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Quantitative Research and Analysis

Key Resources

Agriculture - FAOSTAT
Airport Traffic Data (Airports Council International)
Asia Statistics (Strategic Asia)
Canada Statistics (Statistics Canada)
Census Dates For Countries 1945-2014 (U.S. Census Bureau)
CIA World Factbook
City Metro Area Population Estimates 2012 (
Country Population (
Country Population - 2012 (CIA World Factbook)
Country Briefings (
Country Profiles [Overview, Facts, Leaders, Media] (BBC)
Country Statistics [DataFinder] (Population Reference Bureau)
Country Statistics [International Data Base] U.S. Census Bureau
Environmental Data (United Nations)
Environmental Data [Geo Data Portal] (UNEP)
Eurostat (European Commission)
Genderstats: A Database of Gender Statistics (World Bank)
Global Statistics (GeoHive)
Health Statistics [World Health Report] (World Health Organization)
Historical Statistics (Angus Maddison)
Historical Population Estimates - Europe
Human Development Reports (UNDP)
National statistics for poverty, literacy, life expectancy, gender-related development
International Data Base (U.S. Bureau of the Census)
Statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for all countries of the world
International Programs Center (U.S. Census Bureau)
IPUMS International
Census Microdata for Social and Economic Research (Apply online for access)
Iran - Statistics (Statistical Centre of Iran)
Life Expectancy by Country (NationMaster)
Literacy and Education Data by Country (NationMaster)
‚ÄčMigration Data (Migration Policy Institute)
Military - Data (SIPRI)
Military Expenditures Database (SIPRI)
National Statistical Agencies (UNECE)
OECD Statistics (OECD)
This is the free site. Many more statistics are available in Source OECD.
Penn World Tables (University of Toronto)
Political, Social and Economic Data
Links from the UK
Population Estimates (World Gazetteer)
Has current population estimates for countries, their administrative divisions, cities and towns
Population Estimates to 2300 (United Nations) [PDF]
Population Index
Indexes information of interest to demographers. The entire database for 1986-current is available online and can be searched by author, subject matter, geographical region and year of publication.
Population Information Network (UN Population Division)
Population Research Center (University of Texas at Austin)
Religion Statistics (
Russia - Statistics [UDB Statistics] (UT Austin users)
Social Indicators (United Nations Statistics Division)
State of World Population (United Nations Population Fund)
Statista (limited access)
Statista aggregates statistical data on over 600 international industries from more than 18,000 sources, including market researchers, trade organizations, scientific journals, and government databases.
Statistical Agencies of Countries (U.S. Census Bureau)
Statistical Resources on the Web (University of Michigan)
Statistics Departments Around the World
Trade Statistics (European Union)
Trade Statistics - UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2012 (UNCTAD)
Statistical data relevant to the analysis of international trade, investment and development, for individual countries and for economic and trade groupings.
Trade Statistics (WTO)
Trade Statistics - U.S. Foreign Trade Statistics (Census Bureau)
Trade Statistics - U.S. Foreign Trade Statistics (U.S. International Trade Administration)
UN Data
Portal to United Nations online data
World Bank Open Data
World Development Indicators Quick Query
World Population Clock (Census Bureau)
World Population Data Sheet (Population Reference Bureau) [PDF]
World Population Information (Census Bureau)
World Population Data (Census Bureau)
World Population Trends (UNDP)