National government budget at a high level. This category is looking at budgets, or the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Planned budget divided by government department and sub-department
  • Updated once a year.
  • The budget should include descriptions regarding the different budget sections.

Data Location

Comments provides links to the budgets for 2014 and 2015 in PDF files. Numerous relevant datasets with various statistics and payments are available as XLS files, however there appears to be no machine readable file with all data from the budget. More than a dozen XLS files are available for download, most of them with tens of worksheets, but all this data combined still does not appear to cover all the data contained in the PDF files of the budgets. The Ministry of Finance appears to claim a Copyright on all content on its website.

The Austrian Parliament has a department for budget analysis. The analysis and data produced by this department is only available online, mostly as PDF and DOCX files, a couple of relevant XLS files are available as well, but no fully machine-readable budget data set (

Reviewer comments


Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • N Is the data machine readable
  • Y Available in bulk
  • Y Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis
  • Y Is data in digital form
  • Y Publicly available
  • Y Does the data exist
  • Y Is the data available online
  • Yes
  • No
  • Unsure
  • No data


Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Ploegerieke L
Submitters   Mathias Huter
Last modified   Mon Nov 10 2014 21:28:09 GMT+0000 (UTC)