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Official Statistics Status

As of 12.05.2021 (1:00), official statistics on 1262 subject matters ( 92 designated statistics and 1170 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. 556 statistics are collected via surveys while 479 statistics are administrative statistics. Remaining 227 statistics are derived statistics. 1056 Statistics — of these 66 are produced by KOSTAT — are produced by government agencies while 206 statistics are produced by designated organizations that are non-governmental.

Statistics by Agencies

as of 12.05.2021 (1:00) (Unit : Agency, Kind)
Agency Number of statistical agencies Total By kind By compiling method
Designated statistics General statistics Survey Administrative Analytic
Total 432 1262 92 1170 556 479 227
○ Government 309 1056 75 981 440 416 200
- 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 260 628 17 611 217 264 147
○ Designated Agency 123 206 17 189 116 63 27
Financial Agency 7 21 10 11 8 5 8
Public Enterprise 37 62 0 62 26 34 2
Research Agency 30 49 2 47 36 5 8
Association 26 33 3 30 26 5 2
Others 23 41 2 39 20 14 7