30% of Seoul households headed by women: data

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Jan 15, 2014 - 19:58
  • Updated : Jan 15, 2014 - 19:58
Three out of 10 households in Seoul were headed by women in 2010, while women also accounted for more than half the population in Gangnam, data showed Wednesday.

According to statistics compiled by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the number of female heads of households in the city came to 984,000 as of 2010, taking up 28.1 percent of the total.

Across the nation, 4.49 million women led households as of 2010, it showed.

Of the 25 districts in the capital city, the southern district of Gangnam had the largest share of women-headed households with 32.6 percent, with 52 percent of the population in the area being female, according to the data. (Yonhap News)