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OVERVIEW OF MULTICULTURAL FAMILY POLICIES


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Status of foreign residents in Gyeonggi Province

Open multicultural society for coexistence

(Ministry of the Interior and Safety / As of November 1, 2016 / Unit: persons)

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Foreign residents

571,384 persons

(4.0% ↑compared to Nov. 2015)

Foreign resident
Year People
2011 380,606
2012 424,946
2013 440,735
2014 492,790
2015 554,160
Nov. 2015 549,503
Nov. 2016 571,384
  • Foreign residents accounted for 4.5% of the total population of Gyeonggi Province (12,671,956 persons as of November 1, 2016)


Nationwide

1,764,664 persons

Gyeonggi: 32.4%, Seoul: 22.9%, Gyeongnam: 6.52%

households
Gyeonggi 571,384
Seoul 404,037
Gyeongnam 114,594
Other 674,649


Multi-cultural family

144,982 persons

(91,716 households)

households
Year People (Households)
2012 119,493 (73,392)
2013 129,869 (77,796)
2014 138,297 (82,694)
2015 142,692 (86,536)
Nov. 2015 136,640 (84,295)
Nov. 2016 144,982 (91,716)
  • Marriage immigrants and naturalized citizens + children (excluding spouses)
  • Number of Households = 2016 Population and Housing Census of the National Statistical Office


Children of foreign residents

49,134 persons

Children of foreign residents
Year People
2012 42,365
2013 48,138
2014 51,960
2015 52,815
Nov. 2015 50,313
Nov. 2016 49,134
  • Children of foreign residents are those who acquired Korean nationality at the time of their birth.


By status
Foreigner Type
Item Gyeonggi Nationwide
Foreigners without Korean nationality Foreign workers 204,280 (35.8%) 541,673
Foreign workers 46,297 (8.1%) 159,501
International students 11,879 (2.1%) 95,963
Ethnic Koreans with foreign nationality 88,179 (15.4%) 235,926
Other 122,064 (21.4%) 380,095
Subtotal 472,699 (82.7%) 1,413,758
Foreigners with Korean nationality Male 11,967 (2.1%) 32,816
Male 37,584 (6.6%) 126,631
Subtotal 49,551 (8.7%) 159,447
Children of foreign residents 49,134 (8.6%) 191,459
Total 571,384 1,764,664


By nationality
By nationality (in the order of the number of foreign residents) table
Item Foreigners without Korean nationality Foreigners with Korean nationality
China (Ethnic Koreans) 199,552 (42.2%) 27,251 (55%)
China 50,385 (10.7%) 11,050 (22.3%)
Thailand 35,945 (7.6%) 220 (0.4%)
Vietnam 29,709 (6.3%) 5,071 (10.2%)
Cambodia 16,636 (3.5%) 480 (1.0%)
Uzbekistan 14,545 (3.1%) 172 (0.3%)
USA 13,708 (2.9%) 278 (0.6%)
Nepal 12,365 (2.6%) 56 (0.1%)
Other 99,854 (21.1%) 4,973 (10%)
Total 472,699 49,551


By city and municipality
Gyeonggi-do Export performance Major exporter table
Ansan 79,752
Suwon 54,284
Hwaseong 48,457
Siheung 45,668
Bucheon 33,081
Seongnam 29,199
Pyeongtaek 28,999
Yongin 26,317
Other 225,627
Total 571,384

Cities and municipalities in which foreign residents account for more than 5%, or 10,000, of the total residents (20)

Ansan, Suwon, Hwaseong, Siheung, Bucheon, Seongnam, Pyeongtaek, Yongin, Gimpo, Goyang, Pocheon, Gwangju, Paju, Anseong, Osan, Anyang, Yangju, Namyangju, Gunpo, Gwangmyeong

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