According to statistics the government released in 2011, there are 3.6 million of physically disabled persons in Japan. Ratio of the physically disabled persons is 2.9% of residents in Japan. There are 0.5 million mentally retarded persons in Japan. The ratio is 0.4% of residents in Japan. Most of them live in their home.
Table 1: Number of disabled people in Japan
|Total||At home||In facilities|
|Physically disabled persons||Under 18||98,000||93,000||5,000|
|18 and over||3,564,000||3,483,000||81,000|
|Mentally retarded persons||Under 18||125,000||117,000||8,000|
|18 and over||410,000||290,000||120,000|
Some got mental disorder. The number of them is the following.
Table 2: Number of mentally disabled persons in Japan
|Mentally disabled persons||Under 20||178,000||174,000||4,000|
|20 and over||3,054,000||2,725,000||329,000|
Source is Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.