List of Japanese prefectures by Human Development Index

Map of Japanese regions and prefectures by HDI in 2017.
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  0.900 – 0.930
  0.890 – 0.900
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This article presents a list of Japanese regions by Human Development Index as of 2017. This article also includes a list of Japanese prefectures by historical HDI in 1990, 1995 and 2000 further below. This list differs from the 2017 list in that its data is calculated using the old pre-2010 methodology.

Japanese regions by HDI (2017)Edit

This is a list regions of Japan by Human Development Index calculated using the new methodology.[1]

Rank Region HDI (2017) Comparable countries (2017)[2]
Very high human development
1 Southern Kantō (Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Nagano) 0.936   Germany
2 Kansai (Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyōgo, Nara, Wakayama) 0.912   Liechtenstein,   Austria
3 Tōkai (Gifu, Shizuoka, Aichi, Mie) 0.911   Austria
  Japan 0.909   Austria
4 Chūgoku (Tottori, Shimane, Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi) 0.906   Austria,   Luxembourg
5 Northern Kantō, Koshin (Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma) 0.898   Slovenia
6 Hokuriku (Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui) 0.895   Slovenia
7 Shikoku (Tokushima, Kagawa, Ehime, Kōchi) 0.891   Spain
8 Kyushu (Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Ōita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Okinawa) 0.890   Spain
9 Hokkaido 0.885   Czech Republic
10 Tōhoku (Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima) 0.880   Italy

Japanese prefectures by past HDI using old methodologyEdit

This is a list of Japanese prefectures by Human Development Index calculated using the old methodology. This data was taken from the 2007 paper "Gross National Happiness and Material Welfare in Bhutan and Japan" (Tashi Choden, Takayoshi Kusago, Kokoro Shirai, Centre for Bhutan Studies, Osaka University).

 
Map of the prefectures of Japan by HDI as of 2000.
Rank Prefecture HDI (1990) HDI (1995) HDI (2000)
1   Tokyo 0.9296 0.9448 0.9667
2   Aichi 0.9115 0.9265 0.9460
3   Shiga 0.9080 0.9229 0.9426
4   Shizuoka 0.9056 0.9204 0.9402
5   Fukui 0.9027 0.9204 0.9401
6   Toyama 0.9031 0.9205 0.9392
7   Osaka 0.9003 0.9177 0.9390
8   Nagano 0.8980 0.9148 0.9365
9   Ishikawa 0.8991 0.9163 0.9364
10   Hiroshima 0.9032 0.9170 0.9361
11   Kyoto 0.8952 0.9123 0.9333
12   Mie 0.8934 0.9123 0.9329
13   Kanagawa 0.8996 0.9119 0.9324
14   Yamanashi 0.8944 0.9094 0.9319
15   Okayama 0.8992 0.9152 0.9316
16   Kagawa 0.8945 0.9122 0.9304
17   Gunma 0.8957 0.9117 0.9303
18   Tochigi 0.8955 0.9107 0.9294
19   Niigata 0.8921 0.9095 0.9290
20   Hyōgo 0.8950 0.9086 0.9290
21   Ōita 0.8891 0.9076 0.9285
22   Gifu 0.8921 0.9070 0.9263
23   Hokkaidō 0.8863 0.9068 0.9260
24   Ibaraki 0.8928 0.9080 0.9259
25   Yamaguchi 0.8924 0.9084 0.9258
26   Miyagi 0.8926 0.9071 0.9247
27   Fukushima 0.8880 0.9044 0.9241
28   Tottori 0.8887 0.9045 0.9239
29   Shimane 0.8858 0.9021 0.9231
30   Fukuoka 0.8896 0.9061 0.9228
31   Kumamoto 0.8872 0.9045 0.9225
32   Ehime 0.8862 0.9047 0.9221
33   Chiba 0.8868 0.9019 0.9219
34   Yamagata 0.8855 0.9014 0.9216
35   Saga 0.8810 0.9021 0.9189
36   Iwata 0.8792 0.8998 0.9186
37   Tokushima 0.8831 0.9005 0.9182
38   Nara 0.8794 0.8944 0.9169
39   Saitama 0.8811 0.8956 0.9166
40   Kōchi 0.8781 0.8964 0.9156
41   Wakayama 0.8770 0.8957 0.9155
42   Miyazaki 0.8780 0.8959 0.9148
43   Akita 0.8777 0.8951 0.9142
44   Nagasaki 0.8749 0.8949 0.9127
45   Kagoshima 0.8762 0.8938 0.9127
46   Okinawa 0.8810 0.8940 0.9111
47   Aomori 0.8698 0.8877 0.9065

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Human Development Report 2018 – "Human Development Indices and Indicators"" (PDF). HDRO (Human Development Report Office) United Nations Development Programme. pp. 22–25. Retrieved 5 January 2019.