Where single Japanese professionals live


Where do you currently live? graph of japanese statisticsiShare recently released a detailed look at where single businesspeople live.


Between the 13th and 17th of January 2011 1,192 members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. All lived within Tokyo or two of the neighbouring prefectures Kanagawa and Saitama, and were single, in full-time employment, and with no wedding plans. 74.6% of the sample were male, 7.3% in their twenties, 55.4% in their thirties, and 37.3% in their forties.

You’ll note that despite the older age profile just around 14% have their own place and 35% live at home. This is in part due to stupidly-high property prices in the Tokyo area, and perhaps also due to property very rarely going up in price, usually depreciating as fast as the average car; it is only really the land underneath that can make money.

In Q1SQ3 Japanese code for counting rooms is used. 1R is “One Room”, the most basic studio. 1K is one room plus a kitchen, although that usually means just one burner and a sink in a corridor. 1DK adds a dining room or more usually space for a kitchen table, 1LDK adds a living room or living area. 2 and 3 indicate two or three rooms other than the L, D or K.

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