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News Bulletin July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016


No.261

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Preliminary Sample Tabulation of the 2015 Population Census of Japan released

  The Preliminary Sample Tabulation of the 2015 Population Census of Japan was released on June 29, 2016.
  The tabulation using sample households was carried out to offer preliminary results on the basic characteristics of the population and households including sex, age, labour force status, industrial and occupational structure, etc. The sampling ratio for this tabulation was about one percent.


- Population

  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.
  Broken down by sex, the male population numbered 61,829 thousand (48.6% of the total population) and the female population numbered 65,281 thousand (51.4%).
  The population under 15 years old was 15,864 thousand (12.7% of the total population), those aged 15 to 64 totaled 75,918 thousand (60.6%), and those aged 65 years old and over numbered 33,422 thousand (26.7%).
  The percentage of the population aged 65 and over increased from 23.0% to 26.7%.
  The percentage of the population aged 65 years old and over is the highest since the Population Census was begun in 1920.
  The percentage of the population aged 65 years old and over in Japan is 26.7%, which is the highest in the world, followed by Italy (22.4%) and Germany (21.2%).


- Employed persons

  The labour force participation rate among males decreased consecutively, while the rate among females increased.
  The labour force participation rate among persons aged 15 years old and over was 59.8%, down by 1.4 points from 2010.
  The rate for males was 70.8%, down by 3.0 points from 2010 while the rate among females was 49.8%, up by 0.2 points.
  The rate for females aged 25 to 29 was 80.9%, exceeding 80% for the first time among comparable census results since 1950.
  Regarding the percentage of employed persons aged 15 years old and over by industry (major groups), "Wholesale and retail trade" was the biggest, at 16.5%, followed by "Manufacturing," at 15.7%, and "Medical, health care and welfare," at 12.2%.
  The percentage of "Medical, health care and welfare" increased consecutively, up by 2.0 points from 2010.


- Households

  The number of private households was 51,877 thousand, the average size of a private household was 2.39 and decreased consecutively from 2010.
  The number of one-person households was 16,845 thousand, the largest category, and exceeded 30% among private households.
  The number of "aged-single-person" among the population aged 65 years old and over was 5,626 thousand. The percentage of "aged-single-person" among the population aged 65 years old and over had consecutively risen from 2010-those aged 65 years old and over were 16.8%.
  The percentage of "aged-single-person" among the population aged 65 years old and over had risen-those aged 65 years old and over were 12.5% for males and 20.1% for females, indicating the fact that one out of 8 males and one out of 5 females were living alone.
  The number of people who live as "inmates of social institutions" was 1,685 thousand. This is approximately 1.4 times the number in 2010.


  For more details, please
http://www.stat.go.jp/english/data/kokusei/2015/summary.htm


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