Key national statistics such as demographic and economic indicators (GDP, unemployment, population, etc). To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • GDP for the whole country updated at least quarterly
  • Unemployment statistics updated at least monthly
  • Population updated at least once a year

Data Location


StatsSA is the national statistics agency. All data is published under a free to use for non-commercial use licence. Data is available at various levels of aggregation but is often difficult to extract data in bulk - e.g. for the census, each indicator needs to be extracted individually. Not all data is available in machine readable format. Some of it is available only in PDF files

Data Availability

  • N Openly licensed
  • Y Is the data available for free
  • Y Is the data machine readable
  • N 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   anonymous
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Thu Jul 04 2013 16:47:48 GMT+0000 (UTC)