Statistik Austria (or Statistics Austria for international purposes) is the name with which the Bundesanstalt Statistik Österreich, which is the Austrian statistical office, appears in public matters.
In 2000 a bill (federal law for statistics) transformed the Österreichisches Statistisches Zentralamt (Austrian Statistical Central Office) into the Statistik Austria.
Statistik Austria is an independent, not profit-seeking institution with public rights, which has the duty to fulfill services of the Bundesstatistik (=Federal Statistics), the GDI (=Gender-related Development Index) for example is calculated by the Statistik Austria.
Although Statistik Austria was validated as Austria's institution for statistics research, the organization itself was already founded in 1829 as with the name 'Statistical Bureau'. In 1840 it was renamed the Direktion der Administrativen Statistik, in 1863 again the K&K Statistische Zentralkommission; in the Erste Republik Österreich (=First Austrian Republic) from 1921 to 1938 (German Invasion) it was named Bundesamt für Statistik and after the Second World War, from 1945 to 1999 it bore the name Österreichisches Statistisches Zentralamt, as already mentioned.
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