Survey Outlines

  • Internal Migration Statistics
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  • Overview
    • Overview
      Title Internal Migration Statistics
      Type of statistics
      • Designated and reported statistics
      • Statistics on population
      • To understand migration and direction of migration per region in order to provide basic data required for establishing various policies, such as on balanced national development, labor market, urban transportation, education, housing, public hygiene, etc.
      • To provide data for population projections per region
      Periodicity Monthly
      • 1962: Surveyed residents’ migration by resident registers in accordance with the establishment of the Resident Registration Act
      • 1968: Expanded report items according to the amendment of the Resident Registration Act in order to understand in-migration, out-migration and causes of migration
      • 1970: Began surveying migration in Seoul, Busan, 9 provinces and 5 cities (Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju, Daejeon and Jeonju)
        • 2 types of reports containing residents’ in-migration and out-migration of Eup, Myeon and Dong submitted to the Minister of the Economic Planning Board each month in accordance with Article 13 of the Statistics Act
      • 1971: Published the first issue of「Annual Report on Internal Migration Statistics」(June)
      • 1976: Approved as general statistics (No. 10115)
      • 1979: Expanded the scope of survey to 6 cities by including Masan
      • 1981: Incheon-si in Gyeonggi-do separated as Incheon Metropolitan City and Daegu-si in Gyeongsangbuk-do separated as Daegu Metropolitan City
      • 1986: Gwangju-si of Jeollanam-do separated as Gwangju Metropolitan City
      • 1987: Added 8 cities to the major cities (Suwon, Seongnam, Anyang, Bucheon, Cheongju, Mokpo, Pohang and Ulsan) to survey migration in 5 metropolitan cities, 9 provinces and 11 cities
      • 1989: Daejeon-si in Chungcheongnam-do separated as Daejeon Metropolitan City and added Cheonan as the major city
      • 1994: Began the computerization of resident registration management (1st of July) and discontinued out-migration notification system
      • 1995: Changed data collection method from manually to by computers
        • Expanded the scope of data collection by Si, Gun and Gu and by age group (age group of 5 years)
      • 1996: Included migration data by Si, Gun and Gu and by age group (of 5 years) in the「Annual Report on 1995 Internal Migration Statistics」
      • 1999: Changed method to acquire basic data from acquisition by province to acquisition by nationwide unit in the Central Residents’ Computing Network Center (Jan.)
        • Produced and announced Internal Migration statistics by quarter
        • Converted from general statistics to designated statistics (Dec.)
      • 2000: Produced and announced Internal Migration Statistics monthly
      • 2008: Changed the Korean survey title
        • Compiled and announced the number of migration reports when releasing annual data (from 2001 data)
      • 2009: Released data monthly (Monthly Vital Statistics)
  • Data Provision
    • Data Provision
      Announcement method
      • News release and data upload on the Internet (Monthly): End of the following month of the reference month
      • News release of annual data and data upload on the Internet (Annual): End of February of the following year of the reference year
      • 「Annual Report on the Internal Migration Statistics」: End of March of the following year of the reference year
      Announcement periodicity Monthly, Yearly
      Publication title 「Annual Report on the Internal Migration Statistics」
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