REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Warning: Use the data with caution. According to the information of the United Nations Statistics Division, fertility data for this country might be less reliable for some years due to the absence of or serious problems with the vital registration system.

Pooled Data Files
Indicator All birth orders combined By birth order
ASFR and CPFR, standardized age scale 1925-2015 1980-2015
Total fertility rate and mean age at birth 1925-2015 [graphs] 1980-2015
References                   Notes

Data by source
Source Source type All birth orders combined By birth order
European Demographic Observatory (ODE). Data collection submitted to the HFC by Jean-Paul Sardon, 2011. research estimates 1980-2007 1980-2007
Blayo, Y. and J.Veron (1977). La fécondité dans quelques pays d’Asie orientale [Fertility in selected Asian countries]. Population (French Edition) 32e(4/5): 945-974. Data downloaded on 02.03.2015. research estimates 1925-1970
Kye, B. (2012). Cohort effects or period effects? Fertility decline in South Korea in the twentieth century. Population Research and Policy Review 31(3): 387-415. Data downloaded on 28.05.2015. research estimates 1980-2007
Korean Institute for Family Planning (1978). Statistics on Population and Family Planning in Korea. Vol.1. Seoul: Korean Institute for Family Planning. Data accessed at INED (library) in May 2015 (S3 Xue 1978). research estimates 1960-1975
Korean Institute for Family Planning (1978). Statistics on Population and Family Planning in Korea. Vol.1. Seoul: Korean Institute for Family Planning. Data accessed at INED (library) in May 2015 (S3 Xue 1978). research estimates 1960-1976
Korean Institute for Family Planning (1978). Statistics on Population and Family Planning in Korea. Vol.1. Seoul: Korean Institute for Family Planning. Data accessed at INED (library) in May 2015 (S3 Xue 1978). research estimates 1950-1955, 1955-1960, 1960-1965, 1965-1970, 1970-1975
National Statistical Office of the Republic of Korea (1991). Korea Statistical Yearbook 1991. Seoul: National Statistical Office of the Republic of Korea. Data accessed at INED (library) in May 2015 (S1 KS 1991). vital statistics 1973-1990
Yoo, S. H. and T.Sobotka (2018). Ultra-low fertility in South Korea: The role of the tempo effect. Demographic Research 38: 549-576. research estimates 1981-2015 1981-2015