Japan Population (LIVE)

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Japan Population (1950 - 2018)
Yearly Population Growth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Japan is 127,394,199 as of Thursday, October 19, 2017, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Japan population is equivalent to 1.69% of the total world population.
  • Japan ranks number 11 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Japan is 350 per Km2 (906 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 364,555 Km2 (140,755 sq. miles)
  • 93.5 % of the population is urban (119,160,931 people in 2017)
  • The median age in Japan is 46.7 years.

Population of Japan (2018 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
2018 127,185,332 -0.23 % -299,118 50,000 46.7 1.42 349 93.7 % 119,327,813 1.67 % 7,632,819,325 11
2017 127,484,450 -0.21 % -264,063 50,000 46.7 1.42 350 93.5 % 119,160,931 1.69 % 7,550,262,101 11
2016 127,748,513 -0.18 % -226,445 50,000 46.7 1.42 350 93.1 % 118,911,665 1.71 % 7,466,964,280 10
2015 127,974,958 -0.09 % -115,383 71,627 46.3 1.41 351 92.7 % 118,572,468 1.73 % 7,383,008,820 10
2010 128,551,873 0.03 % 43,221 55,516 44.7 1.34 353 89.7 % 115,282,491 1.85 % 6,958,169,159 10
2005 128,335,767 0.13 % 160,367 32,840 43.0 1.30 352 85.1 % 109,173,975 1.96 % 6,542,159,383 10
2000 127,533,934 0.18 % 231,694-20,067 41.2 1.37 350 77.5 % 98,872,893 2.08 % 6,145,006,989 9
1995 126,375,466 0.30 % 371,981 9,257 39.4 1.48 347 76.8 % 97,116,988 2.20 % 5,751,474,416 7
1990 124,515,561 0.43 % 524,305 -59,668 37.3 1.65 342 75.9 % 94,545,802 2.34 % 5,330,943,460 7
1985 121,894,038 0.68 % 813,337 10,000 35.0 1.76 334 75.5 % 92,046,283 2.50 % 4,873,781,796 7
1980 117,827,355 0.94 % 1,080,860 41,001 32.6 1.83 323 74.9 % 88,296,602 2.64 % 4,458,411,534 7
1975 112,423,055 1.39 % 1,499,482 145,519 30.3 2.13 308 74.6 % 83,896,500 2.76 % 4,079,087,198 6
1970 104,925,645 1.28 % 1,295,729 163,844 28.8 2.04 288 71.0 % 74,541,626 2.84 % 3,700,577,650 6
1965 98,447,002 1.00 % 954,677 0 23.6 2.96 270 67.1 % 66,062,396 2.95 % 3,339,592,688 5
1960 93,673,615 1.02 % 931,072 -20,000 25.4 2.17 257 62.5 % 58,527,313 3.09 % 3,033,212,527 5
1955 89,018,257 1.46 % 1,243,235 0 23.6 2.96 244 58.0 % 51,638,281 3.21 % 2,772,242,535 5
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 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 126,495,647 -0.23 % -295,862 50,000 48.2 1.48 347 94.4 % 119,444,444 1.62 % 7,795,482,309 11
2025 124,309,808 -0.35 % -437,168 50,000 50.2 1.53 341 95.5 % 118,715,243 1.52 % 8,185,613,757 12
2030 121,580,505 -0.44 % -545,861 50,000 51.5 1.58 334 96.2 % 116,917,699 1.42 % 8,551,198,644 13
2035 118,499,790 -0.51 % -616,143 50,000 52.5 1.62 325 96.6 % 114,422,798 1.33 % 8,892,701,940 15
2040 115,212,067 -0.56 % -657,545 50,000 53.1 1.65 316 96.8 % 111,531,927 1.25 % 9,210,337,004 15
2045 111,923,238 -0.58 % -657,766 50,000 53.2 1.68 307 97.0 % 108,602,453 1.18 % 9,504,209,572 17
2050 108,794,446 -0.57 % -625,758 50,000 53.2 1.70 298 97.2 % 105,783,802 1.11 % 9,771,822,753 17
Source: Worldometers (www.Worldometers.info)
Elaboration of data by United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision. (Medium-fertility variant).

See also

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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 - 2017) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2017.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2017. 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 2017 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2017: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). 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 2017: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2016 to June 30 2017). 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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