A free tool for exploring world stats.

How did the financial crisis unfold around the world? In which countries is the growth of mobile phone subscriptions most rapid? Which country has the highest life expectancy? In which countries is alcohol consumption highest? What are the trends over time in reading, math and science achievement around the world?

These and countless other questions can be answered using StatWorld - a free tool through which world statistics can be explored in the form of interactive maps and graphs. StatWorld maps and graphs cover a wide range of topics; including education, environment, economy, health, ICT and language; making it an excellent resource to find stories in global data.


Finding data can be a daunting task, and StatWorld aims to streamline the process for journalists by helping them obtain indicators from their original, authoritative sources. As well as interactive maps and graphs to explore global statistics, StatWorld provides a hub of links to the public databases that it leverages.

The desktop version of StatWorld has just been released for download here, and you can also explore the data in an online portal version.

Parts of this piece were derived from StatSilk.com, republished here under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.