Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) is the centralized official bureau in Bangladesh for collecting statistics on demographics, the economy, and other facts about the country and disseminating the information.
Although independent statistical programs had existed in the country before, they were often incomplete or produced inaccurate results, which led the Government of Bangladesh establishing an official bureau in August 1974, by merging four of the previous larger statistical agencies, the Bureau of Statistics, the Bureau of Agriculture Statistics, the Agriculture Census Commission and the Population Census Commission.
In July 1975, the Statistics Division was created and placed under the Ministry of Planning in order to control it administratively In 2002, the Statistics Division merged with Planning Commission and the burea is now controlled by the Ministry of Planning and office.
- Official site
- Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, "Census Reports: Population Census-2001", 2001. The 1991 census figures can be seen compared to the 2001 census.