Sydney

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

Background Information

City Population 4,930,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.935 0.937 0.938 0.944 +0.006
Life expectancy at birth 83.0 83.1 83.3 83.4 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 22.9 22.1 22.1 22.0 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.7 +0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 43,653 43,756 44,097 48,085 +3,988

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
75.1%
road congestion
52.8%
health services
44.2%
unemployment
43.3%
public transport
35.3%
fulfilling employment
30.6%
recycling
28.9%
security
27.9%
air pollution
27.1%
school education
22.2%
corruption
18.8%
basic amenities
18.3%
green spaces
14.6%
social mobility
14.3%
citizen engagement
11.0%

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
61.4%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
67.2%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
60.4%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
77.5%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
67.2
Recycling services are satisfactory
69.0
Public safety is not a problem
51.5
Air pollution is not a problem
41.4
Medical services provision is satisfactory
70.0
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
30.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
23.9
Public transport is satisfactory
55.7
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
68.1
Most children have access to a good school
75.5
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
67.3
Businesses are creating new jobs
62.8
Minorities feel welcome
61.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
66.3
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
75.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
62.7
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
41.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
51.6
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
61.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
51.8
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
65.3
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
60.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
61.9
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
40.8
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
72.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
40.5
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
43.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
39.5
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
65.8
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
62.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
73.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
56.2
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
51.3
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
62.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
76.0
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
40.1
Online voting has increased participation
51.6
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
50.1
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
64.1
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 4,930,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.935 0.937 0.938 0.944 +0.006
Life expectancy at birth 83.0 83.1 83.3 83.4 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 22.9 22.1 22.1 22.0 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 12.6 12.7 12.7 12.7 +0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 43,653 43,756 44,097 48,085 +3,988

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
75.1%
road congestion
52.8%
health services
44.2%
unemployment
43.3%
public transport
35.3%
fulfilling employment
30.6%
recycling
28.9%
security
27.9%
air pollution
27.1%
school education
22.2%
corruption
18.8%
basic amenities
18.3%
green spaces
14.6%
social mobility
14.3%
citizen engagement
11.0%

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
61.4%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
67.2%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
60.4%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
77.5%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
67.2
Recycling services are satisfactory
69.0
Public safety is not a problem
51.5
Air pollution is not a problem
41.4
Medical services provision is satisfactory
70.0
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
30.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
23.9
Public transport is satisfactory
55.7
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
68.1
Most children have access to a good school
75.5
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
67.3
Businesses are creating new jobs
62.8
Minorities feel welcome
61.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
66.3
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
75.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
62.7
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
41.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
51.6
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
61.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
51.8
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
65.3
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
60.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
61.9
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
40.8
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
72.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
40.5
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
43.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
39.5
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
65.8
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
62.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
73.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
56.2
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
51.3
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
62.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
76.0
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
40.1
Online voting has increased participation
51.6
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
50.1
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
64.1
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max