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Q: World general stats of the following bits of information? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: World general stats of the following bits of information?
Category: Reference, Education and News
Asked by: 6ra3-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 08 Jul 2005 04:59 PDT
Expires: 07 Aug 2005 04:59 PDT
Question ID: 541212

Would like a list of countries, their average household income levels
or any other common indication of income and unemployment levels as
well as the ratios between men and women in population and if possible
those ratios categorized in age groups which is a plus.

Subject: Re: World general stats of the following bits of information?
Answered By: websearcher-ga on 08 Jul 2005 06:18 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello 6ra3:

I have found that the best source of this type of demograhpic
information for worldwide contries is the CIA World Factbook:

CIA - The World Factbook

For every country they display a deep set of facts/data, including the
types of information you are looking for. (See the "Select a Country
or Location" dropdown at the top of the page.) For example, for
Belarus the fact sheet is at:


The common indicator of income they use is "GDP - per capita:", based
on purchasing power parity. For Belarus, this figure is US$6,800.
(This is in the "Economy" section.)

Unemployment is also listed. for Belarus, the data is "2% officially
registered unemployed; large number of underemployed workers (2004)".
(This is in the "Economy" section.)

As for men/women ratios, they have "Age structure" data which is split
into three separate age groups (0-14, 15-64, 65+). For Belarus the
figures are:

0-14 years: 16% (male 839,292/female 804,738) 
15-64 years: 69.5% (male 3,481,432/female 3,672,991) 
65 years and over: 14.6% (male 498,717/female 1,003,313) (2005 est.) 

(This is in the "People" section.)

Now that you are familiar with the data for a single counrty, you can
find tables for *all* the countries for any individual piece of data.
To get these lists, simply click on the table-like icon (usually the
second icon) directly to the right of the data title.

So, for "GDP - per capita", the link is:

For "Unemployment rate":

For "Age structure":

The first two of these datasets can also be listed sorted in
descending order - by clicking the graph-like icon (typically the
third icon).

Search Strategy (on Google):
* CIA Factbook

I hope this helps!

6ra3-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you Websearcher! :-)


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