Total number of overseas Koreans
Total number of overseas Koreans
Region Country 2009 2011 2013 2015 Percentage
(%)
Year-on-year
increase(%)
Total 6,822,606 7,175,654 7,012,917 7,184,872 100 2.45
Northeast
Asia
Japan 912,655 913,097 893,725 855,725 11.91 -4.19
China 2,336,771 2,704,994 2,585,993 2,585,993 35.99 1.47
Sub
total
3,249,426 3,618,091 3,467,057 3,441,718 47.90 -0.73
South Asia Pacific 461,127 453,420 485,836 510,633 7.11 5.10
North
America
America 2,102,283 2,075,590 2,091,432 2,238,989 31.16 7.06
Canada 223,322 231,492 205,993 224,054 3.12 8.77
Sub
total
2,325,605 2,307,082 2,297,425 2,463,043 34.28 7.21
Latin America 107,029 112,980 111,156 105,243 1.46 -5.32
Eurpoe 655,843 656,707 615,847 627,089 8.73 1.83
Africa 9,577 11,072 10,548 11,583 0.16 9.81
Middle East 13,999 16,302 25,048 25,563 0.36 2.06

* 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