What sources (Linked Data or otherwise) are there for population figures? Especially interested in UK areas, but also interested in population statistics worldwide.

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asked 15 Jan '11, 12:17

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England and Wales population data from the Office of National Statistics are available via http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/ (Excel or CSV download)

For Scotland, population data organised by various administrative regions are available to download from the Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics site http://www.sns.gov.uk. I have converted some of it (2001 Census population, by ward) to Linked Data at http://publishmydata.com/doc/dataset/population/scotland/2001-census

More Scottish population stats (as Excel/CSV) at the General Register Office for Scotland site http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/statistics/theme/population/estimates/mid-year/index.html

For population of countries, you could try the CIA Factbook as LInked Data from http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/factbook/

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answered 19 Jan '11, 19:14

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edited 19 Jan '11, 19:40

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For country population figures, see CIA world fact book: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

CKAN package for fact-book (further info, link to RDF versions, python code for working with it):

http://ckan.net/package/cia-world-factbook

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answered 19 Jan '11, 20:05

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http://population.psi.enakting.org/ provides Linked Data on the population of UK Parliamentary Constituencies

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answered 15 Jan '11, 13:38

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The US Census Bureau provides some historical population data for many countries at http://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idb/index.php

I've got a feeling, though, that the data is also available elsewhere, possibly in a more easily digestible form.

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