Republic of Korea population 51,790,365 (live)

The population of Republic of Korea is expected to grow by 185,000 in 2018 and reach 51,797,000 in 2019. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 40,000 people yearly. On average there are 451,369 births and 310,828 deaths in South Korea per year. Rate of natural increase is approximately 0.27 percent per year. The population density of South Korea has changed from 395.2 in 1980 to 525.7 in 2016.

Current population 51,790,365 people at present (Monday 17th of December 2018)
Median Age 41.4 years
Life expectancy 82.5 years
Population density 526.2 per km2
Population of Republic of Korea from 1960 to 2018 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2018 51,624,000 185,000 (0.4%) 40,000 41.4 1.31 526 42,763,000 (82.8%)
2017 51,439,000 193,293 (0.4%) 40,000 41.0 1.29 524 42,547,000 (82.7%)
2016 51,245,707 230,760 (0.5%) 40,000 40.6 1.26 526 42,324,854 (82.6%)
2015 51,014,947 268,288 (0.5%) 40,000 40.1 1.24 523 42,074,067 (82.5%)
2010 49,554,112 246,277 (0.5%) 33,927 37.9 1.23 510 40,602,657 (81.9%)
2005 48,184,561 102,042 (0.2%) -31,307 35.5 1.08 498 39,195,731 (81.3%)
2000 47,008,111 391,434 (0.8%) 16,258 33.1 1.47 487 37,428,328 (79.6%)
1995 45,092,991 451,451 (1.0%) 31,868 31.2 1.63 467 35,280,305 (78.2%)
1990 42,869,283 420,245 (1.0%) 14,301 29.5 1.57 444 31,656,393 (73.8%)
1985 40,805,744 399,788 (1.0%) 34,125 27.5 1.66 423 26,473,134 (64.9%)
1980 38,123,775 589,539 (1.6%) 18,607 26.1 2.82 395 21,623,805 (56.7%)
1975 35,280,725 588,459 (1.7%) -33,029 24.7 3.43 366 16,946,391 (48.0%)
1970 32,240,827 696,561 (2.2%) -41,981 23.9 4.53 334 13,123,306 (40.7%)
1965 28,704,674 720,519 (2.5%) -9,729 23.3 5.13 298 9,286,249 (32.4%)
1960 25,012,374 753,299 (2.9%) 7,967 23.2 6.10 261 6,930,929 (27.7%)

In 2017 the population of South Korea was 51,439,000 and the average age increased from 23.2 in 1960 to 41.0. Urban population has increased from 37,428,328 (79.6%) in 2000 to 42,763,000 (82.8%) in the current year. The population density of South Korea has changed from 395.2 in 1980 to 525.7 in 2016.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 51,962,000 165,000 (0.3%) 40,000 42.2 1.36 530 43,176,000 (83.1%)
2025 52,668,000 128,000 (0.2%) 40,000 44.1 1.43 537 44,125,000 (83.8%)
2030 53,178,000 80,000 (0.2%) 40,000 45.7 1.49 542 44,949,000 (84.5%)
2035 53,292,000 -24,000 (-0.1%) 40,000 47.2 1.54 543 45,466,000 (85.3%)
2040 52,793,000 -149,000 (-0.3%) 40,000 48.6 1.59 539 45,461,000 (86.1%)
2045 51,779,000 -229,000 (-0.4%) 40,000 49.7 1.62 531 44,984,000 (86.9%)
2050 50,503,000 -274,000 (-0.5%) 40,000 50.5 1.65 519 44,243,000 (87.6%)

Total South Korea population should reach 51,962,000 by 2020 and should decrease to 50,503,000 people by year 2050. The life expectancy at birth should reach 87.4 (84.6 years for male and 90.4 years for females). Population density will go up to 518.9 people per square kilometer.

Republic of Korea demographics 2017

The population growth rate is 0.36% (193,293 residents, including 287,335 deaths). The demographics of South Korea constitutes of 25,797,000 women and 25,827,000 men, which means there are 1,001 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 18.8% of population (9,689,825) is 19 or younger, 66.8% of population (34,489,994) is between age 20 and 64 and 14.4% of population (7,454,506) is over 65.

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