Statistics: A-Z

  • Bank of England Statistics
    Contains monetary and financial statistics and supporting material produced by the Bank, as well as links to other sources of statistical data
  • Bristol City Council Statutory Performance Indicators
    This page provides access to documents detailing the Council's performance.
  • Census 2001
    Data from the most recent (and earlier) national census provided by National Statistics
    Facilitates free access to census data (since 1971) for all members of HE and FE institutions in the UK. You will need to register to use this site.
  • Data Archive
    A large collection of data in the social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom. Many links to other resources are available on this site.
  • Data Library (University of Edinburgh)
    A gateway to web-based data sources, arranged by subject. This resource has a Scottish bias, but also includes many UK-wide and international sources.
  • Data on the Net (University of California, San Diego)
    A comprehensive list of around 800 links to social science data.
  • Department of Health statistics publications
    This page provides links to pages on the Department of Health internet site and to other internet sites containing health or social care related statistical information.
  • Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
    Provides access to statistical resources collected by DEFRA.
  • Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS)
    A national data service that brings together four centres of expertise in data creation, preservation and use. You will need your network username and password to access this resource.
  • Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) International
    Access to, and support for, a range of international datasets. User guides are available.
  • Eurostat
    Site of the Statistical Office of the European Communities.
  • GlobalEDGE: Statistical Data Sources
    Extensive listing of global, regional and country-specific resources.
  • IMF (International Monetary Fund) Country Information
    Commentary and statistical data for individual countries. Each country page includes a link to the latest World Economic Outlook, giving access to the WEO database. This provides time series of macroeconomic data for countries and groups of countries.
    LABORSTA is the main International Labour Organisation database on labour statistics covering economically active population (data since 1945), employment, underemployment, employment (or labour force) by detailed occupational group and sex. Data can also be viewed by region/continent. Background information about the sources and methods of collection of the statistics is provided. .
  • Intute Statistics section
    Gateway to statistics resources for the social sciences.
  • Keeping Track
    An up-to-date guide to major longitudinal sources of data collected by governmental, academic, private social research, medical and private industrial sources. Developed jointly by the Office for National Statistics and the UK Longitudinal Resources Centre. Very useful for discovering what statistical research studies are already available.
  • MIMAS (Manchester Information and Associated Services)
    Based at the University of Manchester, this is a free resource to academia throughout the UK, offering access to major datasets. Users need to register to use this site: UWE contacts are Martin Ubank ( or Andy Beeho (
  • National Statistics
    Site providing official government statistical data. Includes links to time series data from the major UK statistical series.
  • NISS (National Institute of Statistical Sciences)
    American organisation, not to be confused with the UK's NISS website. Information on cross-disciplinary research in the statistical sciences.
  • OECD (Organisation for Economic Development)
    The OECD site includes easily accessible statistics on world unemployment, GDPs and consumer prices. It provides links to worldwide national statistical sources.
  • OECD Main Economic Indicators
    These are now available through the ESDS International service.
  • Passport GMID
    A database which provides a wide range of statistics on population, economy, lifestyles, industries, countries, regions and consumers. It has a global perspective, with researchers working in 200 countries. Information includes full-text market reports, country reports, statistics, news and analysis. Data can be downloaded into spreadsheets or charts.
  • South West Observatory
    Information and statistics for the South West.
  • Statistics on the Web
  • STEPS Consortium
    Downloadable software to support the teaching of Biology, Business, Geography and Psychology, provided by 7 UK universities.
  • UK 2005 - The Official Yearbook of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    Provides access to free, downloadable copies of the Statistics Yearbook. This has not been published since 2005.
  • UK Election Statistics 1918-2012
    Summaries and analysis of UK general elections, local and by-elections since 1918.
  • UK Election Research Papers and Statistics
    Various useful research papers and collections of data relating to (predominantly) UK elections.
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE): Statistics Links
    A directory of links to national and international statistics agencies, and other sources of statistical data.
    Provides statistics on education, science and technology and more, covering about 100 countries/territories.
  • United Nations Cyberschoolbus
    On this site you can find statistics for UN member states ("Country at a Glance") or compare figures from up to five different countries ("InfoNation").
  • United Nations Statistics Division
    Unrestricted free access is provided to selected global datasets, such as the Millennium Indicators Database, which presents 48 social and economic indicators and related series by country and year since 1985, and the Social Indicators data set.
  • United States of America Statistical Abstract
    Statistical Abstracts archive for the United STates, from 1878 to present day. Covers economic, social, population and education statistics nationally and by state.
    World Health Organisation Statistical Information System.
  • World Bank Development Data
    Limited statistics on economies, development and markets - more are published in the book World Development Indicators, available at the Frenchay Campus (Bolland) Library.

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