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Population Census 

Summary of Third Basic Complete Tabulation Results

 1. Occupation

1.1 Employed persons by occupation(10 major groups)

1.1.1. Outline
  "Craftsman, mining, manufacturing and construction workers and laborers" was the largest group, 19.31 million persons or 30.1% out of the total employed persons aged 15 and over in Japan. "Clerical and related workers" was the 2nd, 12.12 mil. or 18.9%. "Sales workers" was the 3rd, 9.5 mil. or 14.8%."Professional and technical workers" was the 4th, 8.01 mil. or 12.5%. "Service workers" was the 5th, 5.03 mil. or 7.8%. Refer to Table 1.
Table1. Employed Persons 15 years of Age and Over,by Occupation(Major Groups)(Excel:18KB)


1.1.2. Comparison with the previous census in 1990
  "Service workers" showed the largest increase among occupation(10 major groups), an increase of 13.3% in comparison with 1990. "Professional and technical workers" was the 2nd and 11.8%. "Protective service workers" the 3rd and 10.0%. "Sales workers" was the 4th and 6.9%. On the other hand, "Agriculture, forestry and fisheries workers" showed a decrease of 12.3% in comparison with 1990. Likewise, "Craftsman, mining, manufacturing and construction workers and laborers" slightly declined 0.1%. Refer to Chart 1.



1.1.3. By male and female
  Male accounted for 60.1% in the total employed persons. Classified by occupation(10 major groups), the followings showed fairly high proportion. Male accounted for 95.5% in "Protective service workers", 94.7% in "Transport and communication workers" and 90.2% in "Managers and officials". On the other hand, female accounted for 63.7% in "Service workers" and 62.4% in "Clerical and related workers". Refer to Table 1.

1.1.4. The young aged 34 and under
  The young aged 34 and under accounted for 32.5% in the total employed persons. Classified by occupation(10 major groups), the followings showed comparatively high proportion. The young aged 34 and under accounted for 42.0% in "Clerical and related workers" and equally 42.0% in "Professional and technical workers". On the other hand, the followings showed fairly low proportion. The young aged 34 and under accounted for 4.2% in "Managers and officials" and 6.0% in "Agriculture, forestry and fisheries workers".

1.1.5. The old aged 65 and over
  The old aged 65 and over accounted for 7.2% in the total employed persons. Classified by occupation(10 major groups), the followings showed comparatively high proportion. The old aged 65 and over accounted for 39.2% in "Agriculture, forestry and fisheries workers" and 14.3% in "Managers and officials". On the other hand, the followings showed fairly low proportion. The old aged 65 and over accounted for 2.2% in "Transport and communication workers" and 3.0% in "Clerical and related workers".

1.2 Employed persons by occupation(4 major categories)

1.2.1. Outline
  "Clerical, technical, managerial and related occupations" was the largest group, 22.78 million persons or 35.5% out of the total employed persons aged 15 and over in Japan. "Production, transport and related occupations" was the 2nd, 21.69 mil. or 33.8%. "Sales, service and related occupations" was the 3rd, 15.47 mil. or 24.1%. "Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related occupations" was the 4th, 3.81 mil. or 5.9%. Refer to Table 1 and Chart 2.



1.2.2. Comparison with the previous census in 1990
  "Sales, service and related occupations" showed the largest increase among occupation(4 major categories), an increase of 9.1% in comparison with 1990. "Clerical, technical, managerial and related occupations" was the 2nd and 7.5%. "Production, transport and related occupations" was the 3rd and 0.2%. On the other hand, "Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related occupations" showed a decrease of 12.3% in comparison with 1990.

1.2.3. By prefectures (ken)
  Classified by occupation(4 major categories) and by prefectures, the followings showed comparatively high proportion. "Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related occupations" accounted for 16.6% in Iwate-ken and 16.5% in Aomori-ken. "Production, transport and related occupations" accounted for 41.6% in Gifu-ken and 40.6% in Shizuoka-ken. "Sales, service and related occupations" accounted for 28.4% in Tokyo-to and 28.2% in Okinawa-ken. "Clerical, technical, managerial and related occupations" accounted for 43.9% in Tokyo-to and 42.6% in Kanagawa-ken. On the other hand, the followings showed comparatively low proportion. "Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related occupations" accounted for 0.5% in Tokyo-to and 0.7% in Osaka-fu. "Production, transport and related occupations" accounted for 25.5% in Tokyo-to and 28.7% in Okinawa-ken. "Sales, service and related occupations" accounted for 19.7% in Iwate-ken and equally 19.7% in Shimane-ken. "Clerical, technical, managerial and related occupations" accounted for 27.6% in Aomori-ken and 28.6% in Iwate-ken. Refer to Table 2.
Table2. Employed Persons 15 years of Age and Over,by Occupation(4 major categories)(Excel:31KB)

 

2. Labor force status of a couple

2.1. Outline

  "Couples living together" were 31.13 million couples. Classified by labor force status, "Couples living together which both are employed" were 14.32 mil. couples or 46.0% out of the total couples. "Couples living together which only husband is employed" were 11.92 mil. or 38.3%. "Couples living together which both are not employed" were 4.02 mil. or 12.9%. "Couples living together which only wife is employed" were 0.81 mil. or 2.6%.

2.2. By prefectures (ken)

  Classified by "Labor force status of a couple" and by prefectures, the followings showed comparatively high proportion. "Couples living together which both are employed" accounted for 60.1% in Fukui-ken and 59.1% in Tottori-ken. "Couples living together which only husband is employed" accounted for 48.9% in Nara-ken and 46.9% in Osaka- fu. "Couples living together which both are not employed" accounted for 17.1% in Kumamoto-ken and 17.0% in Nagasaki-ken. "Couples living together which only wife is employed" accounted for 4.5% in Kochi-ken and 3.7% in Okinawa-ken.

3. Occupation of Aged-single-person

  "Employed aged-single-person" were 0.41 million persons out of 2.2 mil. "Aged-single- person". Classified by both sexes and occupation(10 major groups), in male, "Craftsman, mining, manufacturing and construction workers and laborers" was the largest group, 40 thousand persons or 31.2% out of the total "Employed male aged-single-person". "Agriculture, forestry and fisheries workers" was the 2nd, 20 thousand or 14.0%. "Professional and technical workers" was the 3rd, 15 thousand or 12.9%. On the other hand, in female, "Craftsman, mining, manufacturing and construction workers and laborers" was the largest group, 70 thousand persons or 24.0% out of the total "Employed female aged-single-person". "Sales workers" was the 2nd, 60 thousand or 22.6%. "Service workers" was the 3rd, 50 thousand or 17.1%.

4. Mother-child(ren) households and Father-child(ren) households

4.1. Mother-child(ren) households

  " Mother-child(ren) households" were 530 thousand households or 1.2% out of the total private households. "Mother-child(ren) households which mother is divorced" was 77.8% out of the total "Mother-child(ren) households".

4.2. Father-child(ren) households

  " Father-child(ren) households" were 90 thousand households or 0.2% out of the total private households. "Father-child(ren) households which father is divorced" was 69.2% out of the total "Father-child(ren) households".

4.3. Occupation of mother

  "Mother-child(ren) households which mother is employed" were 440 thousand households. Classified by occupation(10 major groups), "Clerical and related workers" was the largest group, 110 thousand households or 25.2% out of the total "Mother- child(ren) households which mother is employed". "Craftsman, mining, manufacturing and construction workers and laborers" was the 2nd, 100 thousand or 23.6%. "Sales workers" was the 3rd, 80 thousand or 18.4%.

5. Occupation of foreigner

5.1 Outline

  Employed foreigners aged 15 and over in Japan were 600 thousand persons. Classified by occupation(10 major groups), "Craftsman, mining, manufacturing and construction workers and laborers" was the largest group, 270 thousand persons or 45.5% out of the total employed foreigners. "Service workers" was the 2nd, 80 thousand or 13.5%. "Professional and technical workers" was the 3rd, 70 thousand or 11.9%. "Sales workers" was the 4th, 60 thousand or 10.6%.

5.2 Comparison with the previous census in 1990

  Employed foreigners increased 160 thousand persons or 38.0% in comparison with 1990. Classified by occupation(10 major groups), "Craftsman, mining, manufacturing and construction workers and laborers" was the largest increase and 110 thousand persons. "Service workers" was the 2nd and 20 thousand. "Professional and technical workers" was the 3rd and 16 thousand.

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