Official Statistics Status

As of 07.21.2018 (1:00), official statistics on 1093 subject matters ( 92 designated statistics and 1001 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. 485 statistics are collected via surveys while 473 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 135 statistics are derived statistics. 902 Statistics — of these 60 are produced by KOSTAT — are produced by government agencies while 191 statistics are produced by designated organizations that are non-governmental.

Statistics by Agencies
as of 07.21.2018 (1:00)
(Unit : Agency, Kind)
Agency Number of statistical agencies Total By kind By compiling method
Designated statistics General statistics Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 417 1093 92 1001 485 473 135
○ Government 306 902 75 827 378 414 110
      - Central 46 383 58 325 189 151 43
          Statistics Korea 1 60 37 23 36 2 22
          Except Statistics Korea 45 323 21 302 153 149 21
      - Local 260 519 17 502 189 263 67
○ Designated Agency 111 191 17 174 107 59 25
      Financial Agency 8 23 10 13 10 5 8
      Public Enterprise 32 57 0 57 23 32 2
      Research Agency 25 44 2 42 32 4 8
      Association 25 31 3 28 24 5 2
      Others 21 36 2 34 18 13 5
Statistics by Sections
as of 07.21.2018 (1:00)
(Unit : Kind, %)
Section Total By kind By compiling method
Number Ratio Designated General Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 1093 100 92 1001 485 473 135
Population 50 4.6 4 46 2 25 23
EmploymentㆍWages 53 4.8 9 44 40 9 4
PricesㆍHousehold Consumption 19 1.7 9 10 15 1 3
HealthㆍSocietyㆍWelfare 273 25 6 267 181 66 26
Environment 35 3.2 4 31 12 20 3
Agriculture and ForestryㆍMarine Products 62 5.7 9 53 41 17 4
Mining and ManufacturingㆍEnergy 32 2.9 4 28 22 8 2
ConstructionㆍHousingㆍLand 45 4.1 4 41 19 21 5
TransportationㆍCommunications 46 4.2 5 41 23 21 2
Wholesale & RetailㆍServices 18 1.6 3 15 14 3 1
Business CycleㆍBusiness Enterprise 95 8.7 22 73 66 3 26
National AccountsㆍRegional Accounts 22 2 5 17 22
FinancesㆍGovernment Finances 21 1.9 1 20 5 16
TradeㆍForeign Exchange 17 1.6 4 13 1 6 10
EducationㆍCultureㆍScience 61 5.6 3 58 43 14 4
Others 244 22.3 244 1 243