DPR Korea

DPR Korea Demographic Data

(Source: World Population Prospects, The 2015 Revision)
Total Population: 

 

25 million (2015)

 

Notes on DPRK data sources: Estimated to be consistent with the 1993 and 2008 censuses, and with estimates of the subsequent trends in fertility, mortality and international migration. (World Population Prospects, the 2015 Revision)

 

 

 

Total Fertility Rate (TFR): 

Number of children a woman might have in her lifetime

 

2.0 children per woman (2010-2015)

 

Notes on DPRK data sources: Based on: (a) data on births during the past 12 months, classified by age of mother, from the 1993 and 2008 censuses; (b) indirect estimates obtained from the application of the reverse survival method to the 1993 and 2008 censuses; and (c) estimates from the 2002, 2004, and 2006 Reproductive Health Survey (RHS). (World Population Prospects, the 2015 Revision)

 

 

 

Life expectancy at birth: 

 

Men:              66 years  (2010-2015)

Women:        73 years  (2010-2015)

 

Notes on DPRK data sources: Based on the number of deaths in household during the 12-month period preceding the 1993 and 2008 censuses classified by age and sex. (World Population Prospects, the 2015 Revision)

 
 

 

Older persons, 65+ years old: 

 

 

Older persons, 80+ years old: 

 

 

Old-age support ratio: 

 

Number of working-age persons (aged 15-64) per each older person (aged 65 and over) 

 

*A smaller workforce and an ageing population imply that the ratio of workers to non-workers will fall. However, this is only indicative, as it does not take into account of people over 15 still in school, and people over 65 who are working. In addition, if women participated more actively in the economy, the burdens would be further reduced.

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