Government Statistics

This is a guide to online statistical information from governments and intergovernmental international organizations selected for breadth of coverage and searchability.  The library also has extensive print material including statistical yearbooks from a wide variety of countries and international organizations.

What is the Difference Between Data and Statistics?

Data are the raw materials out of which statistics are produced, usually available as digital files for manipulation in statistical software. To find data resources available to Carleton faculty, staff and students see Find Data.  Statistics are facts or figures that tend to be aggregate counts, totals, sums, or averages.

Quick Starts

The sites below are excellent sources of comparative statistics by country or topic.  See also Library subject guides on specific topics listed under Data & Statistics.


Content last updated: February 14, 2020