(measure: deaths per 1000 people; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Death rate, per 1000 people
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1960 to 2018. The average value for South Korea during that period was 6.66 deaths per 1000 people with a minimum of 5 deaths per 1000 people in 2001 and a maximum of 12.62 deaths per 1000 people in 1960.
The latest value from 2018 is 5.8 deaths per 1000 people. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 195
countries is 7.62 deaths per 1000 people.
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Definition: Crude death rate indicates the number of deaths occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.