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Facts over fake news

Our mission is to provide and disseminate statistical information which has to be objective, independent and of high quality. Our federal statistics are available to everybody: politicians, authorities, businesses and citizens.

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Preparation of Bundestag and European elections

Traditionally, the President of the Federal Statistical Office has also been Federal Returning Officer. He prepares the elections to the German Bundestag and to the European Parliament and, subsequently, states the election results.

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Administrative costs

One of the political goals in Germany is to permanently keep administrative costs at a low level. As a neutral service provider for the Federal Government, we measure the administrative costs incurred by enterprises, authorities and citizens through legal provisions.

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German sustainability strategy

At the request of the Federal Government, we impartially present the indicators used in the German sustainability strategy and report on their development.

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Cooperation

International cooperation

In international cooperation, we are actively involved in enhancing statistics at the European and international levels.

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Deutsche Bundesbank: Memorandum of Understanding

For a long time already, we have cooperated with Deutsche Bundesbank. A Memorandum of Understanding has put this cooperation on a solid basis.

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Prize for Young Researchers

Since 1999, we have given the Gerhard Fürst Award every year to outstanding doctoral theses and examination papers that are closely related to official statistics.

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Additional Information

Key figures

The Federal Statistical Office 2018
Total staff (2.4.)

2,302

of whom in
Wiesbaden1,709
Bonn568
Berlin25
Share of employees67%
Share of public officials31%
Share of apprentices2%
Proportion of women in total staff58%
Proportion of women in executive positions37%

Annual report

Federal Statistical Office, Wiesbaden

Delivery address:
Statistisches Bundesamt
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11
D-65189 Wiesbaden

Phone: +49 611 75 2405
Fax: +49 611 72 4000
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Postal address:
Statistisches Bundesamt
D-65180 Wiesbaden

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