Population of Japan 2000-2025, by age group

According to a projection made in 2017, it was estimated that the number of people aged 65 years or older in Japan would increase from about 36.2 million people in 2020 to almost 36.8 million people by 2025. In contrast, the number of children as well as the working age population were said to shrink in the same time period.

Total population of Japan from 2000 to 2025, by age group

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

*Based on Population Census.
**Estimates based on the Population Estimates as of October 1.
***Forecast based on the middle series of the population projection made in 2017.

Figures have been rounded.

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