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Country vs country: Japan and United States compared: People > Structure stats

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  • Population > Female > % of total: Female population is the percentage of the population that is female. Population is based on the de facto definition of population.
  • Population > Total: Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. The values shown are midyear estimates."
  • Population ages 0-14 > % of total: Population between the ages 0 to 14 as a percentage of the total population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population.
  • Population ages 15-64 > % of total: Population ages 15 to 64 is the percentage of the total population that is in the age group 15 to 64. Population is based on the de facto definition of population.
  • Population ages 65 and above > % of total: Population ages 65 and above as a percentage of the total population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population.
STAT Japan United States HISTORY
Population > Female > % of total 51.29%
Ranked 36th. 1% more than United States
50.66%
Ranked 71st.

Population > Total 127.56 million
Ranked 11th.
307.01 million
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than Japan

Population ages 0-14 > % of total 13.32%
Ranked 179th.
20.33%
Ranked 131st. 53% more than Japan

Population ages 15-64 > % of total 64.72%
Ranked 94th.
66.9%
Ranked 68th. 3% more than Japan

Population ages 65 and above > % of total 21.95%
Ranked 1st. 72% more than United States
12.78%
Ranked 42nd.

SOURCES: United Nations Population Division. 2009. World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision. New York, United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (advanced Excel tables). Available at http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp2008/index.htm.; (1) United Nations Population Division. 2009. World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision. New York, United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (advanced Excel tables). Available at http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp2008/index.htm. (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, (5) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database, and (6) World bank estimates based on the data from the sources above, household surveys conducted by national agencies, Macro International, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and refugees statistics from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.; World Bank staff estimates from various sources including census reports, the United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects, national statistical offices, household surveys conducted by national agencies, and Macro International.

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