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Social Science Data

Health Statistics

Social Indicators Defined

Statistics about human welfare in a region, e.g.:
Adult literacy, education, fertility rate, household income & time use, infant mortality, life expectancy, incidence of antisocial behaviour & criminal offences, income inequality, poverty rate, proportions of urban & rural population, social security expenditure, unemployment, voter turnout, and water & air quality.

Indicators are often presented as time series data, i.e. data for the same variable at different times, usually at a regular frequency, e.g. annual, quarterly, weekly.  

Source:  A Dictionary of Economics

Social Indicator Data


Maximum 3 users at once! Offers thousands of economic census and premium behavioral data variables that can be used when building custom maps and spreadsheet reports.  Register for a free account to save and return to your work.  Coverage granularity is down to the zip code and Census block group level. 


Social Explorer
Current and historical US census data and demographic information.  Create maps and reports to better illustrate, analyze and understand demography and social change.  Coverage granularity is generally down to the city and congressional district level. 


California Labor Market Information
County and City level labor market information. Includes wage and salary data, occupational projections, employment statistics, and education and training.


Orange County Community Indicators
Annual report that measures the overall quality of life in the Orange County community by tracking key indicators of economic, social and environmental well being.



OECD iLibrary
All publications and datasets released by OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), International Energy Agency (IEA), Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and International Transport Forum (ITF) since 1998.


World Bank eLibrary
The full collection of all publications and research including: All Economic Review (WBER) and Research Observer (WBRO) since 1996. All Development Outreach issues. All Policy Research Working Papers since 1995. All content is made available immediately upon release.  


World Development Indicators
The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It presents the most current and accurate global development data available, and includes national, regional and global estimates.

IMF eLibrary
A licensed supplement to the open access content on the IMF website. The IMF eLibrary delivers the IMF’s publications, research, analytical papers, reports, and data as a one-stop resource for IMF content. 


World Health Organization:  Global Health Observatory
Health-related statistics for more than 1000 indicators for the WHO's 194 Member States. 


International Labour Organization
Key global information regarding the world of work, as well as economic and social development, including both publications and datasets of indicators. 


US Census:  International Programs
Demographic, economic, and geographic studies of 100+ countries. 


An international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations.  ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences.