To identify and analyze a life cycle and job creation effect of an enterprise such as the creation, closure, survival rates and (high) growth of a company over time by using the government's administrative data
A company having more than 1 regular worker or sales volume with a purpose of making profits Non profit organizations are excluded.
A: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
O: Public administration and defense; compulsory social security
T: Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods- and services- producing activities of households for own use
U: Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies
K (64992): Financial holding company
Survey Unit and Target Population Size Enterprise
(Corporation) Definition of a company headquarter excluding subsidiaries
(Individual enterprise) Definition of an individual who has a business registration number
Survey Reference Period and Date
Annual (January 1st to December 31st)
Dec. 2012: Approved the production of statistics
Dec. 2012: Published the first survey results (as a result of developing the administrative statistics on business demography )
Dec. 2013: Revision approved
(Added) Survival rates of new enterprises on a yearly basis
(Sub division) Sub divided industry classification [12 industrial sections → 77 industrial divisions]
(Sub division) Sub divided items by employment size
Dec. 2014: Revision approved
(Added) the number of companies by sales volume, the number of employees by employment size
(Sub division) Main classification of the manufacturing industry (24 industrial divisions) → Sub classification (81 industrial groups)
(Modification) Change in a way to mark survival rates
Reference for Use
The statistics is calculated based on administration data (business registration, value added tax, etc.) and thus may be different from statistics obtained through a survey.
Data was collected from commercial enterprises which have sales amounts and regular workers (excluding non-paid, daily or temporary workers) in a survey year, excluding non profit organizations.
The number of employees includes not only regular employees, but also employers.
As for incorporated enterprise, subsidiaries are subjected to headquarter for statistics calculation. But, in case of a single individual's multiple business registration, each business registration is regarded as being each different enterprise.
Method of Publication and URL
Press release, KOSIS (https://kosis.kr), Statistics Korea website (https://kostat.go.kr)