To make browsing easier, a large number of modifications have been made to the site, information structure and organisation of the statistical information.
The information is now divided between seven major access points which are available at all times in the horizontal menu bar:
- Three blue sections present information about the INSEE, metadata to back up our data and access for different types of user.
- Four red sections give access to the core INSEE information: basic tables (key figures), detailed data (more complex tables), studies and analyses, detailed survey files, results of major INSEE operations (the census among others).
The organisation and missions of the INSEE and workings of French public statistics: links to French, European and international statistics websites. In this section, you have access to information about the INSEE and European statistics. INSEE-specific information: entrance examinations, library and public statistics magazine.
All the nomenclatures of activities, products or socio-professional categories, as well as geographical nomenclatures: official geographical code and study zones. The definitions used in our tables, studies and other output, as well as a presentation of the methodology of our surveys.
This new section presents links (shortcut) pages for several categories of users, to provide quicker access to information of special interest to them.
This is the major access route to the information present on our site: all the information of a statistical or study nature is classified in 15 themes. Apart from the “Economic Situation” and “National Accounts-Public Finance” sections, you can filter by product type (key figures, studies and analyses and detailed data) and geographical level using the two boxes below:
In the topics menu on the left, the list of sub-topics of each topic allows you to filter the key figure tables (the only ones to be classified by sub-topic). There are links to INSEE sites offering more in-depth information: local statistics, population census, etc
This is the access point to the INSEE databases accessible via internet:
- Alisse: structural data on companies from 15 statistical sources (annual corporate surveys, annual declarations, workforce changes, etc), on several nomenclature levels, completed by European comparisons,
- Statistical indices and series: three servers of indices and long series at your disposal, for beginners (BS Web), businesspeople (IndicePro) and specialists (BDM),
- SIRENE Register: the register of companies and establishments providing opinions on their situation, directories (counts) and commercial uses (mailing files),
- Population census: access to the site for the 1999 census and the first results of the annual census surveys conducted since 2004,
- Detailed files: files of the raw data from the main INSEE surveys. You can obtain the tables you want and get access to the basic information backed up by appropriate documentation.
The entrance to the INSEE’s national and regional collections. For each collection, the list of the issues and their online access, some in html format, others in pdf format.
The online services we offer: FAQ, contact forms (suggestions, claims or to ask a question), help section and site map.
All the online subscriptions: (national and regional) electronic newsletters, publication alerts for our economic indicators and publications. Finally, the News section and the possibility to subscribe to the RSS feeds.
This section is completed by information on the terms of retransmission of INSEE data.
In this section, you can access the information supplied by a regional entity. The purpose of these areas is also to highlight the action of INSEE in the regions: surveys, regional economic situation, partnerships and the studies they produce.
Browsing on the site is always in the same window.
This means that by using the Back button on your browser you can go back through the pages you have viewed to find the one you want.
The link banners at the top and bottom of each page offer rapid access to the essential functions and pages of the website: News, Diary, Contact the INSEE, Links, FAQ, Help, newsletters and online store.
The main menu of the seven sections can always be clicked on, no matter how far you have gone into the structure of the section.
The left-hand menu proposes the first level of each section and allows you to go quickly from one section or sub-section to another quickly.
There is a breadcrumb trail on all the pages on the site. It indicates the position of the page you are on in the site.
For example, when you are on the “View all the series of the price index” page, the trail allows you:
by clicking on: Economic indicators… , to return to the economic indicators page,
by clicking on: Economic outlook… , to return to the economic outlook page,
by clicking on: Topics, to return to the Topics homepage,
by clicking on: Home, to return to the site homepage.
This section explains the structure of information available on the website and the browsing method used.