According to the census conducted last year, the total population of Japan is about 126,146,000, a decrease of about 949,000 from the survey five years ago, and it is clear that the population is declining.

According to the final figures of the census released by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications on October 30, the total population of Japan as of October 1, last year is 61,349,581 for men and 64,996,518 for women, totaling 126,146,099. I became a person.



Compared to the previous survey in 2015, five years ago, the total population was 948,646, a decrease of 0.7%.



The population of Japan began to decline for the first time since the census began in 1919 in the previous survey, and this survey highlights the fact that the population continues to decline.



Of the total population, the Japanese population is 123,398,962, which is about 1,783,000 compared to the previous time, a decrease of 1.4%.



On the other hand, the population of foreigners is 2,747,137, which is about 835,000 compared to the previous survey, an increase of 43.6%, the highest since the survey started.



By age group, there were 3,626,632 people aged 65 and over, accounting for 28.6% of the total population, the highest ever.



By prefecture, the number of prefectures increased from the previous time in eight prefectures such as Tokyo and Okinawa, and decreased in 39 prefectures.



In addition, the number of people per household was 2.21 on a national average, the lowest ever, and Tokyo was 1.92, which was the only one among the prefectures.

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