Statistics collection

This collection contains printed, published official statistics – statistics created by and for government, international organisations and agencies. This includes data produced by the UK government, the devolved administrations and other governments worldwide. We also have publications from bodies such as the United Nations, European Union, International Monetary Fund and OECD. The subject coverage is extensive and provides access to data from the nineteenth century to the present day. The collection is located on level 7 of the Library.

The collection is particularly strong in the following areas:

  • Demography, including the census
  • Economics & finance
  • Agriculture & the environment
  • Trade & industry
  • Employment
  • Medicine & health

In addition to our printed collections, we can offer help and advice with locating and using electronic data produced by government & international agencies.