Statistics Botswana

Statistics Botswana is a parastatal organization charged with responsibilities of collecting and disseminating all official statistics in Botswana. The autonomy of the organisation was realised under the Statistics Act of 2009, repealing the archaic 1967 Act, under which Central Statistics Office was formed.

    Legal Framework

    Statistics Botswana operates within the jurisdiction of two (2) key legal instruments namely;

    • Statistics Act (Cap 17:01)
    • Census Act (Cap 17:02) 


    • To be a world Class Provider of quality official statistics and related services

    Mission Statement

    • To enable stakeholders formulate policies, plan and make decisions

    The mission is customer –centric and compels employees to do:

    • Providing authoritative official statistics
    • Promoting use of official statistics
    • Developing and maintaining the National Statistical System
    • Providing statistical and related services
    Products and Services: 

    Mandate of Statistics Botswana

    • Collection, processing, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistics in all sectors
    • Advise government and other key agencies on policies and procedures relating to statistics
    • Develop and promote use of standards
    • Conduct statutory surveys including population and household 
    • Develop and maintain a national database to facilitate statistical 
    • Coordinate the National Statistical System (NSS) 

    Town or City: 


    +267 3671300
    +267 3952201
    Postal Address: 
    Private Bag 0024, Gaborone, Botswana
    Physical Address: 
    Plot 843, Khama Cresent, Finance House