Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
55.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
62.2
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
54.7
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
54.5
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
39.4
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
62.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
34.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
48.5
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
48.0
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
61.3
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
47.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
65.3
IT skills are taught well in schools
49.9
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
48.8
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
65.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
41.5
Online voting has increased participation
48.7
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
52.1
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
54.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 620,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.929 0.932 0.934 0.944 +0.010
Life expectancy at birth 81.9 82.0 82.1 82.3 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.5 +0.5
Mean years of schooling 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.4 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 47,008 48,994 50,013 57,707 +7,694

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
66.7%
security
60.6%
unemployment
39.0%
air pollution
38.0%
road congestion
33.0%
health services
29.1%
green spaces
28.5%
recycling
26.7%
basic amenities
25.7%
school education
24.4%
public transport
24.0%
fulfilling employment
18.9%
citizen engagement
18.6%
social mobility
13.7%
corruption
12.8%

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
60.6%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
61.5%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
55.4%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
74.6%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
61.7
Recycling services are satisfactory
64.6
Public safety is not a problem
49.8
Air pollution is not a problem
35.7
Medical services provision is satisfactory
74.6
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
31.2
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
30.3
Public transport is satisfactory
73.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
64.6
Most children have access to a good school
69.3
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
60.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
58.2
Minorities feel welcome
57.2
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
54.7
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
75.0
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
58.4
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
50.7
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
51.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
55.1
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
55.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
62.2
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
54.7
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
54.5
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
39.4
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
62.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
34.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
48.5
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
48.0
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
61.3
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
47.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
65.3
IT skills are taught well in schools
49.9
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
48.8
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
65.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
41.5
Online voting has increased participation
48.7
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
52.1
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
54.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max