Skip to main content

Japan population evolution and future prospects

Related article: World population evolution - past, present, future

The chart bellow shows how the population of Japan has evolved from 1950 until now. It also contains the future prospects of Japan population. Data is groupped in several categories depending how the future projection was made: no change in evolution (the growth rate follows the trend of the last period), constant fertility, low fertility, medium fertility and high fertility. The data has been prepared by the United Nations Population Division. Please note that these numbers might be slightly different then those present in the country profiles.

Please click on the legend below the chart to show or hide projection categories.

Here's the raw data based on which the Japan population evolution and future prospects chart was generated:

Year No change Constant fertility Low fertility Medium fertility High fertility
1950 82,199,000
1951 83,794,000
1952 85,175,000
1953 86,378,000
1954 87,439,000
1955 88,390,000
1956 89,262,000
1957 90,085,000
1958 90,883,000
1959 91,682,000
1960 92,501,000
1961 93,357,000
1962 94,264,000
1963 95,228,000
1964 96,253,000
1965 97,342,000
1966 98,495,000
1967 99,711,000
1968 100,989,000
1969 102,324,000
1970 103,708,000
1971 105,143,000
1972 106,617,000
1973 108,086,000
1974 109,495,000
1975 110,805,000
1976 111,993,000
1977 113,068,000
1978 114,055,000
1979 114,993,000
1980 115,912,000
1981 116,822,000
1982 117,709,000
1983 118,552,000
1984 119,319,000
1985 119,989,000
1986 120,551,000
1987 121,022,000
1988 121,433,000
1989 121,831,000
1990 122,249,000
1991 122,703,000
1992 123,180,000
1993 123,659,000
1994 124,102,000
1995 124,483,000
1996 124,795,000
1997 125,049,000
1998 125,267,000
1999 125,481,000
2000 125,715,000
2001 125,974,000
2002 126,249,000
2003 126,524,000
2004 126,773,000
2005 126,979,000
2006 127,136,000
2007 127,249,000
2008 127,319,000
2009 127,353,000
2010 127,353,000
2011 127,319,000
2012 127,250,000
2013 127,144,000
2014 126,153,000 126,758,000 126,299,000 127,000,000 127,701,000
2015 125,686,000 126,488,000 125,877,000 126,818,000 127,759,000
2016 125,171,000 126,173,000 125,407,000 126,598,000 127,789,000
2017 124,605,000 125,814,000 124,889,000 126,342,000 127,796,000
2018 123,991,000 125,414,000 124,324,000 126,052,000 127,780,000
2019 123,328,000 124,976,000 123,717,000 125,731,000 127,746,000
2020 122,617,000 124,504,000 123,069,000 125,382,000 127,695,000
2021 121,861,000 124,000,000 122,383,000 125,006,000 127,628,000
2022 121,064,000 123,465,000 121,664,000 124,604,000 127,543,000
2023 120,228,000 122,901,000 120,916,000 124,177,000 127,438,000
2024 119,358,000 122,309,000 120,147,000 123,728,000 127,309,000
2025 118,456,000 121,693,000 119,360,000 123,256,000 127,153,000
2026 117,524,000 121,052,000 118,560,000 122,765,000 126,970,000
2027 116,566,000 120,388,000 117,748,000 122,254,000 126,762,000
2028 115,583,000 119,704,000 116,923,000 121,726,000 126,532,000
2029 114,577,000 119,000,000 116,085,000 121,183,000 126,283,000
2030 113,551,000 118,277,000 115,234,000 120,625,000 126,020,000
2031 112,506,000 117,538,000 114,371,000 120,054,000 125,743,000
2032 111,446,000 116,783,000 113,498,000 119,471,000 125,455,000
2033 110,371,000 116,013,000 112,614,000 118,878,000 125,157,000
2034 109,283,000 115,228,000 111,721,000 118,275,000 124,851,000
2035 108,184,000 114,431,000 110,818,000 117,663,000 124,538,000
2036 107,076,000 113,621,000 109,907,000 117,043,000 124,222,000
2037 105,960,000 112,800,000 108,988,000 116,417,000 123,903,000
2038 104,838,000 111,968,000 108,061,000 115,786,000 123,588,000
2039 103,712,000 111,128,000 107,126,000 115,153,000 123,282,000
2040 102,584,000 110,279,000 106,182,000 114,517,000 122,988,000
2041 101,455,000 109,422,000 105,230,000 113,881,000 122,709,000
2042 100,325,000 108,560,000 104,270,000 113,246,000 122,446,000
2043 99,196,000 107,692,000 103,303,000 112,612,000 122,203,000
2044 98,069,000 106,820,000 102,331,000 111,983,000 121,983,000
2045 96,943,000 105,947,000 101,353,000 111,359,000 121,789,000
2046 95,820,000 105,072,000 100,370,000 110,740,000 121,622,000
2047 94,699,000 104,196,000 99,383,000 110,128,000 121,481,000
2048 93,580,000 103,320,000 98,392,000 109,523,000 121,365,000
2049 92,462,000 102,445,000 97,400,000 108,923,000 121,271,000
2050 91,344,000 101,571,000 96,408,000 108,329,000 121,195,000
2051 90,226,000 100,699,000 95,415,000 107,742,000 121,138,000
2052 89,108,000 99,827,000 94,422,000 107,160,000 121,098,000
2053 87,988,000 98,955,000 93,429,000 106,582,000 121,071,000
2054 86,866,000 98,081,000 92,434,000 106,005,000 121,052,000
2055 85,741,000 97,203,000 91,436,000 105,427,000 121,036,000
2056 84,613,000 96,321,000 90,437,000 104,848,000 121,022,000
2057 83,482,000 95,434,000 89,436,000 104,268,000 121,009,000
2058 82,349,000 94,541,000 88,432,000 103,685,000 120,996,000
2059 81,217,000 93,642,000 87,424,000 103,099,000 120,979,000
2060 80,085,000 92,734,000 86,412,000 102,507,000 120,957,000
2061 78,956,000 91,817,000 85,396,000 101,910,000 120,930,000
2062 77,829,000 90,893,000 84,377,000 101,308,000 120,898,000
2063 76,708,000 89,961,000 83,354,000 100,702,000 120,863,000
2064 75,596,000 89,024,000 82,330,000 100,094,000 120,826,000
2065 74,494,000 88,082,000 81,305,000 99,485,000 120,792,000
2066 73,405,000 87,136,000 80,281,000 98,875,000 120,760,000
2067 72,329,000 86,188,000 79,257,000 98,266,000 120,732,000
2068 71,268,000 85,238,000 78,235,000 97,660,000 120,712,000
2069 70,224,000 84,290,000 77,217,000 97,058,000 120,705,000
2070 69,197,000 83,345,000 76,204,000 96,464,000 120,714,000
2071 68,189,000 82,403,000 75,198,000 95,878,000 120,740,000
2072 67,199,000 81,467,000 74,198,000 95,300,000 120,786,000
2073 66,228,000 80,538,000 73,209,000 94,735,000 120,857,000
2074 65,275,000 79,621,000 72,231,000 94,185,000 120,955,000
2075 64,341,000 78,717,000 71,267,000 93,653,000 121,086,000
2076 63,424,000 77,828,000 70,319,000 93,139,000 121,251,000
2077 62,525,000 76,954,000 69,386,000 92,644,000 121,450,000
2078 61,642,000 76,095,000 68,468,000 92,167,000 121,682,000
2079 60,774,000 75,248,000 67,562,000 91,706,000 121,944,000
2080 59,920,000 74,414,000 66,668,000 91,260,000 122,236,000
2081 59,079,000 73,590,000 65,786,000 90,829,000 122,557,000
2082 58,250,000 72,779,000 64,915,000 90,412,000 122,905,000
2083 57,433,000 71,978,000 64,056,000 90,009,000 123,280,000
2084 56,628,000 71,188,000 63,207,000 89,617,000 123,676,000
2085 55,833,000 70,406,000 62,368,000 89,237,000 124,092,000
2086 55,048,000 69,633,000 61,538,000 88,866,000 124,526,000
2087 54,273,000 68,868,000 60,718,000 88,506,000 124,976,000
2088 53,507,000 68,112,000 59,908,000 88,154,000 125,441,000
2089 52,751,000 67,363,000 59,107,000 87,811,000 125,919,000
2090 52,003,000 66,621,000 58,317,000 87,478,000 126,408,000
2091 51,265,000 65,887,000 57,537,000 87,152,000 126,908,000
2092 50,536,000 65,160,000 56,767,000 86,834,000 127,416,000
2093 49,815,000 64,439,000 56,006,000 86,523,000 127,932,000
2094 49,103,000 63,723,000 55,253,000 86,217,000 128,456,000
2095 48,400,000 63,011,000 54,510,000 85,916,000 128,985,000
2096 47,705,000 62,304,000 53,774,000 85,620,000 129,520,000
2097 47,020,000 61,600,000 53,047,000 85,328,000 130,059,000
2098 46,344,000 60,899,000 52,327,000 85,039,000 130,601,000
2099 45,677,000 60,201,000 51,616,000 84,753,000 131,147,000
2100 45,021,000 59,506,000 50,913,000 84,471,000 131,696,000
Year No change Constant fertility Low fertility Medium fertility High fertility