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I-2 By Industry

(1) Overview by Major Industrial Group

The number of establishments increased substantially in "Medical, Health Care and Welfare."

By major industrial group, the number of establishments in "Wholesale and Retail Trade" stood the highest at 1,605,000 (27.1 % of the total), followed by "Services, N.E.C." such as beauty services, goods rental and leasing with 1,119,000 (18.9 %), "Eating and Drinking Places, Accommodations" with 788,000 (13.3 %) and so on.

Compared with 2001 main industries, the number of establishments increased greatly in "Medical, Health Care and Welfare" (by 17.9 %), while it decreased in "Manufacturing" (by 14.8 %), "Wholesale and Retail Trade" (by 11.2 %), "Construction" (by 9.6 %), and others (Fig. I-3 and I-4, Table I-3).


Fig. I-3 Composition Ratio of Number of Establishments by Major Industrial Group (2001, 2006)

Fig. I-3 Composition Ratio of Number of Establishments by Major Industrial Group (2001, 2006)


Fig. I-4 Rate of Increase of Establishments by Main Major Industrial Group (2001 - 2006)

Fig. I-4 Rate of Increase of Establishments by Main Major Industrial Group (2001 - 2006)


Table I-3 Number of Establishments by Major Industrial Group (2001, 2006)

Table I-3 Number of Establishments by Major Industrial Group (2001, 2006)

The number of persons engaged increased in "Medical, Health Care and Welfare" and "Services, N.E.C."

By major industrial group, the number of persons engaged in "Wholesale and Retail Trade" stood the highest at 12,401,000 (21.1 % of the total), followed by "Manufacturing" at 9,922,000 (16.9 %), "Services, N.E.C." at 8,690,000 (14.8 %), and so on.

Compared with 2001 main industries, the number of persons engaged increased in "Medical, Health Care and Welfare" by 23.4 %, "Services, N.E.C." by 6.6 % and others, while it decreased in "Construction" by 16.2 %, "Manufacturing" by 9.4 % and others.

Examining the composition ratio by sex, the percentage of males was high in "Manufacturing" (20.2 % of the total males engaged), "Wholesale and Retail Trade" (18.9 %), "Services, N.E.C." (14.6 %) and others, while that of females was high in "Wholesale and Retail Trade" (24.2 % of the total females engaged), "Medical, Health Care and Welfare" (16.7 %), "Services, N.E.C." (15.1 %) and others (Fig. I-5 and I-6, Table I-4).


Fig. I-5 Composition ratio of Persons Engaged by Major Industrial Group (2001, 2006)

Fig. I-5 Composition ratio of Persons Engaged by Major Industrial Group (2001, 2006)


Fig. I-6 Rate of Increase of Persons Engaged by Main Major Industrial Group (2001 - 2006)

Fig. I-6 Rate of Increase of Persons Engaged by Main Major Industrial Group (2001 - 2006)


Table I-4 Number of Persons Engaged by Major Industrial Group (2001, 2006)

Table I-4 Number of Persons Engaged by Major Industrial Group (2001, 2006)

According to the composision ratio of persons engaged by sex classified by main major industrial group, the percentage of men was high in "Electricity, Gas, Heat, Supply and Water" (88.2 %), "Transport" (83.3 %), "Construction" (82.8 %) and others. On the other hand, that of women was high in "Medical, Health Care and Welfare" (74.4 %), "Eating and Drinking Places, Accommodations" (58.6 %), "Education, Learning Support" (51.4 %) and others (Table I-5, Figure I-7).


Table I-5 Number of Persons Engaged by Sex, Classified by Major Industrial Group (2006)

Table I-5 Number of Persons Engaged by Sex, Classified by Major Industrial Group (2006)


Fig. I-7 Persons Engaged Ratio by Sex, Classified by Major Industrial Group (2006)

Fig. I-7 Persons Engaged Ratio by Sex, Classified by Major Industrial Group (2006)

"Information and Communications" showed a high rate for both opening and closure.

By major industrial group, the number of new private establishments was the highest in "Wholesale and Retail Trade" at 352,000 (25.9 % of the total of new establishments), followed by "Services, N.E.C." at 258,000 (19.0 %), "Eating and Drinking Places, Accommodations" at 242,000 (17.8 %) and others.

On the other hand, the number of closed establishments (*2) was the highest in "Wholesale and Retail Trade" at 538,000 (30.8 % of the total closed establishments), followed by "Eating and Drinking Places, Accommodations" at 317,000 (18.2 %), "Services, N.E.C." at 279,000 (16.0 %) and others (Table I-6).


Table I-6 Number of New/Closed Establishments by Major Industrial Group (Private, 2006) (*)

Table I-6 Number of New/Closed Establishments by Major Industrial Group (Private, 2006) (*)


*1 New establishments are establishments that existed as of the date of the Census which did not exist on the date of the last Census. They include establishments that had been created or relocated from other places from the day after the last Census.

*2 Closed establishments are establishments that existed as of the date of the last Census which did not exist as of the date of the Census. They include establishments that had been closed or relocated to other places from the day after the last Census.

* Among establishments classified as "Institutions of National and Local Public Organizations" at the 2001 Census, incorporated administrative agencies, Japan Post, national university corporations and others had been classified under "Incorporated Administrative Agency, etc." and thus were counted as new private establishments at this Census.

Therefore, these establishments were counted as new ones in the groups including incorporated administrative agencies: "Compound Services" such as Japan Post; "Education, Learning Support" such as national university corporations; and other groups.

By major industrial group, the opening rate (*3) was the highest in "Compound Services" (71.3 %), followed by "Information and Communications" (49.9 %), "Medical, Health Care and Welfare" (39.5 %) and others.

The closure rate (*4) was the highest in "Information and Communications" (50.1 %), followed by "Finance and Insurance" (37.9 %), "Eating and Drinking Places, Accommodations" (36.6 %) and others. "Information and Communications" thereby showed a high rate of both opening and closure (Table I-7, Fig. I-8).


Table I-7 Opening and Closure Rate of Establishments by Major industrial group (Private, 2006) (*)

Table I-7 Opening and Closure Rate of Establishments by Major industrial group (Private, 2006) (*)

*3 The opening rate is the ratio of the number of new establishments to the number of private establishments counted at the last Census.

*4 The closure rate is the ratio of the number of closed establishments to the number of private establishments counted at the last Census.


Fig. I-8 Opening and Closure Rate of Establishments by Major industrial group (Private, 2006) (*)

Fig. I-8 Opening and Closure Rate of Establishments by Major industrial group (Private, 2006) (*)

(2) Overview by Medium Industrial Group

The number of establishments and persons engaged both substantially increased in "Social insurance and social welfare."

Among medium groups with more than 100,000 persons engaged whose number of establishments increased compared with 2001, the rate of increase was the highest in "Social insurance and social welfare" at 48.2 %, followed by "Miscellaneous business services" including guard services and worker dispatching services at 11.0 %, "Waste disposal business" at 10.2 %, and so on (Table I-8).


Table I-8 Industrial Groups whose Number of Establishments Increased (Medium Group) (2001 - 2006)

Table I-8 Industrial Groups whose Number of Establishments Increased (Medium Group) (2001 - 2006)

Among medium industrial groups with more than100,000 persons engaged whose number of persons engaged increased compared with 2001, the rate of increase was the highest in "Social insurance and social welfare" at 56.2 %, followed by "Other business services" (35.0 %), "Information services" (14.9 %), and others (Table I-9).


Table I-9 Industrial Groups whose Number of Persons Engaged Increased (Medium Group) (2001 - 2006)

Table I-9 Industrial Groups whose Number of Persons Engaged Increased (Medium Group) (2001 - 2006)

The number of establishments and that of persons engaged both sharply decreased in "Manufacture of apparel and other finished products made from fabrics and similar materials."

Among medium industrial groups with more than 100,000 persons engaged whose number of establishments decreased compared with 2001, "Communications" ranked the highest with a 35.9 %decrease rate, followed by "Non-deposit money corporations engaged in the provision of finance, credit and investment" such as credit card and finance businesses for consumers with 32.7 %, "Manufacture of apparel and other finished products made from fabrics and similar materials" with 29.8 %, and so on.

Six industrial groups among 10 groups with a higher decrease rate of establishments belong to "Manufacturing" in major industrial group (Table I-10).


Table I-10 Industry Groups with Higher Decrease Rate of Establishments (Highest 20 Medium Groups) (2001 - 2006)

Table I-10 Industry Groups with Higher Decrease Rate of Establishments (Highest 20 Medium Groups) (2001 - 2006)

Among medium industrial groups with more than 100,000 persons engaged whose number of persons engaged decreased compared with 2001, "Manufacture of apparel and other finished products made from fabrics and similar materials" ranked the highest with a 30.7 % decrease rate, followed by "Manufacture of information and communication electronics equipment" with 26.9 %, "Manufacture of textile mill products, except apparel and other finished products made from fabrics and similar materials" with 24.2 %, and so on.

Six industrial groups among 10 groups with a higher decrease rate of persons engaged belong to "Manufacturing" in major industrial group (Table I-11).


Table I-11 Industry Groups with Higher Decrease Rate of Persons Engaged (Highest 20 Medium Groups) (2001 - 2006)

Table I-11 Industry Groups with Higher Decrease Rate of Persons Engaged (Highest 20 Medium Groups) (2001 - 2006)

(3) Overview by Minor Industrial Group

"Miscellaneous social insurance, social welfare and care services" and "Worker dispatching services" showed substantial growth in both the number of establishments and that of persons engaged.

Among minor industrial groups with more than100,000 persons engaged whose number of establishments increased compared with 2001, "Miscellaneous social insurance, social welfare and care services" such as recovery institutions and care attending services ranked the highest with a 151.5 % rate of increase, followed by "Worker dispatching services" with 144.4 %, "Welfare services for the aged and care services, except home care help service" with 87.9 %, and so on (Table I-12).


Table I-12 Industry Groups with Higher Rate of Increase of Establishments (Highest 20 Minor Groups) (2001 - 2006)

Table I-12 Industry Groups with Higher Rate of Increase of Establishments (Highest 20 Minor Groups) (2001 - 2006)

Among minor industrial groups with more than100,000 persons engaged whose number of persons engaged increased compared with 2001, the rate of increase of "Miscellaneous social insurance, social welfare and care services" ranked the highest with a 140.7 %, followed by "Worker dispatching services" with 133.6 %, "Welfare services for the aged and care services, except home care help service" with 79.0 %, and so on (Table I-13).


Table I-13 Industrial Groups with Higher Rate of Increase of Persons Engaged (Highest 20 Minor Groups) (2001 - 2006)

Table I-13 Industrial Groups with Higher Rate of Increase of Persons Engaged (Highest 20 Minor Groups) (2001 - 2006)

The number of establishments and that of persons engaged both sharply decreased in "Textile outer garments and shirts, including bonded fabrics and lace, except Japanese style."

Among minor industrial groups with more than 100,000 persons engaged whose number of establishments decreased compared with 2001, the decrease rate of "Grocery stores" ranked the highest with a 34.6 %, followed by "Textile outer garments and shirts, including bonded fabrics and lace, except Japanese style" with 33.3 %, "Liquor stores" with 27.1 %, and so on (Table I-14).


Table I-14 Industry Groups with Higher Decrease Rate of Establishments (Highest 20 Minor Groups) (2001 - 2006)

Table I-14 Industry Groups with Higher Decrease Rate of Establishments (Highest 20 Minor Groups) (2001 - 2006)

Among minor industrial groups with more than100,000 persons engaged whose number of persons engaged decreased compared with 2001, the decrease rate of "Textile outer garments and shirts, including bonded fabrics and lace, except Japanese style" ranked the highest with a 33.8 %, followed by "Liquor stores" with 32.8 %, "Communication equipment and related products" with 27.0 %, and so on (Table I-15).


Table I-15 Industry Groups with Higher Decrease Rate of Persons Engaged (Highest 20 Minor Groups) (2001 - 2006)

Table I-15 Industry Groups with Higher Decrease Rate of Persons Engaged (Highest 20 Minor Groups) (2001 - 2006)

Among minor industrial groups with more than 100,000 persons engaged whose percentage of men was high, "Railway transport" ranked the highest with 94.4 %, followed by "Common taxicab operators" with 93.5 %, "Common omnibus operators" with 91.1 %, and so on (Table I-16).


Table I-16 Number of Persons Engaged by Sex Classified by Minor Industrial Group (2006)

Table I-16 Number of Persons Engaged by Sex Classified by Minor Industrial Group (2006)

Among minor industrial groups with more than100,000 persons engaged whose percentage of women was high, "Day nursery" ranked the highest with 94.1 %, followed by "Home care help services" with 86.0 %, "Kindergartens" with 84.0 %, and so on (Table I-17).


Table I-17 Number of Persons Engaged by Sex Classified by Minor Industrial Group (2006)

Table I-17 Number of Persons Engaged by Sex Classified by Minor Industrial Group (2006)

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