Free access to more data on the SingStat website from 1 March 2015

Free access to more data on the SingStat website from 1 March 2015
The Department of Statistics Singapore (DOS) announced on Friday that data users can look forward to free access to some 12,000 statistical data series on the SingStat website from March 1, 2015.

THE Department of Statistics Singapore (DOS) announced on Friday data users can look forward to free access to some 12,000 statistical data series on the SingStat website.

The data series span across multiple topics within two broad themes, namely population and economy.

Approximately 5,000 more data series will be available for free on the Singstat website (www.singstat.gov.sg) and the Government's Open Data Portal (www.data.gov.sg) from 1 March 2015.

DOS said this move is in line with the Government's intention to make more data available to the public as Singapore builds a Smart Nation.

It added that the free access to more data, especially historical time series data, will encourage research and lead to better planning, more informed decisionmaking and the creation of new solutions.

Interested users will be able to customise data tables, view the data in chart form, and download the data in reader-friendly formats for further analyses (www.singstat.gov.sg/tablebuilder).

The website also contains a wealth of statistical information disseminated in various forms, including publications, analytical papers and infographics, to cater to a diverse group of data users.

cynloh@sph.com.sg

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