Japan Population (LIVE)

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Japan Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Japan is 126,713,905 as of Sunday, November 17, 2019, based on Worldometers elaboration of the latest United Nations data.
  • Japan 2019 population is estimated at 126,860,301 people at mid year according to UN data.
  • Japan population is equivalent to 1.64% of the total world population.
  • Japan ranks number 11 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Japan is 348 per Km2 (901 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 364,555 Km2 (140,755 sq. miles)
  • 91.7 % of the population is urban (116,322,813 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Japan is 46.7 years.

Population of Japan (2019 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationJapan
Global Rank
2019 126,860,301 -0.27 % -341,891 71,560 46.7 1.40 348 91.7 % 116,322,813 1.64 % 7,713,468,100 11
2018 127,202,192 -0.24 % -300,533 71,560 46.7 1.40 349 91.6 % 116,521,525 1.67 % 7,631,091,040 10
2017 127,502,725 -0.20 % -260,540 71,560 46.7 1.40 350 91.5 % 116,693,276 1.69 % 7,547,858,925 10
2016 127,763,265 -0.17 % -221,868 71,560 46.7 1.40 350 91.4 % 116,835,097 1.71 % 7,464,022,049 10
2015 127,985,133 -0.09 % -111,444 71,627 46.4 1.41 351 91.4 % 116,944,428 1.73 % 7,379,797,139 10
2010 128,542,353 0.03 % 43,247 55,516 44.7 1.34 353 90.8 % 116,741,034 1.85 % 6,956,823,603 10
2005 128,326,116 0.13 % 160,388 32,840 43.0 1.30 352 86.0 % 110,340,709 1.96 % 6,541,907,027 10
2000 127,524,174 0.18 % 231,738-20,067 41.2 1.37 350 78.7 % 100,303,716 2.08 % 6,143,493,823 9
1995 126,365,484 0.30 % 372,049 9,257 39.4 1.48 347 78.0 % 98,593,178 2.20 % 5,744,212,979 7
1990 124,505,240 0.43 % 524,352 -59,668 37.3 1.65 342 77.3 % 96,298,507 2.34 % 5,327,231,061 7
1985 121,883,482 0.68 % 813,308 10,000 35.0 1.76 334 76.7 % 93,507,944 2.50 % 4,870,921,740 7
1980 117,816,940 0.94 % 1,080,716 41,001 32.5 1.83 323 76.2 % 89,755,553 2.64 % 4,458,003,514 7
1975 112,413,359 1.39 % 1,496,822 142,987 30.3 2.13 308 75.7 % 85,121,987 2.76 % 4,079,480,606 6
1970 104,929,251 1.28 % 1,296,450 164,541 28.8 2.04 288 71.9 % 75,417,163 2.84 % 3,700,437,046 6
1965 98,447,002 1.00 % 954,677 -30,270 27.2 2.03 270 67.9 % 66,812,422 2.95 % 3,339,583,597 5
1960 93,673,615 1.02 % 931,072 -20,000 25.4 2.17 257 63.3 % 59,269,408 3.09 % 3,034,949,748 5
1955 89,018,257 1.46 % 1,243,235 0 23.6 2.96 244 58.4 % 52,005,319 3.21 % 2,773,019,936 5
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Japan Population Forecast

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YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationJapan
Global Rank
2020 126,476,461 -0.24 % -301,734 71,560 48.4 1.37 347 91.8 % 116,099,672 1.62 % 7,794,798,739 11
2025 123,975,982 -0.40 % -500,096 64,628 50.5 1.37 340 92.5 % 114,645,589 1.51 % 8,184,437,460 12
2030 120,758,057 -0.52 % -643,585 46,626 52.1 1.37 331 93.3 % 112,710,068 1.41 % 8,548,487,400 13
2035 117,166,141 -0.60 % -718,383 48,599 53.3 1.37 321 94.3 % 110,450,118 1.32 % 8,887,524,213 15
2040 113,356,476 -0.66 % -761,933 48,586 54.1 1.37 311 95.3 % 107,981,843 1.23 % 9,198,847,240 15
2045 109,529,351 -0.68 % -765,425 48,663 54.6 1.37 300 96.3 % 105,471,938 1.16 % 9,481,803,274 16
2050 105,804,027 -0.69 % -745,065   54.7 1.37 290 97.4 % 103,038,909 1.09 % 9,735,033,990 17
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

Japan Demographics

Main Page: Demographics of Japan
Life Expectancy
85.03 years
(life expectancy at birth, both sexes)
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Infant Mortality
1.6
(infant deaths per 1,000 live births)
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Deaths under age 5
2.2
(per 1,000 live births)
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Sex Ratio (males vs females)

Males Male % Females Female % Total Population (2020) Sex Ratio (males to females)
61,753,045 48.83% 64,723,413 51.17% 126,476,461 0.95

Population Pyramid for Japan (2020)

Compare with years 1960, 1990, 2050, and 2080

Population by Broad Age Groups

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Age Group Males Male % Females Female % Total Age Group Population
Age Group's share of total population
0-14 8,084,204 51.35% 7,660,291 48.65% 15,744,495 12.45%
15-24 6,002,367 51.30% 5,697,155 48.70% 11,699,522 9.25%
25-54 24,305,855 50.92% 23,431,695 49.08% 47,737,550 37.74%
55-64 7,698,011 50.06% 7,681,015 49.94% 15,379,026 12.16%
65+ 15,662,608 43.61% 20,253,257 56.39% 35,915,865 28.40%

Dependency Ratio

View also: Support Ratio


Age Group Total Age Group Population Share of Total Population Dependency Ratio
Youth (0-14 years old) 15,744,495 12.45% 21.0
Working Age Population (15-64 years) 74,816,098 59.15% N.A.
Elderly (65+ years old) 35,915,865 28.40% 48.0
Total Dependency Ratio
(Youth + Elderly)
51,660,360 40.85% 69.0

Main Cities by Population in Japan

(includes boroughs, districts, urban agglomerations, etc.)

# CITY NAME POPULATION
1 Tokyo 8,336,599
2 Yokohama 3,574,443
3 Osaka 2,592,413
4 Nagoya 2,191,279
5 Sapporo 1,883,027
6 Kobe 1,528,478
7 Kyoto 1,459,640
8 Fukuoka 1,392,289
9 Kawasaki 1,306,785
10 Saitama 1,193,350
11 Hiroshima 1,143,841
12 Yono 1,077,730
13 Sendai 1,063,103
14 Kitakyushu 997,536
15 Chiba 919,729
16 Sakai 782,339
17 Shizuoka 701,561
18 Kumamoto 680,423
19 Okayama 639,652
20 Hamamatsu 605,098
21 Hachioji 579,399
22 Honcho 560,743
23 Kagoshima 555,352
24 Niigata 505,272
25 Himeji 481,493
26 Matsudo 470,277
27 Nishinomiya-hama 468,925
28 Kawaguchi 468,565
29 Kanazawa 458,937
30 Utsunomiya 449,865
31 Oita 448,907
32 Matsuyama 443,322
33 Amagasaki 442,173
34 Kurashiki 437,581
35 Yokosuka 428,992
36 Nagasaki 410,204
37 Hirakata 406,331
38 Machida 399,969
39 Gifu-shi 397,714
40 Fujisawa 394,624
41 Toyonaka 384,459
42 Fukuyama 383,298
43 Toyohashi 378,374
44 Minato 375,339
45 Nara-shi 367,353
46 Toyota 362,383
47 Nagano 360,176
48 Iwaki 357,309
49 Asahikawa 356,612
50 Takatsuki 354,468
51 Okazaki 352,361
52 Suita 351,630
53 Wakayama 351,000
54 Koriyama 340,560
55 Kashiwa 340,221
56 Tokorozawa 339,435
57 Kawagoe 337,931
58 Kochi 335,570
59 Takamatsu 334,223
60 Toyama 325,532
61 Akita 320,069
62 Koshigaya 317,437
63 Miyazaki 311,203
64 Naha 300,795
65 Kasugai 298,589
66 Aomori 298,394
67 Otsu 298,164
68 Akashi 297,279
69 Yokkaichi 295,841
70 Morioka 295,172

See also

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Notes

The Japan Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Japan delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Japan (1950 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Japan in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.

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