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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
YearPeople
2011380,606
2012424,946
2013440,735
2014492,790
2015554,160
Nov. 2015549,503
Nov. 2016571,384
  • 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
Gyeonggi571,384
Seoul404,037
Gyeongnam114,594
Other674,649


Multi-cultural family

144,982 persons

(91,716 households)

households
YearPeople (Households)
2012119,493 (73,392)
2013129,869 (77,796)
2014138,297 (82,694)
2015142,692 (86,536)
Nov. 2015136,640 (84,295)
Nov. 2016144,982 (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
YearPeople
201242,365
201348,138
201451,960
201552,815
Nov. 201550,313
Nov. 201649,134
  • Children of foreign residents are those who acquired Korean nationality at the time of their birth.


By status
Foreigner Type
ItemGyeonggiNationwide
Foreigners without Korean nationalityForeign workers204,280 (35.8%)541,673
Foreign workers46,297 (8.1%)159,501
International students11,879 (2.1%)95,963
Ethnic Koreans with foreign nationality88,179 (15.4%)235,926
Other122,064 (21.4%)380,095
Subtotal472,699 (82.7%)1,413,758
Foreigners with Korean nationalityMale11,967 (2.1%)32,816
Male37,584 (6.6%)126,631
Subtotal49,551 (8.7%)159,447
Children of foreign residents49,134 (8.6%)191,459
Total571,3841,764,664


By nationality
By nationality (in the order of the number of foreign residents) table
ItemForeigners without Korean nationalityForeigners with Korean nationality
China (Ethnic Koreans)199,552 (42.2%)27,251 (55%)
China50,385 (10.7%)11,050 (22.3%)
Thailand35,945 (7.6%)220 (0.4%)
Vietnam29,709 (6.3%)5,071 (10.2%)
Cambodia16,636 (3.5%)480 (1.0%)
Uzbekistan14,545 (3.1%)172 (0.3%)
USA13,708 (2.9%)278 (0.6%)
Nepal12,365 (2.6%)56 (0.1%)
Other99,854 (21.1%)4,973 (10%)
Total472,69949,551


By city and municipality
Gyeonggi-do Export performance Major exporter table
Ansan79,752
Suwon54,284
Hwaseong48,457
Siheung45,668
Bucheon33,081
Seongnam29,199
Pyeongtaek28,999
Yongin26,317
Other225,627
Total571,384

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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