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The chart illustrate the percentage of age group of Japan’s population from 1960 to 2040.

In general, people aged 15 to 64 was the highest among the population, while citizen aged 65 above were the smaller. Meanwhile, the number of people who aged 65 above were the only age that increased considerably during that period.

At 1960, the percentage of Japan’s citizen aged more than 65 was smallest and just below 10 per cent, while people aged 0 to 14 and 15 to 64 was more than 3 times and 6 times higher respectively. However, while the others were declined, the number of citizen aged 65 above increased considerably through the times and the highest leap happened from 2000 to 2010 which was increased around 10 per cent. Also, at that time, the number of people aged 65 above and 0 to 14 also the same amount at 20 per cent while the number of people aged 15 to 64 remains at 65 per cent.

After 2010, both people aged 0 to 14 and 15 to 64 were decreased considerably and predicted at 2040, their total population will lasts only around 10 per cent and 50 per cent. In contrast, people aged more than 65 rose sharply after 2010 and it predicted to be at around 35 per cent in the end of the period.

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The line graph illustrates the percentage of the Japanese population in different age group from 1960 until now, and projections for the year 2040.

Overall, the percentage of people aged 0–14 and 15–64 follows downward trends over the period shown. The opposite trend, however, can be seen in the percentage of those aged 65 and over.

Starting at about 65 per cent in 1960, the proportion of people between 15 and 64 years old hovered during the next 40 years before falling to around 60 per cent in 2018. This figure is predicted to experience a fall to about 52 per cent by 2030, and finally will constitute around 55 per cent of the total population of Japan in 2040. The figures for those aged 0–14 follow a somewhat similar pattern, which began at 30 per cent in 1960 and is estimated to drop to about 10 per cent by 2040.

In contrast, the percentage of Japanese people aged 65 and above was only 5 per cent in 1960. However, the figures witnessed a significant increase to just under 30 per cent in 2018, and by 2040, it is forecast that approximately 35 per cent of Japan’s population will fall into this age group.

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