Official Statistics Status

As of 11.18.2018 (1:00), official statistics on 1127 subject matters ( 92 designated statistics and 1035 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. 501 statistics are collected via surveys while 474 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 152 statistics are derived statistics. 929 Statistics — of these 62 are produced by KOSTAT — are produced by government agencies while 198 statistics are produced by designated organizations that are non-governmental.

Statistics by Agencies
as of 11.18.2018 (1:00)
(Unit : Agency, Kind)
Agency Number of statistical agencies Total By kind By compiling method
Designated statistics General statistics Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 420 1127 92 1035 501 474 152
○ Government 306 929 75 854 389 414 126
      - Central 46 391 58 333 195 151 45
          Statistics Korea 1 62 37 25 36 2 24
          Except Statistics Korea 45 329 21 308 159 149 21
      - Local 260 538 17 521 194 263 81
○ Designated Agency 114 198 17 181 112 60 26
      Financial Agency 8 23 10 13 10 5 8
      Public Enterprise 33 58 0 58 23 33 2
      Research Agency 27 47 2 45 35 4 8
      Association 25 32 3 29 25 5 2
      Others 21 38 2 36 19 13 6
Statistics by Sections
as of 11.18.2018 (1:00)
(Unit : Kind, %)
Section Total By kind By compiling method
Number Ratio Designated General Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 1127 100 92 1035 501 474 152
Population 50 4.4 4 46 2 25 23
EmploymentㆍWages 57 5.1 9 48 44 9 4
PricesㆍHousehold Consumption 19 1.7 9 10 15 1 3
HealthㆍSocietyㆍWelfare 294 26.1 6 288 186 66 42
Environment 35 3.1 4 31 12 20 3
Agriculture and ForestryㆍMarine Products 61 5.4 9 52 40 17 4
Mining and ManufacturingㆍEnergy 33 2.9 4 29 22 8 3
ConstructionㆍHousingㆍLand 45 4 4 41 19 21 5
TransportationㆍCommunications 47 4.2 5 42 24 21 2
Wholesale & RetailㆍServices 16 1.4 3 13 13 3
Business CycleㆍBusiness Enterprise 101 9 22 79 72 3 26
National AccountsㆍRegional Accounts 23 2 5 18 23
FinancesㆍGovernment Finances 22 2 1 21 5 17
TradeㆍForeign Exchange 17 1.5 4 13 1 6 10
EducationㆍCultureㆍScience 63 5.6 3 60 45 14 4
Others 244 21.7 244 1 243