South Korea - Births

South Korea: Births

Mnemonic BTH.IKOR
Unit #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Annual 7.26 %
Data 2019 303,100
2018 326,822

Series Information

Source Statistics Korea
Release Births and Deaths
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1970
End Date 12/31/2019

South Korea: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Birth Rate 2050 7.03 6.97 # per Ths. pop., NSA Annual
Death Rate 2050 16.12 15.81 # per Ths. pop., NSA Annual
Population 2050 47,731,321 48,162,628 Person, NSA Annual
Births 2019 303,100 326,822 #, NSA Annual
Deaths 2019 295,100 298,820 #, NSA Annual
Net Migration 2017 200,000 # Annual

Release Information

Birth and death data are compiled on the Civil Registration System and international migration data on the Immigration Control of Ministry of Justice.

Geographical, population group coverage: The data cover all persons, irrespective of nationality, who usually reside in the Republic of Korea, except foreign military personnel, and the foreign diplomatic corps, and persons accompanying them.

Data is collected from survey with a dedicated survey reference and period. Survey unit and target population size is Korean nationals residing or outside Korea, who reported their birth, death, marriage, divorce status. 

Data may be revised.

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