Statistics

  • Most of the statistical sources listed here are available online but there are some printed publications held in the Brookes Library. 

    Multi-topic statistical sources

    • Key online sources

      • Gov.uk: Statistics [online] provides access to statistics produced by UK government departments and many other agencies and public bodies. 
      • Office for National Statistics (ONS) [online] UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics, ONS collects and publishes statistics on a wide range of topics. They also conduct the census in England and Wales every 10 years.

      Census

      A UK census is held every 10 years.  It provides detailed data on the British population, including age, birthplace, residence, migration, housing, employment etc. Data from the most recent census undertaken in 2011 is available via the  Office for National Statistics web site: 2011 Census [online].

      • Casweb [library database] provides access to UK aggregate data for the 1971-2001 Censuses
      • Census Support [online] - provides access to and user support for 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011 UK census data
      • InFuse [online] Provides access to 2001-2011 Census aggregate data for England and Wales by topic and geographical area.
      • People and places: a 2001 census atlas of the UK [print] - atlas available in the Headington Library 304.60941/DOR 

      Other useful sources

      • Annual Abstract of Statistics [print] 1852-2010 available in the Headington Library Statistics Collection 314.1 GRE
      • British Social Attitudes [online] - freely available online, this survey has been carried out annually by NatCen since 1983 and tracks changes in people's social, political and moral attitudes. Print copies of older issues (1984-2012) are also available in the Library shelved at 303.380941/BRI
      • Living in Britain: results from the General household survey 1994- [print] - available in Headington Library Statistics Collection 312.0941/GRE
      • Monthly digest of statistics [print] 1995-2015 - available in Headington Library Statistics Collection 314.1/GRE
      • Neighbourhood Statistics (NeSS) [online] UK local information. NB NeSS are currently developing a new area based web service so this website may not be fully supported with refreshed data. 
      • Regional trends [print] 1979-2001 - available in Headington Library Statistics Collection 314.1/REG.
      • Social Trends  [print]  1973; 1977-2011 available in the Headington Library Statistics Collection 310/SOC and 1970-2011 available at Harcourt Hill Library (Stack). Coverage ceased in 2011.

      Datasets

      • UK Data Service [online] A single point of access to a wide range of secondary data including large-scale government surveys, international and business macro data, qualitative studies and census data. Datasets available through the service include international macrodata from the World Bank, IMF and OECD, as well as UK data. Users can  browse the collections online and  register to analyse and download them. Their Open Data collections are available for anyone to use. 
      • UK Data Archive [online] provides access to the UK's largest collection of social and economic data. They hold thousands of data collections, both quantitative and qualitative, for social science research and teaching.

       

      Global statistical sources

      Datasets

      UK Data Service [online] A single point of access to a wide range of secondary data including large-scale government surveys, international and business macro data, qualitative studies and census data. Datasets available through the service include international macrodata from the World Bank, IMF and OECD, as well as UK data. Users can  browse the collections online and  register to analyse and download them. Their Open Data collections are available for anyone to use. 

      Specific countries and areas

      Asia

      • Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific [print] 2000- available in Headington Library Statistics Collection 315/STA

      Australia

      Canada

      China

      European Union

      • Eurostat [online] European Commission website providing statistical information on EU countries
      • Europe in figures: Eurostat yearbook [online] 
      • Eurobarometer surveys monitor the evolution of public opinion in all 28 EU Member States. The aim is to assess EU citizens’ awareness of and support for the European Union's activities. Each survey consists of approximately 1000 face-to-face interviews per country.
      • European Social Survey (ESS) - a biennial cross-national survey of attitudes and behaviour established in 2001. 

      France

      India

      Japan

      • Web Japan is a good resource for high quality statistical data on many Japanese issues.

      Latin America

      • Statistical yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean [print] - annual publication available 2000- in the Headington Library Statistics Collection 318/STA.

      USA

      The Library holds a series of publications which specifically cover historical statistics:

      Another good source for the UK is: 

      Topic-specific sources listed below may also cover a wide period, for example:

      • Charlton, J. and Murphy, M. (eds.) (1997) The Health of adult Britain, 1841-1994 London: Stationery Office. [print] In 2 vols. Available in Headington Library Statistics Collection 312.20942/GRE

       

    • Statistical sources on specific topics

    • The Business Subject Help pages provide a wealth of links to statistical sources on business and economics topics. Take a look at their guides to Statistics and UK Statistics

      UK economy

      • UK Economy - Office for National Statistics (ONS) [online]
      • UK economic accounts [print] 1992-2006 available in the Headington Library Statistics Collection 330.0212/GRE
      • United Kingdom balance of payments : the pink book  [print] 1967- available in the Headington Library Statistics Collection 382.170212/UNI

      • National income and expenditure: the blue book [print] 1966-77 and 1979-1983, later:
      • United Kingdom national accounts: the blue book [print] 1984-2004. These series are available in the Headington Library Statistics Collection 339.30212/NAT

      • Local government finance statistics [online]

      International 

       UK

      For further links to UK and international sources, see the Statistics for Education page

      UK

      International

      UK

      International

      • European Environment Agency Data and maps [online]
      • European Environment Agency (2007)  Europe's environment: the fourth assessment. Copenhagen: European Environment Agency [print] available in the Headington Library Statistics Collection 333.70212/EUR
      • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2011) State of the world's forests. 2011. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations [print] available in the Headington Library Statistics Collection 333.75/STA
      • World Resources Institute Maps & data [online]

      UK

      International

      For links to a wide range of health statistics, check the Library Subject Help page  Statistics for Health and Social Work

      UK Health and diet statistics

      • Department of Health - Statistics [online] - details of official statistics published by the Department of Health. 
      • Health and Social Care - Office for National Statistics (ONS) [online]
      • Health Statistics Quarterly [library e-journal] - produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
      • Charlton, J. and Murphy, M. (eds.) (1997) The Health of adult Britain, 1841-1994 London: Stationery Office. [print] In 2 vols. Available in Headington Library Statistics Collection 312.20942/GRE
      • Health survey England [online] annual survey available 2004-2013.
      • Family food statistics including Family Food survey [online] Annual surveys about food and drink purchases in the UK from 1940-. 
      • The dietary and nutritional survey of British adults (1990) [print]  Volumes available in Headington Library Statistics Collection 613.20212/DIE
      • National diet and nutrition survey (1995-2004) [print] Volumes available in Headington Library Statistics Collection 613.20212/GRE
      • Low income diet and nutrition survey (2007) [print]  Volumes available in Headington Library Statistics Collection 613.20212/LOW
      • The national diet and nutrition survey (2011) [print] Volumes available in Headington Library Statistics Collection 613.20212/NAT

      International health statistics

      • Health Services & Sciences ResearchResources (HSRR)[online] - this is a searchable database of information about datasets and instruments/indices employed in Health Services Research (from the US National Library of Medicine).
      • O’Donovan, D. (2008) The atlas of health: mapping thechallenges and causes of disease. London: Earthscan [print] available in Headington Library Atlas Collection 613.0223/ODO
      • World Health Organization (1992-1994) International statistical classification of diseases and related health problems. Geneva: WHO. In 3 volumes [print] - available in Headington Library Statistics Collection 616.0012/INT
      • World Health Organization - Global Health Observatory (GHO) [online] is a gateway to global health-related statistics

      UK
      • Family expenditure survey [print] 1957-1989, later:
      • Family spending [print] 1990- . These series are available in the Headington Library Statistics Collection 339.40212/FAM
      • Mintel [library database] provides UK market research reports which cover how people spend their leisure time, including sport, holidays, food and drink, retail etc.  
      • Passport (Euromonitor) [library database] contains full text UK and international market research reports published by Euromonitor. Use  our guides to searching Passport
      • UK household income and wealth [online]
      • Mintel [library database] provides UK market research data.
      • Passport (Euromonitor) [library database] contains full text UK and international market research reports published by Euromonitor. Use  our guide to find country information on Passport. 

      UK

      Population and migration - Office for National Statistics (ONS) [online]

      International

      UK

      Population and migration - Office for National Statistics (ONS) [online]

      See also section on Census above.

      International

      • Seager, J. (2003) The atlas of women. 3rd edn. London: Women's Press [print] - available in the Headington Library Atlas Collection 305.402223/SEA
      • United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Annual) Demographic yearbook [print] - current edition available in the Headington Library Statistics Collection 312/UNI 
      • United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) Demographic and social statistics [online]

      UK

      International

      • Passport (Euromonitor) [library database] contains data and market research reports for the UK and beyond. To find tourism statistics and reports, choose Industries from the top menu, then Travel. You can focus your search by geographical area to find statistics from a specific country. Use  our guide for further tips on searching Passport. 
      • Yearbook of Tourism Statistics, produced by the World Tourism Organization. Headington Library holds 2015 edition (data 2009-2013) and 2010 edition (data 2004-2008) [print]

      For links to other statistical sources in tourism, travel and hospitality, see the Subject Help page  Databases and Online Resources for Hospitality and Tourism

      United Nations (2000) The world's women: trends and statistics. 2000. 3rd edn. New York: United Nations [print] available in Headington Library Statistics Collection