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Official Statistics Status

As of 10.23.2021 (1:00), official statistics on 1257 subject matters ( 92 designated statistics and 1165 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. 554 statistics are collected via surveys while 478 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 225 statistics are derived statistics. 1053 Statistics — of these 66 are produced by KOSTAT — are produced by government agencies while 204 statistics are produced by designated organizations that are non-governmental.

Statistics by Agencies

as of 10.23.2021 (1:00) (Unit : Agency, Kind)
Agency Number of statistical agencies Total By kind By compiling method
Designated statistics General statistics Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 431 1257 92 1165 554 478 225
○ Government 309 1053 75 978 439 416 198
- Central 49 428 58 370 223 152 53
Statistics Korea 1 66 37 29 39 2 25
Except Statistics Korea 48 362 21 341 184 150 28
- Local 260 625 17 608 216 264 145
○ Designated Agency 122 204 17 187 115 62 27
Financial Agency 7 21 10 11 8 5 8
Public Enterprise 36 61 0 61 26 33 2
Research Agency 30 48 2 46 35 5 8
Association 26 33 3 30 26 5 2
Others 23 41 2 39 20 14 7