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Gwangju’s child birth rate the lowest since 1993

지난해 광주 출생아수 9105명…1993년 이후 최저 기록

Gwangjus child birth rate the lowest since 1993


The number of babies born last year in Gwangju hit the lowest level since 1993.


According to figures recently released by the Honam Statistics Office, 9,105 births took place in Gwangju last year, down 58.7 percent from 1993.


In Gwangju, 12,400 babies were born in 2016, 800 fewer than the year prior, a drop of 6.5 percent.


Meanwhile, the number of marriages also saw a decline.


According to the same data, about 6,632 couples got married last year, down 3528 from 10,160 in 1993.


The data also forecast that in the year 2047, the number of the elderly population will be 3.7 times larger than young population.

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