The number of local foreign residents in Daegu has risen to over 22,800 people or roughly 0.92 percent of the general population. According to statistical research done over the last month, foreign men amount to 12,650 people, and 10,172 are females. When compared to the previous year, the overall number increased by 2,091 people (10.1 percent), growing at a net monthly average of 174..
The totals consist of foreign industrial workers (8,955 people or 39.3 percent); 4,436 (19.5 percent) are married; 2,699 (11.9 percent) are students; and children amount to 2,255 (9.9 percent)
Focusing on the nationalities, 10,551 people (46.2 percent) are Korean-ethnic Chinese, Southeast Asians, including Vietnam, Philippines, amount to 6,707 people (29.4 percent), Nepalese and other South Asians total 1,491 people (6.5 percent), 1,133 (5.0%) are Taiwanese, 802 (3.5 percent) are Americans, and 502 (2.2 percent) are Japanese.
7,741 (33.9 percent) of foreigners live around Seongseo Industrial Complex, 4,434 (19.4 percent) live in northern Daegu, 2,830 (12.4 percent) in industrial complex-friendly Dalseong-gun in the west, and the rest are spread out throughout the city.
These numbers obviously don’t reflect all the GIs who work on SOFA-status visas nor the migrant workers and teachers here on tourist visas.