CIRIECSTAT improves access to historical series of the Social Economy through a new data selection and download platform


The Social Economy Statistical Website (CIRIECSTAT) has made a significant qualitative and quantitative leap with the introduction of a new statistical data viewer in the field of historical series of the social economy. The implementation of this new interactive tool on the website, based on a relational database, allows researchers and the public to make customized queries about cooperatives and labour societies and generate specific data sets that can be downloaded in the desired format.

Specifically, for cooperatives, 12 series have been uploaded by Autonomous Communities (CCAA) and another 12 by provinces, broken down into 7 different dimensions (contribution regime, employment and contribution centres, activity division -according to NACE-, activity sector, type of cooperative, gender, and types of initial members). Most of the series are available for the period 1999-2019, resulting in a total of 41,740 data points by CCAA and 100,204 data points by provinces.

For labour societies, 10 series have been uploaded, both by CCAA and by provinces, broken down according to the same dimensions and for the same period, generating 18,300 data points by CCAA and 46,020 data points by provinces. In total, through the new CIRIECSTAT Series section, users can interact with more than 200,000 data points.

According to CIRIECSTAT director Ángel Soler, "the goal is for users to choose the variable and the Autonomous Communities or provinces they are interested in, as well as the time frame and output format of the selected information, such as spreadsheet, text format, or HTML."

Customized Information

Professor José Luis Monzón highlights that with the new tool, CIRIECSTAT is transitioning from an initial repository state to a relational database. In fact, in the coming years, access to customized information on CIRIECSTAT is expected to expand and develop substantially, while the repository will remain a reference source of information for the social economy.

José Luis Monzón noted that the information system is governed by national accounting methodological criteria to ensure the data is homogeneous and comparable.

The statistical website also serves an educational function for students and non-experts in economics, as CIRIECSTAT provides definitions and a glossary of concepts that facilitate the understanding of the published figures and their importance.

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