The graphs illustrate the number of people living in Japan and the ratio of citizens aged from 65 in Japan’s population between 1950 and 2055.
It is clear from the charts that Japan experienced a gradual increase in both population and the percentage of elderly people from 1950 to 2005. Additionally, Japanese population has started to drop significantly since 2005 while the ratio of old people aged from 65 continue to rise sharply in the next decades.
In 1950, the number of Japanese citizens was only 84.1 million, and elderly people aged from 65 accounted for only 4.9 percent of the total population. Over a period of 55 years starting in 1950, Japan’s population went up progressively and peaked at 127.8 million. Similarly, Japan experienced a sharp rise in the number of senior citizens and reached 25.7 million in 2005.
The population of Japan has begun to decrease since 2005, and it is forecast to fall dramatically to 89.9 million in 2055. Meanwhile, the ratio of senior citizens in Japan’s population accounted for 20 percent in 2005, and this figure is predicted to double in 2055.