Welcome to the statistics and data library guide
This guide contains Australian and international statistical resources and tips on finding and analysing statistics.
There's lots of statistics out there.
There may be other resources, not in this guide, that will be useful for your research. Start by identifying organisations that might be collecting the types of data you are looking for.
It is important to evaluate statistical sources and data.
Questions to ask include:
Are the statistics relevant to your research?
Look at the type, depth and time range of data, and consider possible biases.
Are the statistics reliable?
Are they from an authoritative source such as government or a recognised international organisation?
What methodology was used?
Many sources of statistics document the methodology used.