Our World In Data

Life around the world is changing rapidly – here you find the data visualizations that show you how.

Our World In Data covers a wide range of topics and visualizes the empirical evidence of how living standards changed over the last decades, centuries, and millennia.

Topic by topic the data-entries show you how the world is changing:

  1. 1Population Growth & Vital Statistics
  2. 2Health
  3. 3Food & Agriculture
  4. 4Resources & Energy
  5. 5Environmental Change
  6. 6Technology & Infrastructure
  7. 7Growth & Distribution of Prosperity
  8. 8Economic Development, Work & Standard of Living
  9. 9The Public Sector & Economic System
  10. 10Global Interconnections
  11. 11War & Peace
  12. 12Political Regimes
  13. 13Violence & Rights
  14. 14Education & Knowledge
  15. 15Media & Communication
  16. 16Culture, Values & Society

The data visualization presentations

The presentations give you an overview that cuts across many topics and shows you how the world is changing.
What others say:
Steven Pinker says "Astonishing visualizations of how our world has changed – no educated person should be ignorant of these trends."

Hans Rosling says "A website with VERY interesting visualizations of major global development trends! Enjoy OurWorldInData.org"

And Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt from Freakonomics say "Fascinating data visualizations by Max Roser of worldwide trends in violence, democracy, literacy, and health."