πŸ”Data Providers

To help you understand the data sources in Filter better, we explain each resource (the type and location of datasets each source provides).

Ardeco

ARDECO (Annual Regional Database of the European Commission) provides sub-national regional data for the European Union and some EFTA and candidate countries.

The primary data source for ARDECO is Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Commission. Where necessary, data is supplemented with other appropriate national and international sources, such as Cambridge Econometrics.

Data Types and Sources

ARDECO covers a wide range of socioeconomic indicators, organized into four main categories:

  1. Demography: Population, age structure, migration, etc.

  2. Labor Market: Employment, unemployment, labor costs, etc.

  3. Capital Formation: Gross fixed capital formation by assets and sectors.

  4. Domestic Product: Gross domestic product (GDP) and its components.

Locations Covered

  • EU Member States: ARDECO covers all EU member states at the NUTS 1, NUTS 2, and NUTS 3 regional levels. NUTS (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics) is a hierarchical system for dividing up the economic territory of the EU.

  • EFTA and Candidate Countries: Some regions from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) and EU candidate countries are also included, but the coverage might not be as comprehensive as for EU member states.

Be.STAT

Be.STAT, the Belgian statistical database, provides a wide variety of data sources covering numerous aspects of Belgian society, economy, and environment.

Data Types and Sources

  1. Economic Data: GDP, inflation rates, employment statistics, trade data, industry-specific figures, and more.

  2. Social Data: Population demographics, health indicators, education statistics, crime rates, social security data, and other social trends.

  3. Environmental Data: Air and water quality, energy consumption, waste management, biodiversity, and other environmental indicators.

  4. Regional and Local Data: Statistics broken down by region, province, and municipality within Belgium.

Locations Covered

Be.STAT primarily covers the entire country of Belgium. The data is often available at different levels of granularity:

  • National level: Statistics for the whole country.

  • Regional level: Data for the three regions of Belgium (Flanders, Wallonia, and Brussels-Capital Region).

  • Provincial level: Statistics for the 10 provinces of Belgium.

  • Municipal level: Data for the 581 municipalities in Belgium.

CBS

CBS (Statistics Netherlands) provides statistical data on various aspects of Dutch society, economy, and environment.

Data Types and Sources

  • StatLine: This is the main database of CBS (provides a wide array of statistical tables and publications on various topics, including):

  1. Demography (population, births, deaths, migration)

  2. Economy (GDP, employment, inflation, trade)

  3. Social statistics (education, health, crime)

  4. Environment (energy, pollution, agriculture)

  • Open Data: Free access, use, and redistribution. This data is accessible through the CBS Open Data StatLine portal and other platforms.

  • Microdata: For researchers and analysts, CBS offers access to anonymized microdata, providing detailed information at the individual or household level.

Locations Covered

  • Netherlands: The primary focus of CBS data is the Netherlands, providing detailed statistics at the national, regional, and municipal levels.

  • European Union: CBS also contributes to the statistical data collection of the European Union, providing data that allows for comparison between European countries.

  • International: In some cases, CBS collects and publishes data on a global scale, particularly for topics like international trade or environmental issues.

Data Europa

Data Europa data from over 1.4 million public datasets. The data sources include:

Data Types and Sources

  1. National Datasets: Data from national governments of EU member states, EEA countries, Switzerland, and EU Neighbourhood states.

  2. Regional Datasets: Data from regional authorities within EU member states.

  3. Local Datasets: Data from local governments and municipalities within EU member states.

  4. Domain-Specific Datasets: Specialized data from various fields like economics, environment, health, energy, transport, agriculture, and more.

Locations Covered

  • European Union (EU) Member States: All 27 countries within the European Union.

  • European Economic Area (EEA) Countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway.

  • Switzerland: Although not an EU or EEA member, Switzerland participates in the European Single Market.

  • EU Neighbourhood States: Countries surrounding the EU, including those in the Balkans, Eastern Partnership, and the Southern Mediterranean region.

Eurostat

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union.

Data Types and Sources

  • EU Policies Datasets: Datasets organized according to specific EU policies.

  • Cross-Cutting Datasets: Statistical topics derived from various data sources and collections.

  • COMEXT Database: International trade and production of goods.

  • Administrative Data: Example, cause of death.

  • Survey Data: Self-reported data from sources like the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) and the EU-SILC survey.

  • Other Statistical Data: Eurostat complements its health data with other EU statistics on social data, population, and quality of life.

Locations Covered

  • European Union (EU) Member States: All 27 EU member countries.

  • EFTA Countries: European Free Trade Association countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland).

  • Candidate Countries: Countries in the process of joining the EU (Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey).

  • Potential Candidate Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo.

  • Other Countries: In some cases, Eurostat also provides data on countries outside the EU, such as the United States or Japan, for comparison purposes.

Gemeente-Stadsmonitor

Gemeente-Stadsmonitor primarily focuses on Dutch municipalities (gemeenten) and provides a wide range of data sources related to various aspects of urban life.

Data Types and Sources

  • Population: Demographics like age, gender, ethnicity, and household composition.

  • Housing: Housing stock, types of dwellings, vacancy rates, and affordability.

  • Economy: Employment, income, business establishments, and economic sectors.

  • Education: Educational attainment, school enrollment, and school performance.

  • Safety: Crime rates, types of crime, and perceptions of safety.

  • Health: Indicators of public health, access to healthcare, and prevalence of certain diseases.

  • Environment: Air quality, green spaces, waste management, and energy consumption.

  • Transportation: Commuting patterns, public transport usage, and traffic congestion.

Locations Covered

Gemeente-Stadsmonitor primarily covers municipalities within the Netherlands.

Includes all major cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht, as well as smaller towns and villages.

Infrabel

Infrabel's data covers the Belgian railway network (all stations, tracks, and signals).

It also covers some international train services that operate in Belgium.

  • Real-time train information: Train delays, cancellations, and platform changes.

  • Historical train data: Past train movements, delays, and cancellations.

  • Infrastructure data: Location and status of railway tracks, signals, stations, and other infrastructure.

  • Safety data: Railway accidents and incidents.

NBB Stat

NBB.Stat (online database of the National Bank of Belgium), provides a wide range of macroeconomic statistics for Belgium.

Data Types and Sources

  • Quarterly and annual aggregates: GDP, employment, unemployment, inflation, and other key economic indicators.

  • Population and labor market: Population demographics, employment rates, unemployment rates, and labor force participation.

  • Financial accounts: Balance of payments, international investment position, and other financial statistics.

  • Monetary policy: Main interest rates set by the European Central Bank (ECB) and other monetary policy indicators.

  • Other financial statistics: Government debt, household debt, and other financial variables.

  • Construction: Construction activity, building permits, and other related indicators.

Locations Covered

NBB.Stat primarily focuses on providing data for Belgium. However, it also includes some international comparisons.

OECD

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides:

Data Types and Sources

  • Economic Data: National accounts, economic outlook, productivity, prices, finance, trade, investment, taxation, and more.

  • Social Data: Labor market statistics, education, health, social protection, inequality, poverty, migration, and demographics.

  • Environmental Data: Climate change, energy, pollution, natural resources, and environmental policies.

  • Science and Technology Data: R&D expenditure, innovation, patents, and technology diffusion.

  • Agricultural Data: Agricultural production, trade, and policies.

  • Development Data: Aid, development finance, and well-being indicators in developing countries.

Locations Covered

The OECD primarily focuses on its 38 member countries (mostly developed economies) in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

However, it also collects and analyzes data from some non-member economies, including major emerging markets like China, India, Brazil, and South Africa.

Open Data Brussels

Open Data Brussels provides datasets that cover various aspects of life in the Brussels-Capital Region.

Data Types and Sources

  • Mobility: Public transport, traffic, parking, cycling infrastructure, and road safety.

  • Environment: Air quality, noise levels, green spaces, energy consumption, and waste management.

  • Economy: Businesses, employment, tourism, and economic indicators.

  • Housing: Housing prices, availability, and social housing.

  • Demographics: Population, age distribution, education, and social indicators.

  • Culture: Cultural events, museums, libraries, and cultural heritage.

  • Public services: Public infrastructure, schools, hospitals, and administrative services.

Locations Covered

The data primarily focuses on the 19 municipalities that make up the Brussels-Capital Region. City of Brussels, Anderlecht, Auderghem, Etterbeek, Evere, Forest, Ganshoren, Ixelles, Jette, Koekelberg, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Saint-Gilles, Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Schaerbeek, Uccle, Watermael-Boitsfort, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert and Woluwe-Saint-Pierre.

Open Data Soft

OpenDataSoft (ODS) provides datasets across various sectors and locations:

Data Types and Sources

  • Government Data: National, regional, and local government data on demographics, budgets, transportation, environment, public safety, and more.

  • Business Data: Data from companies and organizations, often related to their operations, products, or services.

  • Scientific Data: Data from various scientific fields, including environmental science, social science, health, and technology.

  • Cultural Data: Data related to cultural heritage, museums, libraries, and artistic events.

  • Miscellaneous: Real estate data, financial data, tourism data, and more.

Locations Covered

OpenDataSoft's platform hosts global data as well as data at the regional, state/province, and city levels.

The specific locations covered depend on the data providers who choose to publish their data on the ODS platform.

Provincie in Cijfers

Provincie in Cijfers (Provinces in Figures) is a Dutch statistical publication that provides a comprehensive overview of key statistics and trends across the 12 provinces of the Netherlands.

Data Types and Sources

  • Statistics Netherlands (CBS): The primary source for national-level data on demographics, economy, society, and environment.

  • Land Registry Office (Kadaster): Land use, property values, and spatial planning.

  • Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst): Income, taxes, and social security contributions.

  • Various Ministries and Municipalities: Education, healthcare, transportation, and crime.

Provinces Covered

Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel, Flevoland, Gelderland, Utrecht, North Holland, South Holland, Zeeland, North Brabant, and Limburg.

Statbel

Statbel, the Belgian statistical office, provides data sources covering various aspects of Belgian society, economy, and demographics.

Data Types and Sources

  • Population: Population size, growth, age distribution, household composition, and migration.

  • Economy: GDP, employment, unemployment, inflation, consumer prices, industrial production, and trade.

  • Social: Education, health, social security, housing, crime, and culture.

  • Environment: Air and water quality, waste management, energy consumption, and climate change.

  • Miscellaneous: Transportation, tourism, agriculture, and more.

Locations Covered

The specific geographic breakdown available depends on the dataset.

  • National: Most datasets provide statistics for the entire country of Belgium.

  • Regional: Many datasets are available for the three regions of Belgium: Flanders, Wallonia, and Brussels-Capital Region.

  • Provincial: Some datasets provide data at the provincial level (10 provinces in total).

  • Municipal: In some cases, data is available for individual municipalities.

US Data.gov

Data.gov (the official open data site of the United States government) provides the following data source types:

Data Types and Sources

  • Governmental Data: Primary data type available on Data.gov (from various federal agencies, departments, and bureaus.:

    • Agriculture: Crop data, food safety information, nutrition statistics

    • Climate & Environment: Air and water quality, weather data, energy consumption

    • Economy: Economic indicators, employment data, financial statistics

    • Education: School performance, enrollment data, student demographics

    • Health: Disease statistics, healthcare access, public health data

    • Public Safety: Crime statistics, emergency response data, law enforcement information

    • Science & Research: Scientific publications, research data, grant information

    • Transportation: Traffic data, infrastructure information, aviation statistics

  • Geospatial Data: Includes maps, satellite imagery, and geographical information systems (GIS) data. This data covers various aspects like:

    • Natural Resources: Land cover, water resources, geological information

    • Demographics: Population data, census information, socioeconomic indicators

    • Infrastructure: Transportation networks, energy infrastructure, building footprints

  • Miscellaneous:

    • Non-profit Organizations: Some non-profit organizations contribute data.

    • Research Institutions: Universities and research centers may share data from their studies.

Locations Covered

  • National Level: Many datasets on Data.gov provide information at the national level, covering the entire United States.

  • State and Local Level: A significant portion of data is also available at the state, county, and city levels, allowing for detailed analysis of specific regions.

  • International Level: Some datasets may include information from other countries, especially those related to global issues like climate change or health.

Walstat

WalStat, provided by the Institut Wallon de l’Évaluation, de la Prospective et de la Statistique (IWEPS), offers a comprehensive range of statistical data focused on the Wallonia region of Belgium.

Data Types and Sources

  1. Population and Demographics: Age groups, nationality, household composition, and population density.

  2. Economy: Economic activities, labor market, and business statistics.

  3. Education and Training: Educational attainment and training programs.

  4. Health: Health conditions, healthcare access, and health outcomes.

  5. Environment and Energy: Environmental quality, energy consumption, and sustainability.

  6. Mobility: Transportation, commuting patterns, and infrastructure.

  7. Living Conditions: Housing, poverty, and quality of life.

  8. Public Services and Governance: Local governance, public service delivery, and civic engagement.

Location Sizes Covered

Communes, Arrondissements, Provinces, Statistical neighborhoods within communes (infra-communal level), zones such as police districts and emergency response areas.

WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) provides health-related data sources covering a wide range of topics and geographical locations.

Data Types and Sources

  • Global Health Observatory (GHO) data: WHO's main health statistics repository, covering a wide range of indicators like mortality, morbidity, risk factors, health systems, health financing, etc.

  • Disease-specific data: The WHO maintains databases and reports on specific diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, etc. These include epidemiological data, surveillance information, and intervention program data.

  • Health surveys: The WHO conducts and collaborates on various health surveys, including the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), the World Health Survey (WHS), and the Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), which provide valuable data on health status, behaviors, and access to care.

  • Vital statistics: Births, deaths, and causes of death from member countries.

  • Health systems data: Health workforce, health facilities, health expenditures, and other aspects of health systems.

  • Other sources: Nutrition, environmental health, non-communicable diseases, injuries, violence, and mental health.

Locations Covered

  • Global: Many of the WHO's data sources are global in scope, providing comprehensive information on health trends and challenges worldwide.

  • Regional: The WHO also publishes regional data for its six regions: Africa, the Americas, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, South-East Asia, and the Western Pacific.

  • Country-level: Most of the WHO's databases and reports provide country-specific data, allowing for detailed analysis of health situations at the national level.

  • Subnational: In some cases, the WHO also provides data at the subnational level (e.g., provinces, states, districts) when such information is available from member countries.

Worldbank

The World Bank provides the following data source types:

Data Types and Sources

  • Time Series Data: Economic indicators, social statistics, and environmental data collected over time for various countries and regions.

  • Microdata: This is survey data collected from households, businesses, and other entities, offering detailed insights into specific populations and their characteristics.

  • Geospatial Data: Maps, geographical boundaries, and other spatial information.

  • Financial Data: International debt, financial flows, and other economic aspects through resources like the International Debt Statistics (IDS).

  • Project Data: Information on World Bank-funded projects, their objectives, and implementation details can be found in the Projects & Operations section.

  • Miscellaneous: The World Bank also offers specialized datasets on topics such as education, gender, health, climate change, and infrastructure.

Locations Covered

  • Global: Many World Bank datasets cover the entire world, allowing for comparisons across countries and regions.

  • Country-level: Detailed data is available for individual countries, often including subnational data for regions or provinces.

  • Regional: Aggregated data is available for different regions of the world (e.g., East Asia & Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa).

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