Statistical Publications

A collection of statistical material, issued by British and foreign governments, inter-governmental bodies and commercial publishers, is shelved in a separate statistical sequence within the Hugh Owen Library Iris De Freitas Room on Level E. 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 (REF Z7554.G7.G7).

Since 1996, the number of statistical series has been significantly increased by the arrival of the European Documentation Centre, housed in the Thomas Parry Library, Llanbadarn Centre. This collection contains a wide range of statistical series produced by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities. It covers topics such as economy and finance, population and social conditions, external trade, the environment and research and development.

See the following web site for more details:
European Documentation Centre