Statistics Indonesia

Statistics Indonesia
Badan Pusat Statistik
Lambang Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS) Indonesia.svg
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of Indonesia
Headquarters Jakarta, Indonesia
Agency executive
  • Kecuk Suhariyanto, Chief Statistician

Statistics Indonesia, locally known as BPS (Indonesian: Badan Pusat Statistik, literally Central Agency on Statistics), is a non-departmental government institute of Indonesia that is responsible for conducting statistical surveys. Its main customer is the government, but statistical data is also available to the public. Annual surveys include national and provincial socio-economics, manufacturing establishments, population and the labour force.

Established in 1960 as the Central Bureau on Statistics (Indonesian: Biro Pusat Statistik), the institute is directly responsible to the President of Indonesia. Its functions include providing data to other governmental institutes as well as to the public and conducting statistical surveys to publish periodic statistics on economy, social change and development. Statistics Indonesia also assists data processing divisions in other public offices to support and to promote standard statistical methods.


The Government of the Dutch East Indies, February 1920 The Statistical Office was first established by the Director of Agriculture and Trade (Directeur van Landbouw Nijverheid en Handel) and was based in Bogor. In March 1923, a commission called the Commission for Statistics was formed to represent members of each department. The commission is tasked with planning actions to ensure the achievement of unity in statistical activities in Indonesia. On 24 September 1924, the name of the institution was replaced by the name Centraal Kantoor voor de Statistiek (CKS) or the Central Statistics Office and the institution was moved to Jakarta.

In June 1942, the Government of Japan reactivated statistical activities focused on meeting the needs of war or military. CKS was renamed to Shomubu Chosasitsu Gunseikanbu.

On 26 September 1960 the government of Indonesia enacted Law No. 7 of 1960 on Statistics as a substitute for Statistiek Ordonantie 1934. The law is the starting point of BPS's journey in filling independence in the field of statistics that was regulated under the colonial legislation system.[1]

As a substitute for the two laws, Law Number 16 of 1997 concerning Statistics was established. Based on this Act, which was followed up with legislation below it, formally the name of the Central Bureau on Statistics was changed to the Central Agency on Statistics.[2]


Based on Republic Indonesia Laws No. 6 of 1960 about census, Statistics Indonesia will be hold on census every 10 year[3]


Census handle every year by ended number is "0" after 1961, the census handle on 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010 and 2020.


Census handle every year by ended number is "6", the census handle on 1986, 1996, 2006, and 2016.


Census handle every year by ended number is "3", the census handle on 1963, 1973, 1983, 1993, 2003, and 2013.

See also


  1. ^ "History of Indonesia Statistic". Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  2. ^ "About BPS". Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Undang - Undang No 6 Tahun 1960 tentang Sensus" (PDF).

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