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News Bulletin September 14, 2015

September 14, 2015


No.251

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

The Statistics Bureau of Japan (SBJ) is to conduct the Population Census 2015

The population census is conducted once every five years in Japan in accordance with the Statistics Act, in order to provide a clear picture of the population and demographics of Japan. This time, the Population Census 2015 is conducted as of 0:00 a.m., October 1st, 2015, and all households and people (including non-Japanese) living in Japan as of October 1st, 2015 are counted in the census.

In order to ensure the accuracy and efficiency of the statistics produced, reduce the hassles of filling in forms and increase overall convenience, an online census is to be conducted. More than 10 million households are expected to go online to take part in the census, which makes it one of the largest online undertakings in the world.

In order to encourage people to take part in the census online, a time period will be set aside in which people can provide their census answers online before paper census forms are distributed. The online participation period is from September 10th to 20th, 2015. After this, paper census forms will be delivered to only those households which have not already participated online. This will make the census process more streamlined and efficient.

For more details, please visit: http://kokusei2015.stat.go.jp/en/.


[Survey Process]

  • Sep. 10th -12th
    Households will be provided with an online user ID
  • Sep. 10th -20th (Online Survey Prioritization)
    Online Participation via PC, tablet or smartphone
  • Sep. 26th -30th
    Paper census forms will be delivered only to households who have not participated online
  • Oct. 1st -7th
    Forms will be collected by census taker or submitted by post

The preliminary results of the census are scheduled to be released in February 2016 followed by detailed results by the end of October 2016.




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- As of August 1, 2015 (Provisional estimates)
<Total Population>

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- As of March 1, 2015 (Final estimates)
<Total Population>

  • The total population was 126,896 thousand, a decrease of 240 thousand (0.19%) from the previous year.
  • The population aged 0 to 14 was 16,173 thousand, a decrease of 157 thousand (0.96%) from the previous year.
  • The population aged 15 to 64 was 77,313 thousand, a decrease of 1,114 thousand (1.42%) from the previous year.
  • The population aged 65 and over was 33,410 thousand, an increase of 1,031 thousand (3.18%) from the previous year.
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    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/kojinke/index.htm

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"Monthly Report on Internal Migration in Japan" (July 2015)

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    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/idou/3.htm

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    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/kakei/156.htm


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"Monthly Survey on Service Industries" June 2015 (preliminary)

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    http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/mssi/kekka.htm

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