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Census - International Population Data

[Canada] Census Information (University at Buffalo Libraries) 
Lockwood Library acquired many Canadian census materials since becoming a depository library for federal Canadian government publications in 1963. Canada counts its people every five years ending in 1 and 6. (i.e., 2001, 2006)

Current National Statistical Compendiums
Statistical Compendiums are available on microfiche in the Silverman Multimedia Center at call number MicFiche HA 154 C8.

Demographic Yearbook (United Nations (2000+) (historical supplement, covers selected tables from 1948-1997)
Lockwood HA17 .D45 (1948 +; current in Reference)
Lockwood Reference Computer CD-ROM HA17 .D45 1948-1997 (historical supplement)
Presents historical and current demographic data for almost all nations. Each issue includes tables published regularly and a separate section covering a demographic topic in depth.

Economic and Social Statistics: International Data (University at Buffalo Libraries)
UB librarians recommend what they feel are among the best international statistical information sources.

Forced Migration Online (University of Oxford.Oxford Department of International Development (ODID). Refugee Studies Centre)  
Provides policy papers and other textual information about refugees throughout the world.

Foreign Countries & Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs) ( University at Buffalo Libraries) 
UB librarians recommend what they feel are the best information sources about foreign countries.

International Programs (U.S. Census Bureau) 
Provides socioeconomic information for countries throughout the world. The search interface allows selection of one subject at a time, but users can select any combination of countries and years.

Population Reference Bureau 
Browse for information by region or country.

Social Indicators (United Nations. Statistical Division)  
Topics cover population; education; health; housing; illiteracy; income; and employment. Organization is by topics and countries.

United Nations Population Division (United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs) 
The key UN agency responsible for population. Selected links deal with projections; contraceptives; migration; living arrangements. Databases cover:

  • Population Estimates and Projections
  • Population, Resources, Environment and Development Databank (PRED Bank)--140 variables cover population, resources, environment and development.
  • Trends in the World Migrant Stock
  • World Contraceptive Use
  • World Fertility
  • World Population Policies
  • World Urbanization Prospects

United Nations Population Information Network  (POPIN-Population Information Network) (United Nations Population Division - Department of Economic and Social Affairs) 
A guide to population information on UN system web sites.  Select the Data link to view data sources covering current and projected population, vital statistics, social indicators, children, urbanization, education, health, refugees, women, and regional statistical sources. Choose the Publications link for reports on world population policies, contraceptives, urbanization, women, the environment, food and agriculture, health, and refugees.