Oyo State Bureau of Statistics formerly known as Department of Macro-Statistics & Research in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget was established by an act of parliament and assented to by His Excellency, the erstwhile Executive Governor of Oyo State on the 15th day of November, 2012. However, the Bureau actually took off on sound footing in January, 2015 with the appointment of an Acting Statistician General. The establishment of the State Bureau of Statistics was in tandem with the execution of the new National Statistical Master Plan which established the National Bureau of Statistics and the States Bureau of Statistics to facilitate uniform, reliable and timely data collection.
The Bureau is the main State agency responsible for the development and the management of official statistics and the authoritative source and custodian of official statistics in the State specifically, the Bureau is responsible for collection, compilation, analysis, interpretation, disseminate and publishing of Statistical information in Oyo State.