Open Knowledge

Government Spending 10% open


What data is expected?

Records of actual (past) national government spending at a detailed transactional level; A database of contracts awarded or similar will not considered sufficient. This data category refers to detailed ongoing data on actual expenditure. Data submitted in this category should meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Individual record of transactions.
  • Date of the transactions
  • Government office which had the transaction
  • Name of vendor
  • amount of the transaction
  • Update on a monthly basis

What data is available

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


The Ministry of Finance releases monthly, regularly updated datasets on the implemented budget (XLS). These datasets contain the monthly aggregate spending of Ministries and other major State bodies of the federal level (EUR 100k). However, these break-downs do not show what these entities spend the money on, no itemized spending data is available. Thus, the level of detail required by this survey is not met.

Also Statistik Austria (national statistical office) publishes income and expenses on a quarterly basis machine-readable in xls and html and pdf format, see:

Reviewer comments

Submission has been modified. Even if the statistics office provides expenditure data, it is not at a transactional level and therefore does not count. However this is a good addition in the comment section.



  • Tryggvi Björgvinsson


  • Martin Kaltenböck