Male to female ratio in South Korea 2006-2060

As of 2018, there were around 100.5 males for every 100 females in South Korea. This gender ratio was not projected to change significantly by 2060. Although the sex ratio is almost equal, South Korea has struggled to achieve economic and political equality, with the country consistently ranked amongst the worst in terms of gender equality in the world. Fortunately, parity in education attainment and healthcare in the country have improved over the years compared to world standings.

Economic and political disparity

While employment opportunities for women in South Korea has improved, they still tend to occupy low-paying jobs and are less likely to advance to higher management roles compared to men. In 2017, women still earned significantly less than men, making the country’s gender pay gap the highest in the OECD. The average monthly salary of South Korean men was over 35 percent higher than women in the same year.

Despite adopting a legal gender quota for female politicians, many South Koreans believe not enough has been done to achieve gender equality in government and politics. Currently, only 17 percent of the National Assembly are women, a percentage that many believe does not provide equal political representation for women.

Future outlook

In a recent survey among South Koreans, almost 70 percent of women agreed that achieving gender equality was important for them personally. However, only just over half of men shared the same sentiment. This indicates that there is still room for improvement and development if South Korea wants to become a nation that provides equal opportunities for both men and women in all aspects of society.

Male to female ratio in South Korea from 2006 to 2018, with projections to 2060

Men per 100 women
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $59 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

June 2019

Region

South Korea

Survey time period

2006 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Projected.
The source does not provide an exact publication date. Date given here is the date of data access.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Women in South Korea"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.