Digital South Asia Library --Statistics
Choice of digital book form or Excel spreadsheet format for the Statistical Abstract Relating to British India. Covers approximately 10-year periods between 1840 - 1920. Extensive coverage for British territories in India and for topics (population, religions, occupation, education, agriculture, shipping, revenues, railways, post office/mail, military; # people killed by wild beasts; police and prisoners, more.
This page also contains links to current census info for Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.