National Statistics 50% open


What data is expected?

Key national statistics on demographic and economic indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or unemployment and population statistics. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Gross Domestic Product
  • National unemployment
  • National population

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No There were no clear statement/message stated in the dataset nor in the webpage whether the data is openly licensed. It is assumed by the public that the data is owned by the author and the publisher. Update: some data listed in 'open data' section but no details regarding license.
In an open and machine-readable format CSV
Downloadable at once No Update: amended to no as GDP data is in multiple files/pages
Up-to-date No The latest update found was until 2015 and that data is based on preliminary analysis. Update: latest population 2015; GDP quarterly, latest Q4 2016; unemployment monthly Dec 2016.
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3
findable_steps I did in-depth search in the website and found sub category for "Open Data" in a drop down menu of "Statistics".
Collected by government Yes
usability 1 Update: amended from 3 to 1 as limited file formats exist, latest statistics have to be taken from updates on website
collector_name Department of Statistics Malaysia
characteristics Gross Domestic Product, National unemployment, National population Update: added GDP
location - Department of Statistics Malaysia, - Department of Statistics Malaysia open data statistics, - Population data, - National accounts (GDP data), - Unemployment data, - Latest GDP update - Q4 2016, - Latest unemployment update Dec 2016, - Population update 2016 Update: added link to main site, population, GDP, and unemployment data

This submission is valid, thank you Hazwany Jamaluddin for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. Added GDP to list of datasets available. Updates are made on the main website but not in downloadable files so effort is required to make data usable (B9 amended from 3 to 1), both in terms of collating data (B5 changed to no) and formats available.

Meta data

Data location - Department of Statistics Malaysia - Department of Statistics Malaysia open data statistics - Population data - National accounts (GDP data) - Unemployment data - Latest GDP update - Q4 2016 - Latest unemployment update Dec 2016 - Population update 2016
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   CSV
Reviewer   Sophie Lafayette
Submitters   Hazwany Jamaluddin
Last modified   Thu Dec 15 2016 05:47:02 GMT+0000 (UTC)