Statistics on Women
- Population Reference Bureau: DataFinder
This hub for US and international data allows users to create tables by region, country, or US census boundaries. Additionally, browse by broad topics including education, family structure, and reproductive health to find comparative data for the United States or the world.
- United Nations: Statistics and Indicators on Women and Men
This site provides current statistics by country for: population, health, women and men in families, education, work, and political decision making. All tables download in Excel.
- 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.
- UNDP Human Development Reports: Gender Inequality Index
This global index measures gender inequalities in three areas of human development: reproductive health, empowerment, and the labor market.
- United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Gender Statistics.
The UNCE Statistics Division provides statistics and reports on the intersections between population, gender, and society.
- 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.
- 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.
- WomenWatch: Directory of UN Resources on Gender and Women’s Issues. Statistics and Indicators
Provides access to reports, databases, and archives relating to gender equality and women’s issues.
- U.S. Census Bureau: Age and Sex
This site highlights CENSUS publications which provide data on age and sex.
- White House Council on Women and Girls: Data and Fact Sheets
Provides access to several reports and serves as a gateway to statistical reports on women and girls from other US agencies.
- National Center for Education Statistics: Digest of Education Statistics
The digest offers statistics from 1995 to present on different levels of education, programs, and outcomes. Many tables show results by sex.
- National Science Foundation
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering provides statistical information about the participation of these three groups in science and engineering education and employment. A formal report, now in the form of a digest, is issued every 2 years.
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics: Gender and Education
This page provides a gateway to reports, statistics, and maps related to global education patterns.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Marriage and Divorces
CDC provides statistics on U.S. marriage, divorce, and co-habitation rates. Some statistics are national and others are available by state.
- United Nations Statistics Division: Marriage and Divorce
Includes statistics on marriage and divorce rates by region and country highlighted by year, urban or rural status, and age.
- National Center for Health Statistics: National Vital Statistics System
Presents vital statistics data on births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, and divorces.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Women’s Health Data
This page includes statistics on a variety of topics, including the health status of women, percentage of females without health insurance, and leading causes of death by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin.
- 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.
- Health Resources and Services Administration: Women’s Health
This site provides access to current and historical data on all aspects of women’s health throughout the lifespan.
- Kinsey Institute: FAQ and Statistics
Information on this page is compiled from various research reports. Data is provided on many topics including age of first intercourse, condom use, number of partners, prostitution/sex work, and teen sexuality.
- 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.
- 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.
- World Health Organization Global Health Observatory: Women and Health
WHO provides international statistics on maternal mortality as well as life expectancy and leading causes of death for women. Users can view interactive maps.
- Centers for Disease Control: Intimate Partner Violence Data Sources
Provides several sources of data including the National Violence Against Women Survey conducted in 1996.
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service: Women & Girls in the Criminal Justice System
This site offers statistics on girls and women in the criminal system. Beyond statistics, one can view legislation and programs connected to women and girls.
- National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women Statistics and Trends
Created by a non-profit organization formed to address the unique needs of women in prison, this page provides statistics and trends related to women in prison.
- National Network to End Domestic Violence’s Census: Domestic Violence Counts
Domestic Violence Counts is an annual census of adults and children who seek services from U.S. domestic violence shelter programs during a single 24-hour survey period.
- 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.
- Inter-Parliamentary Union: Women in Politics
Provides data about women in parliaments around the world.
- Women in Congress: Historical Data
Created by the Office of the Clerk, US Capitol, this site provides data regarding women’s role in Congress since 1917.
- Center for American Progress: The Straight Facts on Women in Poverty
Statistics provided here focus on gender, race, and marital status.
- National Women’s Law Center: Poverty and Income Support
NWLC provides factsheets and reports based on many factors including general poverty statistics but also information on income inequality and unemployment.
- UN Women’s Facts and Figures on Women, Poverty & Economics
Provides some basic facts and figures, along with information on gender-responsive budgets, women migrant workers, women’s land and property rights, financing for gender equality, and result-based initiatives.
- 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.
- Women’s Sport Foundation: Articles and Reports
Find statistics through the Articles and Reports link, or through a keyword search from the main page.
- 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.
- AAUW: State Median Annual Earnings and Earnings Ratio for Full-time, Year-round Workers, Age 16 and Older, by State and Gender, 2012
This PDF offers state by state annual earnings for men and women and the percentage of pay inequity. (To find the most recent AAUW reports visit: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/research/ )
- National Committee on Pay Equity
Provides access to factsheets and other reports going back to 1999.