Yesterday was world Statistics day.
to celebrate this explore some fabulous free data sources!
For World Wide coverage try UN Data this has all the major publications and series from the United Nations.
A real highlight are Human development data tables which focus on aspects of poverty and development
ILOSTAT from the International Labour Organisation has statistical datasets.on over 100 indicators from 230 nations worldwide.
Global Health Observatory from the WHO has coverage of health data
Eurostat has statistics from EU nations.covering a range of social, economic and political topics.
UK office for National statistics provides free access to recent data. There are neighbourhood statistics for local authorities.