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 (json-stat, csv, tsb, xml, pc-axis, excel)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Open data API from Statistics Norway published by Statistics Norway)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


License/terms for other data from ssb, not in Data is freely available as long as the source is referenced. See

For example data from the statistics bank, where you can create your own tables:

Previous editor's note: But I've been corresponding with Statistics Norway ( the home of the statistics ) and they've said the same. Their license is essentially the same as the Norwegian License for Open Government Data ( NLOD - ), but they can't yet write this, though they're working on it. That is, their license is CC BA compatible.

Reviewer comments

Current, openly licensed data are available.



  • Zach Christensen


  • Bergheimivar L