Open Knowledge

National Statistics 80% open


What data is expected?

Key national statistics such as demographic and economic indicators (GDP, unemployment, population, etc). To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • GDP for the whole country updated at least quarterly
  • Unemployment statistics updated at least monthly
  • Population updated at least once a year

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? Yes(Here)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (PDF, JPG, Excel, JSON, XML)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? No
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by Central Informatics Organization)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Bahrain has a data portal that provides a variety of statistics ( ). However, this website is very buggy and it is difficult to verify if the data is available.

GDP up to 2014. Population up to 2014.

Reviewer comments

No unemployment data found but open license.



  • Zach Christensen


  • Riyadh Al-Balushi