The UN Population Fund estimates South Korea’s average fertility rate at one-point-three, the fourth lowest in the world.
In it's latest State of World Population report, the UNPF said South Korea’s population growth rate stood at zero-point-five percent, while the rate for the global population reached one-point-two percent. At the high end was Oman at seven-point-six percent.
China boasted the largest population of one-point-38 billion, followed by India with one-point-32 billion people, and the United States with a population of 324 million.
The global population is estimated at seven-point-43 billion people.
South Korea’s population stood at 50-point-five million, ranking 27th worldwide, while North Korea came in 50th with a population of 25-point-three million.
If combined, the population of the two Koreas would reach 75-point-eight million to rank 20th.
Meanwhile, the life expectancy for South Korean newborn boys is 80 years, the 13th longest in the world. South Korean girls are expected to live an average of 86 years, the fourth longest in the world.
The global average life expectancy is 69 years for men and 74 years for women.