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.
The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1
|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.|
|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.|
|Available free of charge||Yes|
|In an open and machine-readable format||CSV|
|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||http://www.dosm.gov.my/v1/ - Department of Statistics Malaysia, https://www.statistics.gov.my/index.php?r=column3/accor - Department of Statistics Malaysia open data statistics, http://www.data.gov.my/data/ms_MY/dataset/population-an - Population data, https://www.dosm.gov.my/v1/index.php?r=column/ctwoByCat - National accounts (GDP data), http://www.data.gov.my/data/ms_MY/dataset/labour-force- - Unemployment data, https://www.dosm.gov.my/v1/index.php?r=column/cthemeByC - Latest GDP update - Q4 2016, http://www.dosm.gov.my/v1/index.php?r=column/cthemeByCa - Latest unemployment update Dec 2016, http://www.dosm.gov.my/v1/index.php?r=column/cthemeByCa - 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.