Open Knowledge

National Statistics / 2013 70% 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? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (XLS, CSV, HTML, PDF)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


The national statistics office publishes statistics at and statistical data at It is available in in XLS offer and formats, however the quality of the machine readable data is abysmal.

The general Copyright statement is essentially saying that you can reuse the data provided attribution is given, but you are not allowed to change or manipulate the information: "© Statistisches Bundesamt, Wiesbaden 2013. Sie können Informationen speichern, (auch auszugsweise) mit Quellenangabe weitergeben, vervielfältigen und verbreiten sowie Links zur Homepage des Statistischen Bundesamtes legen. Die Informationen dürfen im Übrigen nicht verändert oder verfälscht werden." which makes it not openly licensed. At the same data is available under the German "Datenlizenz Deutschland" which has been revied and considered not comliant with the Open Definition in Version 1.0. A process to address these issues are underway with version 2.0 of the "Datenlizenz Deutschland".



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