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government. Generally they are free to use if you use the data
in the US. If you are outside of the US, you may need to contact
the US Govt to ask.
Data from the World Factbook is public domain. The website says "The
World Factbook is in the public domain and may be used freely by
anyone at anytime without seeking permission."
CIA World Factbook 2013 http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/CIAWorldFactbook2013.xlsx
population, area, infant mortality rate, death rate, migration
percent, GDP, a couple of other variables. A version in the 2003
version of excel is here http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/CIAWorldFactbook2013_excel03.xls
Population, 1950 to 2030. http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/WorldPopulation.xlsx
from the US Census Bureau, International Data Base. Data retrieved
May 2013. The data appears to be the same as one below, up to 1979,
and then differs slightly
Population data, 1950 to 2050 http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/countrypopulationtrendgraphs19502050.ods
population, continent and countries, 1950 to 2050, from
the US Census Bureau, along with some graphs. Data retrieved
Population data http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/censuspop08.xls
US Census Bureau. Also available in open office
Mortality Indicators http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/MortalityIndicatorsByGender.xlsx
mortality rate for infants, children, life expectancy.
From the US Census Bureau, International Data Base. Downloaded May
World population and age groupings, 2000 and 2013 http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/WorldFactbookAges.xlsx
From the World Factbook. Data retrieved May 2013.
These are older data sets from the US government. The
link to the sources may not work. I'll try to prepare updated
World Demographics, 2008 http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/worlddemographics.ods
life expectancy, migrants, population by age. All from the US
Births, infant deaths, 1990 to 2008, from Census Bureau's
International Database. http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/IDB_BirthsInfantDeaths.xlsx
Can be used to calculate infant mortality rate.
US Census International Data Base, 1980-2000. If you would like the
data in another format, please let me know.NOTE: I made slight
corrections to infant mortality rate data, Nov 5th 2005.
phone lines and per capita), International database (infant
mortality), USDA data (food expenditure as percent of total
expenditures, percent of food expenditure by type of food). If you
would like the data in another format, please let me know.
World Factbook, popluation, GDP, area, coastline,
revenues, expenditure, inequality index, ethnic distributions, phone
lines, % land cultivated, % of economy in industry, birthrate,
deathrate, infant mortality rate, a few other variables. CSV
versions are here
a placeholder. The first data set has blanks for missing. The second
uses -9.99 for missing.
USDA GDP data http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/ersallcombine.xls
and countries, 1970 to 2007.
Updated version (to 2008) is here http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/popgdpgdppercapita.xls
and available in OpenOffice format
capita, energy production 1980-2002, by world region. Data had been on the US Energy
Information Administration web site. Similar data are now on the
USDA web site. See above and PD_useful.xls below.
Energy consumption by type. http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/tablee1_compareconsume.xls
type (petroleum, gas, nuclear, etc). 1980, 90, 95, 2000 and 2004.
production, energy production per capita, 1980-2002, countries and
by world region. Data had been from from the US Energy Information
Administration, now GDP data are at USDA.
Age structure http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/age.xls
from the US Census Bureau.
data from World FactBook, percent of population in countries
which are Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, and None.
These data sets contain data from private organizations.
I got permission to include the data in data sets posted on this
website, so anyone can use the data, as long as you cite the
Quality of Life, country data http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/QualityOfLifeCountryData_all.ods
includes data from a variety of sources, on population, infant
mortality, GDP and GDP per Capita, education, happiness, freedom and
the Human Development Index. Data for 234 countries (not all
countries have data for all variables). Most of the variables have
data for 2010 and regular time periods through 40-50 years ago.
Quality of Life, Reconstructed. http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/QualityOfLife_reconstructed.ods
simple scale, consisting of GDP per capita, education, infant
mortality rate, happiness and freedom
world factbook (infant mortality, gdp per capita, literacy,
population, phone lines and per capita); freedom; contestation;
quality of life; FAO food security; unesco literacy. These latter
data are not public domain and must be cited appropriately, but I
got permission from the relevant agencies, so that anyone is free to
use this data set for non commercial purposes. The data set is large
and best downloaded using a fast connection. NOTE: I made slight
corrections to infant mortality rate data, Nov 5th 2005. Added
religion, in January 2009.
Current world data http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/currentworlddata_forwikiprogress.ods
gdp per capita, infant mortality rate, poverty, expected years of
school and inequality. The data set is in open office ods format,
and was developed for the Wiki Progress project http://wikiprogress.org/index.php/Main_Page
and the data are also available at the wikistat page http://stats.wikiprogress.org/
(see the combined data sets) and, here is the data set in
Human Rights / Freedom Data http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/us_dostate_freedom_may3.xls
data from US Department of State and from Freedom
House. These two sources correlate 0.77.
CIA World Factbook data, energy consumption, some International
Database from the US Census http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/PD_useful.xls
quality of life, food security.
FAO Food Deprivation trends http://gsociology.icaap.org/data/undernourishment.ppt
Data from FAO.
Demographic data from US Census International Data Base, including
population, births, infant mortality, and age distribution (% age
under 5 and % age 65 and over), and Barro and Lee, percent of
population with no schooling. US Census data is not so easy to
work with, so we've reformatted the data set. Click here to
download just the US Census data set in zip format, as lotus123 and
excel. Click here
to download the US Census combined with Barro and Lee's data, just
in lotus format.
Data from the UN
"All data and metadata provided on UNdata’s website are available
free of charge and may be copied freely, duplicated and further
distributed provided that UNdata is cited as the reference. "
Just population data, by country, 1950 to 2100. The country data
also identifies which region it is in. Data from the 2010 World
Population data, by country, 1950 to 2015. Data from the 2012 World
Population data, by country, by three age groups, 0-14, 15-59
and 60+. Numbers and percents. Data from the 2012 World
Birth, death and net migration data, by country, 1950 to 2100. The
country data also identifies which region it is in.
Infant mortality rate and total fertility rate data, by country,
1950 to 2100. The country data also identifies which region it is
life expectancy, infant mortality, by gender, by country.
Population from the World Bank and US Census International Database,
2010, just a comparison of data.
shorter version, World Bank, UN, CIA World Factbook and US Census
International Database. Just data and summary
last updated 3/15/15
page copyright 2009
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