Key data resources and data collections made available via University of Oxford subscription or Open Data initiatives.

  • Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Country Reports
    Data and analysis from the Economist Intelligence Unit which provides an overview of India and covers politics, economy, risk, industry and other issues. This analysis is also used as the basis for five year forecasts of future developments. Reports and statistics are updated monthly.
  • EPW Research Foundation (EPWRF) India Time Series
    The EPW Research Foundation (EPWRF) India Time Series database is an online resource with comprehensive coverage of Indian economy from 1950 (depending on availability). It comprises over 30,000 variables across 16 modules. However this subscription is limited to the following modules; National Accounts Statistics of India, Domestic Product of States, Finances of Government of India, Finances of State Governments, Power Sector. Access is limited to five concurrent users. Click Log-in in top right.
  • Indiastat
    A major resource for Indian data on agricultural production, health, higher education, economic trends, tourism and other areas. The site also contains information on banks, crime, foreign trade, labour, population, urban and rural settlements in India and many other areas.
    Login and password details are listed in Weblearn. Click on the key icon in Oxlip+ or follow this link.
    Note: this is licensed for a single user at a time see notes in OxLIP+ - so ensure you logout after use.
  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    Statistical and data profile on India covering topics such as agriculture, development, education, government and health.
  • Office of the registrar general and census commissioner, India
    Official pages of the India government providing data on demography, economic activity, literacy and education, housing, urbanisation, fertility, mortality, scheduled castes and many other socio-cultural and demographic data. This covers the period from 1872 to 2011. Census 2011 will be the 15th National Census of the Country. This is a key source of primary data at the village, town and ward level.
  • Ministry of Statistics and Implementation Programme (MOSPI)
    Main resource page of the Indian government ministry of statistics with links to statistical yearbooks, data archives and other useful social and economic information. There are also notes on a consumer price index, economic and social classifications and the Annual Survey of Industries (ASI) the key source of Indian industrial statistics.
    Note: We have no plans to purchase microdata from this source.
  • World Bank Development Indicators
    Data from the World Bank may be filtered to focus on India and covers topics such as agriculture, climate change, economy and growth, education, gender, health and poverty. The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources may also be accessed and analysed.

Further resources on this theme may be found by using SOLO, OxLIP+ and the relevant library LibGuides.

Recommendations for additions to this list are always welcome. Please use the Recommend a resource form or email the Bodleian Data Library with suggestions.

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