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. 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, but some datasets are available in Excel and ASCII formats under the 'interactive data' heading.

Reviewer comments

The data is not available in bulk and the data is copyrighted. I changed accordingly.

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   Excel
Reviewer   Mor Rubinstein
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Thu Nov 20 2014 14:51:55 GMT+0000 (UTC)