Statistical data

Browse databases and free websites containing useful statistical data.

Statistics by location

Statistics relating to the South West, the UK, Europe and the World.

Local

  • Bristol City Council Statutory Performance Indicators
    This page provides access to documents detailing the Council's performance.
  • 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 from census returns in the South West.

UK

  • 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.
  • Census 2001
    Data from the most recent national census provided by National Statistics.
  • Census.ac.uk
    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.
  • 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)
  • 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 (Andy.Beeho@uwe.ac.uk).
  • National Statistics
    Site providing official government statistical data. Includes links to time series data from the major UK statistical series.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • UK Data Service
    This service provides access and support for an extensive range of key economic and social data, spanning many disciplines and themes. Included are a wide range of quantitative, qualitative, multi-media and non-digital data, and census data from 1971 to 2011.
  • UK Election Statistics 1918-2007 (PDF) . Summaries and analysis of UK general elections 1918-2007, and local and by-elections 1997-2007.

Europe

  • Eurostat
    Site of the Statistical Office of the European Communities.
  • 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.

International

  • ESDS (Economic and Social Data Service) International
    Access to, and support for, a range of international datasets. User guides are available.
  • 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.
  • ILO LABORSTA
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • UNESCO
    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.
  • WHOSIS
    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.

Statistics by subject

Agriculture

Criminology

The following sources of statistical data are particularly useful for Criminology:

Economics

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
    Provides access to statistical resources collected by DEFRA.
  • Eurostat
    Site of the Statistical Office of the European Communities.
  • 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.
  • ILO LABORSTA
    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.
  • 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 across a broad range of demographic, environmental and economic services.
  • STEPS Consortium
    Downloadable software to support the teaching of Biology, Business, Geography and Psychology, provided by 7 UK universities.
  • UK Data Service
    This service provides access and support for an extensive range of key economic and social data, spanning many disciplines and themes. Included are a wide range of quantitative, qualitative, multi-media and non-digital data, and census data from 1971 to 2011.
  • 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 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.

Government and politics

  • Passport GMID
    A database available via the UWE Bristol eLibrary 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.
  • Bristol City Council - Corporate Performance
    This page provides access to documents detailing the Council's performance.
  • 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.

Health and social care

Population

  • South West Observatory
    Information and statistics for the South West across a broad range of demographic, environmental and economic services.
  • Census 2001
    Data from the most recent (and earlier) national census provided by National Statistics.
  • Eurostat
    Site of the Statistical Office of the European Communities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • UK Data Service - Census Support
    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.

Social (including crime, justice, education and children)

  • Bristol City Council - Corporate Performance
    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
  • 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.
  • Eurostat
    Site of the Statistical Office of the European Communities.
  • Passport GMID
    A database available via the UWE eLibrary 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.
  • 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 Data Service
    This service provides access and support for an extensive range of key economic and social data, spanning many disciplines and themes. Included are a wide range of quantitative, qualitative, multi-media and non-digital data, and census data from 1971 to 2011.
  • 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.
  • UK Data Service - Census Support
    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.

Sociology

The following sources of statistical data are particularly useful for Sociology:

Tourism

UK tourism

  • UK Civil Aviation Authority statistics
    Includes UK airport and airline statistics.
  • Department of Transport statistics
    This is the Department of Transport's website for statistics concerning all aspects of transport in Great Britain. Statistics are available free of charge and can be printed or downloaded in various formats including Excel. Select 'transport statistics' from the menu on the left hand side of the Department of Transport page.
  • Travel and tourism analyst (from the Economist Intelligence Unit) This journal is now available in full text via the Mintel database.
  • National Statistics Office. Transport, Travel and Tourism Theme
    This Theme from the UK's Office for National Statistics brings together information and statistics about Transport, Travel and Tourism whether in the United Kingdom or overseas. A number of government departments and other organisations contribute to the theme, with statistics covering the characteristics of people who travel and the reasons why they make their journeys, means of transport, freight, tourists and tourism and transport safety and pollution issues. Statistical tables are able free of charge for viewing, printing and downloading. To access the theme, select it from the drop down menu on the top left of the National Statistics Office webpage.
  • Star UK
    A major source of UK tourism statistics. This is the official website of the UK Research Liaison Group. The group is made up of representatives of the national tourist boards for England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Britain and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
  • VisitBritain: UK Industry
    In April 2003 the English Tourism Council merged with the British Tourist Authority to form VisitBritain. VisitBritain: UK Industry is the website for its industry partners, and provides access to information on the latest tourism figures (including inbound tourism statistics and key tourism facts), market information, trends and forecasts. The statistical information can be found under the 'Market Intelligence and Research' option.

International tourism

  • Eurostat
    European Commission's statistical service. Enter your search term (e.g. tourism) into the Eurostat search box. The resulting list will provide a description of the resource including information specifying if the resource is free data or not. There are further details about this site for first time visitors under the Services menu on the right hand side.
  • International Air Transport Association (IATA)
    Publications include: World air transport statistics.
  • International Civil Aviation Organisation
    Publications include: Civil aviation statistics of the world.
  • World Tourism Organization
    The website includes a facts and figures section with links to latest data, market trends and statistics.

Travel and transport

  • Bristol City Council - Corporate Performance
    This page provides access to documents detailing the Council's performance.
  • CIT (Commission for Integrated Transport)
    This is an archive as the Commission was abolished in 2010. It contains publications with statistical data related to the UK and EU countries.
  • DfT (Department for Transport)
    This UK government website contains statistical data on transport issues in the UK.
  • Eurostat: transport
    Site of the Statistical Office of the European Communities.
  • 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.

Statistics A-Z

A-Z list of all resources and statistical 'gateway' sites.

  • 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
  • Census.ac.uk
    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.
  • 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.
  • ILO LABORSTA
    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 Bristol contacts are Martin Ubank at Martin.Ubank@uwe.ac.uk or Andy Beeho at Andy.Beeho@uwe.ac.uk.
  • 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.
  • This service provides access and support for an extensive range of key economic and social data, spanning many disciplines and themes. Included are a wide range of quantitative, qualitative, multi-media and non-digital data, and census data from 1971 to 2011.
  • 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.
  • UNESCO
    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.
  • WHOSIS
    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.

Library search

You can use the library search to find printed and electronic statistical resources for your subject (eg search for "statistics tourism").