Population: South Korea

Yearly Population of South Korea

South Korea Yearly Population: Female, Male, Density, Fertility Rate, Median Age
Year Total Female Male Growth % Growth Total Fertility Median Age Density (p/km2)
1950 19,211,387 9,643,076 9,568,311 None 5.7 19.0 197.6
1951 19,452,640 9,776,557 9,676,083 1.26 241,253 5.7 19.0 200.1
1952 19,817,775 9,962,433 9,855,342 1.88 365,135 5.7 19.0 203.8
1953 20,293,200 10,195,066 10,098,134 2.40 475,425 5.7 19.0 208.7
1954 20,864,104 10,468,385 10,395,719 2.81 570,904 5.7 19.0 214.6
1955 21,514,564 10,775,961 10,738,603 3.12 650,460 6.3 18.9 221.3
1956 22,227,339 11,110,925 11,116,414 3.31 712,775 6.3 18.9 228.6
1957 22,984,010 11,466,002 11,518,008 3.40 756,671 6.3 18.9 236.4
1958 23,765,501 11,833,730 11,931,771 3.40 781,491 6.3 18.9 244.4
1959 24,552,846 12,206,710 12,346,136 3.31 787,345 6.3 18.9 252.5
1960 25,329,521 12,578,451 12,751,070 3.16 776,675 5.6 18.6 260.5
1961 26,084,025 12,944,316 13,139,709 2.98 754,504 5.6 18.6 268.3
1962 26,812,084 13,302,321 13,509,763 2.79 728,059 5.6 18.6 275.8
1963 27,517,540 13,653,420 13,864,120 2.63 705,456 5.6 18.6 283.0
1964 28,209,737 14,000,617 14,209,120 2.52 692,197 5.6 18.6 290.1
1965 28,895,557 14,346,030 14,549,527 2.43 685,820 4.7 18.4 297.2
1966 29,572,554 14,688,308 14,884,246 2.34 676,997 4.7 18.4 304.2
1967 30,236,691 15,025,664 15,211,027 2.25 664,137 4.7 18.4 311.0
1968 30,891,968 15,359,544 15,532,424 2.17 655,277 4.7 18.4 317.7
1969 31,543,831 15,692,016 15,851,815 2.11 651,863 4.7 18.4 324.4
1970 32,195,679 16,024,295 16,171,384 2.07 651,848 4.0 19.0 331.1
1971 32,850,725 16,357,675 16,493,050 2.03 655,046 4.0 19.0 337.9
1972 33,506,522 16,690,841 16,815,681 2.00 655,797 4.0 19.0 344.6
1973 34,154,091 17,019,254 17,134,837 1.93 647,569 4.0 19.0 351.3
1974 34,780,886 17,336,685 17,444,201 1.84 626,795 4.0 19.0 357.7
1975 35,378,657 17,639,051 17,739,606 1.72 597,771 2.9 19.9 363.9
1976 35,942,033 17,923,517 18,018,516 1.59 563,376 2.9 19.9 369.7
1977 36,475,425 18,192,218 18,283,207 1.48 533,392 2.9 19.9 375.1
1978 36,992,188 18,452,092 18,540,096 1.42 516,763 2.9 19.9 380.5
1979 37,511,303 18,712,984 18,798,319 1.40 519,115 2.9 19.9 385.8
1980 38,045,605 18,981,544 19,064,061 1.42 534,302 2.2 22.1 391.3
1981 38,602,287 19,261,501 19,340,786 1.46 556,682 2.2 22.1 397.0
1982 39,175,221 19,549,637 19,625,584 1.48 572,934 2.2 22.1 402.9
1983 39,747,794 19,837,286 19,910,508 1.46 572,573 2.2 22.1 408.8
1984 40,296,230 20,112,061 20,184,169 1.38 548,436 2.2 22.1 414.4
1985 40,804,406 20,365,539 20,438,867 1.26 508,176 1.6 24.3 419.7
1986 41,265,123 20,594,105 20,671,018 1.13 460,717 1.6 24.3 424.4
1987 41,686,566 20,802,016 20,884,550 1.02 421,443 1.6 24.3 428.7
1988 42,086,668 20,998,296 21,088,372 0.96 400,102 1.6 24.3 432.9
1989 42,491,200 21,195,952 21,295,248 0.96 404,532 1.6 24.3 437.0
1990 42,918,416 21,404,268 21,514,148 1.01 427,216 1.7 27.0 441.4
1991 43,373,148 21,625,591 21,747,557 1.06 454,732 1.7 27.0 446.1
1992 43,848,223 21,856,498 21,991,725 1.10 475,075 1.7 27.0 451.0
1993 44,335,037 22,093,378 22,241,659 1.11 486,814 1.7 27.0 456.0
1994 44,820,070 22,330,372 22,489,698 1.09 485,033 1.7 27.0 461.0
1995 45,292,521 22,562,719 22,729,802 1.05 472,451 1.5 29.3 465.8
1996 45,751,023 22,790,103 22,960,920 1.01 458,502 1.5 29.3 470.5
1997 46,196,056 23,012,570 23,183,486 0.97 445,033 1.5 29.3 475.1
1998 46,620,698 23,226,000 23,394,698 0.92 424,642 1.5 29.3 479.5
1999 47,016,952 23,425,408 23,591,544 0.85 396,254 1.5 29.3 483.6
2000 47,379,237 23,607,326 23,771,911 0.77 362,285 1.2 31.9 487.3
2001 47,706,226 23,770,735 23,935,491 0.69 326,989 1.2 31.9 490.7
2002 47,999,551 23,916,724 24,082,827 0.61 293,325 1.2 31.9 493.7
2003 48,260,901 24,046,876 24,214,025 0.54 261,350 1.2 31.9 496.4
2004 48,493,434 24,163,800 24,329,634 0.48 232,533 1.2 31.9 498.7
2005 48,701,069 24,270,131 24,430,938 0.43 207,635 1.2 34.8 500.9
2006 48,880,449 24,364,588 24,515,861 0.37 179,380 1.2 34.8 502.7
2007 49,034,813 24,448,334 24,586,479 0.32 154,364 1.2 34.8 504.3
2008 49,182,458 24,529,334 24,653,124 0.30 147,645 1.2 34.8 505.8
2009 49,347,450 24,617,963 24,729,487 0.34 164,992 1.2 34.8 507.5
2010 49,545,638 24,721,013 24,824,625 0.40 198,188 1.2 38.0 509.6
2011 49,786,153 24,842,539 24,943,614 0.49 240,515 1.2 38.0 512.0
2012 50,060,639 24,978,879 25,081,760 0.55 274,486 1.2 38.0 514.9
2013 50,345,720 25,119,446 25,226,274 0.57 285,081 1.2 38.0 517.8
2014 50,607,904 25,249,141 25,358,763 0.52 262,184 1.2 38.0 520.5
2015 50,823,087 25,357,063 25,466,024 0.43 215,183 1.1 40.8 522.7
2016 50,983,446 25,439,687 25,543,759 0.32 160,359 1.1 40.8 524.4
2017 51,096,408 25,500,317 25,596,091 0.22 112,962 1.1 40.8 525.5
2018 51,171,700 25,543,317 25,628,383 0.15 75,292 1.1 40.8 526.3
2019 51,225,321 25,575,864 25,649,457 0.10 53,621 1.1 40.8 526.8
2020 51,269,183 25,603,329 25,665,854 0.09 43,862 1.1 43.7 527.3
2021 51,305,000 25,627,000 25,679,000 0.07 35,817 1.1 43.7 527.7
Year Total Female Male Change % Change Fertility Rate Median Age Density (p/km2)

South Korea Population Future Projection

Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Population Projection, 2019 (retrieved in September 2020)