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El Salvador

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?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 1

Data format


Data Location

  • - Dirección General de Estadísticas y Censos
  • - Population data (predictions)
  • - Population data (2007 census)
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes Updated link to 'rights of citizen' which suggests data should be in public domain.
    Downloadable at once No Update: census data split into separate files, post census population data in pdf report.
    Up-to-date No Update: Last population data from 2007 census, from 2005 - 2025 population projections exist. Amended to no as data not found on GDP or unemployment.
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format XLS Population data from last census in XLS
    findable 2
    findable_steps Google Advanced Search
    licence_url Update: moved link initially provided to above as population data not open license. Amended to link 'Cartas de Derecho'
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name Dirección General de Estadísticas y Censos
    Controlled access Yes
    characteristics National population
    location - Dirección General de Estadísticas y Censos, - Population data (predictions), - Population data (2007 census) Update: Added links to population data


    The file is in PDF format. You need to use conversion tools to split pages and to scrape the data.

    Reviewer comments

    This submission is valid, thank you Omar Luna for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. Added XLS format for population data (from census). Not able to find data on unemployment of GDP. Clear open license doesn't exist but the 'Cartas de Derecho' suggest data should be in public domain & free of charge.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Sophie Lafayette
    Submitters   Omar Luna
    Last modified   Thu Dec 08 2016 18:05:59 GMT+0000 (UTC)