Library:Finding Data/Statistical Sources

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Data & Statistics

There are numerous sources for data and statistical information at UBC Library and on the free web. The following list is just a sample of a few sources. If you need more information or help with finding sources, please contact the library.

Canadian Content

BCStats

  • Free access to current reports and statistics from British Columbia's central statistical agency.

Census of Canada - 2006

Census of Canada - 2011

Censuses of Canada 1665-1871

General Social Surveys - Canada and the United States

Statistics Canada

  • Statistical data about the Canadian population, resources, economy, society and culture.

International Content

GapMinder

Historical Statistics of the United States

  • Source for statistical indicators of American history, from Colonial times to the present.

ICPSR

  • Social science data on social phenomena occurring in over 130 countries. Includes the Eurobarometer survey series.

NationMaster

OECD iLibrary

  • Online access to all books, journals, statistical series and databases originating from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development since 1998.

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

  • Public opinion polling datasets and documentation. The most complete collection of public opinion information in existence, from the United States and international sources.

United Nations Social Indicators

UN Data

  • Covers all countries and areas, drawing selectively on statistics from throughout the UN system to bring them together in a common platform and interface using global statistical standards.

World Values Survey

  • These data sets are designed to enable a crossnational comparison of values and norms on a wide variety of topics and to monitor changes in values and attitudes across the globe.