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Official Statistics Status

As of 02.25.2021 (1:00), official statistics on 1238 subject matters ( 92 designated statistics and 1146 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. 539 statistics are collected via surveys while 478 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 221 statistics are derived statistics. 1037 Statistics — of these 67 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 02.25.2021 (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 1238 92 1146 539 478 221
○ Government 311 1037 75 962 427 416 194
- Central 51 422 58 364 217 152 53
Statistics Korea 1 67 37 30 39 2 26
Except Statistics Korea 50 355 21 334 178 150 27
- Local 260 615 17 598 210 264 141
○ Designated Agency 120 201 17 184 112 62 27
Financial Agency 7 21 10 11 8 5 8
Public Enterprise 34 60 0 60 25 33 2
Research Agency 30 47 2 45 34 5 8
Association 26 33 3 30 26 5 2
Others 23 40 2 38 19 14 7