Population of South Korea

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 Aug 2021

The current population of South Korea is 25,978,678 as of May 20, 2022, based on interpolation of the latest United Nations data. The population of South Korea is projected at 51,305,186 or 51.305 million as of July 1, 2021. The total population in South Korea is projected at 51,269,185 or 51.269 million people for the year 2020. South Korea ranks number 54th in the world by population in the list of 235 countries/territories. South Korea is ranked 21st among 51 countries in Asia.

South Korea's population peak will be 2024 with 51.35 mn people after South Korea's population will be decreased year by year. The South Korean population is projected to reach 51.15 million in 2030 and decrease further to 46.83 million in 2050 and 29.54 million by 2100. South Korea accounts for 0.65 percent of the world population. However, its global share declined by 0.87% in 1965 and is projected to decline at 0.27% by 2100.

South Korea was at 23rd position globally in 1950, and its rank is projected to decline at 67th in 2100.

  • Population
  • Growth rate
  • Net change

South Korea population projections

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
202051,269,18543,8770.090.66
202151,305,18636,0010.070.65
202251,329,89924,7130.050.65
202351,343,98014,0810.030.64
202451,347,1753,1950.010.63
202551,339,377-7,798-0.020.63
202651,321,227-18,150-0.040.62
202751,293,510-27,717-0.050.62
202851,256,265-37,245-0.070.61
202951,209,254-47,011-0.090.60
203051,152,046-57,208-0.110.60
203151,084,909-67,137-0.130.59
203251,007,253-77,656-0.150.59
203350,916,671-90,582-0.180.58
203450,810,028-106,643-0.210.58
203550,685,006-125,022-0.250.57
203650,540,728-144,278-0.280.56
203750,377,614-163,114-0.320.56
203850,196,300-181,314-0.360.55
203949,998,017-198,283-0.400.55
204049,783,734-214,283-0.430.54
204149,553,535-230,199-0.460.54
204249,307,320-246,215-0.500.53
204349,045,760-261,560-0.530.52
204448,769,679-276,081-0.560.52
204548,479,724-289,955-0.590.51
204648,176,633-303,091-0.630.51
204747,860,605-316,028-0.660.50
204847,531,238-329,367-0.690.49
204947,187,767-343,471-0.720.49
205046,829,925-357,842-0.760.48
205146,458,186-371,739-0.790.47
205246,073,699-384,487-0.830.47
205345,677,635-396,064-0.860.46
205445,271,492-406,143-0.890.46
205544,856,758-414,734-0.920.45
205644,434,277-422,481-0.940.44
205744,005,213-429,064-0.970.44
205843,571,760-433,453-0.990.43
205943,136,511-435,249-1.000.43
206042,701,600-434,911-1.010.42
206142,268,276-433,324-1.010.41
206241,837,220-431,056-1.020.41
206341,409,289-427,931-1.020.40
206440,985,106-424,183-1.020.40
206540,565,207-419,899-1.020.39
206640,150,358-414,849-1.020.39
206739,741,082-409,276-1.020.38
206839,337,352-403,730-1.020.38
206938,938,893-398,459-1.010.37
207038,545,558-393,335-1.010.37
207138,157,491-388,067-1.010.36
207237,775,031-382,460-1.000.36
207337,398,372-376,659-1.000.36
207437,027,738-370,634-0.990.35
207536,663,305-364,433-0.980.35
207636,305,158-358,147-0.980.34
207735,953,305-351,853-0.970.34
207835,607,661-345,644-0.960.33
207935,268,076-339,585-0.950.33
208034,934,427-333,649-0.950.33
208134,606,701-327,726-0.940.32
208234,284,914-321,787-0.930.32
208333,969,003-315,911-0.920.32
208433,658,896-310,107-0.910.31
208533,354,518-304,378-0.900.31
208633,056,035-298,483-0.890.31
208732,763,469-292,566-0.890.30
208832,476,535-286,934-0.880.30
208932,194,814-281,721-0.870.30
209031,918,148-276,666-0.860.30
209131,646,670-271,478-0.850.29
209231,380,851-265,819-0.840.29
209331,121,336-259,515-0.830.29
209430,868,896-252,440-0.810.28
209530,624,269-244,627-0.790.28
209630,388,197-236,072-0.770.28
209730,161,339-226,858-0.750.28
209829,944,307-217,032-0.720.28
209929,737,679-206,628-0.690.27
210029,541,953-195,726-0.660.27

South Korea population estimates

Year Population Growth Share (%)
Net Changerate (%)to World
195019,211,385--0.76
195119,452,636241,2511.260.75
195219,817,786365,1501.880.75
195320,293,202475,4162.400.76
195420,864,105570,9032.810.77
195521,514,570650,4653.120.78
195622,227,334712,7643.310.79
195722,984,010756,6763.400.80
195823,765,504781,4943.400.81
195924,552,840787,3363.310.82
196025,329,515776,6753.160.83
196126,084,031754,5162.980.84
196226,812,086728,0552.790.85
196327,517,544705,4582.630.86
196428,209,731692,1872.520.86
196528,895,558685,8272.430.87
196629,572,556676,9982.340.87
196730,236,697664,1412.250.87
196830,891,965655,2682.170.87
196931,543,835651,8702.110.87
197032,195,681651,8462.070.87
197132,850,720655,0392.030.87
197233,506,523655,8032.000.87
197334,154,087647,5641.930.87
197434,780,882626,7951.840.87
197535,378,661597,7791.720.87
197635,942,029563,3681.590.87
197736,475,413533,3841.480.86
197836,992,188516,7751.420.86
197937,511,315519,1271.400.86
198038,045,607534,2921.420.85
198138,602,289556,6821.460.85
198239,175,212572,9231.480.85
198339,747,794572,5821.460.85
198440,296,228548,4341.380.84
198540,804,402508,1741.260.84
198641,265,113460,7111.130.83
198741,686,560421,4471.020.83
198842,086,662400,1020.960.82
198942,491,198404,5360.960.81
199042,918,419427,2211.010.81
199143,373,151454,7321.060.80
199243,848,218475,0671.100.80
199344,335,028486,8101.110.79
199444,820,073485,0451.090.79
199545,292,522472,4491.050.79
199645,751,022458,5001.010.79
199746,196,054445,0320.970.78
199846,620,691424,6370.920.78
199947,016,957396,2660.850.78
200047,379,241362,2840.770.77
200147,706,224326,9830.690.77
200247,999,547293,3230.610.76
200348,260,897261,3500.540.76
200448,493,441232,5440.480.75
200548,701,073207,6320.430.74
200648,880,451179,3780.370.74
200749,034,810154,3590.320.73
200849,182,456147,6460.300.72
200949,347,461165,0050.340.72
201049,545,636198,1750.400.71
201149,786,159240,5230.490.71
201250,060,639274,4800.550.70
201350,345,717285,0780.570.70
201450,607,907262,1900.520.69
201550,823,093215,1860.430.69
201650,983,457160,3640.320.68
201751,096,415112,9580.220.68
201851,171,70675,2910.150.67
201951,225,30853,6020.100.66