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Source Information

Korea, North


Last updated on IDB: December 2010
Base Population
Item Base year Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Base Population 1993 census 1993 Census population adjusted for estimated underenumeration and moved to midyear. 1

Latest Data Used in the Estimates and Projections
Item Reference years Data source Data collection years Notes Ref. No.
Population 2008 census 2008 Census population data by age and sex used to evaluate the estimates and projections. 2
Fertility 2008 census 2008 Adjusted direct estimates of age-specific fertility rates. 2
Mortality 2008 census 2008 Age-specific death rates based on deaths reported in the census, indirect estimates of under-5 mortality, and United Nations Far East model life tables. 2
Migration 2004 refugee statistics 2004 Based on the change in refugee stock estimates between two consecutive years. 3

References
Ref. No. Citations
1 Central Bureau of Statistics DPRK. 1995. Tabulation on the Population Census of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (31 December 1993). Pyongyang.
2 Central Bureau of Statistics, DPR Korea. 2009. D P R Korea 2008 Population Census National Report. Pyongyang, DPR Korea: Central Bureau of Statistics.
3 Tanaka, Hiroyuki. 2008. "North Korea: Understanding migration to and from a closed country." Migration Policy Institute. Accessed 5/30/08 at <http://www.migrationinformation.org/feature/display.cfm?ID=668>.

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