The current population of the city of Tokyo, Japan is estimated to be about 13,230,000, which is an increase of about 0.33% from the last record of the population. Not only is Tokyo the capital of Japan and the largest city in Japan, but it is also the largest metropolitan area in the entire world. Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Tokyo is about 15,663 people per square mile.
Demographics of Tokyo
Many refer to the city of Tokyo as a commuter city, which means that many people commute in and out of the city for work. It is estimated that about 2.5 million people commute to work in Tokyo. The working population makes up the largest portion of the population. About 68.2% of the population is of the working age (15 -64). About 20.4% of the population is over the age of 65 years, while only 11.4% of the population is under the age of 15 years. The life expectancy for men in Tokyo is about 79.4 years, while the life expectancy for women is about 85.7 years.
About 98% of the population is native Japanese, while the other portion of the population is made up of many minorities groups, including Korean, Chinese, British, American, Brazilian, and Peruvian.
Religion in Tokyo
As is the same with Japan, the major religion in the city of Tokyo is Shintoism. Two major shrines in the city are Meiji Jingu and Yasukuni Shrine. However, the population of Tokyo and Japan has become less and less religious over the years. About 10% of college students will affirm to being religious. The population turns to religious shrines and memorials for specific circumstances, but not as a regular part of their lives. Some may say, though, that the way of life and the community of the city are a form of religion in and of itself, despite no official religious organization.
Sports in Tokyo
There are three major professional sports in the city of Tokyo: baseball, football (American soccer), and sumo wrestling. The Yakult Swallows and the Yomiuri Giants are the two major baseball teams in Tokyo. The Swallows play in Meiji-Jingu Stadium and the Giants play at the Tokyo Dome. The Japan Sumo Association’s headquarters are located in Tokyo, where three tournaments are hosted every year. Lastly, the two football teams in the city are FC Tokyo and Tokyo Verdy. Both teams play at Ajinomoto Stadium.
Economy of Tokyo
The work force is broken up into four major categories: clerical, technical, and management, sales and services, manufacturing and transport, and agriculture, forestry, and fisheries. The largest of these industries is the clerical, technical, and management, which make up about 44.5% of the workforce. The sales and services sector makes up about 29% of the workforce, while manufacturing and transport only makes up about 22.7% of the workforce. Lastly, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries make up only 0.4% of the workforce.
Tokyo is considered the richest city in the world since its total GDP has been consistently higher than the next highest, New York City. Even when adjusted for the Purchasing Power Parity, Tokyo is still the richest city.
Historical Population of Tokyo
Since the middle of the 20th century, the population has exhibited positive population growth. However, there have been a couple periods of time where the population dipped down a little, but then went back up right away. The population has been growing very slowly in the past couple of decades.