Statistics

Canada
This is the official site of the Government of Canada for Canadian statistics. It provides the latest indicators for population, CPI, unemployment, etc. and is updated daily.
Quebec
Montréal en statistiques provides socio-economic statistics for the city and demographic characteristics of the population.
L’Institut de la statistique Québec provides statistical tables and access to several publications on the socio-demographic situation in the province.
International
Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world. Browse or search by country name.
Provides geopolitical data and population statistics for regions, countries, provinces and cities. Offers some data on economic factors like wealth and infrastructure, statistics on natural phenomena, and more.
The data presented on Global Health Facts are obtained from a variety of public and private sources, primarily from global or cross-national entities.
A database on labour statistics, operated by the International Labour Office (ILO). Presents data and metadata for over 230 countries.
This site offers a centralized, comprehensive and well-maintained collection of links to free, official statistics resources.
Pew Research conducts polling around the world on topics such as U.S. politics, media, and social trends. This site presents the results of those polls in digestible report form.
Provides papers, presentations, and, above all, maps describing the global distribution of poverty, and the geographical and biophysical conditions in which people live.
The United Nations Population Information Network site aims to “coordinate population information activities at international, regional and national levels”. The international data section is probably the most useful. The links work well and the information is timely. Some links lead to national statistical offices and provide economic and social statistics as well as demographics.
Provides information on world population, health, and the evironment. Topics include: aging, education, gender, health, HIV/AIDS, income/poverty, marriage/family, race/ethnicity, reproductive health, and youth. Information is provided through policy briefs, data sheets, a Population Bulletin, a searchable database, and a graphics Bank.
Provides access to global statistics on topics ranging from: Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Food and Agriculture, Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Development, Industry, Information and Communication Technology, National Accounts, Population, Refugees, Trade and Tourism. Figures are drawn from more than 22 statistical databases, built from surveys conducted by national, non-governmental and UN agencies.
An excellent source of statistical information on a variety of topics concerning many countries around the world.