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PSCI 110 - Louishomme: Demographics

This guide has been created to help you locate information about individual countries, such as demographics, history, and maps.


Most of the Country Profiles on the previous tab will list demographic information. This collection of resources is focused solely on demographic statistics and includes country comparisons, historical numbers and more detailed statistics than country profiles. 

Compare and Rank Country Statistics

  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online
    Look for the Compare Countries and World Data Analyst under Research Tools on the main page. Country Comparisons allows you to compare two countries side-by-side on quick facts, statistics, recent news and more. The World Data Analyst includes comprehensive statistics on every country in the world and allows you to easily make detailed charts and graphs or export to excel, in addition to rank countries and view country snapshots. You can also look up each country in the encyclopedia.

Online Resources

  • International Data Base (IDB)
    The U.S. Census Bureau conducts demographic, economic, and geographic studies of other countries and strengthens statistical development around the world through technical assistance, training, and software products. For over 60 years, the Census Bureau has performed international analytical work and assisted in the collection, processing, analysis, dissemination, and use of statistics with counterpart governments in over 100 countries.
  • International Statistics
    Statistics for the world as a whole and for many countries on a comparative basis with the United States. Data are shown for population, births and deaths, social and industrial indicators, finances, agriculture, communication, and military affairs.
  • UNdata
    Users can search and download a variety of statistical resources of the UN system.The numerous databases, tables and glossaries containing over 60 million data points cover a wide range of themes including Agriculture, Crime, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Tourism, Trade, as well as the Millennium Development Goals indicators.
  • Demographic Yearbook- Statistical Department of the United Nations
    The United Nations Demographic Yearbook collects, compiles and disseminates official statistics on a wide range of topics. The Demographic Yearbook disseminates statistics on population size and composition, births, deaths, marriage and divorce on an annual basis. Demographic Yearbook special topics issues cover a wide range of additional topics including economic activity, educational attainment, household characteristics, housing, ethnicity and language, among others.

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David Arredondo
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University of Nebraska at Kearney