Cost of Living and Price Reports from Tokyo, Japan. You can download the Excel list of items+prices I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

Birth Rate by Prefecture in Japan

In June, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare released the birth rate of last year (2013). The data below shows the total fertility rate (birth rate) by prefecture in Japan in 2013. 

Okinawa has the highest rate 1.94. The second is 1.72 of Miyazaki. So Okinawa is outstanding. Both are in the southern area of Japan.

Tokyo has the lowest rate 1.13, followed by big cities and the northern regions.

 

Figure: Total fertility rate by prefecture, 2013

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Apparently the western regions have high numbers (= more birth).

 

Table: Total fertility rate by prefecture, 2013

Prefecture Total fertility rate
Okinawa 1.94
Miyazaki  1.72
Shimane  1.65
Kumamoto  1.65
Nagasaki  1.64
Kagoshima  1.63
Tottori  1.62
Fukui  1.60
Kagawa  1.59
Saga  1.59
Hiroshima  1.57
Yamaguchi  1.56
Oita 1.56
Nagano  1.54
Fukushima  1.53
Shizuoka  1.53
Shiga  1.53
Wakayama  1.52
Ehime  1.52
Ishikawa  1.49
Mie 1.49
Okayama  1.49
Yamagata  1.47
Aichi  1.47
Kochi  1.47
Iwate  1.46
Gifu  1.45
Fukuoka  1.45
Niigata  1.44
Yamanashi  1.44
Tochigi  1.43
Toyama  1.43
Tokushima  1.43
Ibaraki  1.42
Hyogo  1.42
Gunma  1.41
Aomori  1.40
Akita  1.35
Miyagi  1.34
Saitama  1.33
Chiba  1.33
Osaka  1.32
Kanagawa  1.31
Nara  1.31
Hokkaido  1.28
Kyoto  1.26
Tokyo  1.13

Bold means prefectures which have a million population city. Italic means prefectures which are located in the northern area. Rates are lower in big cities and the northern area.

 

Source is Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 平成25年人口動態統計月報年計(概数)の概況

www.mhlw.go.jp/toukei/saikin/hw/jinkou/geppo/nengai13/index.html

www.mhlw.go.jp/toukei/saikin/hw/jinkou/geppo/nengai13/dl/sankouhyou.xls

 

Here is an appendix.

Figure: Total fertility rate by prefecture, 2012

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Related Topics

Table of Contents of Statistics/Rankings/Graphs is here.

In terms of the cost of living information, you can download the Excel price list of goods I posted.

English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.