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Table 1 Municipality variables selected for analysis

From: Community characteristics that attract physicians in Japan: a cross-sectional analysis of community demographic and economic factors

Variable Explanation
Population Number of registered residents
Daytime population [Population] + [number of commuters from outside] - [number of commuters to outside]
Commuters from outside Population of other municipalities who commute to the municipality
Commuters to outside Population of the municipality who commute out
Foreigners Population who are not Japanese
Elderly population Population who are 65 years old or older
Elderly rate Proportion of those who are 65 years old or older among the population
Workers Number of workers
Primary industry workers Number of workers who engage in agriculture/fishery/mining industry
Sales of primary industry products Total annual sales of the agriculture/fishery/mining products (yen)
Manufacturing industry workers Number of workers who engage in manufacturing industry
Sales of manufactured products Total annual sales of manufactured products (yen)
Service industry workers Number of service industry workers (excluding health care workers)
Sales of commercial goods Total annual sales of commercial goods (yen)
Executives Number of executives of companies and public organizations
Total jobless rate Proportion of those who cannot find a job among employable population
Total income of residents Total of annual incomes of all residents (yen)
Residential land price Price of residencial land per square kilometre (yen)
Commercial land price Price of commercial land per square kilometre (yen)
Divorces Number of divorces per year
Crimes Number of crime cases per year
Area Total area (square kilometres)
Length of paved roads Total length of paved roads (kilometres)