South Korea: Percent urban population

(measure: percent; Source: United Nations Population Division)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

South Korea: Percent urban population, 1960 - 2020:

For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1960 to 2020. The average value for South Korea during that period was 64.31 percent with a minimum of 27.71 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 81.94 percent in 2010. The latest value from 2020 is 81.41 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 196 countries is 60.56 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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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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