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Overseas Korean Statistics

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Overseas Koreans by continents
Overseas Koreans by continents
Region Country 2015 2017 2019 2021 Percentage
(%)
Year-on-year
increase(%)
Total 7,292,485 7,539,821 7,493,587 7,325,143 100 -2.25
Northeast
Asia
Japan 855,725 818,626 824,977 818,865 11.18 -0.74
China 2,585,993 2,548,030 2,461,386 2,350,422 32.09 -4.51
Sub
total
3,441,718 3,366,656 3,286,363 3,169,287 43.27 -3.56
South Asia Pacific 510,633 557,791 592,441 489,420 6.68 -17.39
North
America
America 2,238,989 2,492,252 2,546,982 2,633,777 35.96 3.41
Canada 224,054 240,942 241,750 237,364 3.24 -1.81
Sub
total
2,463,043 2,733,194 2,788,732 2,871,141 39.20 2.96
Latin America 105,243 106,794 103,617 90,289 1.23 -12.86
Eurpoe 734,702 739,826 687,059 677,156 9.24 -1.44
Africa 11,583 10,853 10,877 9,471 0.13 -12.93
Middle East 25,563 24,707 24,498 18,379 0.25 -24.98

* Sources : Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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The data presented is gathered from reports of overseas Korean statuses by overseas diplomatic offices of Korea (embassies, consulate generals, consular offices, and branches). It includes estimates based on the population statistics of each country, surveys conducted by overseas Korean communities, and direct investigation of civil service records of diplomatic offices such as overseas Koreans registers.

* The data was written in Korean.
* Sources : Ministry of Foreign Affairs