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Gov’t to Offer Community-building Programs for Single-person Households

Gov’t to Offer Community-building Programs for Single-person Households

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to expand support for single-person households. The Ministry of Gender and Equality said Tuesday that it will begin a new project for community-building among single-person households as problems of isolation or depression are rising as a social issue. Individuals living alone will now be able to [...]

Young Renters Pay More than 300,000 Won per Month on Average: Data

Young Renters Pay More than 300,000 Won per Month on Average: Data

SEOUL, June 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s young single-person households living on monthly rent are paying more than 300,000 won (US$265) in monthly rent on average, data showed Monday. The actual monthly housing expenses for the nation’s young (less than 30 years old) single-person households averaged 315,534 won in the first quarter of this [...]

Single-person Households Generate More Single-use Trash

Single-person Households Generate More Single-use Trash

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Seoul’s single-person households throw away about 30 pieces of disposable items per day on average, more than twice as much as the average multi-person household. According to a survey conducted by the Seoul Digital Foundation, the quantity of disposable packaging materials such as styrofoam thrown away by single-person households [...]

Single-person Households Most Common Household Type in S. Korea

Single-person Households Most Common Household Type in S. Korea

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A single-person household is the most common type of living arrangement in South Korea, data showed Wednesday. Data released by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety showed 8.77 million single-person residence registrations, accounting for 39 percent of the total number of 22.7 million. The second most common type [...]

Small Apartments Increasingly Popular with Surge in Single-person Households

Small Apartments Increasingly Popular with Surge in Single-person Households

SEOUL, March 10 (Korea Bizwire) — With the growing number of single-person households in South Korea, the real estate market is also seeing more and more residential complexes supplying small-sized apartments. The market is reducing some of the traditionally popular medium- and large-sized units and expanding the supply of small ones. The number of family [...]