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STATISTICAL SOURCES

We hold a wide variety of statistical publications in the Arts and Social Science Reference section on the 2nd floor and also in the Arts and Social Science periodicals section. However, a growing number of statistics are available more easily online.

United Kingdom

  • Census UK: Provides census data for academic use.
  • House of Commons Library research materials: Access to research briefings produced by the Libraries of the House of Commons and House of Lords and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).
  • London Councils: Statistics and information about London Boroughs.
  • London Datastore: Initiative by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to make data publicly available.
  • NatCen Social Research: Independent social research centre, publishes the British Social Attitudes Report.
  • Neighbourhood Statistics: For local areas (UK) on a wide range of subjects including population, crime, health and housing.
  • New Policy Institute: UK think tank which produces evidence-based research on a range of issues, including poverty, social security, housing and economics.
  • Office for National Statistics: UK national statistics including economic, social and demographic data.

International

  • Business Source Complete: Contains country reports that present statistical information.
  • Eurostat: Statistical office that provides the European Union with statistics at European level that enable comparisons between countries and regions.
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Includes statistical data.
  • Statista: provides statistical data from a wide range of international sources on populations, industries, economics, media, public opinion, companies, politics, lifestyles, and many other topics.
  • World Bank: Includes statistical data and research reports.
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