Purpose of Establishment
"As a central government organization for statistics, the Statistics Korea aims at prompting services of overall planning and coordination of national statistics, establishment of statistical standards, production & distribution of various economic and social statistics, processing & management of statistical information and provision of various statistical data."
|Feb. 6, 2023||The Statistical Register Division was established to strengthen statistical data hub functions. The Smart Survey Center was established to carry out respondent-centered customized surveys. To produce SNA-centered economic statistics and strengthen planning functions of economic statistics, the Income Statistics Development Division was abolished and then its responsibilities were assigned to the Economic Statistics Planning Division and the Income Statistics Division. To develop and produce enterprise-related statistics, the Enterprise Statistics Division was established. To change the paradigm for the support of statistical agencies, the Sponsored Survey Division was abolished.|
|Dec. 28, 2022||The Statistical Information Digital Innovation Division was established to responsibly carry out and rapidly cope with statistical information digital innovation projects.
|Mar. 1, 2022||To strengthen non-face-to-face surveys, the Remote Survey Team was newly
the re-allocation of statistical work responsibilities of each division, the General
Division for Regional Statistics and the International Statistics Division were
|Jul. 1, 2021||The International Statistics Team was newly established to systematically carry out
statistical diplomacy works. In the Statistical Research Institute, the Policy in
Team was newly established to strengthen statistics-based policy support by carrying
research for the improvement and development of major policy-related statistics.
|Feb. 25, 2020||The Policy Support Division and the Statistics Coordination Division were abolished.
Economic Statistics Coordination Division and the Social Statistics Coordination
were newly established to streamline coordination activities of national statistics.
functions of Statistics Korea were revised to strengthen data hub functions. The
Performance Team was abolished and the Intelligent Information Management Team was
|Jul. 16, 2019||The Deputy Director General for Short-term Economic Statistics was established to
the analysis of short-term economic statistics. The Short-term Household Income and
Expenditure Statistics Division was established to expand the provision of household
|Feb. 26, 2019||Gangwon Local Office of Statistics and Sejong District Office of Statistics were
established to meet demand for regional statistics.
|Dec. 26, 2017||KOSTAT established a dedicated team (Strategy Performance Team) to strengthen
customer-oriented sustainable performance and performance-oriented management.
|Feb. 28, 2017||To strengthen the coordination and standardization of regional statistics, develop
income statistics, manage the provision of statistics to international organizations
strengthen the development of administrative statistics, some divisions are newly
established, and functions and officials are rearranged among divisions.
<3 divisions (General Division for Regional Statistics, Income Statistics Development Division, Short-Term Agriculture and Fisheries Statistics Division) are newly established. The Population Census Division and the Register-based Census Division are merged.>
|Sep. 25, 2015||The Statistics Korea revised and reinforced its organization to cope with changes in
statistical environment and provide policy-tailored statistical services through
and analysis of linkage between statistical data and other various data.
|March 23, 2013||According to the guideline on government reorganization, the team system was
teams were promoted to Spokesperson, Statistical Standards Division, Regional
Statistics Division and Geospational Information Service Division. Performance
Team and Information Technology Service Team were transferred to Planning and
Officer and Informatics Planning Division, respectively.
|June 2011||The KOSTAT strengthens the statistical production system by using administrative
accurate and timely statistical production. The Administrative Data Policy Division,
Administrative Data Management Division and the Register-based Census Division are
established. And the KOSTAT reinforces the contingency plans.
|Jan. 01, 2010||To strengthen the capacity of statistical production, functions were partially
among Survey Management Bureau, Economic Statistics Bureau, Population & Social
Statistics Bureau, and Informatics and Service Bureau. As more and more
were used for statistical activities, information security-related responsibilities
reinforced. In addition, some operational problems were improved.