People and Society in South Korea

Nationality
noun:
Korean(s)
adjective:
Korean
Ethnic groups
homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)
Languages
Korean, English (widely taught in junior high and high school)
Religions
Christian 26.3% (Protestant 19.7%, Roman Catholic 6.6%), Buddhist 23.2%, other or unknown 1.3%, none 49.3% (1995 census)
Population
48,860,500 (July 2012 est.)
rank:
25
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Age structure
0-14 years:
15.7% (male 3,980,541/female 3,650,631)
15-64 years:
72.9% (male 18,151,023/female 17,400,809)
65 years and over:
11.4% (male 2,259,621/female 3,312,032) (2011 est.)
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Median age
total:
39 years
male:
37.6 years
female:
40.4 years (2012 est.)
Population growth rate
0.204% (2012 est.)
rank:
175
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Birth rate
8.42 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)
rank:
215
Death rate
6.38 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)
rank:
154
Net migration rate
0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2012 est.)
rank:
92
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Urbanization
urban population:
83% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanization:
0.6% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - population
SEOUL (capital) 9.778 million; Busan (Pusan) 3.439 million; Incheon (Inch'on) 2.572 million; Daegu (Taegu) 2.458 million; Daejon (Taejon) 1.497 million (2009)
Sex ratio
at birth:
1.07 male(s)/female
under 15 years:
1.09 male(s)/female
15-64 years:
1.04 male(s)/female
65 years and over:
0.69 male(s)/female
total population:
1 male(s)/female (2011 est.)
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Maternal mortality rate
16 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
rank:
143
Infant mortality rate
total:
4.08 deaths/1,000 live births
rank:
198
male:
4.29 deaths/1,000 live births
female:
3.86 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.)
Life expectancy at birth
total population:
79.3 years
rank:
41
male:
76.12 years
female:
82.7 years (2012 est.)
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Total fertility rate
1.23 children born/woman (2012 est.)
rank:
217
Health expenditures
6.5% of GDP (2009)
rank:
90
Physicians density
1.967 physicians/1,000 population (2008)
Hospital bed density
12.28 beds/1,000 population (2008)
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HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
less than 0.1% (2009 est.)
rank:
134
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
9,500 (2009 est.)
rank:
100
HIV/AIDS - deaths
fewer than 500 (2009 est.)
rank:
90
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
3.2% (2001)
rank:
64
Education expenditures
4.2% of GDP (2007)
rank:
97
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Literacy
definition:
age 15 and over can read and write
total population:
97.9%
male:
99.2%
female:
96.6% (2002)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total:
17 years
male:
18 years
female:
16 years (2008)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24
total:
9.8%
rank:
104
male:
11.9%
female:
8.5% (2009)
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