Gender statistics 70% open

South Africa

What data is expected?

A selection of gender-related data, concerning gender-based violence, and women in leadership positions.

  • Data on violence against women
  • Data on women in management positions or parliament
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable Yes The Nesstar API allows a user to select a data-set and specify a file type for download. There are 12 file types available for download, including CSV,Stata, and SAS among others.
Publicly available Yes The data-sets are available for download on Nesstar, and API used by Stats SA to avail the data in various formats.
Openly licenced No There is no clearly defined open license for use of the data, nor is there clear legal framework for using the data.
Up-to-date Yes The data from the annual surveys is availed between 1 to 2 years after the actual survey. The same goes for data from the census and the community survey. The data are also revised and updated as and when necessary.
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, Other, TXT Other formats include Stata, SPSS, Nesstar Publisher, NSDstat, Statistica, DIF, SAS.
location http://interactive.statssa.gov.za:8282/webview/ - This is an API that allows users to download data-sets and also perform analyses on the variables in the data-sets.
Collected by government Yes Statistics South Africa collects gender statistics mainly through the census conducted every 10 years, as well as the Community Survey that's also carried out roughly every 10 years. There also conduct 2 annual surveys, the Victims of Crime Survey, and the General Household Survey. The last census was in 2011 and the last Community Survey was in 2016. For the intermediate years, estimates of gender statistics are found using population projection software by Stats SA.
findable_steps I searched for South African gender statistics. I recognised the most relevant hit as Stats SA because it is the official statistical office. I then navigated the website to locate the links for downloading the data-sets.
characteristics Data on violence against women, Data on women in management positions or parliament
Controlled access Yes In order to download the data, a user has to logon using generic logon details provided (user name is guest, and the password is guest).
Collector name Statistics South Africa (Stats SA)

Meta data

Data location   http://interactive.statssa.gov.za:8282/webview/ - This is an API that allows users to download data-sets and also perform analyses on the variables in the data-sets.
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   CSV, Other, TXT
Reviewer   Mbongeni Hlabano
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Wed May 02 2018 19:44:47 GMT+0000 (UTC)