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Current Population Estimates as of October 1, 2013

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Population Pyramid

Population Pyramid

 Summary of Results - Current Population Estimates as of October 1, 2013

Population for Japan

[Total Population]

  • The total population was 127,298 thousand, and decreased by 217 thousand compared with the previous year. The rate of decrease was 0.17 percent. The total population decreased for the third year in a row.
  • The male population was 61,909 thousand, a decrease of 120 thousand (0.19 percent), while the female population was 65,388 thousand, a decrease of 97 thousand (0.15 percent).
  • The natural change of the male population was negative for nine years in a row, and that of the female population was negative for five years in a row.
  • Both the migration change of Japanese population was negative for third years in a row, The migration change of foreign population was increase for the first time in five years.

Table 1 Composition of Population (as of October 1, 2013)

Figure 1 Number and Rate of Population change

[Population by Age Group]

  • The population aged 0 to 14 (child population) was 16,390 thousand (12.9 percent of the total population).
  • The population aged 15 to 64 (productive-age population) was 79,010 thousand (62.1 percent of the total population).
  • The population aged 65 and over (aged population) was 31,898 thousand (25.1 percent of the total population).

Population by Prefecture

[Population]

  • The top five prefectures in population were Tokyo-to, Kanagawa-ken, Osaka-fu, Aichi-ken and Saitama-ken. These prefectures account for 36.1 percent of the total population.
  • Tokyo-to had the largest population in 2013 (10.4 percent of the total population).

[Rates of Population Change]

  • The population increased in 8 prefectures. Tokyo-to had the highest rate of increase in population.
  • The population decreased in 39 prefectures. Akita-ken had the highest rate of decrease in population.

Table 2 Population for Prefectures/Table 3 Rates of Population Change for Prefectures

Figure 3 Rates of Population Change

[Population by Age Group]

  • The percentage of the child population was the highest in Okinawa-ken and lowest in Akita-ken .
  • The percentage of the productive-age population was the highest in Tokyo-to and lowest in Shimane-ken.
  • The percentage of the aged population was the highest in Akita-ken and lowest in Okinawa-ken, and it increased in all prefectures.

Reference Table Percentage of Population by Age (3 Groups) for Prefectures

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