South Korea Birth Rate 1950-2022

Chart and table of the South Korea birth rate from 1950 to 2022. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current birth rate for South Korea in 2022 is 6.902 births per 1000 people, a 1.9% decline from 2021.
  • The birth rate for South Korea in 2021 was 7.036 births per 1000 people, a 1.86% decline from 2020.
  • The birth rate for South Korea in 2020 was 7.169 births per 1000 people, a 1.83% decline from 2019.
  • The birth rate for South Korea in 2019 was 7.303 births per 1000 people, a 1.79% decline from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2022 Birth Rate
Israel 19.248
Panama 18.124
Oman 16.574
Argentina 16.360
Guam 16.192
Saudi Arabia 16.166
Seychelles 15.382
Antigua and Barbuda 14.502
French Polynesia 13.831
New Caledonia 13.686
Bahamas 13.639
Uruguay 13.404
Bahrain 12.820
New Zealand 12.291
Australia 12.244
United States 12.012
Kuwait 11.949
Aruba 11.910
Chile 11.815
Trinidad and Tobago 11.802
Sweden 11.764
Ireland 11.675
Iceland 11.646
United Kingdom 11.322
Norway 11.134
Denmark 11.054
France 10.978
Hong Kong 10.854
Curacao 10.668
Belgium 10.647
Barbados 10.585
Macao 10.339
Luxembourg 10.320
Netherlands 10.162
Canada 10.148
Switzerland 10.130
UAE 10.019
Estonia 9.989
Latvia 9.983
Austria 9.942
Lithuania 9.936
Channel Islands 9.811
Malta 9.730
Cyprus 9.657
Germany 9.381
Hungary 9.321
Poland 9.298
Slovenia 9.091
Qatar 8.997
Finland 8.736
Croatia 8.440
Singapore 8.419
Taiwan 8.394
Spain 8.014
Portugal 7.699
Italy 7.154
Greece 7.112
Japan 7.109
South Korea 6.902
Puerto Rico 6.719
South Korea - Historical Birth Rate Data
Year Birth Rate Growth Rate
2022 6.902 -1.900%
2021 7.036 -1.860%
2020 7.169 -1.830%
2019 7.303 -1.790%
2018 7.436 -3.900%
2017 7.738 -3.760%
2016 8.040 -3.620%
2015 8.342 -3.490%
2014 8.644 -3.380%
2013 8.946 -0.820%
2012 9.020 -0.820%
2011 9.095 -0.810%
2010 9.169 -0.810%
2009 9.244 -0.790%
2008 9.318 -2.450%
2007 9.552 -2.390%
2006 9.786 -2.350%
2005 10.021 -2.280%
2004 10.255 -2.230%
2003 10.489 -5.870%
2002 11.143 -5.540%
2001 11.797 -5.240%
2000 12.450 -4.990%
1999 13.104 -4.750%
1998 13.758 -3.160%
1997 14.207 -3.060%
1996 14.656 -2.970%
1995 15.104 -2.890%
1994 15.553 -2.810%
1993 16.002 1.050%
1992 15.835 1.060%
1991 15.669 1.080%
1990 15.502 1.080%
1989 15.336 1.100%
1988 15.169 -6.100%
1987 16.155 -5.750%
1986 17.141 -5.430%
1985 18.126 -5.160%
1984 19.112 -4.910%
1983 20.098 -2.450%
1982 20.603 -2.390%
1981 21.108 -2.340%
1980 21.613 -2.280%
1979 22.118 -2.230%
1978 22.623 -4.490%
1977 23.686 -4.300%
1976 24.749 -4.110%
1975 25.811 -3.960%
1974 26.874 -3.800%
1973 27.937 -2.740%
1972 28.723 -2.660%
1971 29.508 -2.590%
1970 30.294 -2.530%
1969 31.079 -2.470%
1968 31.865 -4.040%
1967 33.205 -3.880%
1966 34.544 -3.730%
1965 35.884 -3.600%
1964 37.223 -3.470%
1963 38.563 -2.850%
1962 39.695 -2.770%
1961 40.826 -2.700%
1960 41.958 -2.620%
1959 43.089 -2.560%
1958 44.221 2.090%
1957 43.317 2.130%
1956 42.414 2.180%
1955 41.510 2.220%
1954 40.607 2.280%
1953 39.703 2.330%
1952 38.799 2.380%
1951 37.896 2.440%
1950 36.992 0.000%