Japan Birth Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of the Japan birth rate from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current birth rate for Japan in 2021 is 7.205 births per 1000 people, a 1.31% decline from 2020.
  • The birth rate for Japan in 2020 was 7.301 births per 1000 people, a 1.3% decline from 2019.
  • The birth rate for Japan in 2019 was 7.397 births per 1000 people, a 1.28% decline from 2018.
  • The birth rate for Japan in 2018 was 7.493 births per 1000 people, a 2.37% decline from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Birth Rate
Country Name 2021 Birth Rate
Israel 19.539
Panama 18.362
Oman 17.332
Saudi Arabia 16.631
Argentina 16.548
Guam 16.299
Seychelles 15.741
Antigua and Barbuda 14.741
French Polynesia 14.079
New Caledonia 13.837
Bahamas 13.738
Uruguay 13.533
Bahrain 13.163
Kuwait 12.557
Australia 12.403
New Zealand 12.377
Trinidad and Tobago 12.127
Ireland 12.013
United States 12.001
Chile 11.978
Aruba 11.847
Sweden 11.795
Iceland 11.766
United Kingdom 11.377
Norway 11.116
France 11.042
Denmark 10.960
Hong Kong 10.912
Curacao 10.709
Belgium 10.704
Barbados 10.612
Macao 10.511
Luxembourg 10.407
Canada 10.224
Latvia 10.177
Switzerland 10.177
Netherlands 10.142
UAE 10.110
Estonia 10.081
Lithuania 10.035
Austria 9.940
Cyprus 9.892
Channel Islands 9.818
Malta 9.755
Poland 9.442
Germany 9.389
Hungary 9.364
Slovenia 9.248
Qatar 9.163
Finland 8.890
Croatia 8.563
Singapore 8.502
Taiwan 8.402
Spain 8.140
Portugal 7.733
Greece 7.294
Italy 7.272
Japan 7.205
South Korea 7.036
Puerto Rico 6.883
Japan - Historical Birth Rate Data
Year Birth Rate Growth Rate
2021 7.205 -1.310%
2020 7.301 -1.300%
2019 7.397 -1.280%
2018 7.493 -2.370%
2017 7.675 -2.300%
2016 7.856 -2.260%
2015 8.038 -2.200%
2014 8.219 -2.170%
2013 8.401 -0.650%
2012 8.456 -0.650%
2011 8.511 -0.630%
2010 8.565 -0.640%
2009 8.620 -0.630%
2008 8.675 -0.500%
2007 8.719 -0.500%
2006 8.763 -0.500%
2005 8.807 -0.500%
2004 8.851 -0.490%
2003 8.895 -1.180%
2002 9.001 -1.150%
2001 9.106 -1.150%
2000 9.212 -1.130%
1999 9.317 -1.120%
1998 9.423 -0.870%
1997 9.506 -0.870%
1996 9.589 -0.860%
1995 9.672 -0.850%
1994 9.755 -0.840%
1993 9.838 -2.450%
1992 10.085 -2.380%
1991 10.331 -2.340%
1990 10.578 -2.270%
1989 10.824 -2.230%
1988 11.071 -3.090%
1987 11.424 -3.000%
1986 11.777 -2.910%
1985 12.130 -2.830%
1984 12.483 -2.750%
1983 12.836 -3.440%
1982 13.293 -3.320%
1981 13.749 -3.220%
1980 14.206 -3.110%
1979 14.662 -3.020%
1978 15.119 -4.780%
1977 15.878 -4.560%
1976 16.637 -4.360%
1975 17.396 -4.180%
1974 18.155 -4.010%
1973 18.914 1.060%
1972 18.715 1.070%
1971 18.516 1.090%
1970 18.316 1.100%
1969 18.117 1.110%
1968 17.918 0.470%
1967 17.834 0.470%
1966 17.750 0.480%
1965 17.666 0.480%
1964 17.582 0.480%
1963 17.498 -0.840%
1962 17.646 -0.840%
1961 17.795 -0.820%
1960 17.943 -0.820%
1959 18.092 -0.810%
1958 18.240 -5.530%
1957 19.307 -5.240%
1956 20.374 -4.970%
1955 21.440 -4.740%
1954 22.507 -4.530%
1953 23.574 -4.330%
1952 24.641 -4.150%
1951 25.708 -3.980%
1950 26.774 0.000%