The International Historical Statistics (IHS) series is a renowned and important resource providing access to statistics covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. It is a collection of data sets taken from hundreds of disparate primary sources, including both official national and international abstracts dating back to 1750. This edition provides updated statistics to 2010 – covering 260 years and cover Europe, The Americas, but also Africa, Asia and Oceania. There are vital statistics and statistics for population, labour force, agriculture, industry, external trade, transport and communications, finance, prices, education, and national accounts. Statistical analysis can be conducted across both time and geopolitical boundaries. Data tables can be downloaded as ePDFs and/or Excel files.
The collection is an interdisciplinary resource. It will be of interest to academics, researchers and students in sociology, politics, history, economics, business, environment, international relations, geography and statistical studies.
Other online historical statistics resources:
- Free historical statistics for Europe and the world (blog post of Oct 2010)
- Summary of bookmarked websites for Historians: Historical Statistics (blog post of May 2011)
- Historical statistics and censuses on the web: suggestions(blog post of April 2012)
- Criminal and Judicial Statistics: 1800 to present day (Bodleian LibGuide)
- East European Data & Statistics – Key resources (Bodleian LibGuide)
- Social Science Data and Statistics – Country Data (Bodleian LibGuide)
- US Government Publications – Censuses / Statistics (Bodleian LibGuide)
- United Nations – Major [statistical] series (Bodleian LibGuide)
If you are missing your favourite website for historical statistics, then let me know.