The Filipino population residing in South Korea is one of the biggest, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Justice.
The data released today, February 17, showed that the number of foreigners staying in South Korea had topped 2.5 million for the first time. Out of that number, 62,398 are registered Filipino residents making them the seventh biggest group of foreigners living in South Korea.
The number, however, is dwarfed by Chinese nationals at 1,101,782 or 43.6 percent. Vietnamese came next with 224,518, then thais (209,909), Americans (156,982), Japanese (86,196), and Uzbeks (75,320). Russians came next after Filipinos with 61,427, then Indonesians (48,854), Mongolians (48,185) and Cambodians (47,565).
Although it was not revealed where exactly Filipino residents in South Korea resided, by region, the Gyeonggi Province had the largest foreign population followed by Seoul, South Chungcheong Province and Sejong, South Gyeongsang Province, Incheon, North Gyeongsang Province, and Busan.
Source: The Korea Times