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Official Statistics Status

As of 07.12.2020 (1:00), official statistics on 1205 subject matters ( 92 designated statistics and 1113 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. 530 statistics are collected via surveys while 476 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 199 statistics are derived statistics. 1004 Statistics — of these 66 are produced by KOSTAT — are produced by government agencies while 201 statistics are produced by designated organizations that are non-governmental.

Statistics by Agencies

as of 07.12.2020 (1:00) (Unit : Agency, Kind)
Agency Number of statistical agencies Total By kind By compiling method
Designated statistics General statistics Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 425 1205 92 1113 530 476 199
○ Government 307 1004 75 929 418 415 171
- Central 47 412 58 354 210 152 50
Statistics Korea 1 66 37 29 39 2 25
Except Statistics Korea 46 346 21 325 171 150 25
- Local 260 592 17 575 208 263 121
○ Designated Agency 118 201 17 184 112 61 28
Financial Agency 7 21 10 11 8 5 8
Public Enterprise 34 60 0 60 25 33 2
Research Agency 29 47 2 45 34 4 9
Association 25 33 3 30 26 5 2
Others 23 40 2 38 19 14 7