To understand the number of households by size of livestock owned and the number of livestock by age and gender which can be used for setting up livestock policies and for related researches
Administrative data: Korean native cattle, beef cattle, dairy cows
Complete survey: Households who raise livestock (pig, chicken and duck) by 'Si' and 'Do' as of the survey reference date
Chicken: A complete survey on households with over 3,000 chickens regardless of 'Si' and 'Do' in which they live (from 2006)
Duck: A complete survey on households with over 2,000 duck regardless of 'Si' and 'Do' in which they live (from 2011)
Sample survey: Out of the sample households, those who raise livestock (pig) as of the survey reference date, or those who have raised livestock for the last three months
Survey Unit and Target Population Size
Survey unit: household (farms in case of cattle)
Target population size
Complete and sample survey: Approx. 9,000 households
Survey Reference Period and Date
Survey reference period: Mar., June, Sep. and Dec. 1∼15 (In the case of June: until 18th)
Reference date: 00 (hour) on Mar., June, Sep. and Dec.
1948: The Ministry of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries produced statistics with administrative report.
1968: The Agriculture and Fisheries Statistics Department produced livestock statistics.
Feb. 1, 1974: Changed to a sample survey for key livestock (Korean native cattle·beef cattle, dairy cattle, pigs and chicken) and continued a complete survey for the other livestock with revised survey cycles (Survey cycle of cattle: 2 times a year, survey cycle of pigs and chicken: 3 times a year)
Dec. 17, 1976: Approved as designated statistics No. 11423
July 1, 1998: The survey work was transferred to the National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service.
March 1, 2006: Changed into the complete survey which covers households raising 3 thousand chickens or more
March 1, 2008: Sample revision (3,068 sample EDs)
March 5, 2008: The survey work was transferred to the Statistics Korea.
March 1, 2011: Added a new survey on the kinds of ducks (a complete survey on more than 2,000 ducks)
Sep. 2017: The KOSTAT and the Korea Institute for Animal Products Quality Evaluation jointly compiled statistics on cattle (Korean native cattle, beef cattle, dairy cows).
Korean native cattle, beef cattle and dairy cows: Korea Institute for Animal Products Quality Evaluation ↔ Statistics Korea
Pigs, chickens and ducks: Target households ↔ Regional Offices of Statistics / District Offices of Statistics ↔ Statistics Korea