Examples of some groups that generate statistics:
Demographic: statistics of a population, or section of a population.
Economic: statistics relating to the economy, including business, trade, or economic indicators.
Education: statistics relating to education and learning at all levels.
Environment: statistics relating to all aspects of the environment and natural resources.
Health: statistics relating to the health and welfare of an individual, population or country.
Social: statistics relating to society and social issues including crime and justice, culture and social wellbeing.
Attempt to determine the quality of the data e.g. the research methodology used to gather the statistics, validity, and reliability of the research tool. Some questions to ask: