South Korea Birth Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of the South Korea birth rate from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current birth rate for South Korea in 2021 is 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.
  • The birth rate for South Korea in 2018 was 7.436 births per 1000 people, a 3.9% decline from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2021 Birth Rate
Israel 19.539
Panama 18.362
Oman 17.332
Saudi Arabia 16.631
Argentina 16.548
Guam 16.299
Seychelles 15.741
Antigua and Barbuda 14.741
French Polynesia 14.079
New Caledonia 13.837
Bahamas 13.738
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Kuwait 12.557
Australia 12.403
New Zealand 12.377
Trinidad and Tobago 12.127
Ireland 12.013
United States 12.001
Chile 11.978
Aruba 11.847
Sweden 11.795
Iceland 11.766
United Kingdom 11.377
Norway 11.116
France 11.042
Denmark 10.960
Hong Kong 10.912
Curacao 10.709
Belgium 10.704
Barbados 10.612
Macao 10.511
Luxembourg 10.407
Canada 10.224
Latvia 10.177
Switzerland 10.177
Netherlands 10.142
UAE 10.110
Estonia 10.081
Lithuania 10.035
Austria 9.940
Cyprus 9.892
Channel Islands 9.818
Malta 9.755
Poland 9.442
Germany 9.389
Hungary 9.364
Slovenia 9.248
Qatar 9.163
Finland 8.890
Croatia 8.563
Singapore 8.502
Taiwan 8.402
Spain 8.140
Portugal 7.733
Greece 7.294
Italy 7.272
Japan 7.205
South Korea 7.036
Puerto Rico 6.883
South Korea - Historical Birth Rate Data
Year Birth Rate Growth Rate
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%