|Title||2017 Population and Housing Census|
Complete Enumeration Results of the 2017 Population and Housing Census
[ Population ]
- As of November 1st, 2017, the population of South Korea was 51,420 thousand persons. The population of the Seoul
Capital Area accounted for 49.6% of the total population of South Korea.
- Compared to 2016, Sejong showed the highest population growth rate, which was followed by Jeju and Gyeonggi.
- The working age population aged 15 ~ 64 showed a drop for the first time. In the meantime, the proportion of the
elderly population aged 65 or more increased to 14.2%.
- The foreign nationals in South Korea amounted to 1,480 thousand persons, which occupied 2.9% of the total population.
This figure rose by 70 thousand persons (4.6%) compared to 2016.
[ Household ]
- In 2017, the number of households totaled 20,170 thousand households, increasing by 330 thousand households (1.7%)
- In 2017, 1-person and 2-person households occupied 55.3% of the total households, up 1.3%p from 54.0% in 2016.
- The median age of household heads recorded 51.7 years. The share of female household heads stood at 30.6%,
showing an upward trend.
- Households with the elderly aged 65 or more occupied 26.5% of the total general households. Households consisting of
only the elderly occupied 12.2% of the total general households.
[ Housing ]
- As of November 1st, 2017, the number of housing units totaled 17,120 thousand units, rising by 430 thousand units
(2.6%) compared to 2016. The number of apartments was 10,380 thousand units, which occupied 60.6% of the total
- In 2017, housing units of 20 years and older amounted to 7,970 thousand units, which occupied 46.5% of the total
housing units. This figure increased by 340 thousand units from 2016.
- On average, 2.83 persons resided in apartments with floor area of 75.8㎡ and of 16.4 years. Their mean age recorded
- The largest share of household heads aged 40 ~ 49 (61.0%) resided in apartments. As for floor area by age of household
heads, household heads aged 50 ~ 59 recorded the largest floor area (79.0m2).
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