|Title||Social Indicators in 2017|
◆ Population and household
In 2017, the total population recorded 51,446 thousand persons. The aged population exceeded the youth population
for the first time.
The total fertility rate hit a recorded low, while the number of deaths hit a record high.
In 2017, 68.9% of high school graduates went on to higher education. This percentage showed a decreasing trend.
In 2016, the wages of workers increased by 80 thousand won from 2015. Working hours fell by 2 hours and
12 minutes from 2015.
◆ Income and consumption
In 2017, the average household assets and liabilities increased by 15 million won and 3 million won, respectively,
◆ Housing and transportation
In 2017, the house price index rose by 1.48% from 2016. The deposit-based rental price index rose by 0.63% from 2016.
In 2015, the emission of greenhouse gases, a major cause of climate change, showed an increase from the previous
Compared to the previous year, the number of typhoons recorded a drop. Whereas, the number of heavy rains,
heat waves and fires recorded a rise.
◆ Culture and leisure
The percentage of internet users exceeded 90% of the total population. In particular, the percentage of internet users
of aged 50 ~ 69 showed a sharp rise.
◆ Social integration
Awareness on subjective wellbeing showed a steady improvement.
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