Official Statistics Status

As of 09.21.2018 (1:00), official statistics on 1109 subject matters ( 92 designated statistics and 1017 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. 495 statistics are collected via surveys while 474 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 140 statistics are derived statistics. 914 Statistics — of these 61 are produced by KOSTAT — are produced by government agencies while 195 statistics are produced by designated organizations that are non-governmental.

Statistics by Agencies
as of 09.21.2018 (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 1109 92 1017 495 474 140
○ Government 306 914 75 839 386 414 114
      - Central 46 389 58 331 194 151 44
          Statistics Korea 1 61 37 24 36 2 23
          Except Statistics Korea 45 328 21 307 158 149 21
      - Local 260 525 17 508 192 263 70
○ Designated Agency 113 195 17 178 109 60 26
      Financial Agency 8 23 10 13 10 5 8
      Public Enterprise 32 58 0 58 23 33 2
      Research Agency 27 45 2 43 33 4 8
      Association 25 32 3 29 25 5 2
      Others 21 37 2 35 18 13 6
Statistics by Sections
as of 09.21.2018 (1:00)
(Unit : Kind, %)
Section Total By kind By compiling method
Number Ratio Designated General Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 1109 100 92 1017 495 474 140
Population 50 4.5 4 46 2 25 23
EmploymentㆍWages 55 5 9 46 42 9 4
PricesㆍHousehold Consumption 19 1.7 9 10 15 1 3
HealthㆍSocietyㆍWelfare 279 25.2 6 273 184 66 29
Environment 35 3.2 4 31 12 20 3
Agriculture and ForestryㆍMarine Products 62 5.6 9 53 41 17 4
Mining and ManufacturingㆍEnergy 33 3 4 29 22 8 3
ConstructionㆍHousingㆍLand 45 4.1 4 41 19 21 5
TransportationㆍCommunications 47 4.2 5 42 24 21 2
Wholesale & RetailㆍServices 17 1.5 3 14 13 3 1
Business CycleㆍBusiness Enterprise 99 8.9 22 77 70 3 26
National AccountsㆍRegional Accounts 23 2.1 5 18 23
FinancesㆍGovernment Finances 22 2 1 21 5 17
TradeㆍForeign Exchange 17 1.5 4 13 1 6 10
EducationㆍCultureㆍScience 62 5.6 3 59 44 14 4
Others 244 22 244 1 243