Knoema – a free resource for statistical data

If you are looking for data and statistics to support your assignments or research then you might be interested in a website we’ve recently discovered called Knoema.

Knoema has amalgamated open data from a wide range of sources like the World Health Organisation and United Nations to create one easy to use statistical reference resource. The content is discoverable by browsing thematically, by country or by organisation as well as via keyword searches. Once you have found a set of data relevant to your search you can export graphs, information and view the data in a variety of ways. Additionally, you can choose to ‘Explore data’, which allows you to manipulate the information to create custom graphs and charts.


For those of you who are concerned about finding reliable information, the data on Knoema links back to the original source material so you can scrutinise its trustworthiness. This can also be useful when it comes to referencing the information.

Knoema is a free resource to use and has a good range of data relating to health and healthcare so worth exploring if you are looking for statistics as part of your research.