Recently the Office for National Statistics undertook a consultation on future topics and questions that users of the England and Wales census wanted or felt should be included. See the results and future research plans: all materials can be downloaded from the ONS website These include the documents submitted by the users which explain how […]
Now in Beta version Visual.ONS http://visual.ons.gov.uk/ which aims to provide new visually interesting and accessible displays of official statistics. For instance see this display on household income inequality which has interactive features inviting users to find out where they fit in. There are very clear visual displays on this article on smoking. All materials link […]
The European Data portal has now passed from Beta to permanence. You can now use it to quickly find news and the latest open data from EU nations. It includes 13 browsable categories ranging from health to cities. There is also a data training companion. Also growing is the broader OpenAire website which now has […]
According to the latest 3 year survey from the office for National Statistics. Find out more from the website. There there are also maps of levels of happiness for local authority areas. There are also excel data tables at a local level for anxiety, satisfaction and happiness. The BBC has an interesting online test – […]
The Economic and Social Research Council are funding three data centres – the Consumer Data Research Centre https://www.cdrc.ac.uk/ the Urban Big Data Centre at University of Glasgow Business and Local Government Data Research Centre at the University of Essex. Please feel free to explore them and use them in your research.
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European Commission has recently revamped the Eurobarometer website. If you have not visited it before Eurobarometer is a great place for tracing free high quality cross-national comparative surveys of citizens from European nations. The first survey was held in 1974 and focused upon inflation. It is possible to download all the surveys and their accompanying […]
The EU Open Data Portal provides access to a range of data from EU institutions including Eurostat, the Joint Research Centre and the European Environment Agency. You can retrieve and reuse data from the portal and examples of projects which have reused data are given in the website. The EU plans to launch the Pan-European data […]
The statistical office of the European Union provides high quality statistics on the European economy, demographics, industry, trade, environment and technology. Recent additions to Eurostat include: infographics – for example Young Europeans, visualisations – for example on the quality of life moblie apps Details of all the above available at http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/help/first-visit/tools
Regional gender pay gaps vary from an average 33% in South Asia to 14% in the Middle East and North Africa. This is one of the key findings of the UN 2014/15 Progress of the World’s Women report. It emphasises the need to transform economies in order to improve women’s lives.
The UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development has just published a report called a World that Counts . This considers the nature and future implication of data inequality between ‘developed’ and ‘developing nations.’ For some great examples of open data initiatives try: UNdata EU Open data portal Open […]