Purchasing power data and socio-demographic data can be displayed on a map of Japan using the following area boundaries: PC 7-digit, Shikuchōson and Cho-Cho-Moku.

Japan Purchasing Power, Socio-demographics & Area Boundaries

Socio-demographic data, purchasing power data and area boundaries can be used to perform a variety of data analyses about Japan.

A Variety of Purchasing Power and Socio-demographic Data for PC 7-digit, Shikuchōson and Cho-Cho-Moku in Japan

Here is an overview of sociodemographic and purchasing power data for Japan from our global data offering to bring your geomarketing, target group analyses and location analyses to the next level. Additionally, for Japan we also have the following area boundaries (vector boundaries, polygons) available: Seamless and full country coverage of the PC 7-digit, Shikuchōson and Cho-Cho-Moku. Our globally consistent and comparable data allows you to draw comparisons between Japan and any other country in the world.

Data that can currently be licensed from mbi for Japan

Each attribute or geographical level can be licensed individually.

Geographic level
Area levelpostaladminmicro
NamePC 7-digitShikuchōsonCho-Cho-Moku
Number of areas1151301896219133
Data / Variables
Age bandsNo/Not AvailableYes/AvailableYes/Available
Sex / GenderNo/Not AvailableYes/AvailableYes/Available
HouseholdsNo/Not AvailableYes/AvailableYes/Available
UnemployedNo/Not AvailableYes/AvailableNo/Not Available
Purchasing powerNo/Not AvailableYes/AvailableYes/Available
Retail SpendingNo/Not AvailableYes/AvailableNo/Not Available
Retail TurnoverNo/Not AvailableYes/AvailableNo/Not Available
Retail CentralityNo/Not AvailableYes/AvailableNo/Not Available
Consumer Spending by Product GroupsNo/Not AvailableYes/AvailableYes/Available
Education (country-specific)No/Not AvailableYes/AvailableYes/Available
Households by Type (country-specific)No/Not AvailableYes/AvailableYes/Available
Marital status (country-specific)No/Not AvailableYes/AvailableYes/Available
Consumer StylesNo/Not AvailableYes/AvailableYes/Available
Daytime PopulationNo/Not AvailableYes/AvailableYes/Available
Online-Shopping AffinityNo/Not AvailableYes/AvailableYes/Available
Socio Bundle PlusNo/Not AvailableYes/AvailableYes/Available
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Geodata Solutions for Japan: Empowering Innovation and Efficiency

Japan, a global leader in technology, innovation, and urban planning, presents a landscape where the precision of geodata solutions is not just beneficial but essential. The country’s unique blend of ancient traditions and cutting-edge technology, coupled with its dense urban centers and diverse regional landscapes, requires nuanced geodata analysis. MBI’s offerings for Japan are crafted to meet these needs, providing essential insights for geomarketing, GIS, expansion planning, spatial analysis, transportation planning, location intelligence analysis, and risk management.

Geographical Levels and Products

MBI’s geodata for Japan is available across three detailed levels, each serving different analytical needs and applications:

  • Cho-Cho-Moku: This ultra-granular level provides insights into the smallest administrative units, offering data on Population, Purchasing Power, Households, and other. It’s invaluable for hyper-localized marketing strategies and retail planning.
  • PC 7-digit: Reflects Japan’s detailed postal code system.
  • Shikuchōson: Covering municipalities, this level offers a broader view with additional data on Retail Spending, Unemployed and more. It supports regional planning and comprehensive market analysis.

Country-Specific Insights

In Japan, where the harmonization of technological advancement with societal needs is paramount, detailed geodata informs numerous strategic initiatives. From optimizing retail and e-commerce based on consumer behavior and online shopping trends to planning urban environments that reflect population dynamics, MBI’s geodata supports decision-making across sectors. Moreover, it aids in disaster preparedness and response, a critical aspect of Japan’s urban and regional planning.

Use Case

A food company in Japan could use MBI’s geodata to analyze household size and demographic characteristics, enabling them to determine the optimal packaging sizes for rice and other food products at different locations.

Why Use Geodata from MBI for Japan

MBI’s geodata solutions for Japan offer vital insights into the nation’s intricate demographic, economic, and spatial dynamics. By providing detailed information across Cho-Cho-Moku, PC 7-digit, and Shikuchōson levels, MBI equips decision-makers with the necessary basis for informed planning. Whether for enhancing e-commerce, advancing urban resilience, or tailoring consumer services, MBI’s geodata is an invaluable asset for Japan’s future.

Advantages of our administrative Boundaries

  • Worldwide, seamless coverage of postal and administrative boundaries
  • The layers are topographically correct and country borders fit seamlessly together without overlaps and gaps
  • Data and areas can be easily combined in one layer thanks to a unique key, enabling cross-country analysis
  • Constant updates guarantee a current data status
  • The vintage compatibility between the MBI boundaries and the MBI Sociodemographic and Purchasing Power data is guaranteed
  • Simple update by uniform layout of the layer names
  • The higher-level area hierarchies are included with the boundary files
  • Digital boundaries are in a vector format to allow visualization in any zoom levels

Smart Combination

The territorial vintages of the worldwide area boundaries are compatible with our globally consistent and comparable socio-economic data. We offer you the best basis for well-founded and data-based decisions. If desired, we can integrate the MBI data directly into our digital boundaries. So, you can load them directly into your system without any additional steps and use them immediately.


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