(up 4,4% from the previous year)
Results of the Regional Census and nationality of foreign residents (on 31st December, 2016)
In Mie Prefecture, an annual survey on foreign residents is carried out, in cooperation to municipalities and districts. The general view of this survey’s result is as follows. For more details, consult the Division of Multicultural Living’s website (http://www.pref.mie.lg.jp/common/01/ci500005057.htm).
It should be mentioned that, regarding this survey, until 2011, the “number of foreign residents” was indicated based on the Law related to Foreigners Registration.
General overview of Survey’s results
（１）Number of foreign residents in Mie Prefecture updated in late 2016
43.455 people (up 4,4%, by 1.820 people, from the previous year)
※An increase for 3 years in a row since 2014
Represents 4,16 times the numbers for 1989 (10.441 people).
（２）Proportion of foreign residents compared with general population within the prefecture
2,36% (2,25% from the previous year [survey by Mie Prefecture] with a percentage increase of 0,11 points)
※Reference data: 2,37% updated in late 2015
(Fourth position of Japan according to the “Statistics of Foreign Residents by Ministry of Justice”)
（３）Number of foreign residents per region and nationality, accordingly to the following, by order of the country hosting the greater number.
Also, the number of home countries is 107 (in late 2015 they were 106 countries)
・Brazil 11.578 people, up 4,0% from previous year
・China 7.717 people※
・Philippines 6.155 people, up 2,6% from the previous year
※From this time, based on the statistics norm by Ministry of Justice, the sums referring China and Taiwan, as well as South Korea and North Korea, have been carried out apart.
In the statistics until the previous year, Taiwan and China were included, for this reason, it is not possible to provide the comparative data related to the previous year.
（４）Data on foreign residents by municipality/district are provided below, sorted by cities hosting the greater number of foreign residents.
・Yokkaichi municipality 8.162 people, proportion of foreign residents at 2,61%
・Tsu municipality 7.582, proportion of foreign residents at 2,69%
・Suzuka municipality 7.251 people, proportion of foreign residents at 3,62%
Furthermore, municipalities/districts hosting the greater proportion of foreign residents, are presented as follows:
・Kisosaki District 5,19%, 335 foreign residents
・Iga District 4,82%, 4.527 foreign residents
・Suzuka Municipality 3,62%, 7.251 foreign residents
Ranking of the 10 countries accordingly to the nationality is as follows:
|Position||Nationality||Number of Foreign Residents||Percentage of Composition||Increase or Decrease||Variation Rate|
|１||Brazil||11.578 people||26,6%||445 people||4,0%|
|Overall total in Mie Prefecture||43.445 people||100,0%||1.820
Note: From this time, based on statistics norm by Ministry of Justice, China and Taiwan, as well as South Korea and North Korea, the figures were carried out apart.
Therefore, on the chart, the number of people from Taiwan is not mentioned on the data related to China. Furthermore, for Korea, the people are from Korean Peninsula.
As until the previous year the statistics used to include Taiwan in China and “South Korea and North Korea” were added together in South Korea, it is not possible to provide a comparison regarding the previous year.
The following is the ranking of the 5 countries of foreign residents at corresponding municipalities/districts hosting the greater number.
Number in brackets are the percentage of foreign residents in municipalities/districts in comparison to overall total of foreign population.
|Nationality||1st Position||2st Position||3rd Position|
|Suzuka Municipality 2.669 people
|Yokkaichi Municipality 2.041 people
|Iga Municipality 1.969 people
|Tsu Municipality 1.492 people
|Yokkaichi Municipality 1.469 people
|Suzuka Municipality 897 people
|Matsusaka Municipality 2.262 people
| Tsu Municipality 1.235 people
|Yokkaichi Municipality 733 people
| Yokkaichi Municipality 1.563 people
|Kuwana Municipality 650 people
|Suzuka Municipality 517 people
|Tsu Municipality 710 people
|Yokkaichi Municipality 498 people
|Iga Municipality 346 people
The following is the ranking in order of 10 municipalities/districts hositng the greater number of foreign residents.
The number of the 10 municipalities/districts of the ranking represent 91,3% of overall number of foreigners.
|Position||Municipality/District||Number of Foreign Residents||Percentual of Composition||Increase or Decrease||Variation rate|
|3||Suzuka Municipality||7.251 people||16,7%||240 people||3,4%|
|4||Iga Municipality||4.527 people||10,4%||343 people||8,2%|
|５||Matsusaka Municipality||3.877 people||8,9%||37 people||1,0%|
|６||Kuwana Municipality||3.382 people||7,8%||333 people||10,9%|
|９||Ise Municipality||828 people||1,9%||-8 people||-1,0%|
|１０||Komono District||797 people||1,8%||18 people||2,3%|