Current statistics online

New South Wales statistical information is found at the Australian Bureau of Statistics and other agencies such as:

You can also search for statistics on the relevant NSW Government websites, such as Health and Evironment & Heritage.

Print resources in the National Library

Start with the Library Catalogue
  • select the Browse alphabetically tab
  • choose subjects from the drop-down list  
  • Type your keywords in the search bar

Example: Statistics -- New South Wales

Selected works:

Case Study

Numbers of school age children

Can you tell me how many children there were in NSW in 2010 that were of school age?

We can use two online resources to find this information:

  • Australian Bureau of Statistics Schools, Australia, 2010 - Under the 'Downloads' tab, you can open spreadsheets with detailed statistical information. Here you will find various statistics such as the number of children enrolled in primary and secondary school in each State.
  • The Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE) - There is range of statistical reports available, which are accessed in PDF form. The earliest numbers are found in Statistical Bulletin - Schools and students in NSW, 2011.


Childbirth in New South Wales : a study in statistics

Childbirth in New South Wales : a study in statistics  by T.A. Coghlan, 1900 Also available online from

Early NSW statistics by Sir Timothy Coghlan, the first Government Statistician of New South Wales, 1886-1905.