Republic of Korea population 52,160,093 (live)

The population of Republic of Korea is expected to grow by 155,000 in 2021 and reach 52,264,000 in 2022. Migration (including immigration and emigration) increases population by 40,000 people yearly. The population density of South Korea has changed from 395.2 in 1980 to 528.0 in 2019.

Current population 52,160,093 people at present (Saturday 17th of April 2021)
Median Age 42.6 years
Population density 531.4 per km2
Population of Republic of Korea from 1960 to 2021 (historical)
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2021 52,117,000 155,000 (0.3%) 40,000 42.6 531 43,375,000 (83.2%)
2020 51,962,000 165,000 (0.3%) 40,000 42.2 1.36 530 43,176,000 (83.1%)
2019 0 0 (0.0%) 40,000 41.8 1.34 528 42,973,000 (83.0%)
2018 0 0 (0.0%) 40,000 41.4 1.31 526 42,763,000 (82.8%)
2017 0 0 (0.0%) 40,000 41.0 1.29 524 42,547,000 (82.7%)
2016 0 0 (0.0%) 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 2020 the population of South Korea was 51,962,000 and the average age increased from 23.2 in 1960 to 42.2. Urban population has increased from 37,428,328 (79.6%) in 2000 to 43,375,000 (83.2%) in the current year. The population density of South Korea has changed from 395.2 in 1980 to 528.0 in 2019.

Estimated Population 2020-2050
Year Population Year change Migrants Median age Fertility rate Density (Ppl/km2) Urban population
2020 0 0 (0.0%) 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%)

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 2020

The population growth rate is 0.30% (165,000 residents, including 322,592 deaths). The demographics of South Korea constitutes of 26,057,000 women and 26,060,000 men, which means there are 1,000 men per 1000 women. As far as age distribution goes, 17.9% of population (9,328,943) is 19 or younger, 65.7% of population (34,246,081) is between age 20 and 64 and 16.4% of population (8,552,400) is over 65.

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