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South Korea Population


Highlights of Analysis:

  • South Korea Population is increasing
  • South Korea Population Density is decreasing
  • South Korea Life Expectancy is increasing
  • South Korea Fertility Rate is increasing
Every year South Korea population is expected to reduce by 120508 people. South Korea contributes 0.56% of world's total population. Average Life Expectancy in South Korea is 82.938 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years.Life Expectancy is above average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years). How the world population is changing is of great importance for humanity’s impact on the Earth’s natural environment, but it also gives reasons to hope for a good future. South Korea owns 0.00065% of land i.e. 97230 Sq Kms of land and Ranks 107 when compared to other Global Countries Land area

South Korea Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
South Korea Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
South Korea Population (in million) 49.55 51.5 52.7
South Korea Global Rank 26th 28th 32nd
South Korea Global Population Share 0.71% 0.66% 0.61%
South Korea Global Population Density 442.68 451.57 448.57
South Korea Global Population Density Rank 14th 16th 18th
South Korea Average Life Expectancy 80.45 82.93 84.56
South Korea Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 19th 14th 13th
South Korea Fertility Rate 1.19 1.36 1.49
South Korea Fertility Rate Global Rank 198th 194th 191st
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

What is the Population trend of ?

  • Every year South Korea population is expected to reduce by 120508 people. 
  • South Korea population overall trend is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years and expected to be in Decreasing trend for next 100 years. 
  • As per trend analysis South Korea will have more death than births from 2032 and this will impact population growth. 
  • South Korea Global Population Rank for next 50 years is expected to be in Range of 28th-41st. 

What is the Population growth rate of ?

  • South Korea population average growth rate for next 50 years is decreasing at rate of 0.14%. 
  • Overall population growth rate of South Korea is expected to be decreasing starting Year : 2033. 

What percentage of lives in ?

  • South Korea contributes 0.56% of world's total population. 

South Korea
 Population Fact

South Korea
 Total Population Trend

South Korea
 Population Growth Rate

South Korea
 Birth and Death Rate

Table : Past and Expected Future Population & Global Rank

Year Count(in Millions) Global Rank
2010 49.55 Million 26th
2020 51.5 Million 28th
2030 52.7 Million 32nd
2040 52.4 Million 37th
2050 50.45 Million 41st
2060 47.72 Million 47th
2070 44.92 Million 53rd
2080 42.29 Million 57th
2090 40.17 Million 61st
2100 38.7 Million 62nd

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Growth Rate

Year Count(in Millions) Growth Rate
2010 49.55 Million 0.35%
2020 51.5 Million 0.33%
2030 52.7 Million 0.16%
2040 52.4 Million -0.19%
2050 50.45 Million -0.45%
2060 47.72 Million -0.58%
2070 44.92 Million -0.62%
2080 42.29 Million -0.61%
2090 40.17 Million -0.48%
2100 38.7 Million -0.33%

Table : Past and Expected Future   Population Share in world

Year Count(in Millions) Share
2010 49.55 Million 0.71%
2020 51.5 Million 0.66%
2030 52.7 Million 0.61%
2040 52.4 Million 0.56%
2050 50.45 Million 0.51%
2060 47.72 Million 0.46%
2070 44.92 Million 0.42%
2080 42.29 Million 0.38%
2090 40.17 Million 0.36%
2100 38.7 Million 0.34%

South-Korea Population Density


What is the Population Density of 

  • South Korea population density is 418.92 per sq. km and is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years. 
  • South Korea Ranks in range of 16th-24th in term of population density around the world. 
  • As per trend, their will be decrease in population density of South Korea. 

South Korea
 Population Density (people per sq. km.)

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Density (people per sq. km.)

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Year Population Density Rank
2010 442.68 14th
2020 451.57 16th
2030 448.57 18th
2040 431.68 20th
2050 402.3 22nd
2060 360.48 24th
2070 314.35 26th
2080 266.77 28th
2090 220.29 30th
2100 177 32nd

South-Korea Average Life Expectancy

  • Average Life Expectancy in South Korea is 82.938 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years. 
  • Life Expectancy is above average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years).  
  • South Korea ranks 14th in terms of average life expectancy around the world. 

South Korea
 Avg Life Expectancy

Table : Past and Expected Average Life Expectancy (Age) ()

Year Average Life Expectancy Rank
2010 80.45 19th
2020 82.93 14th
2030 84.56 13th
2040 86.05 10th
2050 87.45 8th
2060 88.79 8th
2070 90.07 7th
2080 91.32 5th
2090 92.57 5th
2100 0

South-Korea Average Fertility Rate

  • In South Korea, Women gives birth to 1.362 (average) children every year and this fertility rate is expected to be in increasing trend. 
  • South Korea rank is in range of 194th-176th in term of average fertility rate around the world. 

South Korea
 Fertility Rate kids per women

Table : Past and Expected Average Fertility Rate

Year Average Fertility Rate Rank
2010 1.19 198th
2020 1.36 194th
2030 1.49 191st
2040 1.58 185th
2050 1.64 179th
2060 1.69 176th
2070 1.72 171st
2080 1.75 165th
2090 1.76 157th
2100 1.77 160th

Conclusion of Analysis :


In 1950, South Korea population was 19211385 and this continuously increasing at growth rate of average 0.01%.Currently South Korea population is around 49552855 and by year 2030 its expected to be 52701817 .South Korea ranks 26th when compared to other countries population. Average Life Expectancy of South Korea in 2010 was 80.456, in 2020 its 82.938 and by 2050 it will be 87.459.As mentioned in Highlight's South Korea population is increasing, population density is decreasing, average life expectancy is increasing and average fertility rate is increasing.

Reference (Source) :


  • https://population.un.org/wpp/
  • https://population.un.org/wpp/DataSources/
  • https://www.wikipedia.org/
Historical population data on a sub-national level – including their administrative divisions and principal towns – is collected by Jan Lahmeyer and published at his website www.populstat.info.
The Minnesota Population Center publishes various high-quality datasets based on census data beginning in 1790. At the time of writing this source was online at www.pop.umn.edu/index.php. It focuses on North America and Europe.
The Data & Information Services Center (DISC) Archive at University of Wisconsin-Madison provides access to census data and population datasets (mostly for the Americas). At the time of writing this source was online at http://www.disc.wisc.edu.
The International Database published by the U.S. Census Bureau provides data for the time 1950-2100. At the time of writing this source was online at https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php.
The Atlas of the Biosphere publishes data on Population Density. At the time of writing this source was online at www.sage.wisc.edu/atlas/maps.

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