Czech Statistical Office
Český statistický úřad

CSO headquarters in Prague
Agency overview
Formedhistorical: 1969
modern: 1995
HeadquartersNa padesátém 81, Prague 10-Strašnice
Minister responsible
  • None – independent office
Agency executive
  • Marek Rojíček, President

The Czech Statistical Office (abbreviated CSO or CZSO; Czech: Český statistický úřad, abbreviated ČSÚ) is a central state administration authority of the Czech Republic. It is an office independent of the country's government, whose main tasks are the collection, processing and dissemination of statistical data and the organization of elections in the Czech Republic and the population census.


The beginnings of the organized statistical service in Czechoslovakia date to 28 January 1919, when the National Assembly of the Czechoslovak Republic approved the Act on the Statistical Service (No. 49/1919 Coll. of Laws n. "on the organization of the statistical service"). The law defined the newly office called State Statistical Office as a state institution with its rights and obligations. The main task of the office was the collection and publication of basic demographic, social and economic data on the development of Czechoslovak society. Dobroslav Krejčí became the first president of the office. In 1961, the State Statistical Office and the Central People's Control Commission were merged into the Central Office of State Control and Statistics. The State Statistical Office became independent again in 1967, but already in 1969 it was transformed into the Federal Statistical Office.[1]

The Czech Statistical Office was founded in 1969, when it was created by the Act of the Czech National Council No. 2/1969 as a body of the Czech Socialist Republic.[2] After the partition of Czechoslovakia in 1993, the Czech Statistical Office took over some of the duties of the Federal Statistical Office.[1] In 1995, the obligations and competences were revised by the new Act No. 89/1995 Coll. on the State Statistical Service.[3]

Competence of the office

The competence of the Czech Statistical Office is defined by Act No. 89/1995 Coll. The most important tasks of the office include:[3]

Office seat

Branch of the Czech Statistical Office in the Ústí nad Labem Region

Until 2002, the Czech Statistical Office was based in Prague 8-Karlín. As a result of the 2002 European floods, the building was destroyed and the office moved to a new building in Prague 10-Strašnice, which was opened on 29 January 2004.[4] In addition to the headquarters, the office has a branch in every region of the Czech Republic.[5]

List of presidents


  1. ^ a b "Státní úřad statistický (1919–1961)". Sociologická encyklopedie (in Czech). Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2024-05-23.
  2. ^ "Zákon č. 2/1969 Sb". Zákony pro lidi (in Czech). Retrieved 2024-05-23.
  3. ^ a b "Zákon č. 89/1995 Sb". Zákony pro lidi (in Czech). Retrieved 2024-05-23.
  4. ^ "Statistici mají nové sídlo za 800 milionů" (in Czech). 2004-01-29. Retrieved 2024-05-23.
  5. ^ "Ústředí a krajské správy ČSÚ" (in Czech). Czech Statistical Office. Retrieved 2024-06-25.

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