Every 2 In 5 South Koreans Don’t Want To Marry, Prefer To Live Alone
As per a survey report, almost 40% of South Koreans don’t want to marry in their life. They prefer to live alone without any life-partner. Two in every five will live alone till 2050.
According to the national statistics agency, the percentage of South Koreans who would be living alone in 2050 is predicted to more than quadruple from the year 2000.
This represents a change in the makeup of households, which contributes to the lowest fertility rate in the world.
In 2021, there were more single-person households (7.2 million, or one in three) than any other type of multiple-person family.
According to Statistics Korea, the ratio, which was 15.5% in 2000, will likely increase to about 40% by the middle of the century.
The statistics show that families are changing as Koreans adjust to social conventions and economic realities in a nation that is quickly developing.
Although it still falls far short of Japan or Germany, South Korea now has a share of single-person homes that is roughly equivalent to that of the UK.
Nearly half of singles cited lack of money plus job security as their reasons for not getting married, while 12% of respondents stated they felt overburdened by having to parent children.
25% of respondents claimed they haven’t found the right match or don’t feel pressure to get hitched.
The country’s elderly demographics will be further strained by the increase in one-person homes.
South Koreans don’t wish to marry, because of the high cost of living. This is due to the fact that the average age for marriage in South Korea is 29 years old and it has been steadily increasing over the past decades.
The life expectancy for a woman in South Korea is 86 years old, which means that they will spend more than half their lives as single people.