About the portal

The legally defined functions of official statistics in the Federal Republic of Germany are performed by the statistical offices of the 16 Länder and the Federal Statistical Office, following the federal principle in accordance with the state and administrative structure. The results are published through largely coordinated publication programmes and through specific websites.

In order to even better meet the interests and information needs of the customers and users of statistical data, this common statistics portal has been implemented in addition. Its purpose is to provide central access to basic statistical information and to facilitate comparison between such information across Länder.

The subject-related maintenance and further development of the portal is a matter of joint organisation and responsibility of all statistical offices, following the principle of division of labour. The web server and the technical availability of the website fall within the responsibility of the Land statistical office of Baden-Württemberg. For details please see the Imprint.

The information offered through the portal consists of a multitude of retrievable data tables containing information on the Federal Republic of Germany and its Länder as well as online access to two statistical databases. The statistical results are offered systematically by subject areas, an internal search machine allows you to search for specific terms, and a list of links leads to major statistical institutions and contacts. In the index of communities (available only in German), you will find the number of inhabitants, the area, the postal code as well as information on the administrative structure for all communities in Germany. Also, there is a list of all publications, a link to the research data centre recently set up as well as classifications used in official statistics. The menu item online data collection allows respondents to send their data online, that is via Internet and in an encrypted form to the relevant Land statistical offices.

The system is presented in the German and the English language and the range of data offered is continuously updated, improved and extended. It has been designed to ensure that disabled persons have largely barrier-free access.