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Education & Curriculum Studies: Education Statistics

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Books on Educational Statistics

Search for books in our Library catalogue on educational statistics

Quick Links: Australian Sources for Educational Statistics

Databases and datasets for Education Statistics

World Bank and OECD Data


Data is freely available from the World Bank DataBank website.

Browse or search the Data Catalog which provides access to 2,000 indicators

You can also link directly to the Data Catalog Education Statistics page or with the increase of freely available datasets read the British Educational Research Association's paper on using large scale datasets in research.

Explore the World Bank's open data initiative.


OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data in OECD.Stat (see more about OECD.Stat in box below). You can browse by theme (e.g. education) and country/countries and it also contains content published by PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment).

Getting started Quick Guide for the for OECD iLibrary


OECD.Statallows you to search across complex complex statistical datasets. You can utilise the database in the following ways:

  • browse or search by keyword within broad themes for eg. education and training
  • customise tables of data
  • mix and merge by taking data from different data sets to create customised tables
  • access metadata which prides definitions, source explanations and other information about the data you are using

cross database statistical browser quick guide.

OECD.Stat User Guide (PDF 40 pages)


  Visualising Facts and Figures