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What data is expected?

National government budget at a high level. This category is looking at budgets, or the planned government expenditure for the upcoming year, and not the actual expenditure. To satisfy this category, the following minimum criteria must be met:

  • Planned budget divided by government department and sub-department
  • Updated once a year.
  • The budget should include descriptions regarding the different budget sections.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (xls)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Budget 2014/2015 published by Federal Ministry of Finance)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes

Details provides links to the budgets for 2014 and 2015 in PDF files. Numerous relevant datasets with various statistics and payments are available as XLS files, however there appears to be no machine readable file with all data from the budget. More than a dozen XLS files are available for download, most of them with tens of worksheets, but all this data combined still does not appear to cover all the data contained in the PDF files of the budgets. The Ministry of Finance appears to claim a Copyright on all content on its website.

The Austrian Parliament has a department for budget analysis. The analysis and data produced by this department is only available online, mostly as PDF and DOCX files, a couple of relevant XLS files are available as well, but no fully machine-readable budget data set (

Furthermore more granular data of regions and cities and communities are available for lots of regions in Austria; and the project Offener Haushalt opens up budget data of communities and regions etc, see:

Reviewer comments

The Data available, but not in bulk.



  • Mor Rubinstein


  • Martin Kaltenböck