Microdata consist of sets of records containing information on individual persons, households or business entities. Microdata are used in official statistics for the production of aggregate information (usually tables). Access to confidential microdata is restricted in order to protect the anonymity of individual persons or businesses, but researchers can apply for access
The European Statistical System works with Eurostat and with member states' statistical agencies with the aim of working toward comparable statistics at EU level. There is also coordination with candidate member countries and with external data sources such as OECD, the UN, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. The website includes a helpful list of important statistical agencies in each member nation.
Comparable data for Europe, North America, and Central Asia, from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Includes country overviews, and economic, forestry, gender, and transport statistics.
The UK Data Service collection includes major UK government-sponsored surveys, cross-national surveys, longitudinal studies, UK census data, international aggregate, business data, and qualitative data.
The data sets available at this website make it possible to compare and contrast election results across countries and regions and conduct comparisons over time. As most of the data sets are aggregated to correspond with the EUs NUTS definition, it facilitates studies that incorporate additional statistical measures as demography, labour market, etc.
The major European portal for social science data for teaching and research, CESSDA home pages organize links to catalogs of Europe�s national data archives and provide a central news form. Quick ingress is provided by a clickable map of Europe.
Collection of statistical data from around the world, collected between 1750-2010 and covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. Also includes data on the Americas and Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Data in the catalog
Other data sources from Europe and individual countries can be found in the catalog using subject headings and keyword searches. See these examples:
ELSST is a broad-based, multilingual, multi-featured thesaurus for the social sciences. Currently available in 14 languages: Danish, Dutch, Czech, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish. Useful for comparing datasets/statistics presented in different European languages