The historical research uses statistics since ever. And Official Statistics are a favourite source for quantitative historiography and digital humanities.
‘Statistics are more than just numbers’
Statistics New Zealand depicts the history of the capital Wellington with a popular format – an infographic.
‘In 1865, following a period of heated debate, an independent tribunal of three Australians selected Wellington to be New Zealand’s capital. Since that time a lot has changed in Wellington and Statistics NZ has been able to follow and track that change through the data it collects.’
How true!: ‘Statistics are more than just numbers, they can chart change, record history, and be a tool for decision making.’ (Source: Stats NZ)