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People aged 75 years or older account for over 10% of total population in Japan

11, 30. 2007

The ratio of the people aged 75 years or older to the total population in Japan reached 10% for the first time, the Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry announced on Nov. 21, 2007. The announcement said the number of the people aged 75 or older was an estimated 12,760,000 as of Nov. 1, or about 550,000 more than one year earlier. The total population was 127,790,000. The people aged 75 years or older consisted of 4,790,000 men and 7,970,000 women. The number of the people younger than 15 years of age, in the meantime, decreased about 140,000 from a year earlier to 17,280,000, reflecting the current trend toward aged population with declining birth rates.

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