Osaka, Japan Metro Area Population 1950-2021

Chart and table of population level and growth rate for the Osaka, Japan metro area from 1950 to 2021. United Nations population projections are also included through the year 2035.
  • The current metro area population of Osaka in 2021 is 19,111,000, a 0.28% decline from 2020.
  • The metro area population of Osaka in 2020 was 19,165,000, a 0.3% decline from 2019.
  • The metro area population of Osaka in 2019 was 19,223,000, a 0.3% decline from 2018.
  • The metro area population of Osaka in 2018 was 19,281,000, a 0.04% decline from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

MLA Citation:
Other Cities in Japan
City Name Population
Tokyo 37,340,000
Osaka 19,111,000
Nagoya 9,566,000
Kitakyushu-Fukuoka 5,516,000
Shizuoka-Hamamatsu 2,930,000
Sapporo 2,670,000
Sendai 2,335,000
Hiroshima 2,078,000
Niigata 802,000
Kumamoto 741,000
Okayama 724,000
Kagoshima 588,000
Utsunomiya 522,000
Matsuyama 508,000
Oita 479,000
Kurashiki 475,000
Fukuyama 465,000
Kanazawa 465,000
Takamatsu 419,000
Toyama 412,000
Nagasaki 410,000
Miyazaki 398,000
Nagano 370,000
Toyohashi 370,000
Takasaki 368,000
Iwaki 356,000
Asahikawa 329,000
Koriyama 329,000
Maebashi 329,000
Kochi 328,000
Naha 321,000
Akita 305,000
Kurume 304,000
Osaka - Historical Population Data
Year Population Growth Rate
2021 19,111,000 -0.28%
2020 19,165,000 -0.30%
2019 19,223,000 -0.30%
2018 19,281,000 -0.04%
2017 19,289,000 -0.04%
2016 19,297,000 -0.04%
2015 19,305,000 -0.04%
2014 19,313,000 -0.04%
2013 19,320,000 -0.04%
2012 19,328,000 -0.04%
2011 19,336,000 0.12%
2010 19,313,000 0.60%
2009 19,197,000 0.60%
2008 19,082,000 0.61%
2007 18,967,000 0.60%
2006 18,853,000 0.49%
2005 18,762,000 0.13%
2004 18,737,000 0.13%
2003 18,712,000 0.13%
2002 18,687,000 0.13%
2001 18,662,000 0.01%
2000 18,660,000 -0.34%
1999 18,724,000 -0.35%
1998 18,789,000 -0.34%
1997 18,853,000 -0.34%
1996 18,918,000 -0.12%
1995 18,940,000 0.58%
1994 18,831,000 0.57%
1993 18,724,000 0.57%
1992 18,617,000 0.58%
1991 18,510,000 0.66%
1990 18,389,000 0.92%
1989 18,222,000 0.91%
1988 18,057,000 0.92%
1987 17,893,000 0.91%
1986 17,731,000 0.84%
1985 17,583,000 0.64%
1984 17,472,000 0.63%
1983 17,362,000 0.63%
1982 17,253,000 0.63%
1981 17,145,000 0.69%
1980 17,028,000 0.86%
1979 16,882,000 0.86%
1978 16,738,000 0.86%
1977 16,595,000 0.86%
1976 16,453,000 0.95%
1975 16,298,000 1.22%
1974 16,102,000 1.21%
1973 15,909,000 1.21%
1972 15,719,000 1.22%
1971 15,530,000 1.69%
1970 15,272,000 3.12%
1969 14,810,000 3.10%
1968 14,364,000 3.12%
1967 13,930,000 3.12%
1966 13,509,000 3.40%
1965 13,065,000 4.24%
1964 12,534,000 4.25%
1963 12,023,000 4.24%
1962 11,534,000 4.24%
1961 11,065,000 4.24%
1960 10,615,000 4.25%
1959 10,182,000 4.24%
1958 9,768,000 4.25%
1957 9,370,000 4.24%
1956 8,989,000 4.24%
1955 8,623,000 4.24%
1954 8,272,000 4.25%
1953 7,935,000 4.23%
1952 7,613,000 4.24%
1951 7,303,000 4.25%
1950 7,005,000 0.00%