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South Korea: People & Society#

Population49,039,986 (July 2014 est.)
Population growth rate0.16% (2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 14.1% (male 3,603,943/female 3,328,634)
15-24 years: 13.5% (male 3,515,271/female 3,113,257)
25-54 years: 47.3% (male 11,814,872/female 11,360,962)
55-64 years: 12.7% (male 3,012,051/female 3,081,480)
65 years and over: 12.3% (male 2,570,433/female 3,639,083) (2014 est.)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.13 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Birth rate8.26 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate6.63 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Ethnic groupshomogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 3.93 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.13 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.73 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
LanguagesKorean, English (widely taught in junior high and high school)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 79.8 years
male: 76.67 years
female: 83.13 years (2014 est.)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 99.2%
female: 96.6% (2002)
Nationalitynoun: Korean(s)
adjective: Korean
Net migration rate0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
ReligionsChristian 31.6% (Protestant 24%, Roman Catholic 7.6%), Buddhist 24.2%, other or unknown 0.9%, none 43.3% (2010 survey)
Total fertility rate1.25 children born/woman (2014 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateless than 0.1% (2012)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS9,500 (2012)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 500 (2012)
Median agetotal: 40.2 years
male: 38.7 years
female: 41.6 years (2014 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 17 years
male: 18 years
female: 16 years (2011)
Education expenditures5% of GDP (2009)
Urbanizationurban population: 83.2% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.71% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved: urban: 99.7% of population
rural: 87.9% of population
total: 97.8% of population
unimproved: urban: 0.3% of population
rural: 12.1% of population
total: 2.2% of population (2011 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved: urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population
0% of population
0% of population
0% of population (2011 est.)
Major urban areas - populationSEOUL (capital) 9.778 million; Busan (Pusan) 3.439 million; Incheon (Inch'on) 2.572 million; Daegu (Taegu) 2.458 million; Daejon (Taejon) 1.497 million (2009)
Maternal mortality rate16 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Health expenditures7.2% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density2.02 physicians/1,000 population (2010)
Hospital bed density10.3 beds/1,000 population (2009)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate7.7% (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24total: 9%
male: 9.7%
female: 8.5% (2012)
Mother's mean age at first birth29.6 (2008 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate80%
note: percent of women aged 15-44 (2009)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 37.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 20.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 16.7 %
potential support ratio: 6 (2013)