Japan Population Change
Between 2000 and 2013 population in Japan increased slightly, from 127 million to 127.3 million. But this number masks a rapid aging of its population. Here is the 2000-2013 population change in different age groups:
2013 population (change since 2000)
0-14: 16.39 million ( -11.5%)
15-64: 79 million ( -8.6%)
65 or older: 31.9 million ( +44.7%)
As soon as next year, the number of people older than 65 will probably be more than twice as many as the number of people younger than 15 and a year after that the number older than 75 will exceed the number younger than 15. And with a continued low fertility rate and a drop of nearly 1% per year in the number of women in child bearing age, the demographic implosion is likely to only accelerate.