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Population Census

10. Residential circumstances

Home ownership rate is 61.1%.

- There are 27,905,128 households (61.1% of the total) in which the residence is owned by the occupiers and 12,297,660 households (26.9% of the total) that live in rented accommodation.

- The average gross floor area of all residences is 91.3 m2. The average floor area of privately rented accommodation, 42.3 m2, is one third the 120.5 m2 size of owner-occupied residences.

- Locally, the highest proportion of households in owner-occupied residences is 79.3% in Toyama Prefecture and the lowest proportion is 43.7% in Metropolitan Tokyo. By contrast the highest proportion of households in privately rented accommodation is 40.3% in Metropolitan Tokyo and the lowest proportion is 13.2% in Toyama Prefecture.

Moreover, at 146.4 m2, Toyama Prefecture has the largest average gross floor area of dwellings and, at 63.0m2, Metropolitan Tokyo has the smallest.

 9. Households comprising old married couple

11. Overseas persons

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