Federal Statistical Office of Germany (Destatis)
The Federal Statistical Office of Germany (Destatis) is a federal authority of Germany. It is a part of the Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Federal Republic of Germany. It has some 2,600 employees who gather, collect, process, present and analyse statistical information in Wiesbaden, Bonn and Berlin.
The head office consists of seven departments and the office leadership and is located in Wiesbaden; two more departments are situated in the Bonn branch office.
The i-Punkt, our information and service point in the federal capital of Berlin, directly and effectively informs and advises members of the German Parliament, the Federal Government, embassies and federal authorities, business associations and interested people from the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan area on available data of official statistics.
Modern means of information and communication make it possible for all colleagues to cooperate easily with each other at their different locations.
Their mission is to provide and disseminate statistical information, which is objective, independent and of high quality. This information is made available to everybody: politicians, government, administration, businessmen and citizens. The federal law on statistics specifies the duties and responsibilities of the federal statistical office.
In line with the federal structure of the state and the administration in the Federal Republic of Germany federation-wide surveys of official statistics ("federal statistical surveys") are implemented in cooperation between the Federal Statistical Office and the statistical offices of the 16 federal states.
That means that in most cases federal statistical surveys are organised in a decentralised manner. This implies a division of labour in which the main function of the Federal Statistical Office is coordination.
Its principal responsibility is to see to it that federal statistical surveys are without overlaps, comply with standard methods and observe the time schedule. The Federal Statistical Office's catalogue of obligations includes activities such as
methodological and technical preparations for the various statistical surveys,
further development of the federal statistics programme,
mutual coordination of statistical surveys,
compilation and publication of federal results.See more