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South Africa

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

CSV, XLS

Data Location

  • http://www.statssa.gov.za/ - Statistics South Africa
  • https://www.resbank.co.za/Research/Statistics/Pages/Sta - South African Reserve Bank
  • http://tradestats.thedti.gov.za/ReportFolders/reportFol - Republic of South Africa National Department of Trade and Industry,
  • http://www.treasury.gov.za/publications/tax%20statistic - Republic of South Africa National Treasury
  • http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=737&id=1 - Labour data
  • http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=1854&PPN=P0441&SCH=6 - GDP data
  • http://www.statssa.gov.za/publications/P0302/P03022016. - Latest population data
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No
    Downloadable at once No Update: amended to no as latest unemployment & population rates were found across multiple PDF documents
    Up-to-date Yes Update: quarterly labour force survey includes unemployment, GDP quarterly, population twice yearly
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format CSV, XLS Update: latest statistics in PDF reports/public releases
    findable 4
    findable_steps A quick google search and prior knowledge on statistics data sources.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 1
    collector_name Statistics South Africa, South African Reserve Bank, Republic of South Africa National Department of Trade and Industry, Republic of South Africa National Treasury
    characteristics Gross Domestic Product, National unemployment, National population
    location http://www.statssa.gov.za/ - Statistics South Africa, https://www.resbank.co.za/Research/Statistics/Pages/Sta - South African Reserve Bank, http://tradestats.thedti.gov.za/ReportFolders/reportFol - Republic of South Africa National Department of Trade and Industry,, http://www.treasury.gov.za/publications/tax%20statistic - Republic of South Africa National Treasury, http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=737&id=1 - Labour data, http://www.statssa.gov.za/?page_id=1854&PPN=P0441&SCH=6 - GDP data, http://www.statssa.gov.za/publications/P0302/P03022016. - Latest population data Update: added links to labour, GDP, and population data

    Reviewer comments

    This submission is valid, thank you Tricia Govindasamy for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. Website does contain up to date data but difficult to find all in one location, often displayed only as graph rather than link to a data set or report.

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Sophie Lafayette
    Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
    Last modified   Thu Jan 12 2017 20:13:24 GMT+0000 (UTC)