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Korea, South Demographics Profile 2013

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Population48,955,203 (July 2013 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 14.6% (male 3,717,701/female 3,424,490)
15-24 years: 13.6% (male 3,525,050/female 3,117,198)
25-54 years: 47.8% (male 11,925,181/female 11,491,841)
55-64 years: 11.7% (male 2,842,996/female 2,907,730)
65 years and over: 12.3% (male 2,469,093/female 3,533,923) (2013 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 37.1 %
youth dependency ratio: 20.4 %
elderly dependency ratio: 16.7 %
potential support ratio: 6 (2013)
Median agetotal: 39.7 years
male: 38.2 years
female: 41 years (2013 est.)
Population growth rate0.18% (2013 est.)
Birth rate8.33 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Death rate6.5 deaths/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Net migration rate0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2013 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 83.2% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 0.71% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - 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)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.09 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.13 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/female
total population: 1 male(s)/female (2013 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth29.6 (2008 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 4.01 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 4.21 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 3.79 deaths/1,000 live births (2013 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 79.55 years
male: 76.4 years
female: 82.91 years (2013 est.)
Total fertility rate1.24 children born/woman (2013 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate80%
note: percent of women aged 15-44 (2009)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rateless than 0.1% (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS9,500 (2009 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deathsfewer than 500 (2009 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 88% of population
total: 98% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0% of population
rural: 12% of population
total: 2% of population (2010 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population (2010 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Korean(s)
adjective: Korean
Ethnic groupshomogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)
ReligionsChristian 31.6% (Protestant 24%, Roman Catholic 7.6%), Buddhist 24.2%, other or unknown 0.9%, none 43.3% (2010 survey)
LanguagesKorean, English (widely taught in junior high and high school)
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 97.9%
male: 99.2%
female: 96.6% (2002)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 17 years
male: 18 years
female: 16 years (2010)
Education expenditures5.1% of GDP (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)
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Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of February 21, 2013