Overseas Koreans by continents
Overseas Koreans by continents
Region Country 2013 2015 2017 2019 Percentage
(%)
Year-on-year
increase(%)
Total 7,012,917 7,184,872 7,430,688 7,493,587 100 0.85
Northeast
Asia
Japan 893,725 855,725 818,626 824,977 11.01 0.78
China 2,585,993 2,585,993 2,548,030 2,461,386 32.85 -3.40
Sub
total
3,467,057 3,441,718 3,366,656 3,286,363 43.86 -2.38
South Asia Pacific 485,836 510,633 557,739 592,441 7.91 6.21
North
America
America 2,075,590 2,238,989 2,492,252 2,546,982 33.99 2.20
Canada 205,993 224,054 240,942 241,750 3.23 0.34
Sub
total
2,297,425 2,463,043 2,733,194 2,788,732 37.21 2.03
Latin America 111,156 105,243 106,784 103,617 1.38 -2.97
Eurpoe 615,847 627,089 630,730 687,059 9.17 8.94
Africa 10,548 11,583 10,854 10,877 0.15 0.22
Middle East 25,048 25,563 24,707 24,498 0.33 -0.85

* 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