Bureau of Statistics
Kanifing Institutional Layout Sector
P.O. Box 3504, Serrekunda
Kanifing Municipal Area, Ksmd, Kmc
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: 4377849
The Gambia Bureau of Statistics is the national statistical
office for The Gambia.
GBOS was founded by the powers vested under the Statistics
Act of 2005. The Act makes provision for compilation,
analysis, abstraction, and statistical information and
related matters. The Acts establishes the Government
Statistician, under the direct control and superintendence
of the government, with the following functions:
1. Advice government on statistics
2. Collects, stores, measures, analyzes and publishes
statistical data, social, demographic, and economic
statistics pertaining to the to the populace.
3. Carry out sample surveys and census in The Gambia
4. Organise co – coordinated scheme of socio – economic
statistics relating to The Gambia
5. Publish socio–economic data on The Gambia permitted.
Their statistical databases include:
Organisational structure and finance.
In order to allow for the development of the National
Statistics System and to make sure that quality statistics
are published, GBoS approved on creating the following
Coordination and Distribution
Administration and Finance
Prices & Costs
The CEO is the Statistician General assisted by a Deputy
Statistician General and a Director heads each department.
The funding source of the bureau is money derived from
occasionally by the nation's parliament, grants, gifts
and donations from sources approved by the Secretary
of State for Finance and Economic Affairs, in accordance
with specified terms and conditions.
The Gambia Bureau of Statistics (GBoS) draws it mandate
from the Statistics Act 2005.
The GBOS headquarters is located in the specially reserved
Kanifing Institutional Layout which is just off the
Bertil Harding Highway. From the Serrekunda/Brikama
highway take the road from the Kairaba Avenue up to
the Pipeline Mosque then turn right on the main road
which goes to GTMI up to the point where the road joins
the Bertil Harding Highway. Turn right and the GBOS
building is on your left hand side. From the Tourism
area at the Kairaba Police traffic light take the Bertil
Harding Highway toward Banjul up the point where the
Kairaba Avenue Mosque road joins the main road.
Turn right on the road almost parallel to the highway.
The GBOS building is on your left. From Banjul branch
off at Sting Corner and take the road leading to Bakau
New Town. Turn left on the Bertil Harding Highway (Coastal
Road) up the point where the Pipeline Mosque / GTMI
route meets the highway then take the road on your far
left and you will see the GBOS building is on the left.
Monday to Thursday: 8am to 6pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: Closed for business