(measure: births per woman; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Fertility rate, births per woman
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1960 to 2018. The average value for South Korea during that period was 2.48 births per woman with a minimum of 0.98 births per woman in 2018 and a maximum of 6.09 births per woman in 1960.
The latest value from 2018 is 0.98 births per woman. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 191
countries is 2.65 births per woman.
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Definition: Total fertility rate represents the number of children that would be born to a woman if she were to live to the end of her childbearing years and bear children in accordance with age-specific fertility rates of the specified year.