Open Knowledge

National Statistics 60% open

South Africa

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? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (Excel, PDF, ASCII)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by Statistics South Africa
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Some of it is available only in PDF files, but some datasets are available in Excel and ASCII formats under the 'interactive data' heading.

Reviewer comments

Data not in open format.



  • Zach Christensen


  • Greg Kempe