South Korea has a population of 51,181,299 (2017). The population density is almost 511 inhabitants per square kilometre. The population is racially extremely homogeneous and consists of Koreans. There is a very small Chinese community (20,000).
- The natural population growth rate is 0.48%. (2017)
- Birth rate per 1,000 inhabitants is 8.3 (2017)
- Mortality rate per 1,000 population is 6 (2017)
- Life expectancy is 82.5 years. (men 79.3 and women 85.8 years (2014)
Korean is spoken in South Korea. Children learn English in high school in large numbers.
The population of South Korea adheres to the following religions: Christianity 49%, Buddhism 47%, Confucianism 3%, other including Shamanism and Chondoism 1%.
CIA - World Factbook
BBC - Country ProfilesLast updated November 2023
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