Official Statistics Status

As of 05.24.2017 (1:00), official statistics on 1017 subject matters ( 94 designated statistics and 923 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. 452 statistics are collected via surveys while 462 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 103 statistics are derived statistics. 839 Statistics — of these 61 are produced by KOSTAT — are produced by government agencies while 178 statistics are produced by designated organizations that are non-governmental.

Statistics by Agencies
as of 05.24.2017 (1:00)
(Unit : Agency, Kind)
Agency Number of statistical agencies Total By kind By compiling method
Designated statistics General statistics Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 406 1017 94 923 452 462 103
○ Government 303 839 77 762 351 406 82
      - Central 43 370 60 310 187 144 39
          Statistics Korea 1 61 39 22 38 2 21
          Except Statistics Korea 42 309 21 288 149 142 18
      - Local 260 469 17 452 164 262 43
○ Designated Agency 103 178 17 161 101 56 21
      Financial Agency 8 23 10 13 10 5 8
      Public Enterprise 29 53 53 21 30 2
      Research Agency 21 38 2 36 31 4 3
      Association 25 30 3 27 23 5 2
      Others 20 34 2 32 16 12 6
Statistics by Sections
as of 05.24.2017 (1:00)
(Unit : Kind, %)
Section Total By kind By compiling method
Number Ratio Designated General Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 1017 100 94 923 452 462 103
Population 44 4.3 4 40 3 25 16
EmploymentㆍWages 42 4.1 8 34 34 7 1
PricesㆍHousehold Consumption 16 1.6 9 7 15 1
HealthㆍSocietyㆍWelfare 227 22.3 6 221 163 53 11
Environment 31 3 4 27 12 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 40 3.9 2 38 13 20 7
TransportationㆍCommunications 49 4.8 4 45 21 25 3
Wholesale & RetailㆍServices 19 1.9 6 13 15 4
Business CycleㆍBusiness Enterprise 96 9.4 26 70 66 5 25
National AccountsㆍRegional Accounts 21 2.1 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 43 16 2
Others 248 24.4 248 4 244