South Korea: Percent rural population with access to drinking water: For that indicator, WHO/UNICEF provides data for South Korea from 1991 to 2012. The average value for South Korea during that period was 77.7 percent with a minumum of 67.4 percent in 1991 and a maximum of 87.9 percent in 2008. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: Access to an improved water source refers to the percentage of the population using an improved drinking water source. The improved drinking water source includes piped water on premises (piped household water connection located inside the user’s dwelling, plot or yard), and other improved drinking water sources (public taps or standpipes, tube wells or boreholes, protected dug wells, protected springs, and rainwater collection).