Official Statistics Status

As of 01.23.2018 (1:00), official statistics on 1082 subject matters ( 93 designated statistics and 989 general statistics) are officially approved under the Article 18 (or Article 20) of the Statistics Act. These statistics can be distinguished by the method of collection/production. 476 statistics are collected via surveys while 474 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 132 statistics are derived statistics. 893 Statistics — of these 60 are produced by KOSTAT — are produced by government agencies while 189 statistics are produced by designated organizations that are non-governmental.

Statistics by Agencies
as of 01.23.2018 (1:00)
(Unit : Agency, Kind)
Agency Number of statistical agencies Total By kind By compiling method
Designated statistics General statistics Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 418 1082 93 989 476 474 132
○ Government 306 893 76 817 370 416 107
      - Central 46 384 59 325 190 154 40
          Statistics Korea 1 60 38 22 37 2 21
          Except Statistics Korea 45 324 21 303 153 152 19
      - Local 260 509 17 492 180 262 67
○ Designated Agency 112 189 17 172 106 58 25
      Financial Agency 8 23 10 13 10 5 8
      Public Enterprise 32 55 0 55 22 31 2
      Research Agency 25 44 2 42 32 4 8
      Association 26 31 3 28 24 5 2
      Others 21 36 2 34 18 13 5
Statistics by Sections
as of 01.23.2018 (1:00)
(Unit : Kind, %)
Section Total By kind By compiling method
Number Ratio Designated General Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 1082 100 93 989 476 474 132
Population 50 4.6 4 46 2 25 23
EmploymentㆍWages 51 4.7 9 42 39 9 3
PricesㆍHousehold Consumption 19 1.8 9 10 15 1 3
HealthㆍSocietyㆍWelfare 271 25 6 265 179 66 26
Environment 38 3.5 4 34 13 22 3
Agriculture and ForestryㆍMarine Products 60 5.5 9 51 40 17 3
Mining and ManufacturingㆍEnergy 32 3 4 28 22 8 2
ConstructionㆍHousingㆍLand 44 4.1 4 40 18 21 5
TransportationㆍCommunications 46 4.3 5 41 23 21 2
Wholesale & RetailㆍServices 18 1.7 4 14 14 3 1
Business CycleㆍBusiness Enterprise 90 8.3 22 68 61 3 26
National AccountsㆍRegional Accounts 21 1.9 5 16 21
FinancesㆍGovernment Finances 20 1.8 1 19 5 15
TradeㆍForeign Exchange 17 1.6 4 13 1 6 10
EducationㆍCultureㆍScience 61 5.6 3 58 43 14 4
Others 244 22.6 244 1 243