Japanese Culture

Population Statistics

Japan

Population

124,687,293

[July 2021 est.]

Language

Japanese [official]

Religion

Shintō 69.0%
Buddhism 66.7%
Christianity 1.5%
Other 6.2%

[2018 est.]

Total adherents exceeds 100% because many people practice both Shintō and Buddhism.

Ethnicity

Japanese 97.9%
Chinese 0.6%
Korean 0.4%
Other 1.1%

[2017 est.]

Data represents population by nationality. The Japan Government does not collect official data on the composition of people in Japan.

Cultural Dimensions

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Australians with Japanese Ancestry

65,708 
[Census, 2016]

Japanese in Australia

Population

42,421

[Census, 2016]

This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Japan.

Median Age

38 
[Census, 2016]

Gender

Males 31.7%
Females 68.3%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

No Religion 61.6%
Buddhism 20.5%
Catholic Christianity 3.4%
Japanese Religions 2.3%
Anglican Christianity 1.7%
Other Religion 6.0%
Not Stated 4.1%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Japanese 82.1%
Australian 5.0%
English 3.5%
Chinese 1.6%
Other 7.7%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Japanese 79.8%
English 16.7%
Mandarin 0.8%
Other 2.4%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 80.9% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

New South Wales 33.0%
Queensland 29.2%
Victoria 20.1%
Western Australia 10.1%
Other 7.6%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival

Prior to 2007 52.9%
2007 - 2011 16.3%
2012 - 2016 24.4%

[Census, 2016]

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