According to a statistical report quoted by South Korean government departments by Yonhap on the 3rd local time, by the end of 2020, the registered population of South Korea was 51.829 million, a decrease of more than 20,000 compared with the previous year.
Among them, the number of new births in South Korea in 2020 was more than 270,000 (275,815), and the number of deaths in the same period was more than 300,000 (307,764).
The number of deaths exceeded that of newborns. South Korea experienced negative population growth for the first time.
In addition, statistics show that due to the continuous rise in the proportion of the population living alone, the number of households in South Korea exceeds 23.09 million, a record high.
The proportion of one-person and two-person families accounts for 62.6% of the total number of households, in other words, more than 60% of South Korean families live with only one or two people.
The proportion of the population over 60 years old accounts for a quarter of the total population. The phenomenon of population aging continues to worsen, and the concentration of population in the capital area is also more prominent.