Japan - Population

Japan: Population

Mnemonic POP.IJPN
Unit 10 Ths. #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.07 %
Data Sep 2021 12,521
Aug 2021 12,530

Series Information

Source Japan Statistics Bureau
Release Monthly Population Estimates
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 10/31/1950
End Date 9/30/2021

Japan: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Population Sep 2021 12,521 12,530 10 Ths. #, NSA Monthly
Birth Rate 2019 7 7.4 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Births 2019 865,239 918,400 # Annual
Death Rate 2019 11.2 11 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Deaths 2019 1,381,093 1,362,470 # Annual
Net Migration 2017 250,000 # Annual

Release Information

For Japan, estimated population by five-year age bracket. Monthly from 1996.

Japan's population is surveyed in detail through the Population Census every five years. Population Estimates are published each month in an attempt to get a grasp of the population in the intercensal period.

Population as of the first day of each month is estimated by using the Census population as the base (the Base Population) and obtaining population changes during the intercensal period from other data sources.

  • Estimated population = Base population + Natural growth + Migration
  • Natural growth = Live births - Deaths
  • Migration = Entries - Exits

Final estimates for the latest month's population will be computed five months later using updated sources.

Every five years, the source revises a portion of the data within the files which re-calculate based on the complete counts of the five-year Population Census.