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
(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
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.
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
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 (Martin.Ubank@uwe.ac.uk) or Andy Beeho
Site providing official government statistical data. Includes links
to time series data from the major UK statistical series.
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.
Provides statistics on education, science and technology and more,
covering about 100 countries/territories.
On this site you can find statistics for UN member states ("Country
at a Glance") or compare figures from up to five different
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.