Europe

Europe
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Administrative Boundary Data Service for Central and Eastern European Countries

The website of a partially EU-funded project to develop a set of digital boundary data for the countries of central and eastern Europe. The project is still at an early stage but online data provision will probably be possible in 2001. The countries involved are as follows: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Finland and Greece.

www.eurogeographics.org/content/abds

Census Bureau - International Statistical Agencies

A comprehensive listing of of international statistical agencies from the US Census Bureau.

www.census.gov/main/www

CIA, The World Factbook

The Factbook is a comprehensive resource of facts and statistics on more than 250 countries and other entities.

www.cia.gov/cia/publications

ESDS International

ESDS International disseminates and supports both aggregate and survey international datasets for UK FE and HE. The service is jointly run by Mimas and the UK Data Archive.

www.esds.ac.uk/international

EU legislation on the 2011 Population and Housing Censuses Explanatory Notes 

This Eurostat publication provides details of current EU census regulations. It includes specifications of census topics and outputs as well as details of quality, timeliness and punctuality.

epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB

EUROGI

EUROGI is the umbrella organisation that represents European Geographic Information community, Industry, Academic institutions, Public Sector bodies, Not-for-Profit organisations, and interested Individuals as well as national associations. It is an independent, non-governmental and not-for-profit organisation.

www.eurogi.org

Eurostat

Eurostat is a European statistical information service delivered by the European Commission. Updated daily, this vast site contains news, reports and a large database of downloadable datasets, as well as user-friendly tutorials and multilingual facilities.

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/eurostat/home

Eurostat metadata servers - RAMON

Eurostat's Concepts and Definitions Database and other online glossaries relating to survey statistics. It includes: legal acts, methodological manuals, national methodologies and theseaurii..

ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon

Faster

A European Commission-supported project led by the UK Data Archive, designed to allow access to European statistical data over the web. The site has a wide range of target users, specifically including commercial organisations unlike some similar resources.

www.data-archive.ac.uk/randd/faster.asp

INSPIRE

Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 established an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE). The initiative intends to trigger the creation of a European spatial information infrastructure that delivers to the users integrated spatial information services.
inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu

www.inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

INSPIRE geoportal for the EU

Under the INSPIRE Directive the European Commission has established a community geo-portal for the Member States to provide links and access to their wide ranging geo-spatial "infrastructures" as well as through any access points the States themselves decide to operate (GKB includes entries for geoportals in France, Italy, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Scandinavian countries).

The site is explored and navigated through a 'discovery viewer', and is in English and other community languages, but national material is usually in the language(s) of the Member State. The geoportal is a work in progress, with content dependent on the contributions of Member States.

INSPIRE geoportal  
Discovery viewer 
Wikipedia has a worldwide list of national geoportals 

Official statistics sites reviewed

This blog includes short informal reviews of the user's browsing experience of around 50 official statistics websites worldwide with links [some 30 in Europe, also with entries in GKB] giving the newcomer initial guidance and a feel of each site.

surfingwithed.wordpress.com

OFFSTATS - Official Statistics on the Web

OFFSTATS is a portal for official statistics sites around the world. It includes government agencies, international organisations and NGOs.

www.offstats.auckland.ac.nz

PSI Navigator

PSI Navigator is a search engine and directory for public sector information resources (files, datasets, publications etc) for many European Union countries.

www.psinavigator.org/psi/index.html

Regiodata

Regiodata provides regional economic data for Austria and eleven Eastern European countries. Access to the query portal - the Geomarketing Portal - is available through the site with free registration and then a charge per query. Information available includes economic data, purchase power indices, market potential estimates and regional population data. The site is written in the German language.

www.regiodata.at

Albania

Austria

Austrian Statistics - Statistik Osterreich

As the website of the official Austrian government statistical agency, these pages enable access to standard economic and social indicator figures for the last three years. The site is not available in English.

www.statistik.at

Belgium

Belgian Statistics

The website of the National Institute of Statistics in Belgium. Although the English-language version of the site is still under construction, the site includes indicator statistics that highlight the economic, demographic and environmental trends in Belgium.

www.statbel.fgov.be

Bosnia and Herzegovine

Agency for statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovine

The site has limited English content.

www.bhas.ba

Bulgaria

Bulgarian National Statistical Institute

This site provides statistics for the Republic of Bulgaria, as well as information on the process to follow to obtain more detailed figures.

www.nsi.bg/indexen.php

Croatia

Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics - CroStat

CroStat acts as a one-stop access point to the latest official Croatian demographic statistics.

www.dzs.hr/default_e.htm

Cyprus

Statistical Service of Cyprus

The website contains recent statistical data as well as time series data by Theme, information about CYSTAT, and CYSTAT΄s publications.

www.mof.gov.cy/mof/cystat

Czech Republic

Czech Republic Population Information - POPIN

Though still at the testing stage, this site already provides detailed figures on the demographic build-up of the Czech Republic. It is based on the standards proposed by POPIN guidelines.

popin.natur.cuni.cz

Czech Statistical Office

A comprehensive and very up-to-date site enabling access to a wealth of demographic and economic data about the Czech Republic, and to press releases and reports associated with it. The 1999 Statistical Yearbook is also available online, as is the KROK database which provides data disaggregated to regional level for 570 national indicator statistics.

www.czso.cz

Denmark

Danish Statistics - Statistics Danmark

The website of the official Danish Statistical Bureau. The site includes macro-scale demographic and economic indicator figures and brief summary statistics for Denmark's regions. Also included is information on the economic modelling activities of the organisation. The site can be searched in order to find specific data.

www.dst.dk/siab.asp?o_id=0?=uk

Geodata-info

National geoportal for Denmark with a wide range of geo-spatial information, largely as downloads. In Danish only.

www.geodata-info.dk/Portal/SimpleSearch.aspx

Estonia

Estonian Statistical Office

The website of the Statistical Office of Estonia provides data for a range of indicators, the latest information on the census and various other statistics about Estonia and its populace.

www.stat.ee

Finland

Finnish Statistics

Statistics Finland provides official statistics on the Finnish population and economy, and this website includes StatFin, a statistical self-service system, for accessing this detailed data. The site also provides information on the products commercially available from the organisation such as a Finnish business information register.

www.tilastokeskus.fi/index_en.html

National Geoportal

Geo-spatial information for Finland. In Finnish only.

www.paikkatietoikkuna.fi/web/fi

France

French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies - INSEE

In addition to a fairly comprehensive range of demographic and economic indicator statistics, INSEE's website also provides information on the 1999 French Census and lists of official publications and working papers.

www.insee.fr/en/home

Géoportail

Géoportail is a comprehensive on-line service of the French government with maps and high resolution aerial photography from more than 90 sources for France, freely available as open data. The service, first developed by two public agencies (IGN and BRGM), was launched in 2006 and progressively updated and extended (see 'Actualites').

Geoportail has IGN topographical maps together with administrative, cadastral (land parcel), building survey, and transport maps, plus more specialised maps such as public utilities, hydrography, weather, geology, and land use. There are also historic maps of France, and much more.

All maps including the aerial photography may be combined and viewed in transparent layers controlled by the user. All maps can be zoomed and scrolled. Place names are identified and searchable for the smallest villages and physical locations. The site, in French only, is designed for users to drill down into content and comprehensive supporting information on the maps and original sources.

www.geoportail.gouv.fr/accueil

Germany

German Federal Statistical Office

This site includes the latest official German demographic, environmental and economic indicator statistics, press releases, and the opportunity to obtain data from official German surveys through the online Statistik-Shop (which, unlike the rest of the site, is only available in German).

www.destatis.de/e_home.htm

German Socio-Economic Panel, The

The GSOEP is similar in many ways to the British Household Panel Survey. Since 1984, this project has carried out a longitudinal study of around 6,000 households and is truly multipurpose in scope, covering topics from health to household composition. Data (via SOEPinfo) and survey documentation are available online.

www.diw.de/en/soep

Market Data and Digital Boundaries from MB-Research

MB-Research provides market data and digital boundaries at small scale for many countries worldwide. This includes a purchasing power metric at small area level for the whole of Europe. Brochures in pdf format, with details of the data on offer and prices, are available for download from the site. The company is based in Nürnberg, Germany.

www.english.mb-research.de

Greece

Hellenic Statistical Authority

The NSA is responsible for collecting, analysing and disseminating statistical information in Greece. The site enables users to download a range of statistics and the Association's most recent press releases.

www.statistics.gr/portal/page

Hungary

Hungarian Central Statistical Office

The HCSO administers the execution of the official surveys in Hungary and the subsequent dissemination of the data. The site includes some freely-downloadable publications and a compendium of basic Hungarian statistics. More detailed datasets can be accessed via the STADAT system, for which subscription is required.

portal.ksh.hu/pls/portal

Iceland

Iceland in Figures - Statistics Iceland

As the Icelandic national statistics institute, Statistics Iceland's website provides detailed demographic and economic statistics and the institute's latest press releases that act as brief summaries of the statistics elsewhere on the site.

www.statice.is

Ireland

Irish Central Statistics Office

This site provides basic indicator statistics for the Republic of Ireland, downloadable publications and press releases, and information on ordering more explicit reports.

www.cso.ie

This is Ireland, Part 1 - Highlights from Ireland's 2011 Census

This report is the first of two publications summarising the results of Ireland's 2011 census. This first one, This is Ireland - Part 1, looks at overall population change by county; it also examines age, marriage, households and families as well as including first results on nationality, foreign languages, the Irish language, religion and housing.

The second summary report, This is Ireland - Part 2, (coming in June), will look at other social and economic factors such as employment, occupations, education and skills as well as health related topics.

www.cso.ie/ThisisIrelandpart1

Italy

Geoportale Nazionale

Geo-spatial information for Italy. English introduction, otherwise in Italian.

www.pcn.minambiente.it/GN/index.php?lan=en

Italian National Statistical Institute - ISTAT

ISTAT's website provides comprehensive datasets and related reports and articles on Italy's population, economy and environment. The site is updated regularly to include the very latest figures and press releases. The site is in Italian only.

www.istat.it

Latvia

Latvian Central Statistical Bureau

The CSB is the Latvian equivalent of the British ONS. The site contains all the latest official press releases, up-to-date socio-economic data and information on obtaining English language versions of the Bureau's publications.

www.csb.gov.lv/en

Lithuania

Statistics Lithuania

This site provides comprehensive official statistics for Lithuania including details of the Population and Housing Census of 2001. The site can be used to access to many statistical databases and publications.

www.stat.gov.lt/en

Luxembourg

CEPS/INSTEAD - Centre for Socio-Economic Research in Luxembourg

In addition to detailing the current research taking place, this site provides online access to descriptions of seven surveys and projects administered by the Centre, including the Luxembourg Income Study and the Household Panel Comparability Project.

www.ceps.lu

Luxemburg National Geoportal

Topographical maps of the Grand Duchy to very detailed scales free online, plus thematic map layers, with guidance on obtaining further products for Luxemburg relating to INSPIRE. Versions in English, French, German, and Lëtzebuergesch.

www.geoportal.lu/Portail/index.jsp?lang=en

Macedonia

Republic of Macedonia State Statistical Office

The site includes census data, access to statistics by theme, Millennium Development Goal Indicators and a catalogue of publications such as the Statistical Yearbook.

www.stat.gov.mk

Malta

Maltese Central Office of Statistics

Since 1947, the Central Office of Statistics (a department of the Maltese Government) has been responsible for collecting official statistics about Malta and its population through censuses and other surveys. This site includes online reports on Malta's demography, and some datasets.

www.nso.gov.mt

Moldova

Montenegro

Statistical Office of the Republic of Montenegro - MONSTAT

MONSTAT is an online access point to official statistical data and related reports and publications.

www.monstat.org/eng/index.php

Netherlands

Netherlands Statistics

This website delivers very up-to-date reports on most aspects of Holland's economy and demography, in addition to the range of indicator statistics provided by most national statistical institutes.

www.cbs.nl/en

Norway

geoNorge

Geoportal with comprehensive geo-spatial information for Norway. Brief introduction in English, otherwise in Norwegian

www.geonorge.no/geonetwork/srv/nor/main.home

Norwegian Statistics

The Statistics Norway site delivers a wide variety of up-to-the-minute statistics on Norwegian life and the Norwegian environment. The Publications section contains every publication produced by Statistics Norway, most of which can be freely downloaded.

www.ssb.no/english

Poland

Polish Population Information - POPIN

The website of the Polish Central Statistical Office.

www.stat.gov.pl/english/index.htm

Portugal

Portuguese National Institute for Statistics - INFOLINE

The INFOLINE service is an online access point to official Portuguese statistical data and related reports and publications.

www.ine.pt/index_eng.htm

Romania

National Institute of Statistics

Official statistics in Romania is organized and coordinated by the National Institute of Statistics. Its site includes census data and access to statistical publications such as the Romanian Statistical Yearbook.

www.insse.ro/cms/rw

Serbia

Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia

The site includes census data and access to statistical publications such as the Statistical Yearbook.

webrzs.stat.gov.rs/axd/en

Slovakia

Slovenia

Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia

The site includes census data, access to statistical publications and a population clock (for both Slovenia and the world).

www.stat.si/eng/index.asp

Spain

Spanish National Statistical Institute

A very impressive site that enables straightforward access to a huge variety of statistical datasets and official government reports and publications on associated topics.

www.ine.es/welcoing.htm

Sweden

Swedish Statistics

This site, run by Statistics Sweden, disseminates news, press releases and data produced by the Swedish government's official statistical office.

www.scb.se/eng/index.asp

Switzerland

Swiss Federal Geoportal

The geographical information platform of the Swiss Confederation with direct access to topographical maps and many layers of thematic data and metadata made available by public bodies, and accessible to all as open data. English, French, German, and Italian versions.

www.geo.admin.ch/internet/geoportal/en/home.html

Swiss Statistics

Swiss Statistics is the website of the Federal Statistical Office in Switzerland, and includes a search facility to find specific pieces of data among the vast range included on the site.

www.bfs.admin.ch/bfs/portal

Turkey

Turkish State Institute of Statistics

This website provides access to a host of demographic data and online reports, both for Turkey as a whole and for each of its provinces. The site is regularly updated with the latest published statistics and reports.

www.die.gov.tr/ENGLISH/index.html

United Kingdom

General Register Office for Scotland

The General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) is part of the devolved Scottish Administration. It is responsible for the Census and the registration of births, marriages, and deaths. It also publishes information about population and households, and is the main source of family history records.

www.gro-scotland.gov.uk

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

NISRA is reponsible for administering the Census in Northern Ireland, and for providing statistics related to the Province. The site contains some data on Northern Ireland's demography and to other key issues of importance, such as crime and education.

www.nisra.gov.uk

ONS Interactive Content

The Office for National Statistics published interactive visualisations of the results of most topics in the 2011 Census of Population, including many maps displaying data at the most detailed geographical levels The work was completed during 2015 and is accessible from these brief descriptions, some via the National Archive.


Alternatively, there is a National Archive cache of the whole of this work in one place as it was in January 2016, see link here: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160105160709/http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/interactive/index.html


Current interactive visualisations created to give pictures of a wide range of findings - described as official data in a new light - have been brought together in this blog Code is provided to embed the interactive graphics in a user’s website.

See also

Office for National Statistics

Consumer Data Research Centre( CDRG) 

Links to external sites:

http://www.ons.gov.uk/census/2011census/2011censusdata/2011censusinteractive

 http://visual.ons.gov.uk

www.ons.gov.uk/ons/interactive/index.html

The Office for National Statistics

National statistics Online is the home of offical UK statistics.

www.statistics.gov.uk