Korea is Getting Older and Smaller

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The Statistics Korea released the results of the 2021 Population and Housing Census.

*Population and Housing Census collects and evaluates statistical data of a country.

The results are quite shocking and depressing! ???? Korea is getting closer to becoming a super-aged society.

☑️ The total population of Korea in 2021 was 51.74 million, that’s 0.2% decrease (-90 thousand people) from the previous year.

– The total population of Korea has decreased for the first time since the establishment of the Korean government in 1948!

☑️ The total number of households in 2021 was 22.2 million, that’s 2.5% increase (+540 thousand people) from the previous year.

– Although the total population of Korea has decreased, the total number of households has increased, especially single-person households. The data shows that more and more people are living by themselves.

– In 2000, 44.5% of households had four or more members. What about in 2021? it has decreased to 18.8%.

– The number of single-person households was 15.5% in 2000, and it has risen rapidly to 33.4% in 2021.

– 51.9% of the households are living in the apartments.

☑️ The elderly population in 2021 was 8.62 million, that’s 5.1% increase (+414 thousand people) from the previous year.

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