Neighbourhood Statistics - detailed demographic and social information for individual electoral wards, provided by the Neighbourhood Statistics Division, Office of National Statistics.

Community Health Profiles - public health profiles available here. Use the tool to find local data.

  • West Midlands - you can select an area within the West Midlands and view the latest data and report available

National General Practice Profiles - various charts available to allow you to view profiles down to gp practice level

Print Reports (Public Health)

Smithers, Matthew. Health inequalities profile for HAZ in North Staffordshire: Part 1:
. Stoke-on-Trent: North Staffordshire Health Action Zone, 2002. (RA485.N6.S5)
Smithers, Matthew. Health inequalities profile for HAZ in North Staffordshire: Part 2:
. Stoke-on-Trent: North Staffordshire Health Action Zone, 2003. (RA485.N6.S5)
Annual reports of the Director of Public Health (North Staffordshire)

Department of Health Statistics

HES online (Hospital Episode Statistics) - provides statistics on NHS patient admissions throughout England. Data provided includes diagnosis, operations, geography, administrative details e.g. waiting time and length of stay, patient groups e.g. ethnicity, age and gender

National Statistics - official UK statistics site, providing online access to a wide range of recent statistical data gathered by the Office of National Statistics and government departments. The data is grouped by themes, including health and care, population and migration, social and welfare. Statistical tables are searchable and are also listed alphabetically

National Statistics: Health & Social Care - provides links to full text versions of health-related statistical publications

National Statistics: Key Figures - a list of the latest economic and social indicators, grouped by theme

NHS Information Centre Indicator Portal - health and social care indicators

Public Health England - reports and statistics from public health England

Eurostat - European Statistics, including country profiles

Eurostat: public health

United Nations Population Information Network (POPIN) - broad range of global statistics, indicators and projections, including information and data about population trends, ageing, HIV/AIDS, contraceptive use, marriage, children and fertility patterns

United Nations Statistics Division - source for social indicators, including data about population, child-bearing, fertility patterns, youth and elderly populations, education, human settlements, literacy, water supply and sanitation, income and economic activity, housing, unemployment, and health

World Health Organisation Global Health Observatory - portal providing access to data and analyses for monitoring the global health situation.

CIA's World Factbook - General information about individual countries, including demographic data and HIV/AIDS data

For Books and ebooks search the Health Library on the subjects:

  • Statistics
  • Medical Statistics

Numeracy and statistical topics for nurses are available at classmark RT68.

Statistics in medicine topics are available at classmark R853.S7 and RA409.

Other useful tools:

The Internet glossary of statistical terms Requires macromedia flash player (free).

Statistics notes is a collection of papers published in the BMJ giving helpful instruction of various aspects of statistical analysis.

Wiley Statistics in Medicine - collection of tutorial papers covering topics based around medical statistics; available for free during 2017.