Manchester Metropolitan University home page
Library home page


Links to general sources of statistical information, and searching for statistics

Statistical information

Searching for statistics

This video will inform you how to locate statistical resources via the Library website. From the statistics web page, there are several links to freely available statistical resources. These include . . .

The CIA World Factbook which provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transport, military, and transnational issues for 267 countries.

Eurostat, which is the statistical office of the European Union and provides information on general and regional themes; economy and finance, population and social conditions, industry, trade, agriculture, transport, environment and science across the EU.

The Office for national statistics which provides UK data on all aspects of Agriculture and the Environment, Business and Energy, Children education and skills, crime and justice, economy, government, health and social care, the labour market, people and places, population and travel and transport.

And several other resources are linked to on this page including The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s statistics site, UK social trends and regional trends, and the UK data service.

Each of these statistical resources are quite simple to use and generally have the option to search by country, . . . Or by theme Or by keyword . . .

In addition to the resources listed on the Library’s Statistical Information page, you may also be able to locate some statistical content via the Library’s subscribed subject databases….

These are available by clicking on the ‘Databases A-Z’ link from the Library home page.

For more help and information, please ask a member of staff in the library or visit the library website.


SPSS online training

SPSS and other statistical training is available through the Lynda resource.  Please see the details below about accessing Lynda and finding relevant content through the resource.