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Number of Households in Japan

Source: National Statistical Office. Data based on 5-year population micro-censuses from 1958-2008 and our estimates in between. The 2008-2020 forecast is based on assumption of declining average size of household to as low as 2.15 persons per household in 2020.
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2021

Number of households reached 57.2 mil in 2020 in Japan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.952 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, number of households in Japan reached an all time high of 57.2 mil in 2020 and an all time low of mil in. When compared to Japan's main peers, number of households in China amounted to 500 mil, 52.6 mil in Russia, 19.9 mil in South Korea and 130 mil in USA in 2020.

Japan has been ranked 7th within the group of 112 countries we follow in terms of number of households, 1 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

A household is defined as a group of one or more persons living together who make common provision for food or other essentials for living.


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