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Official Statistics Status

As of 06.12.2018 (1:00), official statistics on 1089 subject matters ( 92 designated statistics and 997 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. 481 statistics are collected via surveys while 473 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 135 statistics are derived statistics. 899 Statistics — of these 60 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 06.12.2018 (1:00) (Unit : Agency, Kind)
Agency Number of statistical agencies Total By kind By compiling method
Designated statistics General statistics Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 417 1089 92 997 481 473 135
○ Government 306 899 75 824 375 414 110
- Central 46 381 58 323 187 151 43
Statistics Korea 1 60 37 23 36 2 22
Except Statistics Korea 45 321 21 300 151 149 21
- Local 260 518 17 501 188 263 67
○ Designated Agency 111 190 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 25 31 3 28 24 5 2
Others 21 36 2 34 18 13 5

Statistics by Sections

as of 06.12.2018 (1:00) (Unit : Kind, %)
Section Total By kind By compiling method
Number Ratio Designated General Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 1089 100 92 997 481 473 135
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 272 25 6 266 180 66 26
Environment 35 3.2 4 31 12 20 3
Agriculture and ForestryㆍMarine Products 62 5.7 9 53 41 17 4
Mining and ManufacturingㆍEnergy 32 2.9 4 28 22 8 2
ConstructionㆍHousingㆍLand 45 4.1 4 41 19 21 5
TransportationㆍCommunications 46 4.2 5 41 23 21 2
Wholesale & RetailㆍServices 18 1.7 3 15 14 3 1
Business CycleㆍBusiness Enterprise 93 8.5 22 71 64 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 60 5.5 3 57 42 14 4
Others 244 22.4 244 1 243