A comparison of the proportion of people aged 65 or more in Japan, Sweden and the USA between 1940 and 2040 as projected year, a 100-year period is illustrated in the line chart. Overall, it can be seen that the proportion of elderly people increases in each country between 1940 and 2040 as a forecasted year. Japan is expected to see the most dramatic changes in its elderly population.
In 1940, the proportion of Americans was aged 65 or over stood at 9%, compared to about 7% of Swedish people and 5% of Japanese people. Over the next 50 years, the percentage of USA and Sweden increased gradually, reaching 15% in 1990. Contrastingly, the figure for Japan witnessed very low, at solely 5% in 2000.
A more detailed look at to the line chart revealed that there will be predicted an increase of elderly people's proportion in Japan, at around 27% in the end of the period. However, For Sweden and the USA will be slightly lower, at virtually 25% and 23% respectively.