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Number of elderly one-person households in Japan 1980-2015

In 2015, almost six million households in Japan were elderly one-person households with the member being 65 years of age or older. The Japanese archipelago is facing an increasingly aging society paired with a lower number of marriages, which affected in particular the female population in 2015, who made up around four million of the elderly one person households in the country.

Number of private one-person households with elderly members in Japan from 1980 to 2015

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Release date

September 2020



Survey time period

1980 to 2015

Special properties

Elderly households are private households with household members 65 years of age or over.

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.
Data prior to 1995 comes from previous reporting.

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