Data Sources

I guess that a blog title like that is only going to grab a few people BUT … the others will be missing out.

You’ve no doubt seen the brilliant Gapminder animations – just a fantastic way of dealing with data and telling the story behind it – well – what I didn’t realise is that the data behind the graphs is available for download.  There are over 400 large datasets fully sourced and with animations.  Categories include:

For advanced users
Labour and employment
Trade, aid and investment
Poverty and Inequality
Births and deaths
Geography and infrastructure
Technology and infrastructure


This is a fantastic collection and I strongly urge you to have a look.

I often think that people struggle with data because of the difficulty in making the connection between the data and real life – this is just brilliant.

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