Open Knowledge

National Statistics / 2014 75% 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? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by Sakstat
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Sakstat / Geostat makes numerous national indicators available on their website for free.

In some cases, the data is presented in HTML tables, which I believe are machine-readable. Some data is provided in Excel spreadsheets as well. Still other data is only provided as images of pie charts or line graphs. In aggregate, I don't believe that the data is sufficiently structured to qualify as machine-readable, but some datasets are machine-readable.

Data is not available in bulk; each dataset must be downloaded individually.

Sakstat / Geostat provides foundational statistics for free, such as population, GDP, unemployment, etc. However, the agency collects more detailed statistics which are not freely available. The freely-available statistics are sufficiently detailed that I believe the dataset qualifies as freely available even though not all statistics collected by the agency are available for free.

All government-generated data in Georgia is legally in the public domain.

Reviewer comments




  • Mathias Huter


  • Derek Dohler