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News Bulletin April 20, 2016

April 20, 2016


No.258

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Preliminary Counts of the 2015 Population Census of Japan released

  The Preliminary Counts of the 2015 Population Census of October 1 were released on February 26, 2016.
  The Population Census is the most important statistical survey for clarifying the actual state of Japan's population and households. It has been conducted every five years since 1920 and the 20th Survey was conducted in October 2015.
  http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/kokusei/index.htm

- Population of Japan
  The total population of Japan as of October 1, 2015, was 127.11 million. During the 2010-2015 period, the population of Japan declined by 947 thousand (0.7%), or by 189 thousand (0.15%) per year. It declined for the first time since the Population Census was begun in 1920.

- Population by Prefecture
  According to the population by prefecture in 2015, the population of Tokyo-to was largest (13.51 million). The total population of the top 9 populated prefectures was 68.47 million, and the total population of these 9 prefectures exceeded half of the total population of Japan (53.9%).
  The population of the Tokyo Area, which consists of Tokyo-to, Kanagawa-ken, Saitama-ken and Chiba-ken, was 36.13 million, which accounts for more than a quarter (28.4%) of the population of Japan. The population of the Tokyo Area increased by 510 thousand during the five years.
  If we look at the population change rate by prefecture between 2010 and 2015, Okinawa-ken showed the highest population increase rate, followed by Tokyo-to, Aichi-ken etc. In the period between 2010 and 2015, population increased in 8 prefectures and decreased in 39 prefectures. The population of Osaka-fu shifted to a decrease.

- Households
  The number of households was 53.403 million, which increased by 1.453 million (2.8%) during the 2010-2015 period. The size of household was 2.38 and remained on a decline.
  Okinawa-ken showed the highest increase rate of households, followed by Miyagi-ken, Tokyo-to, etc. The number of households increased in 42 prefectures. The number of households declined in 5 prefectures including Kochi-ken, Kagoshima-ken etc.

- Implementation of an online survey on the 2015 Population Census
  The 2015 Population Census represents the first time in Japan's history that an online survey of all households in Japan is being conducted.
  The number of online responses in the 2015 Population Census was 19,722,062. Calculated on the basis of the preliminary counts of households, the online response rate was 36.9%. The rate of responses using smartphones was 12.7%.
  By prefecture, Shiga-ken showed the highest online response rate, which was 47.5%, followed by Toyama-ken, Gifu-ken, Nara-ken, Shizuoka-ken and so on. Online response rates exceeded 40% in 16 prefectures.


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