Nameplates on Japanese houses and flats

Advertisement

Where do you currently live? graph of japanese statisticsiShare recently published a curious set of results from a survey they conducted into nameplates outside Japanese homes.

Demographics

Between the 17th and 22nd of December 2009 531 members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 55.2% of the sample were male, 33.3% in their twenties, 34.3% in their thirties, and 32.4% in their forties.

One interesting fact I recently learnt about Google Street View Japan is that in responce to claims about privacy infringement, as well as blurring out faces and car registration plates as they do elsewhere, they also blanked out nameplates for Japan only.

Research results

Q1: Do you currently live alone or with others? (Sample size=531)

  All Male
N=293
Female
N=238
With others 73.4% 63.5% 85.7%
Alone 26.6% 36.5% 14.3%

Q2: Where do you currently live? (Sample size=531)

  All Male
N=293
Female
N=238
Owned house 40.7% 35.5% 47.1%
Rented house 3.2% 3.1% 3.4%
Owned flat 14.5% 14.7% 14.3%
Rented flat 39.4% 43.7% 34.0%
Other 2.3% 3.1% 1.3%

Q3: Do you have a nameplate outside your home? (Sample size=531)

  All Male
N=293
Female
N=238
Yes 63.1% 59.7% 67.2%
No (to SQ) 36.9% 40.3% 32.8%

Just under three-quarters of those living with others had nameplates, but just over a third living alone had them. Furthermore, those who owned their homes were almost twice as likely to display them as those who rented.


Q3SQ: What is the biggest reason why you don’t have a nameplate outside your home? (Sample size=196)

  All Male
N=118
Female
N=78
There’s no need to do it 51.5% 56.8% 43.6%
Don’t want others to learn my name 31.1% 27.1% 37.2%
Too much bother to do 10.7% 11.0% 10.3%
Don’t want others to know how many live in my home 2.0% 0.8% 3.8%
Other 4.6% 4.2% 5.1%
Read more on: ,,,

Custom Search

Leave a Comment