Busan, South Korea Population 1950-2020

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Busan, South Korea metro area from 1950 to 2020. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current population of Busan in 2020 is 3,465,000, a 0.03% decline from 2019.
  • The population of Busan in 2019 was 3,466,000, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
  • The population of Busan in 2018 was 3,467,000, a 0.2% increase from 2017.
  • The population of Busan in 2017 was 3,460,000, a 0.2% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in South Korea
City Name Population
Seoul 9,963,000
Busan 3,465,000
Incheon 2,801,000
Daegu 2,199,000
Daejon 1,566,000
Gwangju 1,522,000
Suweon 1,311,000
Yongin 1,083,000
Goyang 1,069,000
Changwon 1,056,000
Seongnam 944,000
Ulsan 910,000
Bucheon 832,000
Ansan 761,000
Cheongju 717,000
Cheonan 680,000
Jeonju 663,000
Anyang 568,000
Siheung 440,000
Uijeongbu 424,000
Gumi 387,000
Pohang 359,000
Gwangmyeong 346,000
Jeju 343,000
Gimhae 314,000
Busan - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2020 3,465,000 -0.03%
2019 3,466,000 -0.03%
2018 3,467,000 0.20%
2017 3,460,000 0.20%
2016 3,453,000 0.20%
2015 3,446,000 0.17%
2014 3,440,000 0.20%
2013 3,433,000 0.20%
2012 3,426,000 0.20%
2011 3,419,000 -0.09%
2010 3,422,000 -0.64%
2009 3,444,000 -0.61%
2008 3,465,000 -0.63%
2007 3,487,000 -0.63%
2006 3,509,000 -0.68%
2005 3,533,000 -0.76%
2004 3,560,000 -0.78%
2003 3,588,000 -0.77%
2002 3,616,000 -0.77%
2001 3,644,000 -0.79%
2000 3,673,000 -0.81%
1999 3,703,000 -0.80%
1998 3,733,000 -0.80%
1997 3,763,000 -0.82%
1996 3,794,000 -0.50%
1995 3,813,000 0.08%
1994 3,810,000 0.08%
1993 3,807,000 0.08%
1992 3,804,000 0.11%
1991 3,800,000 0.58%
1990 3,778,000 1.56%
1989 3,720,000 1.56%
1988 3,663,000 1.55%
1987 3,607,000 1.58%
1986 3,551,000 2.25%
1985 3,473,000 3.64%
1984 3,351,000 3.62%
1983 3,234,000 3.62%
1982 3,121,000 3.65%
1981 3,011,000 3.61%
1980 2,906,000 3.64%
1979 2,804,000 3.62%
1978 2,706,000 3.64%
1977 2,611,000 3.61%
1976 2,520,000 4.22%
1975 2,418,000 5.91%
1974 2,283,000 5.89%
1973 2,156,000 5.89%
1972 2,036,000 5.88%
1971 1,923,000 6.07%
1970 1,813,000 6.65%
1969 1,700,000 6.58%
1968 1,595,000 6.62%
1967 1,496,000 5.80%
1966 1,414,000 3.59%
1965 1,365,000 3.57%
1964 1,318,000 3.53%
1963 1,273,000 3.50%
1962 1,230,000 3.62%
1961 1,187,000 2.86%
1960 1,154,000 1.94%
1959 1,132,000 1.98%
1958 1,110,000 2.02%
1957 1,088,000 1.97%
1956 1,067,000 2.01%
1955 1,046,000 2.05%
1954 1,025,000 1.99%
1953 1,005,000 1.93%
1952 986,000 1.96%
1951 967,000 2.00%
1950 948,000 0.00%