Zaragoza

Smart city ranking
15 Out of 118
48 in 2020
BBB BB in 2020
Factor ratings
A Structures
BB Technologies
Group
2
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 670,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.888 0.891 0.893 0.904 +0.011
Life expectancy at birth 83.1 83.3 83.4 83.6 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 17.8 17.9 17.9 17.6 -0.3
Mean years of schooling 9.8 9.8 9.8 10.3 +0.5
GNI per capita (PPP $) 33,379 34,226 35,041 40,975 +5,934

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%
fulfilling employment
74.3%
affordable housing
65.9%
unemployment
61.0%
health services
45.3%
security
29.5%
citizen engagement
29.2%
school education
25.0%
corruption
24.8%
public transport
21.9%
recycling
18.3%
green spaces
17.6%
social mobility
17.4%
road congestion
16.2%
basic amenities
15.9%
air pollution
13.4%

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
54.1%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
70.5%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
59.6%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
66.6%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
73.1
Recycling services are satisfactory
71.4
Public safety is not a problem
69.8
Air pollution is not a problem
55.4
Medical services provision is satisfactory
67.4
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
32.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
52.9
Public transport is satisfactory
71.0
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
72.6
Most children have access to a good school
73.7
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
73.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
47.4
Minorities feel welcome
60.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
77.5
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
59.8
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
45.9
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
40.5
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
47.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
50.3
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
55.7
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
45.4
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
44.4
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
44.2
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
76.4
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
40.7
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
43.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
62.5
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
64.6
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
50.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
66.7
IT skills are taught well in schools
55.8
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
52.0
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
79.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
85.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
36.6
Online voting has increased participation
40.1
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
47.9
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
63.3
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 670,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.888 0.891 0.893 0.904 +0.011
Life expectancy at birth 83.1 83.3 83.4 83.6 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 17.8 17.9 17.9 17.6 -0.3
Mean years of schooling 9.8 9.8 9.8 10.3 +0.5
GNI per capita (PPP $) 33,379 34,226 35,041 40,975 +5,934

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%
fulfilling employment
74.3%
affordable housing
65.9%
unemployment
61.0%
health services
45.3%
security
29.5%
citizen engagement
29.2%
school education
25.0%
corruption
24.8%
public transport
21.9%
recycling
18.3%
green spaces
17.6%
social mobility
17.4%
road congestion
16.2%
basic amenities
15.9%
air pollution
13.4%

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
54.1%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
70.5%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
59.6%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
66.6%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
73.1
Recycling services are satisfactory
71.4
Public safety is not a problem
69.8
Air pollution is not a problem
55.4
Medical services provision is satisfactory
67.4
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
32.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
52.9
Public transport is satisfactory
71.0
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
72.6
Most children have access to a good school
73.7
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
73.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
47.4
Minorities feel welcome
60.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
77.5
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
59.8
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
45.9
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
40.5
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
47.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
50.3
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
55.7
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
45.4
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
44.4
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
44.2
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
76.4
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
40.7
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
43.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
62.5
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
64.6
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
50.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
66.7
IT skills are taught well in schools
55.8
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
52.0
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
79.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
85.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
36.6
Online voting has increased participation
40.1
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
47.9
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
63.3
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max