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2017 Women’s Lives by Statistics
Name admin Date 2017-07-11

2017 Women’s Lives by statistics  (Brief) 

1. Population and households

▨ (Population) The number of women is 25,656,000 in 2017 taking 49.9% of total Korean population.
▷ Women population is larger than that of men at 60s and above. 
▨ (Head of a household) Woman is a head of household for 30.3% of total households in Korea in 2017.

2. Family and health

▨ (Marriage ž divorce) The number of the first marriage was 221,100 in 2016 showing 7.2% decrease compared to that of the previous year. Divorce ratio of the couple who had married over 20 years exceeded over 30% of the total divorce. 
▷ (View on the marriage) The ratio of women under 13 who think “Have to marry” and “Should not divorce” is being decreased.

▨ (Birth) Total number of infants born in 2016 was 406,300 showing decrease by 32,100 compared to that of the previous year.
▷ (Number of children) The ideal number of children of the married women in the age of 15 ~ 49 in 2015 was 2.25 children while their expecting number of children was 1.94, showing difference of 0.31 children.
▨ (Mortality) The causes of death for women in 2015 were in the order of “malignant neoplasm (cancer)”, “cardiac disorder,” and cerebrovascular disease.
▷ (Life expectancy) Korean Women’s life expectancy in 2015 was 85.2 years, showing 3.6 years increase compared that of 10 years ago.

3. Economic activity

▨ (Employment · unemployment) Women’s employment rate in 2016 showed constant increase of 50.2% and unemployment rate was 3.6%, same as that of 2015.
▷ Women employment rate was higher in the order of late 20s > late 40s > early 50s
▨ (Worker) The percentage of paid worker among total women employees in 2016 was 77.2%, showing continuous increase.
▷ 41.0% of women paid workers was temporaty workers, especially 65.2% of women paid workers after 40s was temporaty workers.
▷ Among women temporaty workers, the percentage of working by hour exceeded 50%.
▨ (Wage level) Monthly and hourly average wage of Korean women working at a business having more than one employee in 2016 was 64.1% and 68.4% of those of men respectively, showing increase compared to those of the previous year.
▨ (Social insurance coverage rate) As of April, 2016, 64.3% of women paid workers joined for national pension, 67.0% for health insurance, and 64.8% for unemployment insurance. 

4. Social status

▨ (Entrance rate to college) College entrance rate for Korean girl student in 2016 was decreased by 1.1%p to 73.5%, still higher to that of boy student by 7.2%p.
▨ (Teacher) The percentage of women principals in 2016 was in the order of primary schools (34.5%) > middle schools (24.3%)>high schools (9.9%).
▨ (Rank-and-file workers and managers) Women’s ratio among ordinary employees in 2016 was 37.8% and that among managers was 20.1%.
▨ (Public and judicial official) Women’s ratio among public official in 2015 was 44.6% and that among judicial official was 24.1%. 
▨ (Medical field) Women’s ratio in medical sphere in 2016 was 25.1% for doctor, 26.8% for dentist, 20.4% for doctor of oriental medicine, and 64.0% for pharmacist.
▨ (Congressperson) The ratio of women among the members of National Assembly who won the 2016 election was 17.0%. Women took 22.9% in the local assembly selection of 2014.

5. Safety

▨ (Awareness on social safety) 50.9% of women felt “insecurity” on social safety in 2016. “Occurrence of crime (37.3%) was counted as the biggest cause of their feeling insecurity.
▨ (Victim of violent crime) 88.9% of the victims of violent crime (brutal) were women in 2015.
▨ (1366) The number of counseling through Women Emergency Call 1366 in 2016 was 267 thousand cases, among the cases, counseling on “domestic violence (61.8%) took the largest portion.

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