Pinterest
NewsLetter DailyWeekly
 
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

Seoul's Birthrate Dwindles to New Low

2019/12/01 | Permalink | Source

The average number of children a woman bears in her lifetime fell to a record-low 0.69 among Seoul residents in the third quarter of this year.

Statistics Korea said Wednesday that 73,793 babies were born in the country from July to September of this year, down 8.3 percent compared to the same period of 2018.

The nationwide birthrate stood at 0.88 children, which was the lowest since the compilation of such data started in 1981.

Seoul's birthrate of 0.69 is even lower than the national average and accounts for just one-third of the birthrate of 2.1 children needed to sustain the country's population of about 52 million.

Meanwhile, 24,123 babies were born in September, down 7.5 percent from to the same month a year ago. The country's birthrate has been declining for 46 straight months since December 2015.

At this rate, there is no guarantee that the number of childbirths will remain above 300,000 this year. The cumulative number of newborns in the first nine months of this year stood at 232,317.

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss


 

 

 Previous news

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.

Settings

Remove ads

Sign up

Sharing

Activate

Spoilers

Visible, hide

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations