Country Profile

47
ODIN SCORE
Malta
104th GLOBAL RANK
OUT OF 187
44 COVERAGE SCORE
OUT OF 100
49 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. Malta ranks 104th in the Open Data Inventory 2020 with an overall score of 47. The overall score is a combination of a data coverage subscore of 44 and a data openness subscore of 49.

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
113th 99th 104th
Southern Europe
OUT OF 15
12th 12th 12th

Category Scores

Data Category Coverage Openness    Overall   
Population & vital statistics 75 80 78
Education facilities 0 0 0
Education outcomes 38 60 50
Health facilities 0 0 0
Health outcomes 0 0 0
Reproductive health 0 0 0
Food security & nutrition 0 0 0
Gender statistics 13 70 44
Crime & justice 0 0 0
Poverty & income 38 50 44
Social Statistics subscore 17 26 22
National accounts 100 70 81
Labor 75 90 83
Price indexes 50 90 75
Government finance 100 70 81
Money & banking 100 60 75
International trade 100 50 69
Balance of payments 100 70 81
Economic Statistics subscore 89 71 78
Agriculture & Land Use 50 60 56
Resource use 50 70 63
Energy 0 0 0
Pollution 50 60 56
Built environment 25 60 44
Environment subscore 35 50 44
All Categories 44 49 47
Last updated: July 21, 2021

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.

55%
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Categories that score 0 do not publish the minimum amount of data to receive a score.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.

7
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

National Statistics Office

Open
NSO Data Portal

StatDB

Open

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, 5-Year Age Groups
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLS (r); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
NSO, Total Population by sex and single years of age, HTML, XLS, PDF, CSV https://nso.gov.mt/statdb/start# > Folder "National Statistics Office" > Folder "Demography" > "Total Population by Sex and Single Years of Age"
NSO, Total Population by region, district and locality, HTML, XLS, PDF, CSV https://nso.gov.mt/statdb/start# > Folder "National Statistics Office" > Folder "Demography" > "Total Population by region, district and locality"
(1.2) Birth rate Data available
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - None ()
Format - XLSX (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
2014 Demographic Indicators, XLSX https://nso.gov.mt/en > Publications > Selected Indicators > Demographic Indicators > Demographic Indicators
(1.3) Death rate Data available
Population & vital statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Population & vital statistics Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - None ()
Format - XLSX (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
2014 Demographic Indicators, XLSX https://nso.gov.mt/en > Publications > Selected Indicators > Demographic Indicators > Demographic Indicators
(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 available
Education outcomes

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Education outcomes Disaggregation - Sex, Age, School Type
Years - 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Statistics on Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary Formal Education 2012/2013 - 2016/2017 Table 1.2, page 18 and Table 2.1, page 29
(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 Not Available
Reproductive health
(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 - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLS (r); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - User Selected
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
NSO Malta Stat DB https://nso.gov.mt/statdb/start > National Statistics Office > Demography > Crude Death Rate Crude Birth Rate and Total Fertility Rate
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate Data Not Available
Reproductive health
(6.6) Adolescent birth rate Data Not Available
Reproductive health
(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 Not Available
Gender statistics
(8.3) Data on child marriages Data available
Gender statistics

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Gender statistics Disaggregation - None
Years - 2014,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
DEMOGRAPHIC REVIEW 2014 Table 5.3, Marriages by age and previous marital status of spouses: 2014, Page 85, PDF.
(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 (1 of 3 datasets)
Poverty & income

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Poverty & income Disaggregation - None
Years - 2014, 2015,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
News Release, 22 September 2016, Table 3, Page 3, PDF https://nso.gov.mt/en > Releases > View by Unit > C1 Living Conditions and Culture Statistics > Statistics on Income and Living Conditions > 2016 > SILC 2015: Salient Indicators
(10.1) Poverty rate Data available (2 of 3 datasets)
Poverty & income

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Poverty & income Disaggregation - None
Years - 2010,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - None (Source, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Statistics on Income and Living Conditions 2010, PP 31-3, Tables 4.2 - 4.4, PDF https://nso.gov.mt/en > Publications > View by Unit > C1 Living Conditions and Culture Statistics > Survey on Income and Living Conditions > 2010
(10.1) Poverty rate Data available (3 of 3 datasets)
Poverty & income

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Poverty & income Disaggregation - None
Years - 2012, 2013,
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
News Release 3 September 2014, Table 2, Page 2, PDF https://nso.gov.mt/en > Releases > View by Unit > C1 Living Conditions and Culture Statistics > Statistics on Income and Living Conditions > 2014 > SILC 2013: Salient Indicators
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient Data Not Available
Poverty & income
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Industry
Years - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLS (r)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
National Statistics Office Malta https://nso.gov.mt/en > Releases > View by Unit > A1 National Accounts > Gross Domestic Product > 2020 > Gross Domestic Product: Q4/2019
Gross Domestic Product: 2019 News Release Table 1, page 3
(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
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLS (r); CSV (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
NSO - StatDB, GDP and GNI (ESA 2010) - Quarter, XLS, HTML, PDF, CSV https://nso.gov.mt/en/Pages/NSO-Home.aspx > StatDB > National Accounts > GDP and GNI (ESA - 2010) Quarter > Select all categories and set From Period to 2008-01-01 and To Period to 2017-12-31, and then export the
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Data available
National accounts

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
National accounts Disaggregation - Income Components
Years - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Non-financial Accounts by Institutional Sector: 2011-2017: 2019 News Release Talbe 1 a-g, pages 2-8
(12.1) Employment rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLS (r)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Key Indicators on the Labour Market: 2013-2018 Table 1 page 2
National Statistics Office, Malta https://nso.gov.mt/en > Releases > View by Unit > Unit C2 > Labour Market and Information Society Statistics > Labour Force Survey > Key Indicators on the Labour Market: 2013-2018
Key Indicators on the Labour Market: 2012-2017 Table 1 page 2
National Statistics Office, Malta https://nso.gov.mt/en > Releases > View by Unit > Unit C2 > Labour Market and Information Society Statistics > Labour Force Survey > Key Indicators on the Labour Market: 2012-2017
(12.1) Employment rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLS (r)
Download Options - No download options
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Labour Force Survey: Q4/2019 Table 1, page 3
National Statistics Office, Malta https://nso.gov.mt/en > Releases > View by Unit > Unit C2 > Labour Market and Information Society Statistics > Labour Force Survey > Labour Force Survey: Q4/2019
(12.2) Employment distribution Data available
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Occupation, Sex
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLS (r)
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
News Release, 6 January 2011. Table 8, Page 4, PDF
News Release, 8 January 2013 Table 8, Page 4, PDF
News Release, Labour Force Survey: Q3/2015 Table 7, P. 4, PDF
News Release, Labour Force Survey: Q3/2016 Table 8, P. 5, PDF
News Release, Labour Force Survey: Q3/2014 Table 7, P. 4, PDF
​​Labour Force Survey: Q4/2019​​​​​ Table 8, page 6
Labour Force Survey: Q4/2018​​​​ Table 8, page 6
(12.3) Unemployment rate Data available (1 of 2 datasets)
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex, Age
Years - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLS (r)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Key Indicators on the Labour Market: 2013-2018 Table 9, page 10
National Statistics Office, Malta https://nso.gov.mt/en > Releases > View by Unit > Unit C2 > Labour Market and Information Society Statistics > Labour Force Survey > Key Indicators on the Labour Market: 2013-2018
(12.3) Unemployment rate Data available (2 of 2 datasets)
Labor

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Labor Disaggregation - Sex
Years - 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)

Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Unemployment Rate: December 2019 Table 1, page 2
National Statistics Office, Malta https://nso.gov.mt/en > Releases > View by Unit > Unit C2 > Labour Market and Information Society Statistics > Unemployment Rate > Unemployment Rate: December 2019
(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
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLS (r); XML (r, np); HTML (np);
Download Options - User Selected, Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Retail Price Index https://nso.gov.mt/statdb/start# > "National Statistics Office" > "Consumer Prices" > "Retail Price Index"
(13.2) Producers price index Data Not Available
Price indexes
(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 - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
News Release 23 December 2016 Table 1, page 2
News Release 27 December 2013 Table 1, page 2
​Government Finance Data: January-December 2019​ Table 1, page 2
(14.2) Actual expenditures Data available
Government finance

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Government finance Disaggregation - Functional Classification
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level,
Metadata - Complete (Source, Date, Definition)
Format - PDF (np); XLS (r)
Download Options - No download options,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
News Release 23 December 2016 Table 3, Page 4, PDF
News Release 23 December 2013 Table 1, 2, 4 & 5, Page 2-5, PDF
News Release 31 December 2010 Table 1, 2, 4 & 5, Page 2-5, PDF
​Government Finance Data: January-December 2019​ Table 1, page 2
(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 - XLSX (r, np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Central Bank of Malta, The Contribution of Resident MFIs to the Euro Area Monetary Aggregates, Tab: "Monetary Agg 2008-", XLSX https://nso.gov.mt/en/Pages/NSO-Home.aspx > External Links > Local Organisations > ​Central Bank of Malta > Economics and Statistics > STATISTICS > Monetary, banking and financial markets > Monetary Aggregates and Their Counterparts > The Contribution of Resident MFIs to the Euro Area 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)
Format - XLS (r);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Central Bank of Malta, Financial Markets, Key CBM, ECB and money market interest rates (including historic data 1997 - 2007), XLS https://nso.gov.mt/en/Pages/NSO-Home.aspx > External Links > Local Organisations > ​Central Bank of Malta > Economics and Statistics > STATISTICS > Monetary, banking and financial markets > FINANCIAL MARKET DEVELOPMENTS AND INTEREST RATES > Key CBM, ECB and money market interest rates (including historic data 1997 - 2007)
(16.1) Merchandise exports Data available
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
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 - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Trade by Major Commodity Groups - Exports https://nso.gov.mt/en/Pages/NSO-Home.aspx > External Links > Local Organisations > ​Central Bank of Malta > Economics and Statistics > STATISTICS > External > External Trade (in goods) > Trade by Major Commodity Groups - Exports
(16.2) Merchandise imports Data available
International trade

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
International trade Disaggregation - Product Categories
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 - Semi-Restrictive
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Trade by Major Commodity Groups - Imports https://nso.gov.mt/en/Pages/NSO-Home.aspx > External Links > Local Organisations > ​Central Bank of Malta > Economics and Statistics > STATISTICS > External > External Trade (in goods) > Trade by Major Commodity Groups - Imports


(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,
Levels - Admin 1, Admin 2, National Level,
Metadata - None ()
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 2010 https://nso.gov.mt/en/Pages/NSO-Home.aspx > Publications > View by Unit > B3 Environment, Energy, Transport and Agriculture Statistics 1.4-1.5, Page 12-17
(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 - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Levels - National Level
Metadata - None ()
Format - XLS (r); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - User Selected
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
National Statistical Office, Malta https://nso.gov.mt/StatDB/start > National Statistics Office > Agriculture > Crops Products > Fruits and Vegetables Market Sales Kilograms
(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 - Admin 1, National Level
Metadata - None ()
Format - PDF (np); XLS (r); CSV (r, np); HTML (np)
Download Options - User Selected
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
National Statistics Office, Malta https://nso.gov.mt/StatDB/start > National Statistics Office > Agriculture > Fisheries > Fish Landings Kilograms
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation Data Not Available
Resource use
(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 Not Available
Energy
(20.2) Energy supply Data Not Available
Energy
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Data available
Pollution

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Pollution Disaggregation - Gas Type
Years - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Levels - National Level
Metadata - Incomplete (Source, Definition)
Format - XLS (r)
Download Options - Bulk Download
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
Greenhouse gas net emissions (CO2 equivalent) by sector: 2007-2017 Table 1, Page 2 Tab
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Data Not Available
Pollution
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Data available
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Water Supply Type
Years - 2011,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING 2011 Final Report https://nso.gov.mt/en/Pages/NSO-Home.aspx > Publications > View by Unit > 01 Methodology and Research > Census of Population and Housing 2011 > Final Report​ > Table 117, Page 282-283
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Data available
Built environment

Dataset Coverage Dataset Openness
Built environment Disaggregation - Sanitation Facility Type
Years - 2011,
Levels - Admin 1, National Level,
Metadata - Incomplete (Source)
Format - PDF (np);
Download Options - Bulk Download,
Terms of Use - Open
Terms of Use URL  URL
Source Navigation
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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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36 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
(3.2) 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
(6.1) Maternal mortality rate None
(6.2) Infant mortality rate or neonatal mortality rate Sex
(6.3) Under-5 mortality rate Sex
(6.5) Contraceptive prevalence rate None
(6.6) Adolescent birth 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
(8.2) Proportion of women in government, management or senior positions None
(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
(10.2) Distribution of income by deciles or Gini coefficient None
(13.2) Producers price index None
(18.2) Data on protected lands None
(19.2) Data on timber harvests or deforestation None
(19.3) Data on mining or extractive activities Activity Type
(19.4) Water consumption Sector
(20.1) Energy consumption Energy Commodity, Sector
(20.2) Energy supply Energy Commodity
(21.2) Emissions of air or water pollutants Pollutant Type
(22.4) Access to electricity Access Type
(22.5) Data on housing construction materials Material Type

1 ODIN indicators were not published with sex-disaggregation. Sex-disaggregated data are important to reflect the realities of men and women in various policy areas and narrow gender inequalities. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where no sex-disaggregated data could be found on the NSO website or any official national website that is linked from the NSO website.

ODIN Indicator with no Sex-disaggregation Published
(12.2) Employment distribution

12 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that were not made available for all years in a machine readable format. Machine-readable data are structured data in formats that can be read and processed by a computer. These include Extensible Markup Language (XML), JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), common-separated values (CSV), and Microsoft Excel’s Open XML Spreadsheet (XLSX). When data are made available in formats that are not machine-readable, users cannot easily access and modify the data, which severely restricts their use. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data in a machine readable format could not be found. File formats with a (r) indicate that the file is machine readable. File formats with a (np) indicate that the file is nonproprietary.

ODIN Indicator not published in machine readable formats Dataset URL File Format
(3.1) Enrollment rate Statistics on Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary Formal Education 2012/2013 - 2016/2017 PDF (np)
(8.3) Data on child marriages DEMOGRAPHIC REVIEW 2014 PDF (np);
(10.1) Poverty rate News Release, 22 September 2016, Table 3, Page 3, PDF PDF (np);
(10.1) Poverty rate Statistics on Income and Living Conditions 2010, PP 31-3, Tables 4.2 - 4.4, PDF PDF (np);
(10.1) Poverty rate News Release 3 September 2014, Table 2, Page 2, PDF PDF (np);
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Non-financial Accounts by Institutional Sector: 2011-2017: 2019 News Release PDF (np)
(12.3) Unemployment rate Unemployment Rate: December 2019, National Statistics Office, Malta
(14.1) Actual revenues News Release 23 December 2016, News Release 27 December 2013, ​Government Finance Data: January-December 2019​ PDF (np);
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 2010 PDF (np);
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING 2011 Final Report PDF (np);
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING 2011 Final Report PDF (np);
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Living Conditions and Cultural Statistics > Survey on Income and Living Conditions 2010 PDF (np);

5 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that were not made available for all years in a nonproprietary format. Nonproprietary formats allow users to access data without requiring the use of a costly, proprietary software that may prevent some users from accessing the data. By definition, proprietary formats restrict either the ability to use the information or the ability to share the information. The most common nonproprietary formats used by statistics offices are PDF, XLSX, and CSV. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data in a nonproprietary format could not be found. File formats with a (r) indicate that the file is machine readable. File formats with a (np) indicate that the file is nonproprietary.

ODIN Indicator not published in proprietary formats Dataset URL File Format
(12.3) Unemployment rate Unemployment Rate: December 2019, National Statistics Office, Malta
(15.2) Interest rates Central Bank of Malta, Financial Markets, Key CBM, ECB and money market interest rates (including historic data 1997 - 2007), XLS XLS (r);
(16.1) Merchandise exports Trade by Major Commodity Groups - Exports XLS (r);
(16.2) Merchandise imports Trade by Major Commodity Groups - Imports XLS (r);
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Greenhouse gas net emissions (CO2 equivalent) by sector: 2007-2017 XLS (r)

21 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 NSO, Total Population by sex and single years of age, HTML, XLS, PDF, CSV, NSO, Total Population by region, district and locality, HTML, XLS, PDF, CSV Source, Date
(1.2) Birth rate 2014 Demographic Indicators, XLSX Source, Date, Definition
(1.3) Death rate 2014 Demographic Indicators, XLSX Source, Date, Definition
(3.1) Enrollment rate Statistics on Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary Formal Education 2012/2013 - 2016/2017 Date
(6.4) Fertility rate NSO Malta Stat DB Source, Date
(10.1) Poverty rate Statistics on Income and Living Conditions 2010, PP 31-3, Tables 4.2 - 4.4, PDF Date
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) NSO - StatDB, GDP and GNI (ESA 2010) - Quarter, XLS, HTML, PDF, CSV Source, Date
(13.1) Consumer price index Retail Price Index Source, Date
(15.1) Money supply Central Bank of Malta, The Contribution of Resident MFIs to the Euro Area Monetary Aggregates, Tab: "Monetary Agg 2008-", XLSX Date, Definition
(15.2) Interest rates Central Bank of Malta, Financial Markets, Key CBM, ECB and money market interest rates (including historic data 1997 - 2007), XLS Date, Definition
(16.1) Merchandise exports Trade by Major Commodity Groups - Exports Date, Definition
(16.2) Merchandise imports Trade by Major Commodity Groups - Imports Date, Definition
(17.1) Current account Central Bank of Malta, Financial Markets, Balance of Payments Current and Capital Accounts Date, Definition
(17.2) Capital and financial account Central Bank of Malta, Financial Markets, Balance of Payments Financial Accounts Date, Definition
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 2010 Source, Date, Definition
(18.3) Commondity production National Statistical Office, Malta Source, Date, Definition
(19.1) Data on fishery harvests National Statistics Office, Malta Source, Date, Definition
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Greenhouse gas net emissions (CO2 equivalent) by sector: 2007-2017 Date
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING 2011 Final Report Date, Definition
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING 2011 Final Report Date, Definition
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms Living Conditions and Cultural Statistics > Survey on Income and Living Conditions 2010 Date, Definition

9 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that did not include data points for 6 of the last 10 years. It is important to publish historical data, if they exist, and not only recent data. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators for which data for less than 6 of the last 10 years was published.

ODIN Indicator Disaggregation Found URL Years Found
(1.2) Birth rate Sex, Marital Status 2014 Demographic Indicators, XLSX 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
(1.3) Death rate Sex 2014 Demographic Indicators, XLSX 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
(3.1) Enrollment rate Sex, Age, School Stage, School Type Statistics on Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary Formal Education 2012/2013 - 2016/2017 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017
(8.3) Data on child marriages None DEMOGRAPHIC REVIEW 2014 2014
(10.1) Poverty rate None News Release, 22 September 2016, Table 3, Page 3, PDF 2014, 2015, 2010, 2012, 2013
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Crop Type, Environmental Zones, Irrigation Status CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE 2010 2010
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Water Supply Type CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING 2011 Final Report 2011
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Sanitation Facility Type CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING 2011 Final Report 2011
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms None Living Conditions and Cultural Statistics > Survey on Income and Living Conditions 2010 2010

8 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that did not include data points for 3 of the last 5 years. It is important to publish recent data, if they exist, and not only time series data. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where data for less than 3 of the last 5 years was published.

ODIN Indicator Disaggregation Found URL Years Found
(1.2) Birth rate Sex, Marital Status 2014 Demographic Indicators, XLSX 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
(1.3) Death rate Sex 2014 Demographic Indicators, XLSX 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
(8.3) Data on child marriages None For Metadata, definition of the indicator is not available. But you have definition in the notes box. CK 2014
(10.1) Poverty rate None News Release, 22 September 2016, Table 3, Page 3, PDF 2014, 2015, 2010, 2012, 2013
(18.1) Data on land use or land cover Crop Type, Environmental Zones, Irrigation Status 2010
(22.1) Proportion of households with access to water Water Supply Type 2011
(22.2) Proportion of households with access to sanitation Sanitation Facility Type 2011
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms None -Changed NDO to BDO for Download Options. CK 2010

16 ODIN indicators were available in datasets that did not include data at the subnational geographic level. Disaggregation of indicators at the subnational level is one of the key elements to effectively monitor development of a country and ensure certain groups of people are not left behind. Below is a table of the ODIN indicators where data was only made available at the national level.

ODIN Indicator Disaggregation Found URL
(3.1) Enrollment rate Sex, Age, School Stage, School Type Statistics on Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary Formal Education 2012/2013 - 2016/2017
(6.4) Fertility rate None NSO Malta Stat DB
(8.3) Data on child marriages None DEMOGRAPHIC REVIEW 2014
(10.1) Poverty rate None News Release, 22 September 2016, Table 3, Page 3, PDF, Statistics on Income and Living Conditions 2010, PP 31-3, Tables 4.2 - 4.4, PDF, News Release 3 September 2014, Table 2, Page 2, PDF
(11.1) Gross domestic product (production approach) Industry National Statistics Office Malta, Gross Domestic Product: 2019 News Release
(11.2) Gross domestic product (expenditure approach) Expenditure Categories NSO - StatDB, GDP and GNI (ESA 2010) - Quarter, XLS, HTML, PDF, CSV
(11.3) Gross domestic product (income approach) Income Components Non-financial Accounts by Institutional Sector: 2011-2017: 2019 News Release
(12.1) Employment rate Sex, Age Key Indicators on the Labour Market: 2013-2018, National Statistics Office, Malta, Key Indicators on the Labour Market: 2012-2017, National Statistics Office, Malta, Labour Force Survey: Q4/2019, National Statistics Office, Malta
(12.2) Employment distribution Industry, Occupation, Sex News Release, 6 January 2011., News Release, 8 January 2013, News Release, Labour Force Survey: Q3/2015, News Release, Labour Force Survey: Q3/2016, News Release, Labour Force Survey: Q3/2014, ​​Labour Force Survey: Q4/2019​​​​​, Labour Force Survey: Q4/2018​​​​
(12.3) Unemployment rate Sex, Age Key Indicators on the Labour Market: 2013-2018, National Statistics Office, Malta, Unemployment Rate: December 2019, National Statistics Office, Malta
(13.1) Consumer price index None Retail Price Index
(14.1) Actual revenues Revenue Source News Release 23 December 2016, News Release 27 December 2013, ​Government Finance Data: January-December 2019​
(14.2) Actual expenditures Administrative Classification, Economic Classification, Functional Classification News Release 23 December 2016, News Release 23 December 2013, News Release 31 December 2010, ​Government Finance Data: January-December 2019​
(18.3) Commondity production Commodity Type National Statistical Office, Malta
(21.1) Greenhouse gas emissions Gas Type Greenhouse gas net emissions (CO2 equivalent) by sector: 2007-2017
(22.3) Number of rooms or bedrooms None Living Conditions and Cultural Statistics > Survey on Income and Living Conditions 2010

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.

Malta does not have a national data strategy.

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.

Malta 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.

Malta 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.

Malta has been a member since 2011.

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.