Find Statistics

The Library has a comprehensive collection of statistical resources, including an extensive collection of Western Australian statistical materials. The collection covers a wide range of general, social, economic, and industry statistics gathered from a wide variety of sources.

Books and Journals

Use the word statistics in a keyword search to identify print resources held in the State Library collection.  e.g. Western Australia statistics.

Electronic Resources

There are a number of electronic resources available for statistics information in the State Library. Search results from these resources may be printed; downloaded to a thumb drive or CD-ROM;  or emailed to your own computer (subject to the licence agreements and software functionality of individual databases).  Our Databases from Home service provides access to a smaller range of statistics resources.  All you need is your public library card number and you can begin accessing some statistical information from your home computer. Try these databases from home:

Available only in the Alexander Library Building are the following databases:

  • Business Source Premier produced by Ebsco. Use the Enhanced Business Searching Interface  to access industry profiles and worldwide country reports.
  • Gale's General Onefile and Popular Magazines offer good coverage. Narrow an industry search with the subject term "statistics" eg "broadcasting industry" and statistics.

Internet Sources

The internet also provides a good starting point for researching business statistics, especially current statistics.

 Western Australia

Australian Statistical Agencies

Overseas Statistical Agencies

Many overseas government agencies provide comprehensive statistical data covering a wide range of subject areas.

  • FedStats is the gateway to over 100 US government agencies' statistics.
  • Eurostat provides detailed statistics relating to members of the European Union.
  • UK Statistics Authority provides official statistics relating to the United Kingdom.

International Organisations

Links to other statistical organisations

Selected Business and Industry Statistical Websites



Energy and Minerals

Interest Rates




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