South Korea: Percent urban population

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 South Korea

Percent urban population

 Latest value 81.43
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 64.86
 Min - Max 27.71 - 81.94
 Source United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1960 to 2022. The average value for South Korea during that period was 64.86 percent with a minimum of 27.71 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 81.94 percent in 2010. The latest value from 2022 is 81.43 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 196 countries is 61.03 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
South Korea - Percent urban population - Recent values chart

Historical chart
South Korea - Percent urban population - historical chart - 1960-2022




The data show the percent of the total population that lives in urban areas for South Korea and other countries.
Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The data are collected and smoothed by United Nations Population Division.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 51.63 2022 million
 Percent urban population 81.43 2022 percent
 Population density 530 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 18.38 2023 percent
 Percent children 11.24 2023 percent
 Percent female population 50.10 2023 percent
 Rural population, percent 18.54 2023 percent
 Age dependency ratio 40.97 2022 percent
 Refugee population 3,825 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 3 2015 percent
 Population growth -0.23 2022 percent
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