National Statistics 65% open

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?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced No
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, XLS Update: latest statistics in PDF reports/public releases
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
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

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.

Meta data

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
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   CSV, XLS
Reviewer   Sophie Lafayette
Submitters   Tricia Govindasamy
Last modified   Thu Jan 12 2017 20:13:24 GMT+0000 (UTC)