South Korea Population (LIVE)

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South Korea Population (1950 - 2017)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of the Republic of Korea is 50,701,825 as of Monday, June 26, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • South Korea population is equivalent to 0.67% of the total world population.
  • South Korea ranks number 27 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in South Korea is 522 per Km2 (1,351 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 97,235 Km2 (37,543 sq. miles)
  • 81.9 % of the population is urban (41,511,797 people in 2017)
  • The median age in South Korea is 41.1 years.

Population of South Korea (2017 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouth Korea
Global Rank
2017 50,704,971 0.4 % 201,038 40,000 41.1 1.27 522 81.9 % 41,511,797 0.67 % 7,515,284,153 27
2016 50,503,933 0.42 % 210,494 40,000 41.1 1.27 519 81.7 % 41,275,898 0.68 % 7,432,663,275 27
2015 50,293,439 0.49 % 240,680 60,000 41 1.26 517 81.6 % 41,031,163 0.68 % 7,349,472,099 27
2010 49,090,041 0.62 % 296,836 80,900 38 1.23 505 80.9 % 39,701,200 0.71 % 6,929,725,043 26
2005 47,605,863 0.6 % 279,918 45,800 35 1.22 490 80.4 % 38,259,141 0.73 % 6,519,635,850 26
2000 46,206,271 0.69 % 310,655 -58,600 32 1.51 475 79.2 % 36,607,487 0.75 % 6,126,622,121 26
1995 44,652,994 0.77 % 336,148 -126,600 30 1.7 459 78.2 % 34,936,193 0.78 % 5,735,123,084 25
1990 42,972,254 1.19 % 494,067 87,000 27 1.6 442 73.8 % 31,732,377 0.81 % 5,309,667,699 24
1985 40,501,917 1.58 % 610,166 63,400 24 2.23 417 64.9 % 26,275,888 0.83 % 4,852,540,569 24
1980 37,451,085 1.53 % 547,601 -33,000 22 2.92 385 56.7 % 21,242,246 0.84 % 4,439,632,465 24
1975 34,713,078 2 % 655,187 -89,900 20 4.28 357 48 % 16,673,688 0.85 % 4,061,399,228 23
1970 31,437,141 2.06 % 608,884 -77,800 19 4.71 323 40.7 % 12,796,196 0.85 % 3,682,487,691 24
1965 28,392,722 2.52 % 663,739 300 19 5.05 218 32.4 % 9,185,316 0.85 % 3,322,495,121 24
1960 25,074,028 3.44 % 781,083 87,900 20 6.33 258 27.7 % 6,948,101 0.83 % 3,018,343,828 24
1955 21,168,611 1.96 % 391,445 300 19 5.05 218 24.4 % 5,163,411 0.77 % 2,758,314,525 24
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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South Korea Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationSouth Korea
Global Rank
2020 51,251,486 0.38 % 191,609 40,000 43 1.33 527 82.3 % 42,185,366 0.66 % 7,758,156,792 28
2025 51,982,344 0.28 % 146,172 40,000 45 1.39 535 83.2 % 43,232,042 0.64 % 8,141,661,007 29
2030 52,518,581 0.21 % 107,247 40,000 48 1.45 540 84 % 44,113,850 0.62 % 8,500,766,052 32
2035 52,714,671 0.07 % 39,218 40,000 49 1.5 542 84.8 % 44,726,201 0.6 % 8,838,907,877 32
2040 52,397,893 -0.12 % -63,356 40,000 51 1.54 539 85.9 % 45,010,625 0.57 % 9,157,233,976 35
2045 51,649,340 -0.29 % -149,711 40,000 53 1.57 531 87.1 % 44,985,253 0.55 % 9,453,891,780 38
2050 50,593,094 -0.41 % -211,249 40,000 54 1.6 520 88.4 % 44,708,783 0.52 % 9,725,147,994 39
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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Notes

The South Korea Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of the Republic of Korea delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of South Korea (1950 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by South Korea in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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