The Wall Street Journal recently published a summary of population census findings from North Korea, also known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or DPRK. The census was taken in 2008 with participation from the United Nations Population Fund.
Some notable findings include:
- infant mortality has risen since the 1993 census, from 14.1 to 19.3 per 1,000 births
- life expectancy has dropped since 1993, from 72.7 to 69.3
- farming is the occupation that employs the most people
- farming employs 1.9 million women and 1.5 million men
The full report of the census is available here.