Okinawa residents’ average income up 1.4% in 2014

Okinawa Prefecture Government Department of Planning and Statistics Division has announced an overview of residents’ income in fiscal 2014.

According to the overview, the average income in the prefecture was ¥2,129,000. That is an increase of 1.4% from the previous year. However, people in 14 municipalities enjoyed higher average than average of the whole prefecture.

Kita-Daito Village was on the top with ¥4,147,000, the highest for the 11th consecutive year, followed by Minami-Daito Village with ¥3,307,000. Residents of Kadena Town were on the third place making ¥2,928,000.

The gross national product of Okinawa was ¥4.511 trillion that is an increase of 3.5% from the previous year.

The income of primary industries increased by 6.5%, due to the increase in the marine product industry, such as mozuku seaweed. The increase in the secondary industries was 4.5% due to the increase in construction, especially in public works. The tertiary sector saw a 3.4% increase, mainly from the increase in leasing business.

By municipality, 33 saw an increase, while eight decreased. Businesses in Naha City made most money at ¥1.2954 trillion, followed by Urasoe City with ¥405.7 billion and Okinawa City at ¥300.7 billion.

  • David John Bell

    Why are the wages so high in Kita Daito and Minami Daito?