Statistical Publications

A collection of statistical material, issued by British and foreign governments, inter-governmental bodies and commercial publishers, is shelved in the External Store. The various series are listed in the library catalogue (Primo). Each publication is classified according to its geographical coverage and subject. Thus, the British census is found at STAT 41 (Great Britain) /H (Demography) and Canadian export figures at 71 (Canada) /B (International Trade).

It should be noted that the few British statistical series e.g. Criminal statistics, published as Command Papers are kept in the Command Papers sequence.

There are several guides to statistical sources. For Great Britain the most useful is the Guide to Official Statistics produced by the Central Statistical Office.