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Finding Statistics

Major databases

Population websites

  • UK population statisticsFrom the Office of National Statistics
  • The Human Mortality DatabaseThe Human Mortality Database (HMD) was created to provide detailed mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts, and others interested in the history of human longevity. The project began as an outgrowth of earlier projects in the Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, and at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany (see history).
  • Mortality Data DirectoryCompiled by the Mortality Research Steering Committee (MRSC) and Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
  • Census 2011
  • Our World in DataOur World in Data and the SDG-Tracker are collaborative efforts between researchers at the University of Oxford, who are the scientific editors of the website content; and the non-profit organization Global Change Data Lab, who publishes and maintains the website and the data tools that make our work possible.

The UK Census

The UK Census is conducted and made available by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).  Census data is also made available to academic institutions via the UK Data Service. If you require data for use with GIS software you should use the UK Data Service.

  • Histpop
    The Online Historical Population Reports (OHPR) collection provides online access to the complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1937
  • Census 2011
  • UK Data Service Census Support
    Provides access to and support for the resources of the population censuses from 1971 to 2011. Registration required.

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