Country Profile

46
ODIN SCORE
Belgium
113th GLOBAL RANK
OUT OF 187
44 COVERAGE SCORE
OUT OF 100
47 OPENNESS SCORE
OUT OF 100

Summary of Results

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) measures how complete a country’s statistical offerings are and whether their data meet international standards of openness. Belgium ranks 113th in the Open Data Inventory 2020 with an overall score of 46. The overall score is a combination of a data coverage subscore of 44 and a data openness subscore of 47.

The following tables show the coverage and openness scores for each data category. For more detailed information, view the Coverage and Openness tabs.

Rankings

Coverage Openness Overall
Global
OUT OF 187
115th 108th 113th
Western Europe
OUT OF 8
8th 8th 8th

Category Scores

Data Category Coverage Openness    Overall   
Population & vital statistics 80 40 60
Education facilities 0 0 0
Education outcomes 0 0 0
Health facilities 0 0 0
Health outcomes 0 0 0
Reproductive health 50 50 50
Food security & nutrition 0 0 0
Gender statistics 40 60 50
Crime & justice 0 0 0
Poverty & income 70 50 60
Social Statistics subscore 24 20 22
National accounts 75 90 83
Labor 70 60 65
Price indexes 75 90 83
Government finance 75 90 83
Money & banking 100 90 94
International trade 100 90 94
Balance of payments 100 90 94
Economic Statistics subscore 83 86 84
Agriculture & Land Use 50 60 55
Resource use 38 50 44
Energy 100 60 75
Pollution 0 0 0
Built environment 0 0 0
Environment subscore 33 34 34
All Categories 44 47 46
Last updated: December 2, 2020

Coverage

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) assesses coverage based on five coverage elements described below. Each category receives a coverage score based on the amount of data available in that category. Average scores across all categories are shown in the chart below.

In general, coverage scores are based on the availability of indicators and disaggregations published, how many observations are available over the last 10 years, and if national and subnational data exist.

Indicators Not Published

Indicators are considered not published when no qualifying and disaggregated data are found. Not all indicators are required for full credit in every category.

51%
Number of Categories That Score 0

Categories that score 0 do not publish the minimum amount of data to receive a score. For most categories, the minimum amount of data is one indicator. There are 22 categories.

8
Indicators Lacking Sex Disaggregation

Sex- disaggregated data are important to reflect the realities of men and women in various policy areas and narrow gender inequalities.

62%

Coverage Element Scores, 2020

Click to see a description of each coverage element. Scoring criteria for each can be found in the Methodology Guide on the page that corresponds to the coverage element. Element scores are given for each category. The chart above shows average scores across all categories.

Indicators and Disaggregation
This coverage element measures how many indicators and disaggregations are published within a category. In each category, all other coverage elements cannot score higher than this element so that coverage scores are not inflated by only a few datasets.
Data Available the Last 5 Years
This coverage element measures how many of the last 5 years of data are available for indicators within each category.
Data Available the Last 10 Years
This coverage element measures how many of the last 10 years of data are available for indicators within each category.
First Administrative Level
This coverage element measures whether data are available at the first administrative level within each category. First administrative levels are defined by the ISO 3166-2 standard and adjusted for country practices. Not all categories or indicators are required to be published data at this level. (See exemptions here.)
Second Administrative Level
This coverage element measures whether data are available at the second administrative level within each category. Second administrative levels are not defined and any further division of first administrative levels are accepted. Not all categories or indicators are required to be published at this level. (See exemptions here.)

Openness

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) assesses openness based on five coverage elements described below. Each category receives a coverage score based on the amount of data available in that category. Average scores across all categories are shown in the chart below.

In general, openness scores are based on the format and licensing of the datasets, the comprehensiveness of metadata, and what download options exist.

Data License/Terms of Use

The licensing or terms of use that govern the use and reuse of data assessed in ODIN are classified as Open, Some Restrictions, Not Open or Not Available (if no license is found). Below is licensing information for data from the national statistics office on their website and most prominent data portal, if applicable.

NSO Website

Statistics Belgium

Open
NSO Data Portal

be.STAT

Not Available

Openness Element Scores, 2020

Click to see description of each openness element. Scoring critieria for each can be found in the Methodology Guide on the page that corresponds to the openness element. Element scores are given for each category. The chart above shows average scores across all categories.

Machine Readability
This openness element measures whether data are made available in machine readable formats. Machine readable file formats allow users to easily process data using a computer. Common machine readable formats include XLS, XLSX, CSV, and JSON files.
Nonproprietary Format
This openness element measures whether data are made available in nonproprietary formats. Nonproprietary file formats are important because they allow users to access data without requiring the use of a costly, proprietary software that may prevent some users from accessing the data. Common nonproprietary formats include PDF, HTML, XLSX, DOCX, CSV, and JSON files.
Metadata Availability
This openness element measures whether metadata are available for the published indicators. Metadata must be located in or near the data file or on a designated metadata section of the website. ODIN looks for three aspects of metadata: (1) definition of indicator; (2) date of upload; and (3) Source agency.
Download Options
This openness element measures whether download options are available. ODIN looks for three download options: (1) bulk download (at the indicator level), (2) API, and (3) user-select download (custom downloads). Options 2 and 3 are interchangeable for scoring purposes.
Terms of Use or Data License
This openness element measures whether data are made available under an open license. Open licenses must allow the use, reuse, and sharing or adaption of data for commercial and noncommercial use without any obligation other than attribution, per the Open Definition. Licenses prohibiting commercial use or having two or more additional stipulations are classified as “Not Open”. Licenses with no more than one additional stipulation are classified as “Some Restrictions.” Licenses that do not explicitly state all allowed uses under the Open Definition and do not include restrictive language are also classified as “Some Restrictions.”

ODIN Indicators

The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) 2020 assesses data for 65 representative indicators in 22 data categories. The ODIN indicators are not meant to be a comprehensive list of all indicators produced by a country, but rather an indicative sample of the fundamental types of data produced by countries.

The table below shows a list of all ODIN indicators, whether qualifying data were found, and information about the coverage and openness criteria for each dataset. To qualify, a dataset must be published on the NSO website or an official government website linked from the NSO website. It must show national level data, have one of the required categorical disaggregations (if applicable), and present data from the last 10 years.

Not all indicators are required for full credit. More information about this can be found in our Methodology Guide.

ODIN 2020 Indicator List
(1.1) Population data Data available
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex, Marital Status, 5-Year Age Groups
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); JSON (r, np);
Download Options - User Selected, API, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Population by place of residence, nationality, marital status, age and gender be.STAT > population > Population by place of residence, nationality, marital status, age and gender > select indicators and years
(1.2) Birth rate Data available
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Evolution of the number of births in Belgium 1830-2019 Evolutie van het aantal geboorten in België 1830-2019 Themes > Populations > Births and Fertility > Figures > Downloads > Evolutie van het aantal geboorten in België 1830-2019 "Evolution of the number of births in Belgium 1830-2019"
(1.3) Death rate Data available
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - HTML (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Mortality rates, per sex and region, 2000 - 2019 Themes > Population > Mortality, Life expectancy and causes of death > Mortality > Figures > Table > Mortality rates, per sex and region, 2000 - 2019
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms Data Not Available
Education facilities
(2.2) Number of teaching staff Data Not Available
Education facilities
(2.3) Education expenditures Data Not Available
Education facilities
(3.1) Enrollment rate Data Not Available
Education outcomes
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Data Not Available
Education outcomes
(3.3) Competency exam results Data Not Available
Education outcomes
(4.1) Number of health facilities Data Not Available
Health facilities
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Data Not Available
Health facilities
(4.3) Health expenditures Data Not Available
Health facilities
(5.1) Immunization rate Data Not Available
Health outcomes
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Data Not Available
Health outcomes
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - XLS (r); HTML (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Belgium, Maternal morality, 1998-2016 Themes > Population > Mortality, life expectancy and causes of death > Maternal mortality > Numbers > Table > Belgium, Maternal morality, 1998-2015
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Data Not Available
Reproductive health
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Data Not Available
Reproductive health
(6.4) Fertility rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health Disaggregation - None
Years - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2011 "Fertility rate according to the age of he women reached during the year, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2011" Themes > Population > Births and Fertility > Numbers > Downloads > Births and fertility 2011 > Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2011 "Fertility rate according to the age of he women reached during the year, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2011" > Tab 20
Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2014 "Fertility figures according to the age of the women on the last birthday, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2014" Themes > Population > Births and Fertility > Numbers > Downloads > Births and fertility 2014 > Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2014 "Fertility figures according to the age of the women on the last birthday, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2014" > Tab 20
Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2016* "Fertility figures according to the age of the women on the last birthday, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2016" Themes > Population > Births and Fertility > Numbers > Downloads > Births and fertility 2016 > Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2016* "Fertility figures according to the age of the women on the last birthday, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2016" > Tab 20
Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2018 "Fertility rate according to the age of he women reached during the year, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2018" Themes > Population > Births and Fertility > Numbers > Downloads > Births and fertility 2018 > Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2018 "Fertility rate according to the age of he women reached during the year, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2018" > Tab 20
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate Data Not Available
Reproductive health
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Data available
Reproductive health

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Reproductive health
Years - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2011 "Fertility rate according to the age of he women reached during the year, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2011" Themes > Population > Births and Fertility > Numbers > Downloads > Births and fertility 2011 > Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2011 "Fertility rate according to the age of he women reached during the year, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2011" > Tab 20
Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2014 "Fertility figures according to the age of the women on the last birthday, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2014" Themes > Population > Births and Fertility > Numbers > Downloads > Births and fertility 2014 > Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2014 "Fertility figures according to the age of the women on the last birthday, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2014" > Tab 20
Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2016* "Fertility figures according to the age of the women on the last birthday, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2016" Themes > Population > Births and Fertility > Numbers > Downloads > Births and fertility 2016 > Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2016* "Fertility figures according to the age of the women on the last birthday, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2016" > Tab 20
Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2018 "Fertility rate according to the age of he women reached during the year, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2018" Themes > Population > Births and Fertility > Numbers > Downloads > Births and fertility 2018 > Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2018 "Fertility rate according to the age of he women reached during the year, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2018" > Tab 20
(7.1) Prevalence of undernourishment Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Data Not Available
Food security & nutrition
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence Data Not Available
Gender statistics
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions Data available
Gender statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Gender statistics Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2014
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Progress towards de UN Sustainable development goals, Assessment 2016 Federal Planning Bureau > Select "Data" > Sustainable Development > "Progress towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, 2016 Assessment" > Select "Data to be consulted" > "Progress towards from UN Sustainable development goals, Assessment 2016" > Within the Excel spreadsheet select "Data F" tab > 9. Femmes parlementaires
(8.3) Data on child marriages Data available
Gender statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Gender statistics Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); JSON (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, API, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
StatBel be.STAT Population > Population by place of residence, nationality (Belgian/non-Belgian), marital status, age and gender > Population by place of residence, nationality (Belgian/non-Belgian), marital status, age and gender
(9.1) Homicide rate Data Not Available
Crime & justice
(9.2) Crime rate Data Not Available
Crime & justice
(9.3) Data on prison population Data Not Available
Crime & justice
(10.1) Poverty rate Data available
Poverty & income

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Poverty & income Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); JSON (r, np);
Download Options - User Selected, API, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Poverty risk based on the EU SILC survey since 2004, according to year, characteristics (gender, age group, level of education, activity, etc.) and region be.STAT > Work, tax and living conditions > Poverty risk based on the EU SILC survey since 2004, according to year, characteristics (gender, age group, level of education, activity, etc.) and region
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient Data available
Poverty & income

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Poverty & income Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
An overview of Belgian wages and salaries 1999-2017 Themes > Work & training > Wages and labour cost > An overview of Belgian wages and salaries > An overview of Belgian wages and salaries 1999-2017 > Deciles tab
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Industry
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - XLS (r); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); PC-Axis (r);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Quarterly and annual aggregates: Gross value added by industry NBB.stat > National Accounts > Quarterly and annual aggregates > Quarterly and Annual Aggregates > Gross Value Added by Branch of Activity
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Expenditure Categories
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - XLS (r); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); PC-Axis (r);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Quarterly and annual aggregates: Expenditure of GDP NBB.stat > National Accounts > Quarterly and annual aggregates > Quarterly and annual aggregates > Expenditure of GDP
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Income Components
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - XLS (r); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); PC-Axis (r)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Quarterly and annual aggregates : Gross domestic income NBB.stat > National Accounts > Quarterly and annual aggregates > Quarterly and annual aggregates > Gross Domestic Income
(12.1) Employment rate Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLS (r); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); JSON (r, np);
Download Options - User Selected, API,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Active (working and unemployed) and inactive population on the basis of the Labor Force Survey, quarterly, region, age class and level of education, 1999-2016 Themes > Work & Training > Job Market > Employment and Unemployment > Employment and Unemployment- more figures > Trends on the Belgian labor market: publication with time series (1983-2016) > be.STAT tables > Active (working and unemployed) and inactive population on the basis of the Labor Force Survey, quarterly, region, age class and level of education, 1999-2016 > Employment Rate
Active (working and unemployed) and inactive population since 2017 on the basis of the Labor Force Survey, by year, region, age class and level of education be.STAT portal > Work, tax, and living conditions > Active (working and unemployed) and inactive population since 2017 on the basis of the Labor Force Survey, by year, region, age class and level of education > Employment Rate
(12.2) Employment distribution Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Occupation, Sex
Years - 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - XLS (r); HTML (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Occupations in Belgium by gender (top 100) Themes (in Dutch) > Work & Training > Job Market > Professions in Belgium > Numbers > Downloads > Occupations in Belgium by gender (top 100)
(12.3) Unemployment rate Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLS (r); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); JSON (r, np);
Download Options - User Selected, API,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Active (working and unemployed) and inactive population on the basis of the Labor Force Survey, quarterly, region, age class and level of education, 1999-2016 Themes > Work & Training > Job Market > Employment and Unemployment > Employment and Unemployment- more figures > Trends on the Belgian labor market: publication with time series (1983-2016) be.STAT tables > Active (working and unemployed) and inactive population on the basis of the Labor Force Survey, quarterly, region, age class and level of education, 1999-2016 > Unemployment Rate
Active (working and unemployed) and inactive population since 2017 on the basis of the Labor Force Survey, by year, region, age class and level of education be.STAT portal > Work, tax, and living conditions > Active (working and unemployed) and inactive population since 2017 on the basis of the Labor Force Survey, by year, region, age class and level of education > Unemployment Rate
(13.1) Consumer price index Data available
Price indexes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Price indexes Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - XLS (r); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); PC-Axis (r)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Consumer price index (2013=100) National Bank of Belgium > Statistics > NBB.stat > Prices > Consumer Prices and Inflation > Consumer price index (2013=100) > Overview
(13.2) Producers price index Data available
Price indexes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Price indexes Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - XLS (r); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); PC-Axis (r)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Producer price indices National Bank of Belgium > Statistics > NBB.stat > Prices > Producer Prices > Producer price indices (2010=100)
(14.1) Actual revenues Data available
Government finance

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Government finance Disaggregation - Revenue Source
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - XLS (r); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); PC-Axis (r);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Received taxes and actual social contributions by kind National Bank of Belgium > Statistics > NBB.stat > Public finances > Non-financial accounts of general government > Quarterly government account
(14.2) Actual expenditures Data available
Government finance

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Government finance Disaggregation - Economic Classification
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - XLS (r); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); PC-Axis (r);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Government Spending by Functions and Transactions National Bank of Belgium > Statistics > NBB.stat > Public Finances > Non-financial account of general government - overview > Quarterly government account
(15.1) Money supply Data available
Money & banking

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Money & banking Disaggregation - Money Aggregates
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - XLS (r); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); PC-Axis (r);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Monetary aggregates National Bank of Belgium> Statistics > NBB.stat > Other Financial Statistics > Monetary aggregates
(15.2) Interest rates Data available
Money & banking

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Money & banking Disaggregation - Rate Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - XLS (r); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); PC-Axis (r);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Return on Belgian government borrowing on the secondary market National Bank of Belgium> Statistics > NBB.stat > Financial Markets > Interest rate > Government bon/yields / Belgian OLO > Return on Belgian government borrowing on the secondary market
(16.1) Merchandise exports Data available
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
Years - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - XLS (r); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); PC-Axis (r)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Foreign trade - Belgium - National concept National Bank of Belgium> Statistics > NBB.stat > External statistics > Foreign trade > Belgium - National concept
(16.2) Merchandise imports Data available
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
Years - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - XLS (r); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); PC-Axis (r)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Foreign trade - Belgium - National concept National Bank of Belgium> Statistics > NBB.stat > External statistics > Foreign trade > Belgium - National concept


(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Data available
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - Environmental Zones
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLS (r); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); JSON (r, np);
Download Options - User Selected, API, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Land use in Belgium from 1980 be.STAT > Land Use > Land Use > Land Use in Belgium from 1980
(18.2) Data on protected lands Data Not Available
Agriculture & Land Use
(18.3) Commondity production Data available
Agriculture & Land Use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Agriculture & Land Use Disaggregation - Commodity Type
Years - 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - XLSX (r, np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Final estimate of production of agricultural crops - 2019 Final estimate of production of agricultural crops - 2019 > Evolutie Producties
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests Data available
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Sea Fishing- annual results: 2003-2019 Themes > Agriculture and Fishing > Sea Fishing > Sea Fishing- annual results: 2003-2019
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation Data available
Resource use

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Resource use Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); JSON (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Geographic location, Land Use, Area under Forests Themes > Environment > Ground: Land Use > Land Use in Belgium from 1980 > 2. Total Forest
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Data Not Available
Resource use
(19.4) Water consumption Data Not Available
Resource use
(20.1) Energy consumption Data available
Energy

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Energy Disaggregation - Energy Commodity, Sector
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); JSON (r, np);
Download Options - User Selected, API,
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Energy usage statistics - Electricity - GWh Themes > Energy > be.STAT tables > Electricity > Final Consumption
Energy usage statistics - Natural gas TJ Themes > Energy > be.STAT tables > Natural Gas and derived gases > Final Consumption
Energy usage statistics - Petroleum - kton Themes > Energy > be.STAT tables > petroleum and petroleum products > Final Consumption
Energy usage statistics - Renewable energy and waste Themes > Energy > be.STAT tables > Renewable energy and waste > Final Consumption
(20.2) Energy supply Data available
Energy

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Energy Disaggregation - Energy Commodity
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Date)
Format - PDF (np); XLSX (r, np); CSV (r, np); XML (r, np); HTML (np); JSON (r, np)
Download Options - User Selected, API
Terms of Use - Not Available
Terms of Use URL - 
Source Navigation
Energy usage statistics - Electricity - GWh Themes > Energy > be.STAT tables > Electricity > Total Energy Supply
Energy usage statistics - Natural gas TJ Themes > Energy > be.STAT tables > Natural Gas and derived gases > Total Energy Supply
Energy usage statistics - Petroleum - kton Themes > Energy > be.STAT tables > petroleum and petroleum products > Total Energy Supply
Energy usage statistics - Renewable energy and waste Themes > Energy > be.STAT tables > Renewable energy and waste > Total Energy Supply
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Data Not Available
Pollution
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Data Not Available
Pollution
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Data Not Available
Built environment
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Data Not Available
Built environment
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Data Not Available
Built environment
(22.4) Access to electricity Data Not Available
Built environment
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Data Not Available
Built environment

Recommendations

Every country can improve their open data and ODIN scores can help identify gaps where improvements should be focused. The following recommendations may involve not only the national statistics office, but the entire national statistical system.

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33 ODIN indicators were not published with any of the required disaggregation. ODIN indicators are only a representative sample of the types of data a country should publish and not all indicators below may be relevant to your country. Nonetheless, those that are should be published. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where no disaggregated data could be found on the NSO website or any official national website that is linked from the NSO website. See the Methodology Guide for definitions of each indicator.

Missing ODIN Indicator Required Disaggregation
(2.1) Number of schools or classrooms School Stage, School Type
(2.2) Number of teaching staff School Stage, School Type
(2.3) Education expenditures School Stage, Expenditure Categories
(3.1) Enrollment rate Sex, Age, School Stage, School Type
(3.2) Completion or graduation rate Sex, Age, School Stage, School Type
(3.3) Competency exam results Sex, Age, School Stage
(4.1) Number of health facilities Facility Type
(4.2) Number of beds or data on health care staff Facility Type, Department Type, Staff Type
(4.3) Health expenditures Expenditure Categories
(5.1) Immunization rate Age, Sex
(5.2) Diseases prevalence Age, Sex, Disease Type
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Sex
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Sex
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate None
(7.1) Prevalence of undernourishment None
(7.2) Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity None
(7.3) Prevalence of obesity Sex, Age
(7.4) Prevalence of stunting Sex, Age
(7.5) Prevalence of wasting Sex, Age
(8.1) Proportion of women who are victims of physical, sexual, or psychological violence Age, Disability Status, Relationship To Perpetrator
(9.1) Homicide rate Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship
(9.2) Crime rate Crime Type, Sex Of Victim, Age Of Victim, Sex Of Perpetrator, Age Of Perpetrator, Victim/Perpetrator Relationship
(9.3) Data on prison population Age, Sex, Sentencing Status
(18.2) Data on protected lands None
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Activity Type
(19.4) Water consumption Sector
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Gas Type
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Pollutant Type
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Water Supply Type
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Sanitation Facility Type
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms None
(22.4) Access to electricity Access Type
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Material Type

No data license or terms of use for data on the portal that indicates how data can be used was found. Adopting an open license is a core component of the definition of open data. Data cannot be open unless they are licensed for reuse. An open data license is an opportunity for governments to encourage public use of their data by specifically addressing how people can use data, how they should attribute data, and what types of use, if any, are prohibited. These specifics encourage use and reuse of data by alleviating user concerns about legal ramifications of unapproved use. Please reference the Best Practices section of the Methodology Guide for examples from other countries and reach out to Open Data Watch for advice. Below is a table with the name of the portal and website where a data license or terms of use for data could not be found.

NSO Name Website
be.STAT  

30 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that were not made available for all years with complete metadata. Many metadata standards can be used to meet ODIN criteria for complete metadata. Metadata must include the following three components: 1) Source agency of data, 2) Definition of indicator, and 3) Date that data was uploaded online. Datasets should be published with ample metadata to “aid both discoverability and usability of the data,” according to the Open Data Handbook. Various metadata standards exist that are often used for statistical data, including Dublin Core, Data Catalogue Vocabulary (DCAT), and RDF Data Cube Vocabulary. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data with incomplete metadata was found.

ODIN Indicator with Incomplete Metadata Dataset URL Metadata Components Not Found
(1.1) Population data Population by place of residence, nationality, marital status, age and gender Source, Date, Definition
(1.2) Birth rate Evolution of the number of births in Belgium 1830-2019 Evolutie van het aantal geboorten in België 1830-2019 Date, Definition
(1.3) Death rate Mortality rates, per sex and region, 2000 - 2019 Date, Definition
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate Belgium, Maternal morality, 1998-2016 Source, Date, Definition
(6.4) Fertility rate Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2011 "Fertility rate according to the age of he women reached during the year, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2011" , Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2014 "Fertility figures according to the age of the women on the last birthday, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2014", Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2016* "Fertility figures according to the age of the women on the last birthday, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2016", Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2018 "Fertility rate according to the age of he women reached during the year, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2018" Source, Date, Definition
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2011 "Fertility rate according to the age of he women reached during the year, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2011" , Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2014 "Fertility figures according to the age of the women on the last birthday, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2014", Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2016* "Fertility figures according to the age of the women on the last birthday, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2016", Vruchtbaarheidscijfers volgens de leeftijd van de vrouwen op de laatste verjaardag, van 15 tot 49 jaar, per nationaliteit, per gewest en provincie, 2018 "Fertility rate according to the age of he women reached during the year, from 15 to 49 years, by nationality, by region and province, 2018" Source, Date, Definition
(8.3) Data on child marriages StatBel be.STAT Source, Date, Definition
(10.1) Poverty rate Poverty risk based on the EU SILC survey since 2004, according to year, characteristics (gender, age group, level of education, activity, etc.) and region Source, Date, Definition
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient An overview of Belgian wages and salaries 1999-2017 Source, Date, Definition
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Quarterly and annual aggregates: Gross value added by industry Date, Definition
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Quarterly and annual aggregates: Expenditure of GDP Date, Definition
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Quarterly and annual aggregates : Gross domestic income Date, Definition
(12.1) Employment rate Active (working and unemployed) and inactive population on the basis of the Labor Force Survey, quarterly, region, age class and level of education, 1999-2016 , Active (working and unemployed) and inactive population since 2017 on the basis of the Labor Force Survey, by year, region, age class and level of education Source, Date, Definition
(12.2) Employment distribution Occupations in Belgium by gender (top 100) Source, Date, Definition
(12.3) Unemployment rate Active (working and unemployed) and inactive population on the basis of the Labor Force Survey, quarterly, region, age class and level of education, 1999-2016 , Active (working and unemployed) and inactive population since 2017 on the basis of the Labor Force Survey, by year, region, age class and level of education Source, Date, Definition
(13.1) Consumer price index Consumer price index (2013=100) Date, Definition
(13.2) Producers price index Producer price indices Date, Definition
(14.1) Actual revenues Received taxes and actual social contributions by kind Date, Definition
(14.2) Actual expenditures Government Spending by Functions and Transactions Date, Definition
(15.1) Money supply Monetary aggregates Date, Definition
(15.2) Interest rates Return on Belgian government borrowing on the secondary market Source, Date, Definition
(16.1) Merchandise exports Foreign trade - Belgium - National concept Source, Date, Definition
(16.2) Merchandise imports Foreign trade - Belgium - National concept Source, Date, Definition
(17.1) Current account Balance of payments Source, Date, Definition
(17.2) Capital and financial account Balance of payments Source, Date, Definition
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Land use in Belgium from 1980 Source, Date, Definition
(18.3) Commondity production Final estimate of production of agricultural crops - 2019 Source, Date, Definition
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests Sea Fishing- annual results: 2003-2019 Source, Date, Definition
(20.1) Energy consumption Energy usage statistics - Electricity - GWh, Energy usage statistics - Natural gas TJ, Energy usage statistics - Petroleum - kton, Energy usage statistics - Renewable energy and waste Source, Date, Definition
(20.2) Energy supply Energy usage statistics - Electricity - GWh, Energy usage statistics - Natural gas TJ, Energy usage statistics - Petroleum - kton, Energy usage statistics - Renewable energy and waste Source, Date, Definition

Country Context

To understand a country’s commitment to open data, it is important to look at ODIN scores in context. The information below includes assessments of the country’s statistical capacity, links to relevant laws, and comparative measures of the country’s performance on other measures of data coverage, openness, and government transparency.

Statistical Capacity Indicators

The World Bank’s Statistical Capacity Indicator is a composite score assessing the capacity of a country’s statistical system. It is based on a diagnostic framework assessing the following areas: methodology; data sources; and periodicity and timeliness. For more information, click the scores below.

Overall Score
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Methodology Subscore
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Source Data Subscore
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Periodicity Subscore
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Scores are only available for low- to middle-income countries.

Legal Framework

Data Commitments

National Data Strategy

National data strategies or National Strategies for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) provide a country with a strategy for developing statistical capacity across the entire national statistical system (NSS). It presents the statistics office’s priorities for the next 5-10 years.

Read the Statistisch programma 2020 for Belgium.

IMF Standards for Data Dissemination

Data dissemination standards enhance the availability of timely and comprehensive statistics, which contributes to sound macroeconomic policies and the efficient functioning of financial markets.

Belgium is a SDDS Subscriber

Open Data Charter (ODC)

The ODC is a collaboration between over 100 governments and organisations working to open up data based on a shared set of seven principles.

Belgium has not adopted the charter.

Open Government Partnership (OGP)

OGP is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure concrete commitments from national and subnational governments to promote open government, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

Belgium is not a participant.

Index Comparison

Click on the index name on the vertical axis to view the country data from the managing organization’s website.

All scores have been converted to a 100 point scale.