Number of disabled persons in Japan
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.