Total number of overseas Koreans
Total number of overseas Koreans
Region Country 2011 2013 2015 2017 Percentage
(%)
Year-on-year
increase(%)
Total 7,175,654 7,012,917 7,184,872 7,430,664 100 3.42
Northeast
Asia
Japan 913,097 893,725 855,725 818,626 11.02 -4.34
China 2,704,994 2,585,993 2,585,993 2,548,030 34.29 -1.47
Sub
total
3,618,091 3,467,057 3,441,718 3,366,656 45.31 -2.18
South Asia Pacific 453,420 485,836 510,633 557,739 7.51 9.23
North
America
America 2,075,590 2,091,432 2,238,989 2,492,252 33.54 11.31
Canada 231,492 205,993 224,054 240,942 3.24 7.54
Sub
total
2,307,082 2,297,425 2,463,043 2,733,194 36.78 10.97
Latin America 112,980 111,156 105,243 106,784 1.44 1.46
Eurpoe 656,707 615,847 627,089 630,730 8.49 0.58
Africa 11,072 10,548 11,583 10,854 0.15 -6.33
Middle East 16,302 25,048 25,563 24,707 0.33 -3.35

* 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