|Current male population (49.1%)|
|Current female population (50.9%)|
|Births this year|
|Deaths this year|
|Net migration this year|
|Net migration today|
|Population growth this year|
|Population growth today|
|Current population (as of Saturday, May 26 2018)|
|120,540 km2 (46,541 mi2)|
|211.9 per km2 (548.9 people/mi2)|
|0.96 (12,534,948 men to 13,009,265 women)|
|68.9 years (65.0 - men, 72.9 - women)|
(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)
During 2018 Democratic People's Republic of Korea population is projected to increased by 134,590 people and reach 25,625,179 in the beginning of 2019. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 134,590. Because of the lack of official information related to external migration we do not include it to our estimation. Most probably the difference between immigrants and emigrants is not significant and is close to zero. That means the population of Democratic People's Republic of Korea is changing mainly due to the natural reasons only (births and deaths).
According to our estimations, daily change rates of Democratic People's Republic of Korea population in 2018 will be the following:
As of 1 January 2018, the population of Democratic People's Republic of Korea was estimated to be 25,490,589 people. This is an increase of 0.53 % (133,883 people) compared to population of 25,356,706 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 133,883. Unfortunatelly, we do not have any data related to external migration in 2017. The sex ratio of the total population was 0.960 (960 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2017.
Below are the key figures for Democratic People's Republic of Korea population in 2017:
Democratic People's Republic of Korea population density is 211.5 people per square kilometer (547.7/mi2) as of May 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Democratic People's Republic of Korea divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The total area of Democratic People's Republic of Korea is 120,540 km2 (46,541 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .
|Religion||Number of followers||Percentage of total population|
As of the beginning of 2018 according to our estimates Democratic People's Republic of Korea had the following population age distribution:
|- percentage of population under 15|
|- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old|
|- percentage of population 65+|
In absolute figures (estimate):
We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.
Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.
As we can see the Democratic People's Republic of Korea population pyramid has a stationary type. Countries with such type of pyramid usually have declining birth rate and relatively low death rate. Which is more common for developed countries.
Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.
This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.
The total dependency ratio of population in Democratic People's Republic of Korea is 45.8 %.
The value of 45.8 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Democratic People's Republic of Korea must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Democratic People's Republic of Korea is relatively low.
Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.
Child dependency ratio in Democratic People's Republic of Korea is 32.6 %.
Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.
Aged dependency ratio in Democratic People's Republic of Korea is 13.3 %.
Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.
Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Democratic People's Republic of Korea is 68.9 years.
This is below the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).
Male life expectancy at birth is 65 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 72.9 years.
According to our estimates 19,792,735 persons or 100% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Democratic People's Republic of Korea are able to read and write. Accordingly about 198 adults are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult male population is 100% (9,467,875 persons). 95 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 100% (10,324,860 persons). 103 are illiterate.
Youth literacy rates are 100% and 100% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 100%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.
Source: The estimation data for section "Democratic People's Republic of Korea population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) .
The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.
The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.