Statistics on Women
International Statistics | U.S. General Statistics | Education | Family Issues/Marital Status | Health | Law and Criminal Justice | Politics | Poverty | Sports and Recreation | Work and Employment
- Population Reference Bureau: DataFinder
This hub for US and international data allows users to create tables by region, country, or US census boundaries. Additionally, one browse by broad topics including education, family structure, and reproductive health to find comparative data for the United States or the world.
- World Bank: Data on Gender
This is a gateway to global data on various topics affecting women and girls. Of particular note is the link to GenderStats which provides data at the country and regional level compiled from various international organizations including the ILO and WHO.
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- UN: The World’s Women Reports
These 100+ page reports, published every five years beginning in 1990, provide statistics covering a wide range of topics related to women. All reports can be downloaded as PDFs.
- Woman Stats Project
This project tracks the status of women in 174 countries on over 310 indicators. As a first-time user to this project, visit the ‘First Time Users’ tab to create a free account and to watch tutorials on how to use and view their data.
U.S. General Statistics
Family Issues / Marital Status
- United States Census Bureau: Births, Deaths, Marriage, and Divorces
Presents vital statistics data on births, deaths, abortions, fetal deaths, fertility, life expectancy, marriages, and divorce.
- Health Care Report Card
This detailed report from the National Women’s Law Center provides data on a number of indicators related to women’s health.
- Womenshealth.gov Statistics
A project of the US Office of Health and Human Services, this page lists links to several reports and organizations concerned with women’s health.
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- MEASURE DHS (Demographic and Health Surveys)
Funded by USAID, this site provides current data from over 260 surveys in over 90 countries. The site allows access to several data sets, reports, and online resources including STATcompiler, which allows users to create custom tables based on hundreds of demographic and health indicators.
Law and Criminal Justice Including Violence against Women
- Center for American Women in Politics
This center housed at Rutgers University is recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation. The Facts page provides information about numbers of women in elected offices; women’s voting behavior; facts on women of color; and state by state information.
Sports and Recreation
- AAUW: Title IX Athletic Statistics
Provides a variety of statistics including participation of girls and women in sports; coaches and athletic directors at the collegiate level; and the benefits of physical activity.
Work and Employment
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Statistics on Women and Labor
Users have access to data on women's employment, unemployment, and earnings by industry, occupation, education, age, marital status, and other characteristics. Data are also available on how women use their time and on workplace injuries and illnesses experienced by women.