Official data showed that more than 30 per cent of all South Korean women who gave birth last year were 35 or older. Photo: Alamy

South Korea’s population crisis worsens as its fertility rate plummets to record low

  • The number – of children a woman is expected to have – fell below 1.0 for the first time, far below the 2.1 needed to maintain population stability
  • This means South Korea’s population, now 51 million, may start sliding even before 2028, the year Seoul had forecast as the beginning point for its decline
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Official data showed that more than 30 per cent of all South Korean women who gave birth last year were 35 or older. Photo: Alamy
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