Data Service: Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia consists of eleven countries that reach from eastern India to China, and is generally divided into 'mainland' and 'island' zones. The mainland (Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam) is actually an extension of the Asian continent. Island or maritime Southeast Asia includes Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei, and the nation of East Timor (formerly part of Indonesia).

General resources

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

ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising ten Southeast Asian countries: Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar (Burma), Brunei, Laos. The ASEANstatsDataPortal, currently functioning as a repository for ASEAN statistical databases contains data sources mostly from regularly updated data submitted by the ASEAN Member states, using the ASEAN Statistical Indicators - Consolidated Template (ASI-CT).

Myanmar (Burma)

World Inequality Database
Provides access to the most database on the historical evolution of the distribution of income and wealth.

The government's one-stop portal to its publicly-available datasets from 70 public agencies. To date, more than 100 apps have been created using the government’s open data. The new, now in public beta, goes beyond being a data repository. It aims to make government data relevant and understandable to the public, through the active use of charts and articles.

CEIC Data Manager
A source of country data though data series is not harmonized. 10 concurrent accesses at a time.

Yearbook of Statistics, Singapore
Standard yearly statistics book released by Department of Statistics.

Monthly Digest of Statistics
Official statistics available every month. Only a limited selection of statistics are available.

General Household Survey
The department of statistics surveys households every 5 years. The last was in 2005. Some of the data is downloadable in CEIC (see above)

Census of Population
A census of Singapore is done every 10 years. The last was done in 2010.

StatLink is a subscription-based online service that allows customers to obtain the latest figures on Singapore's bilateral trade or generate reports based on their specific research requirements. Singapore Trade Statistics are released on the 17th of every month

Database from the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Include searches on time-series, projects, transactions, stock availability of private property.

Construction InfoNet
Contains construction project details with statistics on construction costs, value of contracts, productivity, forecasts of construction demand. Also includes articles on various aspects of construction industry in Singapore. Produced by Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.

You can find further resources on this theme by using on Databases A-Z or SOLO and subject guides.

Recommendations for additions to these lists are always welcome. Please email the Bodleian Data Librarian with suggestions.