Japan Population (LIVE)

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Japan Population (1950 - 2019)
Yearly Population Grentity_mediumowth Rate (%)
  • The current population of Japan is 126,780,257 as of Sunday, September 15, 2019, based on the latest United Nations estimates.
  • Japan population is equivalent to 1.64% of the total world population.
  • Japan ranks number 11 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
  • The population density in Japan is 348 per Km2 (901 people per mi2).
  • The total land area is 364,555 Km2 (140,755 sq. miles)
  • 91.7 % of the population is urban (116,322,813 people in 2019)
  • The median age in Japan is 46.7 years.

Population of Japan (2019 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
2019 126,860,301 -0.27 % -341,891 71,560 46.7 1.40 348 91.7 % 116,322,813 1.64 % 7,713,468,100 11
2018 127,202,192 -0.24 % -300,533 71,560 46.7 1.40 349 91.6 % 116,521,525 1.67 % 7,631,091,040 10
2017 127,502,725 -0.20 % -260,540 71,560 46.7 1.40 350 91.5 % 116,693,276 1.69 % 7,547,858,925 10
2016 127,763,265 -0.17 % -221,868 71,560 46.7 1.40 350 91.4 % 116,835,097 1.71 % 7,464,022,049 10
2015 127,985,133 -0.09 % -111,444 71,627 46.4 1.41 351 91.4 % 116,944,428 1.73 % 7,379,797,139 10
2010 128,542,353 0.03 % 43,247 55,516 44.7 1.34 353 90.8 % 116,741,034 1.85 % 6,956,823,603 10
2005 128,326,116 0.13 % 160,388 32,840 43.0 1.30 352 86.0 % 110,340,709 1.96 % 6,541,907,027 10
2000 127,524,174 0.18 % 231,738-20,067 41.2 1.37 350 78.7 % 100,303,716 2.08 % 6,143,493,823 9
1995 126,365,484 0.30 % 372,049 9,257 39.4 1.48 347 78.0 % 98,593,178 2.20 % 5,744,212,979 7
1990 124,505,240 0.43 % 524,352 -59,668 37.3 1.65 342 77.3 % 96,298,507 2.34 % 5,327,231,061 7
1985 121,883,482 0.68 % 813,308 10,000 35.0 1.76 334 76.7 % 93,507,944 2.50 % 4,870,921,740 7
1980 117,816,940 0.94 % 1,080,716 41,001 32.5 1.83 323 76.2 % 89,755,553 2.64 % 4,458,003,514 7
1975 112,413,359 1.39 % 1,496,822 142,987 30.3 2.13 308 75.7 % 85,121,987 2.76 % 4,079,480,606 6
1970 104,929,251 1.28 % 1,296,450 164,541 28.8 2.04 288 71.9 % 75,417,163 2.84 % 3,700,437,046 6
1965 98,447,002 1.00 % 954,677 0 23.6 2.96 270 67.9 % 66,812,422 2.95 % 3,339,583,597 5
1960 93,673,615 1.02 % 931,072 -20,000 25.4 2.17 257 63.3 % 59,269,408 3.09 % 3,034,949,748 5
1955 89,018,257 1.46 % 1,243,235 0 23.6 2.96 244 58.4 % 52,005,319 3.21 % 2,773,019,936 5
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 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 126,476,461 -0.24 % -301,734 71,560 48.4 1.37 347 91.8 % 116,099,672 1.62 % 7,794,798,739 225
2025 123,975,982 -0.40 % -500,096 64,628 50.5 1.37 340 92.5 % 114,645,589 1.51 % 8,184,437,460 12
2030 120,758,057 -0.52 % -643,585 46,626 52.1 1.37 331 93.3 % 112,710,068 1.41 % 8,548,487,400 13
2035 117,166,141 -0.60 % -718,383 48,599 53.3 1.37 321 94.3 % 110,450,118 1.32 % 8,887,524,213 15
2040 113,356,476 -0.66 % -761,933 48,586 54.1 1.37 311 95.3 % 107,981,843 1.23 % 9,198,847,240 15
2045 109,529,351 -0.68 % -765,425 48,663 54.6 1.37 300 96.3 % 105,471,938 1.16 % 9,481,803,274 16
2050 105,804,027 -0.69 % -745,065 48,776 54.7 1.37 290 97.4 % 103,038,909 1.09 % 9,735,033,990 17
: Worldometers (www.worldometers.info//)
, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. World Population Prospects: The 2019 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 - 2019) chart plots the total population count as of July 1 of each year, from 1950 to 2019.

The Yearly Population Growth Rate chart plots the annual percentage changes in population registered on July 1 of each year, from 1951 to 2019. 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 2019 Revision. For forecasted years, the U.N. medium-fertility variant is used.


Yearly % Change: For 2019: percentage change in total population over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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 2019: absolute change in total population (increase or decrease in number of people) over the last year (from July 1, 2018 to June 30 2019). 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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