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Depending on your search, you may find it easier to use Library Search, which searches a range of data sources at once, rather than using the individual resources listed below.

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B

Biz/ed

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

A searchable business and economics information gateway, which covers resources of interest to students, teachers and lecturers in the HE sector. Resources include a catalogue, learning materials, company facts and virtual worlds.

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Broadcasters' Audience Research Board (BARB)

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

The official source of television viewing figures in the UK.

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C

CIA World Factbook

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

Country by country statistics on climate, geography, political disputes etc.

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Collection of Historical and Contemporary Census Data and Related Materials (CHCC) Learning Materials

Available within MMU (no login required) and outside MMU (login required)

This site provides links to materials which are being developed to support the use of census data in learning and teaching. All learning and teaching materials are freely available for use by UK HE and FE sites and are customisable. They are being developed in consultation with users throughout the community. Many materials are now ready for piloting in the classroom. Please follow the links to the materials to find out more.

The data specific materials are being developed by three of the project partner sites:

  • The Historical Censuses Collection learning and teaching resources developed by the University of Glasgow.
  • The contemporary Census Area Statistics (CAS) learning and teaching resources developed by the University of Leeds.
  • The contemporary Samples of Anonymised Records (SARs) learning and teaching resources developed by CCSR at the University of Manchester.

If you're using the service off-campus you will need to login to prove that you are a member of a UK Higher or Further Education institution. On the CHCC login page, use the drop-down menu under the heading Universities to locate Manchester Metropolitan University. Then select Go. You will be presented with the MMU login screen and should input your MMU network ID and password to gain access.

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D

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Statistics

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

"The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) collects and publishes a wide range of economical and statistical information which is made available free of charge on this site." Included are publications of the previous departments (MAFF and DETR) which DEFRA replaces.

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E

Eurostat

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

Statistical Office of the European Communities, includes statistical data on the 15 member states of the EU and all the European Union's partners: members of the European Economic Area (EEA), including Switzerland, and, in a number of fields essential to an understanding of Europe's position in the world, the USA and Japan.

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Experian Data Index

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

Available free to UK HE academics via MIMAS, EPSD is an annually updated database of UK neighbourhood statistics. The Experian database provides access to a range of local area statistics covering geo-demographics, demography, property transactions and car ownership for current postal sectors together with associated digital boundaries.

For detailed documentation and how to register, see http://www.mimas.ac.uk/experian/

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GenderStats

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

"An electronic database of gender statistics and indicators designed with user-friendly, menu-driven features. It offers statistical and other data in modules on several subjects. The data in each module is presented in ready-to-use format. Users have the option of saving the country views in Excel (or another spreadsheet software) to customize them for their own reports."

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LTSN Maths, Stats and OR Network

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

"Hosted by the University of Birmingham in partnership with Glasgow and Nottingham Trent Universities and the RSS Centre for Statistical Education. It is one of 24 Subject Centres within the Learning and Teaching Support Network. This website contains a wealth of educational resources, relevant news and information to support the learning and teaching of Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research, with opportunities for your contributions."

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O

Office for National Statistics (ONS)

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of a range of economic, social and demographic statistics relating to the United Kingdom. It includes quantitative and qualitative information relating to:

  • agriculture and the environment
  • health and social care
  • business and energy
  • labour market
  • children, education, and skills
  • people, places, and populations
  • crime and justice
  • economy
  • travel and transport
  • government

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P

POPIN (United Nations Population Information Network)

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

Population figures and projections from the United Nations.

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Q

Qualidata - Qualitative Data Service

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

"Provides a national service for the acquisition, dissemination and re-use of social sciences qualitative research data. It is a specialist unit housed within the UK Data Archive (UKDA) at the University of Essex. Together with the UKDA, the Service works with the ESRC to operate its Datasets Policy that exists to enhance the potential use of research data arising out of ESRC funded projects. Qualidata offers specialist advice on research project management, issues of confidentiality and consent, and documentation of data with regard to archiving data. It further offers a resource discovery hub via both the UKDA online catalogue and its own online catalogue, Qualicat, enabling users to locate accessible sources of qualitative data across the UK."

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Regional Trends

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

"Regional Trends is a comprehensive regular source of official statistics for the Statistical Regions of the UK (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Government Office Regions within England). It includes a wide range of demographic, social, industrial and economic statistics, covering aspects of life in the regions."

Available online from No.35, 2000 onwards.

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S

Social Trends

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"Social Trends draws together social and economic data from a wide range of government departments and other organisations to provide a comprehensive guide to UK society today, and how it has been changing."

Available online from No. 29, 1999 onwards.

A complete archive of the printed Social Trends publication from 1970-1995 is available on CD-ROM at some sites. This is available as a standalone CD-ROM at All Saints Library and Elizabeth Gaskell Library.

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Statistics at the OECD

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

This site provides statistical information on various subjects including economics, demography, education, energy, environment, health, public sector, social policy and science and technology. The sites also includes the latest short term indicators as well as a list of frequently asked statistics. Adobe Acrobat may be required to access some information.

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Statistics links

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Maintained by Dr. Darren Wilkinson, Department of Statistics, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Newcastle.

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UK Data Service

Available within MMU and outside MMU (login required)

This is a new national service funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which consolidates and incorporates the following established data services and websites:

  • Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS)
  • Census.ac.uk

More than 6,000 collections of high quality social and economic data can be accessed including:

  • UK census data (1971-2011)
  • UK survey data
  • Cross-national survey data
  • International macro databanks
  • Cohort and longitudinal studies
  • Business microdata
  • Qualitative and mixed methods data

Users can search and browse for all aspects of economic and social data, including Census data, using the new search engine Discover. Access to Discover does not require registration. However, to download data, or to analyse it online where possible, does require registration with the UK Data Service.

If you have not used this site previously, you may need to register: please follow the link for new users at the bottom of the home page.

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UK Government Statistics

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

Provides links to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, Home Office, Research and Statistics Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Department of Social Security - Analytical Services Division (DSS), Environmental Key Facts, The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the ONS - Socio-Economic Statistics and Analysis Group (formerly Labour Market Statistics Group).

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UN Statistics Division

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

Part of the Department for Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis, this site provides details of publications and statistical products, including a selection of statistical tables on a variety of subjects.

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US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

Federal Government economic and employment data.

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US Census Bureau International Data Base

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

Contains statistical tables of demographic and socio-economic data for 227 countries and areas of the world.

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WHOSIS

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

The World Health Organization Statistical Information System describes statistical and epidemiological data and information presently available from the World Health Organization and elsewhere. Where possible WHOSIS provides access to this information. WHOSIS allows searches by keyword through the entire WHO website, and globally throughout the WWW.

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WWW Virtual Library: Statistics

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

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Yahoo UK: Statistics

Available within MMU and outside MMU (no login required)

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Yahoo: Statistics

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