Since 1994, the Statistical Council has been functioning at Statistics Lithuania as an advisory body (established by Resolution No 573 of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania (Official Gazette, 2011, No 61-2900).
On amendment of order No. 1K-237 of 29 June 2018 of the Minister of Finance “On approval of institutional composition of the Statistical Council and regulations of the Statistical Council”
The Statistical Council analyses key organisational and methodological statistics-related issues; considers methodological principles of censuses, statistical registers, the main surveys, as well as official statistics work programmes, the main results of statistical surveys, data protection, issues related to the submission of statistical information to public authorities and publication thereof; draws up conclusions; submits proposals to Statistics Lithuania.
The Statistical Council is comprised of the representatives of State and municipal authorities, institutions managing official statistics, scientific institutions, non-governmental organisations, enterprises, other respondents and the media.