Publicly Available Datasets

Below are some resources to publicly available datasets

UNICEF’s Data & Analytics (D&A) team is the global go-to for data on children. It leads the collection, validation, analysis, use and communication of the most statistically sound, internationally comparable data on the situation of children and women around the world.
UNICEF

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This Data Explorer has been created using data from non-public sector organisations with 100 or more employees that report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency annually under the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. The Explorer includes data from the 2013-14 to 2019-20 reporting periods.

WGEA

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The Australian Government Department of Health website has a list of publications on different health topics for you to access. You can filter by topic, publication type, audience, condition and disease.
Australian Government Department of Health

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An easy way to find, explore and reuse Australia’s public data

Australian Government Data.gov.au

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Harnessing the power of data and knowledge for sustainable development

Pacific Data Hub

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) page for data on SDG’s, Country Profiles, {Population, Gender, Economy, Transport, Forestry, Millenium Development Goals
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

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Find Census data – 2016 and historical Census data. 2021 data will be released from June 2022.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

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data.world makes it easy for everyone—not just the “data people”—to get clear, accurate, fast answers to any business question. Our cloud-native data catalog maps your siloed, distributed data to familiar and consistent business concepts, creating a unified body of knowledge anyone can find, understand, and use.

Data World

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Wikipedia offers free copies of all available content to interested users. These databases can be used for mirroring, personal use, informal backups, offline use or database queries.

Wikipedia

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Datasets are from the South Australian Government agencies, public sector bodies, local councils and community organisations.

SA Government Data

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Explore, analyze, and share quality data. Learn more about data types, creating, and collaborating.

Kaggle

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OpenAerialMap is an open service to provide access to a commons of openly licensed imagery and map layer services. Download or contribute imagery to the growing commons of openly licensed imagery.

OpenAerialMap

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The Census Bureau is the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy.

United States Census Bureau

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China Census Data – Annual Data, Statistical Database, Monthly Data, Quarterly Data, Annual Data, Census Data, Other Data

National Bureau of Statistics of China

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Data.gov.sg is the Singaporean government’s one-stop portal to its publicly-available datasets from 70 public agencies.

Singaporean Government Data.gov.sg

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The databases assembled here are drawn from both the Library’s subscription collection, and those freely available in the public domain. They cover a broad range of subject matter and issues relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures, and scholarship, and contain a wealth of both academic and popular content.
Australian Indigenous Studies

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NASA promotes the full and open sharing of all its data to research and applications communities, private industry, academia, and the general public. In order to meet the needs of these different communities, NASA’s Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) has provided various ways to discover, access, and use the data.

NASA Earth Data

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The following is a list of environmental data held by the department that is made available using open (Creative Commons) licence conditions.
Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment

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Advanced multidisciplinary databases are useful tools for researchers working on a specific topic. They can be accessed by browsing our list of electronic resources by subject

United Nations Official Data

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Data.NSW aims to increase the safe use of data across NSW government in order to support data-driven decision making and deliver better outcomes for the people of NSW.

NSW Government Data

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Explore what the world is searching with Google’s latest stories and insights. Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.
Google Trends

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An open data platform providing access to datasets and data analytics that are relevant to the energy sector helping to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 of ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Energydata.info

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The Labour Market Information Portal brings together data from a range of official sources to help you understand your local labour market.

Labour Market Info Portal

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World Bank Open Data – Free and open access to global development data.

The World Bank

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for planning and carrying out the census for England and Wales.

The Office for National Statistics

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Wazimap is built on Wazimap, an open source platform by OpenUp and Media Monitoring Africa for making census data more understandable. Wazimap is based on Census Reporter which was funded by a Knight News Challenge grant.

Wazimap

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

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UN Environment Programme

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NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) hosts and provides public access to one of the most significant archives for environmental data on Earth. They provide over 37 petabytes of comprehensive atmospheric, coastal, oceanic, and geophysical data.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) hosts and provides public access to one of the most significant archives for environmental data on Earth. They provide over 37 petabytes of comprehensive atmospheric, coastal, oceanic, and geophysical data.

UC Irvine

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A priority for AIATSIS is to provide ways for the discovery of the histories, cultures, languages and heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The provision of datasets to explore and reuse in research and creative pursuits aims to support the resurgence of culture for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in all parts of the country.
AIATSIS datasets

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A unique ocean data source for academic use – Direct and easy access via API to the largest global ocean data sensor network
Sofar

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CORD-19 is a resource of over 500,000 scholarly articles, including over 200,000 with full text, about COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, and related coronaviruses.

Kaggle Covid-19

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Find, share and use humanitarian data all in one place. The Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) is an open platform for sharing data across crises and organisations.

Humanitarian Data Exchange

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A summary of the strategic direction and progress in strengthening country health information systems, making data available as a global public good, delivering a measurable impact and using data to drive public health policy.

World Health Organisation

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This list of a topic-centric public data sources in high quality. They are collected and tidied from blogs, answers, and user responses. Most of the data sets listed below are free, however, some are not.

GitHub

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The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future. IRENA’s electricity statistics are available for the year 2000 onwards and cover all countries and areas in the World.

IRENA

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This list of a topic-centric public data sources in high quality. They are collected and tidied from blogs, answers, and user responses. Most of the data sets listed below are free, however, some are not.

Satellites in Global Development

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The global standard for the good governance of oil, gas and mineral resources. To encourage the analysis of the data published by EITI implementing countries, the EITI collects and publishes summary data.

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)

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All IMOS data can be discovered, accessed and downloaded via the AODN Portal. In order to make specialised data more usable to a wider audience, the AODN staff and Facilities have developed a number of data tools over the years.

Registry of Open Data on AWS

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Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Population Projections, Data on Migration 2011, 2021 – Schedules, Census Digital Library, District Census Handbook, Medical Certification of Cause of Death, SRS Publications, Data Dissemination Unit, CensusInfo, Media/News, Archive, Questionnaire for Census

Census of India

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The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

National Centre for Biotechnology Information

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The data AIMS collects are described in detail in the AIMS Data Catalogue. The catalogue contains descriptions of data (often called metadata) which allows others, including researchers, to identify potential data of use to them. Data can then be downloaded (if available) or requested. Access to some data will be via legal data agreement.

Australian Institute of Marine Science

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All IMOS data can be discovered, accessed and downloaded via the AODN Portal. In order to make specialised data more usable to a wider audience, the AODN staff and Facilities have developed a number of data tools over the years.

Integrated Marine Observing System

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