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# Current Population Estimates as of October 1, 2022

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## Population Pyramid

## Summary of Results - Current Population Estimates as of October 1, 2022

### Population for Japan

**[Total Population]**

- The total population was 124,947 thousand, a decrease of 556 thousand compared with the previous year. The rate of decrease was 0.44 percent. The total population decreased for the twelfth year in a row.
- The male population was 60,758 thousand, a decrease of 261 thousand (0.43 percent), while the female population was 64,189 thousand, a decrease of 294 thousand (0.46 percent).
- The natural change of the male population was negative for the eighteenth year in a row, and that of the female population was negative for the fourteenth year in a row.
- The migration change of the Japanese population was negative for the two years in a row, and that of the foreign population was positive for the first time in two years.

**[Population by Age Group]**

- The population under 15 years old was 14,503 thousand (11.6 percent of the total population).
- The population aged 15 to 64 was 74,208 thousand (59.4 percent of the total population).
- The population aged 65 years old and over was 36,236 thousand (29.0 percent of the total population).

### Population by Prefecture

**[Population]**

- The top five prefectures in population were Tokyo-to, Kanagawa-ken, Osaka-fu, Aichi-ken and Saitama-ken. These prefectures account for 37.5 percent of the total population.
- Tokyo-to had the largest population in 2022 (11.2 percent of the total population).

**[Rates of Population Change]**

- The population increased in 1 prefecture. Tokyo-to had the highest rate of increase in population.
- The population decreased in 46 prefectures. Akita-ken had the highest rate of decrease in population.

**[Population by Age Group]**

- The percentage of the population under 15 years old was the highest in Okinawa-ken and lowest in Akita-ken.
- The percentage of the population aged 15 to 64 was the highest in Tokyo-to and lowest in Akita-ken.
- The percentage of the population aged 65 years old and over was the highest in Akita-ken and lowest in Tokyo-to, and it increased in 44 prefectures.