Japan Census Data

Japan census offerings from East View address a wide range of topics at the highest level of detail possible and offer a premier source of demographic data for academic research.

GIS census data is available as an easy-to-use geodatabase, complete with a comprehensive East View-produced Census Guide, full metadata, and original census documentation. In addition to GIS data, East View also offers related publications such as official results, questionnaires, enumerator testimonies and other ephemera – please inquire for details and availability.

East View offers the following census data for Japan (see below for details):

  • 1995 Census (GIS Edition)
  • 2015 Census (GIS Edition)

Japan 1995 Census

The Japan 1995 Census (GIS Edition) has 100% population coverage and over 72 million data points. The product consists of:

  • Geodatabase: Intuitive organization of census data; administrative boundary vector data at ADM 5 (Chome level) for 203,303 census units
  • Shapefiles: All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
  • Census Guide: Detailed descriptions for 357 census variables
  • Original Census Documentation and Database: Delivered in native format; census questionnaires
  • Metadata: Full attribute level metadata in FGDC ISO format

Japan 2015 Census

The Japan 2015 Census (GIS Edition) has 100% population coverage and over 111 million data points. The product consists of:

  • Geodatabase: Intuitive organization of census data; administrative boundary vector data at ADM 5 (Chome level) for 219,111 census units
  • Shapefiles: All vector and census data in ESRI Shapefile format
  • Census Guide: Detailed descriptions for 507 census variables
  • Original Census Documentation and Database: Delivered in native format; census questionnaires
  • Metadata: Full attribute level metadata in FGDC ISO format

Census Questions

Below is a representative sample of census questions included in the Japan censuses.

Demographic: Relationship / Sex / Age / Marital status

Migration: Duration of residence / Place of previous residence

Social: School attendance / Location of educational institution

Economic: Activity status / Status in employment / Income / Institutional sector / Place of work / Occupation / Industry

Housing: Living quarters / Occupancy status / Occupancy by one or more households / Number of occupants / Building type / Dwellings in the building

See GIS census data in action

Interested in more information?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.