U.S. and international population and country data, as well as statistics on disease and health, energy use, labor and work force, and also public opinion polls.
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2016
- International Database -- by the U.S. Census Bureau
Country rankings, world population information, and demographic information, from 1950 to present.
- Data and Research of the World Bank
"The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We help governments in developing countries reduce poverty by providing them with money and technical expertise they need for a wide range of projects—such as education, health, infrastructure, communications, government reforms, and for many other purposes."
- United Nations Statistical Division
"The Statistics Division is committed to the advancement of the global statistical system. We compile and disseminate global statistical information, develop standards and norms for statistical activities, and support countries’ efforts to strengthen their national statistical systems. We facilitate the coordination of international statistical activities and support the functioning of the UN Statistical Commission as the apex entity of the global statistical system."
- World Health Organization -- Health Statistics by Region
"WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends."
EH stands for "Economic History." "EH.Net provides an on-line location for researchers in economic history to make their data series available to other professionals and interested scholars." The site has archived data from a number of scholars. Most data sets cover America or Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries.
- Directory of International Statistics Databases
Choose a country / area to see lists of online (generally free) resources available. This directory is compiled by the International Institute of Social History.