South Korea Population Growth Rate 1950-2019

Chart and table of South Korea population from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current population of South Korea in 2019 is 51,225,308, a 0.1% increase from 2018.
  • The population of South Korea in 2018 was 51,171,706, a 0.15% increase from 2017.
  • The population of South Korea in 2017 was 51,096,415, a 0.22% increase from 2016.
  • The population of South Korea in 2016 was 50,983,457, a 0.32% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Population Growth Rate
Country Name 2019 Population Growth Rate
United States 329,064,917
Japan 126,860,301
Germany 83,517,045
United Kingdom 67,530,172
France 65,129,728
Italy 60,550,075
South Korea 51,225,308
Spain 46,736,776
Argentina 44,780,677
Poland 37,887,768
Canada 37,411,047
Saudi Arabia 34,268,528
Australia 25,203,198
Taiwan 23,773,876
Chile 18,952,038
Netherlands 17,097,130
Belgium 11,539,328
Greece 10,473,455
Portugal 10,226,187
Sweden 10,036,379
UAE 9,770,529
Hungary 9,684,679
Austria 8,955,102
Switzerland 8,591,365
Israel 8,519,377
Hong Kong 7,436,154
Singapore 5,804,337
Denmark 5,771,876
Finland 5,532,156
Norway 5,378,857
Oman 4,974,986
Ireland 4,882,495
New Zealand 4,783,063
Panama 4,246,439
Kuwait 4,207,083
Croatia 4,130,304
Uruguay 3,461,734
Puerto Rico 2,933,408
Qatar 2,832,067
Lithuania 2,759,627
Slovenia 2,078,654
Latvia 1,906,743
Bahrain 1,641,172
Trinidad and Tobago 1,394,973
Estonia 1,325,648
Cyprus 1,198,575
Macao 640,445
Luxembourg 615,729
Malta 440,372
Bahamas 389,482
Iceland 339,031
Barbados 287,025
New Caledonia 282,750
French Polynesia 279,287
Channel Islands 172,259
Guam 167,294
Curacao 163,424
Aruba 106,314
Seychelles 97,739
Antigua and Barbuda 97,118
Isle of Man 84,584
Andorra 77,142
Cayman Islands 64,948
Bermuda 62,506
Northern Mariana Islands 57,216
Greenland 56,672
Faroe Islands 48,678
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 42,388
Monaco 38,964
Turks and Caicos Islands 38,191
Liechtenstein 38,019
San Marino 33,860
Gibraltar 33,701
British Virgin Islands 30,030
Palau 18,008
South Korea - Historical Population Growth Rate Data
Year Population Growth Rate Growth Rate
2019 51,225,308 0.10%
2018 51,171,706 0.15%
2017 51,096,415 0.22%
2016 50,983,457 0.32%
2015 50,823,093 0.43%
2014 50,607,907 0.52%
2013 50,345,717 0.57%
2012 50,060,639 0.55%
2011 49,786,159 0.49%
2010 49,545,636 0.40%
2009 49,347,461 0.34%
2008 49,182,456 0.30%
2007 49,034,810 0.32%
2006 48,880,451 0.37%
2005 48,701,073 0.43%
2004 48,493,441 0.48%
2003 48,260,897 0.54%
2002 47,999,547 0.61%
2001 47,706,224 0.69%
2000 47,379,241 0.77%
1999 47,016,957 0.85%
1998 46,620,691 0.92%
1997 46,196,054 0.97%
1996 45,751,022 1.01%
1995 45,292,522 1.05%
1994 44,820,073 1.09%
1993 44,335,028 1.11%
1992 43,848,218 1.10%
1991 43,373,151 1.06%
1990 42,918,419 1.01%
1989 42,491,198 0.96%
1988 42,086,662 0.96%
1987 41,686,560 1.02%
1986 41,265,113 1.13%
1985 40,804,402 1.26%
1984 40,296,228 1.38%
1983 39,747,794 1.46%
1982 39,175,212 1.48%
1981 38,602,289 1.46%
1980 38,045,607 1.42%
1979 37,511,315 1.40%
1978 36,992,188 1.42%
1977 36,475,413 1.48%
1976 35,942,029 1.59%
1975 35,378,661 1.72%
1974 34,780,882 1.84%
1973 34,154,087 1.93%
1972 33,506,523 2.00%
1971 32,850,720 2.03%
1970 32,195,681 2.07%
1969 31,543,835 2.11%
1968 30,891,965 2.17%
1967 30,236,697 2.25%
1966 29,572,556 2.34%
1965 28,895,558 2.43%
1964 28,209,731 2.52%
1963 27,517,544 2.63%
1962 26,812,086 2.79%
1961 26,084,031 2.98%
1960 25,329,515 3.16%
1959 24,552,840 3.31%
1958 23,765,504 3.40%
1957 22,984,010 3.40%
1956 22,227,334 3.31%
1955 21,514,570 3.12%
1954 20,864,105 2.81%
1953 20,293,202 2.40%
1952 19,817,786 1.88%
1951 19,452,636 1.26%
1950 19,211,385 0.00%