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πŸ‡°πŸ‡΅ North Korea

Socio-economic indicators, 2015

Total population (in thousands) 25,155
Annual population growth (%) 0.5
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 5,325
Rural population (% of total population) 39
Total fertility rate (births per woman) 2
Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births) 20
Life expectancy at birth (years) 70
Prevalence of HIV (% of population aged 15-49 years)
Poverty headcount ratio at 2 PPP$ a day (% of population)
GDP per capita – PPP$
Annual GDP growth (%)
Total debt service (% of GNI)
GDP in billions – PPP$

Education system & School-age population

Years School-age population
Pre-primary 2 671,384
Primary 5 1,766,939
Secondary 6 2,300,272
Tertiary* 5 2,014,830
  • Compulsory education lasts 11 years from age 6 to age 16
  • For primary to post-secondary education, the academic year begins in September and ends in August

*ISCED 5A only

Source: UIS