The KWP claimed a membership of more than 3 million persons
as of 1988, a significant increase from the 2 million members
announced in 1976. This increase may have been a result of the
active mobilization drive for the Three Revolution Team Movement.
The Korean Workers' Party has three constituencies:
industrial workers, peasants, and intellectuals, that is, office
workers. Since 1948 industrial workers have constituted the
largest percentage of party members, followed by peasants and
intellectuals. Beginning in the 1970s, when North Korea's
population reached the 50 percent urban mark, the composition of
the groups belonging to the party changed. More people working in
state-owned enterprises became party members and the number of
members working in agricultural cooperatives decreased.
Data as of June 1993