Official Statistics Status

As of 04.24.2018 (1:00), official statistics on 1086 subject matters ( 93 designated statistics and 993 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. 475 statistics are collected via surveys while 476 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 135 statistics are derived statistics. 896 Statistics — of these 61 are produced by KOSTAT — are produced by government agencies while 190 statistics are produced by designated organizations that are non-governmental.

Statistics by Agencies
as of 04.24.2018 (1:00)
(Unit : Agency, Kind)
Agency Number of statistical agencies Total By kind By compiling method
Designated statistics General statistics Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 419 1086 93 993 475 476 135
○ Government 306 896 76 820 369 417 110
      - Central 46 385 59 326 188 154 43
          Statistics Korea 1 61 38 23 37 2 22
          Except Statistics Korea 45 324 21 303 151 152 21
      - Local 260 511 17 494 181 263 67
○ Designated Agency 113 190 17 173 106 59 25
      Financial Agency 8 23 10 13 10 5 8
      Public Enterprise 32 56 0 56 22 32 2
      Research Agency 25 44 2 42 32 4 8
      Association 27 31 3 28 24 5 2
      Others 21 36 2 34 18 13 5
Statistics by Sections
as of 04.24.2018 (1:00)
(Unit : Kind, %)
Section Total By kind By compiling method
Number Ratio Designated General Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 1086 100 93 993 475 476 135
Population 50 4.6 4 46 2 25 23
EmploymentㆍWages 53 4.9 9 44 40 9 4
PricesㆍHousehold Consumption 19 1.7 9 10 15 1 3
HealthㆍSocietyㆍWelfare 269 24.8 6 263 177 66 26
Environment 38 3.5 4 34 13 22 3
Agriculture and ForestryㆍMarine Products 61 5.6 9 52 40 17 4
Mining and ManufacturingㆍEnergy 32 2.9 4 28 22 8 2
ConstructionㆍHousingㆍLand 44 4.1 4 40 18 21 5
TransportationㆍCommunications 46 4.2 5 41 23 21 2
Wholesale & RetailㆍServices 19 1.7 4 15 15 3 1
Business CycleㆍBusiness Enterprise 90 8.3 22 68 61 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 42 15 4
Others 244 22.5 244 1 243