Official Statistics Status

As of 06.29.2017 (1:00), official statistics on 1025 subject matters ( 93 designated statistics and 932 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. 457 statistics are collected via surveys while 464 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 104 statistics are derived statistics. 846 Statistics — of these 60 are produced by KOSTAT — are produced by government agencies while 179 statistics are produced by designated organizations that are non-governmental.

Statistics by Agencies
as of 06.29.2017 (1:00)
(Unit : Agency, Kind)
Agency Number of statistical agencies Total By kind By compiling method
Designated statistics General statistics Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 407 1025 93 932 457 464 104
○ Government 304 846 76 770 356 408 82
      - Central 44 372 59 313 188 146 38
          Statistics Korea 1 60 38 22 37 2 21
          Except Statistics Korea 43 312 21 291 151 144 17
      - Local 260 474 17 457 168 262 44
○ Designated Agency 103 179 17 162 101 56 22
      Financial Agency 8 23 10 13 10 5 8
      Public Enterprise 29 53 53 21 30 2
      Research Agency 21 38 2 36 30 4 4
      Association 25 30 3 27 23 5 2
      Others 20 35 2 33 17 12 6
Statistics by Sections
as of 06.29.2017 (1:00)
(Unit : Kind, %)
Section Total By kind By compiling method
Number Ratio Designated General Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 1025 100 93 932 457 464 104
Population 44 4.3 4 40 3 26 15
EmploymentㆍWages 42 4.1 8 34 34 7 1
PricesㆍHousehold Consumption 16 1.6 9 7 15 1
HealthㆍSocietyㆍWelfare 232 22.6 6 226 168 53 11
Environment 32 3.1 4 28 13 16 3
Agriculture and ForestryㆍMarine Products 58 5.7 9 49 38 17 3
Mining and ManufacturingㆍEnergy 32 3.1 3 29 21 9 2
ConstructionㆍHousingㆍLand 41 4 2 39 13 21 7
TransportationㆍCommunications 49 4.8 4 45 21 25 3
Wholesale & RetailㆍServices 18 1.8 5 13 14 4
Business CycleㆍBusiness Enterprise 98 9.6 26 72 67 5 26
National AccountsㆍRegional Accounts 21 2 5 16 21
FinancesㆍGovernment Finances 19 1.9 2 17 3 16
TradeㆍForeign Exchange 14 1.4 3 11 1 4 9
EducationㆍCultureㆍScience 61 6 3 58 42 16 3
Others 248 24.2 248 4 244