South Korea Birth Rate 1950-2020

Chart and table of the South Korea birth rate from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current birth rate for South Korea in 2020 is 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.
  • The birth rate for South Korea in 2018 was 7.436 births per 1000 people, a 3.9% decline from 2017.
  • The birth rate for South Korea in 2017 was 7.738 births per 1000 people, a 3.76% decline from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2020 Birth Rate
Israel 19.830
Panama 18.601
Oman 18.090
Saudi Arabia 17.097
Argentina 16.736
Guam 16.405
Seychelles 16.101
Antigua and Barbuda 14.979
French Polynesia 14.328
New Caledonia 13.988
Bahamas 13.838
Uruguay 13.663
Bahrain 13.505
Kuwait 13.164
Australia 12.561
New Zealand 12.463
Trinidad and Tobago 12.453
Ireland 12.352
Chile 12.140
United States 11.990
Iceland 11.885
Sweden 11.827
Aruba 11.783
United Kingdom 11.433
France 11.107
Norway 11.099
Hong Kong 10.969
Denmark 10.865
Belgium 10.760
Curacao 10.751
Macao 10.684
Barbados 10.639
Luxembourg 10.494
Latvia 10.370
Canada 10.300
Switzerland 10.225
UAE 10.200
Estonia 10.172
Lithuania 10.134
Cyprus 10.128
Netherlands 10.121
Austria 9.939
Channel Islands 9.824
Malta 9.781
Poland 9.587
Slovenia 9.406
Hungary 9.406
Germany 9.397
Qatar 9.329
Finland 9.043
Croatia 8.685
Singapore 8.584
Taiwan 8.409
Spain 8.265
Portugal 7.768
Greece 7.475
Italy 7.391
Japan 7.301
South Korea 7.169
Puerto Rico 7.048
South Korea - Historical Birth Rate Data
Year Birth Rate Growth Rate
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%