Japan Population (LIVE)

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Japan Population (1950 - 2016)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Japan is 126,302,920 as of Saturday, July 30, 2016, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Japan population is equivalent to 1.72% of the total world population.
  • Japan ranks number 11 in the list of countries by population.
  • The population density in Japan is 347 per Km2 (897 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 364,571 Km2 (140,761 sq. miles)
  • 93.7 % of the population is urban (118,911,665 people in 2016)
  • The median age in Japan is 46.9 years.

Population of Japan (2016 and historical)

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationJapan
Global Rank
2016 126,323,715 -0.2 % -249,766 50,000 46.9 1.41 347 94.1 % 118,911,665 1.7 % 7,432,663,275 11
2015 126,573,481 -0.12 % -149,264 70,000 47 1.4 347 93.7 % 118,572,468 1.83 % 7,349,472,099 11
2010 127,319,802 0.05 % 68,210 89,100 45 1.34 349 90.5 % 115,282,491 1.95 % 6,929,725,043 10
2005 126,978,754 0.2 % 252,816 124,400 43 1.3 348 86 % 109,173,975 2.07 % 6,519,635,850 10
2000 125,714,674 0.2 % 246,274 3,400 41 1.37 345 78.6 % 98,872,893 2.19 % 6,126,622,121 9
1995 124,483,305 0.36 % 446,804 90,300 40 1.48 342 78 % 97,116,988 2.34 % 5,735,123,084 7
1990 122,249,285 0.37 % 452,124 -125,600 37 1.66 335 77.3 % 94,545,802 2.52 % 5,309,667,699 7
1985 119,988,663 0.69 % 815,312 42,400 35 1.75 329 76.7 % 92,046,283 2.7 % 4,852,540,569 7
1980 115,912,104 0.91 % 1,021,517 9,000 33 1.83 318 76.2 % 88,296,602 2.85 % 4,439,632,465 7
1975 110,804,519 1.33 % 1,419,396 91,400 30 2.13 304 75.7 % 83,896,500 3.01 % 4,061,399,228 6
1970 103,707,537 1.27 % 1,273,137 175,700 29 2.02 285 71.9 % 74,541,626 3.12 % 3,682,487,691 6
1965 97,341,852 1.03 % 968,220 11,000 24 3 243 53 % 51,638,281 3.23 % 3,322,495,121 5
1960 92,500,754 0.91 % 822,152 -93,700 26 2.16 254 63.3 % 58,527,313 3.35 % 3,018,343,828 5
1955 88,389,994 1.46 % 1,238,105 11,000 24 3 243 58.4 % 51,638,281 3.5 % 2,758,314,525 5
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).
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Japan Population Forecast

YearPopulationYearly %
Change
Yearly
Change
Migrants (net)Median AgeFertility RateDensity (P/Km²)Urban
Pop %
Urban PopulationCountry's Share of
World Pop
World PopulationJapan
Global Rank
2020 125,039,024 -0.24 % -306,891 50,000 48 1.46 343 95.5 % 119,444,444 1.7 % 7,758,156,792 11
2025 122,839,664 -0.35 % -439,872 50,000 50 1.52 337 96.6 % 118,715,243 1.58 % 8,141,661,007 12
2030 120,127,264 -0.45 % -542,480 50,000 52 1.57 330 97.3 % 116,917,699 1.48 % 8,500,766,052 14
2035 117,063,487 -0.52 % -612,755 50,000 52 1.61 321 97.7 % 114,422,798 1.38 % 8,838,907,877 15
2040 113,787,747 -0.57 % -655,148 50,000 53 1.64 312 98 % 111,531,927 1.29 % 9,157,233,976 15
2045 110,521,006 -0.58 % -653,348 50,000 53 1.67 303 98.3 % 108,602,453 1.21 % 9,453,891,780 17
2050 107,411,392 -0.57 % -621,923 50,000 53 1.69 295 98.5 % 105,783,802 1.14 % 9,725,147,994 17
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

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Notes

The Japan Population (Live) counter shows a continuously updated estimate of the current population of Japan delivered by Worldometers' RTS algorithm, which processes data collected from the United Nations Population Division.

The Population of Japan (1950 - 2016) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2016.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2016. This value can differ from the Yearly % Change shown in the historical table, which shows the last year equivalent percentage change assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period.

Definitions

Year: as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Population: Overall total population (both sexes and all ages) in the country as of July 1 of the year indicated, as estimated by the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2016: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2015 to June 30 2016). For all other years: latest year annual percentage change equivalent assuming homogeneous change in the preceding five year period, calculated through reverse compounding.

Yearly Change: For 2016: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2015 to June 30 2016). For all other years: average annual numerical change over the preceding five year period.

Migrants (net): The average annual number of immigrants minus the number of emigrants over the preceding five year period (running from July 1 to June 30 of the initial and final years), or subsequent five year period (for 2016 data). A negative number means that there are more emigrants than immigrants.

Median Age: age that divides the population into two numerically equal groups: half of the people are older than the median age indicated and half are younger. This parameter provides an indication of age distribution.

Fertility Rate: (Total Fertility Rate, or TFR), it is expressed as children per woman. It is calculated as the average number of children an average woman will have during her reproductive period (15 to 49 years old) based on the current fertility rates of every age group in the country, and assuming she is not subject to mortality.

Density (P/Km²): (Population Density) Population per square Kilometer (Km²).

Urban Pop % : Urban population as a percentage of total population.

Urban Population: Population living in areas classified as urban according to the criteria used by each country.

Country's Share of World Pop: Total population in the country as a percentage of total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated.

Global Rank: Position held by Japan in the list of all countries worldwide ranked by population (from the highest population to the lowest population) as of July 1 of the year indicated.


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