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 machine readable? Yes (JSON, XLS, CSV, SCB, PC-Axis)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by Statistics Sweden (Statistiska Centralbyrån))
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


JSON API for large amounts of statistical data. The API is rate limited but possible to use to retrieve large amounts of data. License terms comparable to CC-BY (but CC-BY not explicitly stated).

GDP also available here. Population available here. Unemployment available here.

Reviewer comments

Current data available in a range of formats with open license.



  • Zach Christensen


  • Asmen Gül