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No. 1 Food Delivery App Begins Services for Single-person Households

No. 1 Food Delivery App Begins Services for Single-person Households

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s leading food delivery app Baedal Minjok, or Baemin for short, said Sunday it began services for single-member households to meet their growing demands. If they order food through Baemin services, consumers now can order food worth less than 10,000 won (US$8.80) for one person, the company said [...]

Single-Member Households Continuing to Rise: Data

Single-Member Households Continuing to Rise: Data

SEJONG, Jun. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of one-person households continued to rise last year amid the country’s low birth rate and rapidly aging population, government data showed on Thursday. According to the data compiled by Statistics Korea, the number of single-person households reached 5.61 million as of October last year, up 179,000 or [...]

Single-member Households to Become Most Common Dwelling Arrangement in 2045

Single-member Households to Become Most Common Dwelling Arrangement in 2045

SEJONG, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — One-person families will likely become the most common household type in all South Korean cities and provinces in the next 30 years amid the country’s low birthrate and rapidly aging population, government data showed Tuesday. Households consisting of a single member are forecast to account for 36.3 percent of [...]

Single Households Less Happy Than Families, Report Says

Single Households Less Happy Than Families, Report Says

GYEONGGI, Jul. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Those living alone are over 10 percent less satisfied with their life than four-person households, a new report has claimed. The report, released by the Gyeonggi Research Institute on the quality of life among residents of Gyeonggi Province, reveals a link between the number of household members and one’s life satisfaction [...]

Seoul to Introduce Smart Sensors to Curb ‘Lonely Deaths’

Seoul to Introduce Smart Sensors to Curb ‘Lonely Deaths’

SEOUL, Jun. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — In response to a rash of deaths among individuals living alone, which in some cases go unreported for as long as weeks, the Seoul Metropolitan Government is adopting smart sensors in a bid to tackle the worrisome trend. The smart sensors, courtesy of major South Korean telecom provider KT, [...]

Increasing Single Households Lead to Smaller-package Boom for Korean Barbecue

Increasing Single Households Lead to Smaller-package Boom for Korean Barbecue

Sejong, July 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Due to the increase in the number of households with only one or two members, smaller packages of beef and pork are now being sold. Until now, the majority of cold storage meats sold at markets were for quantities of 500 grams to one kilogram, depending on the item. [...]

Smartphone App “Who’s There?” Helps to Protect from Delivery-guised Villains

Smartphone App “Who’s There?” Helps to Protect from Delivery-guised Villains

  SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) – A smartphone application “Who’s There?,” developed and launched by a start-up venture “Star Sun Moon” is gaining popularity among single-woman households as it proves to be highly effective in preventing crimes involving delivery-posed criminals. “Who’s There?” is an application to help women, elderly and children who are left alone [...]