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Republic of Korea - Total population

50,816,000
(persons)
in 2016

Population of Republic of Korea increased by 0.39 % from 50,617,045 persons in 2015 to 50,816,000 persons in 2016. Since the 0.49 % rise in 2006, population surged by 5.05 % in 2016.

Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.

Date Value Change, %
2016 50,816,000 0.39 %
2015 50,617,045 0.38 %
2014 50,423,955 0.41 %
2013 50,219,669 0.43 %
2012 50,004,441 0.45 %
2011 49,779,440 0.75 %
2010 49,410,366 0.46 %
2009 49,182,038 0.48 %
2008 48,948,698 0.72 %
2007 48,597,652 0.47 %
2006 48,371,946 0.49 %
2005 48,138,077