Official Statistics Status

As of 08.22.2017 (1:00), official statistics on 1040 subject matters ( 93 designated statistics and 947 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. 465 statistics are collected via surveys while 466 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 109 statistics are derived statistics. 858 Statistics — of these 60 are produced by KOSTAT — are produced by government agencies while 182 statistics are produced by designated organizations that are non-governmental.

Statistics by Agencies
as of 08.22.2017 (1:00)
(Unit : Agency, Kind)
Agency Number of statistical agencies Total By kind By compiling method
Designated statistics General statistics Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 411 1040 93 947 465 466 109
○ Government 305 858 76 782 361 410 87
      - Central 45 374 59 315 188 148 38
          Statistics Korea 1 60 38 22 37 2 21
          Except Statistics Korea 44 314 21 293 151 146 17
      - Local 260 484 17 467 173 262 49
○ Designated Agency 106 182 17 165 104 56 22
      Financial Agency 8 23 10 13 10 5 8
      Public Enterprise 32 53 53 21 30 2
      Research Agency 21 40 2 38 32 4 4
      Association 25 31 3 28 24 5 2
      Others 20 35 2 33 17 12 6
Statistics by Sections
as of 08.22.2017 (1:00)
(Unit : Kind, %)
Section Total By kind By compiling method
Number Ratio Designated General Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 1040 100 93 947 465 466 109
Population 44 4.2 4 40 3 26 15
EmploymentㆍWages 43 4.1 8 35 35 7 1
PricesㆍHousehold Consumption 16 1.5 9 7 15 1
HealthㆍSocietyㆍWelfare 239 23 6 233 172 54 13
Environment 32 3.1 4 28 13 16 3
Agriculture and ForestryㆍMarine Products 61 5.9 9 52 41 17 3
Mining and ManufacturingㆍEnergy 31 3 3 28 20 9 2
ConstructionㆍHousingㆍLand 41 3.9 2 39 13 21 7
TransportationㆍCommunications 49 4.7 4 45 21 25 3
Wholesale & RetailㆍServices 18 1.7 5 13 14 4
Business CycleㆍBusiness Enterprise 102 9.8 26 76 68 5 29
National AccountsㆍRegional Accounts 21 2 5 16 21
FinancesㆍGovernment Finances 19 1.8 2 17 3 16
TradeㆍForeign Exchange 15 1.4 3 12 1 5 9
EducationㆍCultureㆍScience 61 5.9 3 58 42 16 3
Others 248 23.8 248 4 244