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A Guide to information and resources for Newcastle University staff and students

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Many statistics and guides to statistics are published by Government departments. The most useful single compilation of statistics is the Annual Abstract of Statistics which covers a wide range of statistics.The Library has a historical collection of official statistics in the Research Reserve. Please note, statistical compilations published as Parliamentary Papers are not included in this section unless the Library has duplicate copies. More recent statistical collations are generally available online. 


Most Government Department websites include statistical information, for example:

  • DEFRA - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
  • Department for Education
  • Department for Health
  • Higher Education Statistics Agency

On the GOV.UK website you can also filter by statistics and then choose the relevant Department.