We share a selection of the most relevant state sources of information and data that have been selected by our data fixer team in Spain.
We start by talking about INE. The Instituto Nacional de Estadística is a legally independent administrative Autonomous institution assigned to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation. It will be useful if you want to know data on consumption, unemployment, macro and micro indicators.
Among its functions, as set out in the law, are:
- Formulation of the National Statistics Plan.
- Demographic and economic censuses.
- Demographic and social statistics.
- Economic and social indicators.
- Electoral Census training.
We put the focus now on politics. The CIS carries out pre-and post-electoral studies in order to conduct research into the characteristics of citizens’ voting behaviour. It will also be useful if you want to know what Spaniards think about their lives and their relationship with state entities, in short, to know how Spanish society thinks and how it has evolved over time. Local tip: It has received a lot of criticism for its cooking of the data. Consider looking at other polls to get a more informed opinion on voting estimates.
We now turn to the Spanish Government’s open data portal. It contains an infinite amount of open data at both state and local level, grouped by subject areas such as the environment or culture. It is potentially a gold mine for data journalists.
We conclude this first post on the main sources of data in Spain, if you need professional support from our data fixer team in Spain, do not hesitate to contact us.