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    Seoul Examined through Statistics, Seoul Statistical Yearbook 2017 published

    What was a day in Seoul like in 2016? Every day an average of 206 babies were born, and 119 people passed away. 157 couples got married, 49 couples divorced, 7,810,000 and 4,280,000 people used the subway and buses, respectively, and an average of 0.95 person died in traffic accidents.

    As of the end of 2016, the total population of Seoul was 10,204,000, a decrease of 93,081 from the previous year, while the number of registered foreigners was 273,000, accounting for 2.7% of the entire Seoul population. The average age of Seoul citizens was 41.1, a slight increase from 40.6 of the previous year.

    Meanwhile, the consumer price index rose by 8.1% compared to 5 years ago (2011). Looking at major items, the price of cigarettes saw a significant increase of 80.8%, urban railway fees by 35.0%, and downtown bus fees by 29.5%. In contrast, the cost of gasoline fell by 24.1%, and mackerel and laundry detergent by 23.1% and 22.2%, respectively.

    The percentages of each transportation type used by an average Seoul citizen in a day (as of the end of 2015) were subway and railroad 39.3%, bus 26.5%, personal car 23.0%, and taxi 6.8%, with the subway Line 2 shown as the most used subway line.

    Seoul city has published its ‘Seoul Statistical Yearbook 2017’, in which the social lifestyles of Seoul during 2016 can be viewed through 342 major statistics in 20 categories including population, economy, housing, education, and transportation. The report has been disclosed on the Seoul Statistics website.

    Website: http://stat.seoul.go.kr (Publications → Statistical Yearbook)

    Before presenting detailed statistical data, it shows “A Day in Seoul” in a single page, allowing the statistics of Seoul during 2016 to be easily understood at a glance through simple and concise graphs of 19 different categories including ▴population, ▴labor, ▴electricity, ▴water supplies, ▴consumer prices, and many more.

    View “A Day in Seoul” statistics: