Population of Japan 2017

Population

Current population of Japan is 126,451,398 (July 2017 est.) which makes the country the 11th most populous.

Nationality

noun: Japanese (singular and plural)
adjective: Japanese

Ethnic Groups

Japanese 98.5%, Koreans 0.5%, Chinese 0.4%, other 0.6%

note: up to 230,000 Brazilians of Japanese origin migrated to Japan in the 1990s to work in industries; some have returned to Brazil (2004)

Languages

Japanese

Religions

Shintoism 79.2%, Buddhism 66.8%, Christianity 1.5%, other 7.1%

note: total adherents exceeds 100% because many people practice both Shintoism and Buddhism (2012 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 12.84% (male 8,361,611/female 7,875,045)
15-24 years: 9.64% (male 6,417,085/female 5,778,904)
25-54 years: 37.5% (male 23,435,323/female 23,980,781)
55-64 years: 12.15% (male 7,692,424/female 7,665,157)
65 years and over: 27.87% (male 15,397,309/female 19,847,759) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 64.5
youth dependency ratio: 21.1
elderly dependency ratio: 43.3
potential support ratio: 2.3 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 46.9 years
male: 45.6 years
female: 48.3 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

-0.2% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

7.7 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

9.8 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

all primary and secondary regions of high population density lie on the coast; one-third of the population resides in and around Tokyo on the central plain (Kanto Plain)

Urbanization

urban population: 93.5% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 0.56% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

TOKYO (capital) 38.001 million; Osaka-Kobe 20.238 million; Nagoya 9.406 million; Kitakyushu-Fukuoka 5.51 million; Shizuoka-Hamamatsu 3.369 million; Sapporo 2.571 million (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.11 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.98 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.77 male(s)/female
total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Mother’s mean age at first birth:
30.3 years (2012 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

5 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 2 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 2.3 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 1.8 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 85 years
male: 81.7 years
female: 88.5 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.41 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Health Expenditures

10.2% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

2.3 physicians/1,000 population (2012)

Hospital Bed Density

13.7 beds/1,000 population (2009)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 100% of population
rural: 100% of population
total: 100% of population

unimproved
urban: 0% of population
rural: 0% of population
total: 0% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

NA

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

NA

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

NA

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

3.5% (2014)

Children Under the Age of 5 Years Underweight

3.4% (2010)

Education Expenditures

3.8% of GDP (2014)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 15 years
male: 15 years
female: 15 years (2014)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 5.9%
male: 6.4%
female: 5.4% (2014 est.)