Japan - Birth Rate

Japan: Birth Rate

Mnemonic BR.IJPN
Unit # per Ths. pop.
Annual 2.86 %
Data 2020 6.8
2019 7

Series Information

Source Japan Statistics Bureau
Release Vital Statistics (Sub-National)
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1899
End Date 12/31/2020

Japan: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Population Mar 2023 12,449 12,463 10 Ths. #, NSA Monthly
Birth Rate 2020 6.8 7 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Births 2020 840,835 865,239 # Annual
Death Rate 2020 11.1 11.2 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Deaths 2020 1,372,755 1,381,093 # Annual
Net Migration 2017 250,000 # Annual

Release Information

Vital Statistics are quantitative data concerning a population, such as the number of births, marriages, and deaths. This dataset provides statistics on:

  1. Live births
  2. Live birth rate per 1000
  3. Deaths
  4. Death rate per 1000
  5. Natural change rate
  6. Total Population.

Data are available for the Hokkaido Region and 47 prefectures, however, information for Total Population is available just for the country as a whole.

The data are collected from Japan Statistics Bureau and provided by the Statistics and Information Department, Minister's Secretariat, and Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.

Data are gathered through various surveys and the subjects of these surveys are Japanese citizens who report the total events of live births, deaths, marriages and divorces, notified in accordance with ‘Family Registration Law’ and ‘Provisions Regarding Notification of Stillbirths’. Vital Statistics Survey is based on Family Registry and the Municipal heads fill in vital statistics survey forms based on notifications of live births, deaths, marriages and divorces. The survey period is 1st January to 31st December and the data are released annually around September following the survey year.

Data are not subject to revision.

 Okinawa Prefecture is not include figures from 1947 to 1972.