www.statistics.gov.uk

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Wondering what's happening on the other side of the pond? This site is the perfect one-stop shop for all your basic demographic inquiries into the United Kingdom. A click on "UK in figures" leads you to a scroll-through list of 13 themes ranging from "Agriculture" to "Transport and Tourism." Another one of the available themes, "Compendia and Reference," contains a longitudinal list of the most popular names given to English children during selected years between 1904 and 1998. Sidebars with random - but useful - facts alongside amusing interactive graphics make this site light, fun, and easy to use. So easy, in fact, you'll begin to wonder if they designed this site expressly for Americans!

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