Official Statistics Status

As of 02.26.2017 (1:00), official statistics on 999 subject matters ( 94 designated statistics and 905 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. 435 statistics are collected via surveys while 461 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 103 statistics are derived statistics. 823 Statistics — of these 61 are produced by KOSTAT — are produced by government agencies while 176 statistics are produced by designated organizations that are non-governmental.

Statistics by Agencies
as of 02.26.2017 (1:00)
(Unit : Agency, Kind)
Agency Number of statistical agencies Total By kind By compiling method
Designated statistics General statistics Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 405 999 94 905 435 461 103
○ Government 303 823 77 746 335 406 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 260 453 17 436 148 262 43
○ Designated Agency 102 176 17 159 100 55 21
      Financial Agency 8 23 10 13 10 5 8
      Public Enterprise 29 53 53 21 30 2
      Research Agency 20 38 2 36 31 4 3
      Association 25 30 3 27 23 5 2
      Others 20 32 2 30 15 11 6
Statistics by Sections
as of 02.26.2017 (1:00)
(Unit : Kind, %)
Section Total By kind By compiling method
Number Ratio Designated General Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 999 100 94 905 435 461 103
Population 42 4.2 4 38 3 25 14
EmploymentㆍWages 38 3.8 8 30 30 7 1
PricesㆍHousehold Consumption 16 1.6 9 7 15 1
HealthㆍSocietyㆍWelfare 217 21.7 6 211 152 52 13
Environment 31 3.1 4 27 12 16 3
Agriculture and ForestryㆍMarine Products 58 5.8 9 49 38 17 3
Mining and ManufacturingㆍEnergy 32 3.2 3 29 21 9 2
ConstructionㆍHousingㆍLand 40 4 2 38 13 20 7
TransportationㆍCommunications 49 4.9 4 45 21 25 3
Wholesale & RetailㆍServices 19 1.9 6 13 15 4
Business CycleㆍBusiness Enterprise 96 9.6 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 60 6 3 57 42 16 2
Others 247 24.7 247 3 244