Official Statistics Status

As of 10.23.2017 (1:00), official statistics on 1052 subject matters ( 93 designated statistics and 959 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. 472 statistics are collected via surveys while 469 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 111 statistics are derived statistics. 870 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 10.23.2017 (1:00)
(Unit : Agency, Kind)
Agency Number of statistical agencies Total By kind By compiling method
Designated statistics General statistics Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 412 1052 93 959 472 469 111
○ Government 305 870 76 794 368 413 89
      - Central 45 378 59 319 188 151 39
          Statistics Korea 1 60 38 22 37 2 21
          Except Statistics Korea 44 318 21 297 151 149 18
      - Local 260 492 17 475 180 262 50
○ Designated Agency 107 182 17 165 104 56 22
      Financial Agency 8 23 10 13 10 5 8
      Public Enterprise 31 53 53 21 30 2
      Research Agency 22 40 2 38 32 4 4
      Association 25 31 3 28 24 5 2
      Others 21 35 2 33 17 12 6
Statistics by Sections
as of 10.23.2017 (1:00)
(Unit : Kind, %)
Section Total By kind By compiling method
Number Ratio Designated General Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 1052 100 93 959 472 469 111
Population 40 3.8 4 36 2 26 12
EmploymentㆍWages 49 4.7 9 40 38 8 3
PricesㆍHousehold Consumption 19 1.8 9 10 15 1 3
HealthㆍSocietyㆍWelfare 261 24.8 6 255 178 63 20
Environment 37 3.5 4 33 13 21 3
Agriculture and ForestryㆍMarine Products 61 5.8 9 52 41 17 3
Mining and ManufacturingㆍEnergy 32 3 4 28 22 8 2
ConstructionㆍHousingㆍLand 41 3.9 4 37 15 21 5
TransportationㆍCommunications 45 4.3 5 40 23 21 1
Wholesale & RetailㆍServices 17 1.6 4 13 14 3
Business CycleㆍBusiness Enterprise 89 8.5 22 67 61 3 25
National AccountsㆍRegional Accounts 21 2 5 16 21
FinancesㆍGovernment Finances 20 1.9 1 19 5 15
TradeㆍForeign Exchange 17 1.6 4 13 1 6 10
EducationㆍCultureㆍScience 59 5.6 3 56 43 13 3
Others 244 23.2 244 1 243