Adherants - Membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,000 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns.
American FactFinder - Population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Popular tables and maps for the U.S., states, counties, cities, towns, and American Indian reservations, metropolitan areas, zip codes, census tracts, blocks, and more.
American Religion Data Archive - Includes data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups (individuals, congregations and denominations).
America's Children - Report on U.S. children includes population and family characteristics, indicators of children's well-being.
AmeriStat - Provides instant summaries - in graphics and text - of the demographic characteristics of the U.S. population, including Marriage and Family, Population Estimates and Projections, Education, Race and Ethnicity, Income and Poverty, Migration, Foreign-Born Population, Children, Older Population, Mortality, Fertility, and Political Arithmetic.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) - Australia's official statistical organisation. It provides statistics on a wide range of economic and social matters, covering government, business and the population in general.
Bloomberg Visual Data (Best and Worst Lists) - Find out who's number one on Bloomberg best and worst lists. Read interactive rankings on business, economics, lifestyle, investing, personal finance, politics and education.
Brookings: Demographics - How old we are, how much education we have, where we were born and where we live have immense implications for our families and for our communities? Brookings experts use demographic data to make policy recommendations for issues such as community development, housing and education.
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) - BEA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Along with the Census Bureau and STAT-USA, BEA is part of the Department's Economics and Statistics Administration. BEA is one of the world's leading statistical agencies. Although it is a relatively small agency, BEA produces some of the most closely watched economic statistics that influence the decisions made by government officials, business people, households, and individuals. BEA's economic statistics, which provide a comprehensive, up-to-date picture of the U.S. economy, are key ingredients in critical decisions affecting monetary policy, tax and budget projections, and business investment plans. The cornerstone of BEA's statistics is the national income and product accounts (NIPAs), which feature the estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) and related measures.
Bureau of Justice Statistics - Statistics about crime and victims, drugs and crime, criminal offenders, the justice system in the United States, law enforcement, prosecution, courts and sentencing, corrections, justice expenditure and employment.
Employee Benefits Survey - Produces comprehensive data on the incidence (the percentage of U.S. workers with access to and participation in employer provided benefit plans) and provisions of selected employee benefit plans.
National Compensation Survey - Provides comprehensive measures of occupational earnings; compensation cost trends, benefit incidence, and detailed plan provisions. Detailed occupational earnings are available for metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, broad geographic regions, and on a national basis. The index component of the NCS (ECI) measures changes in labor costs. Average hourly employer cost for employee compensation is presented in the ECEC.
National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) - A set of surveys designed to gather information at multiple points in time on the labor market activities and other significant life events of several groups of men and women.
Business Research and Development and Innovation Survey (BRDIS) - BRDIS is the primary source of information on business domestic and global R&D expenditures and workforce. Response to this annual survey is mandatory and confidential under Title 13 of the United States Code. The Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS), successor to the Survey of Industrial Research and Development, collected information from a nationally representative sample of about 40,000 companies, including companies in both manufacturing and nonmanufacturing industries.
California Statistical Abstract - A compilation of data on social, economic, and physical aspects of the State of California. The volume is a cooperative effort of various government agencies, coordinated and issued annually by the California Department of Finance, Economic Research Unit.
California Vital Statistics Data Tables - The Health Information and Research Section (HIRS)is responsible for stewardship and distribution of vital statistics data (births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriage) and provides written reports and data tables analyzing these data. HIRS also assesses California's progress toward health indicators and coordinates the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) for the Departments of Public Health and Health Care Services.
Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) - Specializes in social, economic, labor market and demographic issues. Provides statistical and analytical research services to governments at the federal, provincial and municipal levels, non-governmental and community organizations, trade unions, and others who require social and economic data. Also collects, analyzes and disseminates Canadian and international data on families and children.
Census Links - Directory of over 6,000 links to birth, death, marriage and census transcriptions on the Internet. Census tools and censsus research aids.
CensusScope - Tool for investigating U.S. demographic trends, brought to you by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) at the University of Michigan.
ChildStats.gov - Access to U.S. federal and state statistics and reports on children and their families, including: population and family characteristics, economic security, health, behavior and social environment,and education. Official website of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.
Child Trends Databank - U.S. national trends and research on over 70 key indicators of child and youth well-being. Information on health, social and emotional development, mental health, violence, health care, drug, alcohol and tobacco use.
City-Data - By collecting and analyzing data from numerous sources, City-Data is able to create detailed, informative profiles of all cities in the United States - from crime rates to weather patterns.
Commercial Fisheries - The Fisheries Statistics & Economics Division of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has automated data summary programs that anyone can use to rapidly and easily summarize U.S. commercial fisheries landings. Domestic fishery landings are those fish and shellfish that are landed and sold in the 50 states by U.S. fishermen and do not include landings made in U.S. territories or by foreign fishermen.
Compendium of UK Statistics - Brings together comparable official statistics for the four nations of the UK. It has been produced to facilitate comparisons between the four in such areas as population and migration, economy, social indicators and environment.
Council of Europe Annual Penal Statistics - Better known as SPACE (Statistiques Penales Annuelles du Conseil de l'Europe), it include two related projects. SPACE I provides data on imprisonment and penal institutions in Council of Europe Member States. Information on non-custodial sanctions and measures are collected under the project SPACE II.
Counted, The - Database maintained by The Guardian newspaper on number and demographics of people killed by police in the United States.
Counting California - Social science and economic data. Counting California's single interface enables users access to actual raw data compiled by federal, state, and local agencies, and also allows users to collate and integrate data by topic, geography, title, and provider. Counting California is a collaborative project funded by the California Digital Library and the Library of California.
Uniform Crime Reports - FBI crime statistics. Several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States.
International Crime Victim Survey (ICVS) - Funding was provided by the Ministry of Justice of the Netherlands. The project was set up to fill the gap in adequate recording of offenses by the police for purposes of comparing crime rates in different nations and to provide a crime index independent of police statistics as an alternative standardized measure.
UNODC Homicide Statistics - A collection of statistical data on intentional homicide (unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person). The dataset covers 207 countries and territories and provides data on homicide levels, trends and contextual characteristics drawn from a variety of national and international sources relating to homicide.
World Criminal Justice Library Network: Statistical Resources - Provides links of crime statistics and other criminal justice reports published by agencies, institutes, or organizations of each country. Links of each country are arranged in such categories as administration of justice, correction, law and the courts, police and law enforcement, and so on.
Data.gov - A primary goal of Data.gov is to improve access to U.S. Federal data and expand creative use of those data beyond the walls of government by encouraging innovative ideas (e.g., web applications).
EIU City Data - A global database of over 315 price and salary levels providing information on the cost of living in 123 cities worldwide from 1990 to the present.
EIU Country Data - A comprehensive database of economic indicators and forecasts, covering 278 series for 117 countries, as well as 40 regional aggregates, running from 1980 and forecasting out five years.
Economic Indicators (GPO) - Available from April 1995 forward, this monthly compilation is prepared for the Joint Economic Committee by the Council of Economic Advisors and provides economic information on prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money and Federal finance.
Economic Research Service (ERS) - The main source of economic information and research from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Provides information on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, natural resources, and rural development. ERSBriefing Rooms offers a listing of recent ERS research developments, readings and data. Data offers a listing of various ERS data products organized by product, title, date, topic.
ePodunk - Provides in-depth information about more than 20,000 communities around the country, from Manhattan to Los Angeles, Pottstown to Podunk.
European Data Portal - A European portal that harvests metadata from public sector portals throughout Europe.
European Statistics (EUROSTAT) - The statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its task is to provide the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.
Extreme Weather Sourcebook - Economic and other societal impacts related to hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, lightning, and other U.S. weather phenomena.
Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center - Maintains the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) Federal Justice Statistics Program (FJSP) database, which contains information about suspects and defendants processed in the Federal criminal justice system. Using data obtained from Federal agencies, the FJSP compiles comprehensive information describing defendants from each stage of Federal criminal case processing.
FlowingData - Explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better - mainly through data visualization. Visit Archives.
Gallup Organization - World leader in the measurement and analysis of people's attitudes, opinions, and behavior.
General Social Suvey (GSS) - A regular, ongoing omnibus personal interview survey of U.S. households conducted by the National Opinion Research Center. From Americans' racial attitudes to the number of guns owned by women to musical preferences over a lifetime, the General Social Survey measures the trends in American attitudes, experiences, practices, and concerns.
Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) - Annual data on the labor force, employment, and unemployment in States and substate areas are available from two major sources - the Current Population Survey (CPS) and the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program. The CPS is a sample survey of about 60,000 households nationwide conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The LAUS program is a Federal-State cooperative endeavor in which State employment security agencies prepare estimates using concepts, definitions, and estimation procedures prescribed by BLS.
Google Public Data Explorer - Makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand.
Greater New Orleans Community Data Center - Areas of expertise include disaster recovery, regional economic analysis, workforce development, racial disparity indicators, blight reduction, affordable housing, and coastal population movements.
Guardian (UK) Datablog - Publishes raw data behind the news every day, and encourages readers to visualise and work with it.
Historical Statistics of Canada - Jointly produced by the Social Science Federation of Canada and Statistics Canada in 1983. This volume contains about 1,088 statistical tables on the social, economic and institutional conditions of Canada from the start of Confederation in 1867 to the mid-1970s. The tables are arranged in sections with an introduction explaining the content of each section, the principal sources of data for each table, and general explanatory notes regarding the statistics. In most cases, there is sufficient description of the individual series to enable the reader to use them without consulting the numerous basic sources referenced in the publication.
Information Please - Combining the contents of an encyclopedia, a dictionary, an atlas and several up-to-the minute almanacs loaded with statistics, facts, and historical records, Infoplease places the resources of an entire reference information center at your fingertips.
International Comparison Program (ICP) - A worldwide statistical partnership to collect comparative price data and compile detailed expenditure values of countries' gross domestic products (GDP), and to estimate purchasing power parities (PPPs) of the world's economies. Using PPPs instead of market exchange rates to convert currencies makes it possible to compare the output of economies and the welfare of their inhabitants in real terms (that is, controlling for differences in price levels). Maintained by The World Bank.
International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) - At the 1994 ICPD in Cairo, 179 countries agreed that population and development are inextricably linked, and that empowering women and meeting people's needs for education and health, including reproductive health, are necessary for both individual advancement and balanced development. The conference adopted a 20-year Programme of Action, which focused on individuals' needs and rights, rather than on achieving demographic targets. Advancing gender equality, eliminating violence against women and ensuring women's ability to control their own fertility were acknowledged as cornerstones of population and development policies. Concrete goals of the ICPD centred on providing universal education; reducing infant, child and maternal mortality; and ensuring universal access by 2015 to reproductive health care, including family planning, assisted childbirth and prevention of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS.
Judicial Facts and Figures - A set of tables containing historical caseload data primarily for the fiscal years from 1988 to 2002. This publication includes data on the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts. The sources for the data were the Annual Report of the Director, the Judicial Business of the United States Courts, Federal Court Management Statistics and a few unpublished statistical tables.
KDnuggets - A list of 90+ recently active blogs on big data, data science, data mining, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) - The ILO launched the KILM program to complement regular data collection programs and to improve dissemination of data on the key elements of the world's labour markets. The KILM is designed with two objectives in mind: (a) to present a core set of labour market indicators; and (b) to improve the availability of the indicators to monitor new employment trends.
Kids Count Data Center - Contains hundreds of measures of child well-being, including the 10 measures used in its annual KIDS COUNT Data Book. The Data Center includes the most recent data available on education, employment and income, poverty, health, basic demographics, and youth risk factors for the U.S., all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and features data for the 50 largest U.S. cities.
KnowledgePlex - Look up U.S. demographic, economic, housing, and mortgage lending data from U.S. Census, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, and other data sets. Find key statistics on any region in the U.S. through maps, charts, tables and rankings.
LexisNexis Statistical - Statistics issued by the U.S. government, plus selected statistical publications of private and state government sources. Full text 1973-present. Use your San Francisco Public Library connection for free access.
London Datastore - Governments around the globe are opening up their data, from data.gov in the U.S., via Australia, the UK, New Zealand and France. One of the best and most useful is the London Datastore. Created by the Greater London Authority, it publishes thousands of datasets with the emphasis on useful, live data, such as transport and economic numbers.
Maplethorpe - Maplecroft's Global Risks Portfolio and services combine research with technological innovation to offer risk screens, monitoring tools and insights into political, economic, social and environmental risks and responsibilities facing global business today.
Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS) - A Bureau of Labor Statistics program that collects reports on mass layoff actions that result in workers being separated from their jobs. Monthly mass layoff numbers are from establishments which have at least 50 initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) filed against them during a 5-week period. Extended mass layoff numbers (released quarterly) are from a subset of such establishments--those where the employer indicates that 50 or more people were separated from their jobs for at least 31 days.
Metropolitan Areas - In the U.S., metropolitan areas are normally defined by the corresponding metropolitan statistical area and a new entity referred to as micropolitan statistical areas. These area designations delineate the geography covered by a metropolitan area.
National Compensation Survey (NCS) - Provides comprehensive measures of occupational earnings; compensation cost trends, benefit incidence, and detailed plan provisions. Detailed occupational earnings are available for metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas, broad geographic regions, and on a national basis.
National Compensation Survey (NSC): Benefits - Produces comprehensive data on the incidence (the percentage of U.S. workers with access to and participation in employer provided benefit plans) and provisions of selected employee benefit plans.
National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED) - The role of INED is to study the population of France and the world from all angles. Its research is based upon two complementary objectives: to analyse the components of population growth (fertility, mortality, migration), and to identify the links between demographic trends and the historical, socioeconomic and legal context of the societies concerned.
National Opinion Research Center (NORC) - A non-profit corporation affiliated with the University of Chicago that conducts survey research in the public interest for government agencies, educational institutions, private foundations, non-profit organizations, and private corporations.
National Priorities Project (NPP) Database - Interactive database providing state-level data on socio-economic needs and federal expenditures on such issues as hunger, education, housing, poverty/income and military spending. It allows the user to create customized tables, graphs and reports.
CISDOC - Occupational Safety and Health Database - Bibliographic database contains about 70,000 citations of documents that deal with occupational accidents and diseases as well as ways of preventing them. The types of documents are: laws and regulations, data sheets, training material, articles from periodical publications, books and standards.
EPLex - Employment protection legislation database - Contains information on the employment termination laws of some 85 countries. The information is broken down to cover more than 50 variables addressing all the key topics of employment protection legislation. The database is updated annually to facilitate the analysis of impacts and trends over time by theme and by country.
Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) - Published every two years since 1999, the KILM is a collection of 20 key indicators of the labour market, ranging from employment and variables relating to employment (status, sector, hours, etc.) to education, wages and compensation costs, labour productivity and working poverty.
Labordoc - The ILO Library's database, contains references and full text access to the world's literature on the world of work.
Labour Force Surveys - Compiles web sites which contain data from national statistical agencies, the ILO and other sources. Includes links to source web sites and references to print publications available in the ILO Library.
LABORSTA - database of labour statistics - Covers official core labour statistics and estimates for over 200 countries since 1969. Also provides methodological descriptions of main national statistical sources.
Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour (IPEC-SIMPOC) - Provides access to a comprehensive compendium of child labour statistics and methodological guidance material. Processed child labour data can be accessed in the form of national child labour survey reports, statistical country-briefs and other resources derived from household-based SIMPOC surveys. A large number of micro-datasets are also available.
National Transportation Statistics - Presents statistics on the U.S. transportation system, including its physical components, safety record, economic performance, the human and natural environment, and national security.
New Geography - Discusing economic development, metropolitan demographics, and community leadership.
Nicholasrapp.com - Information graphics, web applications, cartography and video from Nicholas Rapp and his staff of designers and prgogrammers at AP.
Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) - Has the responsibility, among other things, to conduct, supervise and coordinate audits and investigations of the purchase, management and sale of assets under the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). SIGTARP's goal is to promote economic stability by assiduously protecting the interests of those who fund the TARP programs, i.e., the American taxpayers.
OFFSTATS - Lists web sites offering free and easily accessible social, economic and general data from official or similar "quotable" sources, especially those that provide both current data and time series.
Palestine Central Bureau of Statistics - Provides official statistics on demographic, social, economic and environmental states and trends to serve the Palestinian citizenry and to serve the needs of businesses and their organizations for statistical information.
Pew Hispanic Center - Strives to inform debate on latino issues through dissemination of its research to policymakers, business leaders, academic institutions and the media: Demography, Economics, Education, Identity, Immigration, Health, Military, Surveys, Transcripts.
Population Index - From the Office of Population Research, Princeton University. An annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. This website provides a searchable and browsable database containing over 46,000 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986-2000.
Population Reference Bureau (PRB) - PRB informs policymakers, educators, the media, and concerned citizens working in the public interest around the world through a broad range of activities, including publications, information services, seminars and workshops, and technical support.
Proximity/MESA - A leader in providing access to Census 2000, decision support system software, modeling, databases and information technology. This site features free Census 2000 and other data access, GIS software, on-line data analysis, user support, training, demos, geographic data.
RAND California - A subscription-based service on California and U.S. public policy issues with an emphasis on statistics.
Shadow Government Statistics - John Williams' Shadow Government Statistics is an electronic newsletter that exposes and analyzes the flaws in current U.S. government economic data and reporting, as well as in certain private-sector numbers, and provides an assessment of underlying economic conditions.
SIFMA Statistics - Market sector statistics and key trends in the securities industry.
Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) - A university-based organization that creates demographic media, such as user guides, web sites, and hands-on classroom computer materials that make U.S. census data accessible to policymakers, educators, the media, and informed citizens.
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics - Statistics on a wide variety of crime and criminal justice topics from over 150 sources are presented at this indexed and fully searchable site. Among the statistics available are data on arrests, police, crime, courts, defendants, criminal justice expenditures and employment, sentences, drugs, corrections, prisoners, victimization, and public opinion.
State Fact Sheets - Provides information on population, employment, income, farm characteristics, farm financial indicators, and top commodities, exports, and counties for each state in the United States. Maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
StatFountain - A blog providing links to full text statistical reports on a wide variety of topics and issues.
Statista - Provides companies, business customers, research institutions, and the academic community with direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.
Statistical Assessment Service (STATS) - A non-partisan, non-profit research organization in Washington, D.C. STATS is devoted to the accurate use of scientific and social research in public policy debate.
Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) - Survey data includes information on families' balance sheets, pensions, income, and demographic characteristics. Information is also included from related surveys of pension providers and earlier such surveys. By selecting a given survey, users may obtain summary results, codebooks and other documentation, and the publicly available data for that survey. Prepared triennially by the Federal Reserve System.
Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI) - Challenges associated with migration, climate change, the depletion of resources, aging societies and new security risks demand sound policies and rapid adaptation on the part of state leadership. But how capable are OECD democracies in responding to these challenges? And just how sustainable are these responses? Employing both qualitative and quantitative research methods, the Sustainable Governance Indicators identify effective policy-making strategies throughout the OECD, with printed and online reports aimed at interested citizens, the media and policy practitioners alike.
Tax Statistics - Tables, articles, and data that describe and measure elements of the U.S. tax system.
TheDataWeb - A network of online data libraries. Topics include, census data, economic data, health data, income and unemployment data, population data, labor data, cancer data, crime and transportation data, family dyanmics, vital statistics data. A collaboration between the U.S. Census Bureau and the Centers for Disease Control.
American Community Survey - An ongoing survey that provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.
Also see PUMS Data.
DataFerrett - A data analysis and extraction tool to customize federal, state, and local data to suit your requirements. Using DataFerrett, you can develop an unlimited array of customized spreadsheets that are as versatile and complex as your usage demands then turn those spreadsheets into graphs and maps without any additional software.
Economic Census - The U.S. Government's official five-year measure of American business and the economy. It is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, and response is required by law.
Facts for Features & Special Editions - Consists of collections of statistics from the Census Bureau's demographic and economic subject areas intended to commemorate anniversaries or observances or to provide background information for topics in the news.
Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) - Makes available several data products that may be used to research and characterize workforce dynamics for specific groups. These data products include online applications, public-use data, and restricted-use microdata. The Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) and LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) data are available online for public use. Confidential microdata are available to qualified researchers with approved projects through restricted access use in Census Research Data Centers. Also see the QWI Explorer search engine.
National Longitudinal Mortality Study (NLMS) - The NLMS is a national, longitudinal, mortality study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Institute on Aging, the National Center for Health Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau for the purpose of studying the effects of differentials in demographic and socio-economic characteristics on mortality.
Population and Housing Unit Estimates - Produces estimates of the population for the United States, its states, counties, cities, and towns, as well as for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and its municipios. Demographic components of population change (births, deaths, and migration) are produced at the national, state, and county levels of geography. Additionally, housing unit estimates are produced for the nation, states, and counties.
Poverty: Experimental Measures - Since the development of the current official poverty measure in the 1960's by Mollie Orshansky there have been a series of studies and reviews of the conceptual and technical elements that make up the measure.
Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions - A quarterly survey that provides national summary data on the revenues, expenditures, and composition of assets of the largest defined benefit public employee retirement systems for state and local governments.
Supplemental Poverty Measure - At the U.S. Census Bureau, an Interagency Technical Working Group on Developing a Supplemental Poverty Measure was formed in 2009 and charged with developing a set of initial starting points to permit the Census Bureau, in cooperation with the Bureau of Labor Statistics, to produce a Supplemental Poverty Measure. The Supplemental Poverty Measure will not replace the official poverty measure and will not be used to determine eligibility for government programs. Instead, the Supplemental Poverty Measure is designed as an experimental poverty measure that defines income thresholds and resources in a manner different from the official poverty measure.
U.S. Court Statistics - Provides statistical data on the business of the federal judiciary. Specific publications address the work of the appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts; the probation and pretrial services systems; and other components of the U.S. courts.
United Nations Human Development Reports - Writing and research, data analysis and presentation, support to national and regional analysis and outreach and advocacy work. Since the first report, four new composite indices for human development have been developed - the human development index, the gender-related development index, the gender empowerment measure, and the human poverty index. Each report focuses on a highly topical theme in the current development debate, providing path-breaking analysis and policy recommendations.
United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) - Goals include achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health (including family planning), promoting reproductive rights, reducing maternal mortality and accelerating progress on the ICPD agenda and MDG 5.
United Nations Statistics Division - Compiles and disseminates global statistical information, develops standards and norms for statistical activities, and supports countries' efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems.
United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook - An annual compilation of key statistical indicators prepared by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Over 50 indicators have been collected from more than 20 international statistical sources and are presented in one-page profiles for 217 countries or areas of the world. The topics covered include: agriculture, balance of payments, education, energy, environment, food, gender, health, industrial production, information and communication, international finance, international tourism, international trade, labour, migration, national accounts, population and prices.
UNODC Homicide Statistics - A collection of statistical data on intentional homicide (unlawful death purposefully inflicted on a person by another person). The dataset covers 207 countries and territories and provides data on homicide levels, trends and contextual characteristics drawn from a variety of national and international sources relating to homicide.
Vanier Institute of the Family - Collecting and analyzing information on demographic trends, social change, and patterns of Canadian family formation and functioning.
Veteran Data and Information - Social and economic information about veterans, demographical and geographical veteran information, statistical information by veteran program areas and veteran survey information as well as references to other veteran information sites. From the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Vital Records Information (U.S.) - Information about where to obtain vital records (such as birth, death and marriage certificates and divorce decrees) from each state, territory and county of the United States.
Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) - An unincorporated, nonprofit association comprised of all companies licensed to transact workers' compensation insurance in California and has over 400 member companies. Provides staqtistical data for insurers, agents and brokers, regulators, employers, and others within the insurance community. Serves as designated statistical agent for California Insurance Commissioner.
World Bank Group - Analytical services to the Bank and the development community.
Data - Free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe.
Little Green Data Book - A pocket-sized ready reference on key environmental data for over 200 economies. Key indicators are organized under the headings of agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, energy, emission and pollution, and water and sanitation. Also a PDF download. Published by The World Bank Group.
World Bank eAtlas of Global Development - Maps and graphs more than 175 thematically organized indicators for over 200 countries, letting you visualize and compare progress on the most important development challenges facing our world. Most indicators cover several decades, so you can see, for example, how "life expectancy at birth" has improved from 1960 up through the latest year. This online companion to the sourcebook Atlas of Global Development, Third Edition, allows you to visualize and analyze a wider variety of data in greater depth, over a longer time period.
World Economic Outlook Reports - A survey by the IMF staff usually published twice a year. It presents IMF staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Chapters give an overview as well as more detailed analysis of the world economy; consider issues affecting industrial countries, developing countries, and economies in transition to market; and address topics of pressing current interest. Annexes, boxes, charts, and an extensive statistical appendix augment the text.
World Economics - Analysis, insight and data relating to questions of importance in understanding the world economy.
World Factbook - Prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for the use of U.S. Government officials, and the style, format, coverage, and content are designed to meet their specific requirements.
World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers (WMEAT) - A series of reports prepared by the U.S. State Department designed as a reference on annual military expenditures, arms transfers, armed forces, selected economic data, and relative indicators consisting of pertinent military-economic ratios.
World Values Survey (WVS) - A global network of social scientists studying changing values and their impact on social and political life, led by an international team of scholars, with the WVS association and secretariat headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The WVS consists of nationally representative surveys conducted in almost 100 countries which contain almost 90 percent of the world's population, using a common questionnaire. The WVS is the largest non-commercial, cross-national, time series investigation of human beliefs and values ever executed, currently including interviews with almost 400,000 respondents.
World Weath and Income Database (WID) - Provides access to an extensive database on the historical evolution of the world distribution of income and wealth, both within countries and between countries.
Worldometers - Live world statistics on population, government and economics, society and media, environment, food, water, energy and health. Interesting statistics with world population clock, forest loss this year, carbon dioxide CO2 emission, world hunger data, energy consumed, and more.
Yearbook of Immigration Statistics (DHS) - A compendium of tables that provides data on foreign nationals who, during a fiscal year, were granted lawful permanent residence (i.e., admitted as immigrants or became legal permanent residents), were admitted into the United States on a temporary basis (e.g., tourists, students, or workers), applied for asylum or refugee status, or were naturalized. The Yearbook also presents data on immigration law enforcement actions, including alien apprehensions, removals, and prosecutions. In addition to the Yearbook, the Office of Immigration Statistics Annual Flow Reports and Annual Reports provide text, tables, and charts on legal permanent residents, refugees and asylees, nonimmigrant admissions, naturalizations, and enforcement actions.
ZIP Code Business Patterns - Provides data on total number of establishments and number of establishments by employment-size classes by detailed industry. Data on mid-March employment, first quarter payroll, and annual payroll are summarized by ZIP Code without industry detail. Data is collected annually. The application allows access to data from 1994 to the most recent year for which data is publicly available.
KWSnet is an Internet subject directory providing special attention to U.S. national and international news, the arts, computing, culture, environment, law, literature, media, politics, science and technology. Based in San Francisco, California, KWSnet contains over 150,000 annotated links to resources worldwide. Use Search KWSnet, located at the top of each page, to search within this site. Use Ctrl-F (Windows) or ⌘-F (Mac) to search within individual pages.