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Nearly Half of S. Korean Population to be Aged 65 or Older by 2067

Nearly Half of S. Korean Population to be Aged 65 or Older by 2067

SEJONG, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The proportion of people in South Korea aged 65 years or older could increase sharply amid a rapidly aging population, the country’s statistics agency said Monday. Statistics Korea forecast that the country’s population is likely to reach 39 million in 2067, sharply down from 51.7 million in 2019. It [...]

Wild Cats Get Scarves for Population Control

Wild Cats Get Scarves for Population Control

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to apply stronger measures to control the population of stray cats, which has reached an all-time high and begun to impact local ecosystems. The Ministry of Environment decided to implement new neutering methods and put scarves on cats to limit their hunting capabilities. The ministry will [...]

Statistics Agency Says S. Korea’s Population Likely to Peak in 2028

Statistics Agency Says S. Korea’s Population Likely to Peak in 2028

SEJONG, Mar. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s statistics agency forecast Thursday that the country’s population is likely to peak at 51.94 million in 2028 before declining to 39.29 million in 2067. Statistics Korea’s latest medium variant projection is bleaker than its previous assessment, made in 2016, when South Korea’s population was projected to fall [...]

S. Korea’s Population Growth Rate Drops Below 0.1 pct, Median Age Tops 42

S. Korea’s Population Growth Rate Drops Below 0.1 pct, Median Age Tops 42

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s population growth rate fell below 0.1 percent for the first time last year, with its median age topping 42, government statistics showed Monday. The nation’s resident population was 51,826,059 as of the end of 2018, marking an increase of 0.09 percent, or 47,515 people, from the previous [...]