Open Knowledge

National Statistics 100% 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 (CSV, Excel, SPSS)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by Centraal Bureau voor Statistiek (CBS))
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


CBS Portal has online search and display of data with download options.

Regarding the specific datasets requested:

GDP is updated quarterly:

Unemployment updated monthly:

Population count updated monthly:,297-298,312,314-315,329,331-332,346,348-349&VW=T

Reviewer comments

Data regularly updated, downloadable in many formats, and openly licensed.



  • Zach Christensen


  • Sander van der Waal