* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
South Korea: Percent of world population: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for South Korea from 1960 to 2017. The average value for South Korea during that period was 0.81 percent with a minumum of 0.69 percent in 2016 and a maximum of 0.88 percent in 1967. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
Definition: The population share of a particular country is measured as its population as percent of the total world population in a given year. Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates.