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Official Statistics Status

As of 07.28.2021 (1:00), official statistics on 1240 subject matters ( 92 designated statistics and 1148 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. 542 statistics are collected via surveys while 478 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 220 statistics are derived statistics. 1039 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 07.28.2021 (1:00) (Unit : Agency, Kind)
Agency Number of statistical agencies Total By kind By compiling method
Designated statistics General statistics Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 430 1240 92 1148 542 478 220
○ Government 309 1039 75 964 430 416 193
- Central 49 423 58 365 219 152 52
Statistics Korea 1 66 37 29 39 2 25
Except Statistics Korea 48 357 21 336 180 150 27
- Local 260 616 17 599 211 264 141
○ Designated Agency 121 201 17 184 112 62 27
Financial Agency 7 21 10 11 8 5 8
Public Enterprise 35 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