• Statista
    An online statistics portal, free to use for London Met students and staff. It provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, business organizations and government. It provides the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, society, health, environment & energy, business, finance, politics, and much more.
  • Passport
    A database, free to use for London Met students and staff, 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 Data Service
    The UK Data Service, funded by the Economic & Social Research Council, provides access to a wide range of secondary data including large-scale government surveys, international macro data, business microdata, qualitative studies and census data from 1971 to 2011.
  • London Datastore
    Data for London: topics include demographics, housing, health, education, business and economy, crime, planning, art and culture, and more.
  • ONS: London
    Summaries, key publications and data tables relating to London.
  • City of London 
    Some information on business, policing, population and more in the City of London.
  • Islington Evidence Hub
    Information on housing, crime, education, employment, the economy and more in the London Borough of Islington.
  • Tower Hamlets Borough Statistics
    Information on population, diversity, economy, labour market, housing and more in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
    UK public data in one searchable website. Datasets from all central government departments and a number of other public sector bodies and local authorities.
  • ISER (Institute for Social and Economic Research)
    A leading centre for the production and analysis of longitudinal studies. It encompasses the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change, Understanding Society and EUROMOD.
  • UK Data Archive
    The largest collection of digital data in the social sciences and humanities in the UK. Contains several thousand historical and contemporary datasets.
  • UK Office for National Statistics (ONS)
    The recognised national statistical institute for the UK, responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels. ONS conducts the census in England and Wales every ten years.
  • ONS Local Statistics
    Allows you to find detailed statistics from specific UK geographical areas.
  • Understanding Society (The UK Household Longitudinal Study)
    A study about 21st century UK life and how it is changing. It captures information about people’s social and economic circumstances, attitudes, behaviours and health. Follow up the instructions to register with UK Data Services to access data.
  • Parliament UK Research Briefings
    Provides access to research briefings produced by the House of Commons Library, the House of Lords Library and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). Filter the research briefings by topic, date or type.
  • Bank of England Statistics
    A range of monetary and financial statistics, including domestic banking statistics, external finance statistics and international banking statistics.
  • Full Fact
    Full Fact is an independent fact-checking charity. Full Fact work to check claims made by politicians, the media and pressure groups, and stop misinformation spreading by pressing for corrections. Areas covered: health, education, immigration, law, crime, Europe, the economy.
  • Asian Development Bank
    The economics and statistics section of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) provides data relating to the environment, economic indicators and international poverty.
  • IMF (International Monetary Fund) Data
    Includes World Economic Outlook, Global Financial Stability Report and more.
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    OECD uses information on a broad range of topics to help governments foster prosperity and fight poverty through economic growth and financial stability. It helps ensure the environmental implications of economic and social development are taken into account. Browse by topic or by country.
  • The World Bank
    Data about development in countries around the globe. Browse or search for data by Topic, Indicators or Country.
  • World Trade Organisation (WTO) International Trade Statistics
    Provides quantitative information in relation to economic and trade policy issues. Its databases and publications provide access to data on trade flows, tariffs, non-tariff measures and trade-in value added.
  • UNdata (United Nations Data)
    Database from the United Nations Statistics Division.  Find data for employment, industry, and trade. This single interface has customizable tables, filter and search options which make sorting and locating specific statistical information easier.
  • Population Reference Bureau (PRB)
    Annual reports provide demographic data for the world, global regions and more than 200 countries. Core themes include aging, children and families; family planning and reproductive health, gender, migration and urbanisation youth and much more.
  • US Census Bureau International Database
    A computerized data bank containing statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world. Country data includes population, fertility, mortality and migration.
  • BP Statistical Review of World Energy
    Download annual Review of World Energy in PDF format or click on topics to browse.
  • Environmental Performance Index (EPI)
    EPI data ranks countries’ performance on high-priority environmental issues in two areas: protection of human health and protection of ecosystems. Explore Environmental Country Rankings for data on how specific countries are performing.
  • International Energy Agency: statistics
    Various statistical databases providing data relating to worldwide energy use.
  • CESSDA (Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives)
    Provides large scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the social sciences. It brings together social science data archives across Europe, with the aim of promoting the results of social science research and supporting national and international research and cooperation.
  • CIA World Factbook
    Produced annually by the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency). Provides data and statistics for most countries around the world. Data is available in the following areas: communications, economy, energy, government, military, people, transport, geography.
  • CIRI Human Rights Data Project
    Contains quantitative information on government respect for 15 internationally recognized human rights for 202 countries, from 1981-2011.
  • IDEA (International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance)
    Information databases on various areas of democracy and elections worldwide.
  • UN List of National Statistics Offices Websites
    In addition to links to country statistical websites, this site has country profiles which include a brief history of the country's statistical system, legal basis, statistical programme and more.
  • Eurostat: Statistical Office of the EU
    Provides a range of statistical information to the EU that enable comparisons between countries and regions. Themes include economy, population and social conditions, transport, science and technology, transport and more.
  • European Commission Public Opinion
    Use the Eurobarometer to access thematic reports resulting from surveys carried out in EU member countries.
    Provides food and agriculture-related statistics collected by the UN in a wide set of time series data related to food production, trade, food security, emissions, land use, and more.
  • ILO (International Labour Organisation) Global Report
    Data includes global employment/unemployment, inequality, wage shares, and structural factors affecting the world of work.
  • NationMaster
    The statistics section allows users to compare various statistics across nations. Rankings range from the richest and most populous countries to most athletic and most generous. Includes individual country profiles with maps, flags and lists of major cities and states.
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics
    UNESCO collects statistical data annually on education, science, culture and communication in the UNESCO Statistical Yearbook. The website is an attempt to make the research and data more accessible and provides access to world education indicators which allows the data to be accessed by year, region, or country.
  • The DHS Program: demographic and health surveys
    Funded by USAID, collects and disseminates accurate, nationally representative data on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, gender, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and nutrition. Areas covered: Africa; West, Central, South & East Asia; Latin America & the Caribbean; some European countries.
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Health Observatory
    The WHO’s primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system and publishes data by Country or Health Topic.
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