|Központi Statisztikai Hivatal (KSH)|
|Formed||18 April 1871|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Hungary|
|Headquarters||5-7 Keleti Károly Street |
|Parent agency||Ministry of Interior|
The Hungarian Central Statistical Office (HSCO; Hungarian: Központi Statisztikai Hivatal (KSH), Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈkøsponti ʃtɒtistikɒji hivɒtɒl]) is a quango responsible for collecting, processing and publishing statistics about Hungary, its economy, and its inhabitants. The office provides details for parliamentary and administrative offices, local councils and academia, financial institutions, the public at large and the media.
Legal reference: KSH - Rules on Statistics
The organisation is also covered by European Union regulation.
There are around 1,050 people employed at the central office, with a further 450 at regional offices.
The head of the Office is called the President, and leads a number of organizational units each headed by a Deputy President and having several departments: