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Statistics: Find statistics

Databases and guidelines for finding statistical information

Australian statistics databases

International statistics databases

Find statistics

Statistics are often freely available on the web. When trying to find statistical information, ask yourself:

  • Are statistics likely to have been collected on this topic?
  • If so, which organisation would collect/publish these type of statistics?

Publishers include:

  • State government;
  • Federal government;
  • International governments;
  • International agencies;
  • Private entities; and
  • Membership organisations.

Statistics may also be reported in newspaper, magazine and journal articles.

Be prepared for the possibility that:

  • Statistics may not exist for the variables you require;
  • The most recent statistics available may be several years old; and
  • Some statistics are not freely available.