Busan, South Korea Metro Area Population 1950-2022

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Busan, South Korea metro area from 1950 to 2022. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Busan in 2022 is 3,468,000, a 0.06% increase from 2021.
  • The metro area population of Busan in 2021 was 3,466,000, a 0.03% increase from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Busan in 2020 was 3,465,000, a 0.03% decline from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Busan in 2019 was 3,466,000, a 0.03% decline from 2018.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in South Korea
City Name Population
Seoul 9,976,000
Busan 3,468,000
Incheon 2,834,000
Daegu 2,185,000
Daejon 1,573,000
Gwangju 1,526,000
Suweon 1,350,000
Yongin 1,121,000
Goyang 1,095,000
Changwon 1,054,000
Seongnam 942,000
Ulsan 912,000
Bucheon 828,000
Ansan 765,000
Cheongju 724,000
Cheonan 696,000
Jeonju 664,000
Anyang 562,000
Siheung 445,000
Uijeongbu 424,000
Gumi 394,000
Pohang 363,000
Gwangmyeong 348,000
Jeju 346,000
Gimhae 317,000
Busan - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2022 3,468,000 0.06%
2021 3,466,000 0.03%
2020 3,465,000 -0.03%
2019 3,466,000 -0.03%
2018 3,467,000 0.20%
2017 3,460,000 0.20%
2016 3,453,000 0.20%
2015 3,446,000 0.17%
2014 3,440,000 0.20%
2013 3,433,000 0.20%
2012 3,426,000 0.20%
2011 3,419,000 -0.09%
2010 3,422,000 -0.64%
2009 3,444,000 -0.61%
2008 3,465,000 -0.63%
2007 3,487,000 -0.63%
2006 3,509,000 -0.68%
2005 3,533,000 -0.76%
2004 3,560,000 -0.78%
2003 3,588,000 -0.77%
2002 3,616,000 -0.77%
2001 3,644,000 -0.79%
2000 3,673,000 -0.81%
1999 3,703,000 -0.80%
1998 3,733,000 -0.80%
1997 3,763,000 -0.82%
1996 3,794,000 -0.50%
1995 3,813,000 0.08%
1994 3,810,000 0.08%
1993 3,807,000 0.08%
1992 3,804,000 0.11%
1991 3,800,000 0.58%
1990 3,778,000 1.56%
1989 3,720,000 1.56%
1988 3,663,000 1.55%
1987 3,607,000 1.58%
1986 3,551,000 2.25%
1985 3,473,000 3.64%
1984 3,351,000 3.62%
1983 3,234,000 3.62%
1982 3,121,000 3.65%
1981 3,011,000 3.61%
1980 2,906,000 3.64%
1979 2,804,000 3.62%
1978 2,706,000 3.64%
1977 2,611,000 3.61%
1976 2,520,000 4.22%
1975 2,418,000 5.91%
1974 2,283,000 5.89%
1973 2,156,000 5.89%
1972 2,036,000 5.88%
1971 1,923,000 6.07%
1970 1,813,000 6.65%
1969 1,700,000 6.58%
1968 1,595,000 6.62%
1967 1,496,000 5.80%
1966 1,414,000 3.59%
1965 1,365,000 3.57%
1964 1,318,000 3.53%
1963 1,273,000 3.50%
1962 1,230,000 3.62%
1961 1,187,000 2.86%
1960 1,154,000 1.94%
1959 1,132,000 1.98%
1958 1,110,000 2.02%
1957 1,088,000 1.97%
1956 1,067,000 2.01%
1955 1,046,000 2.05%
1954 1,025,000 1.99%
1953 1,005,000 1.93%
1952 986,000 1.96%
1951 967,000 2.00%
1950 948,000 0.00%