The prompt says: the graph below shows the proportion of the population aged 65 and over between 1940 and 2040 in three different countries
The line graph illustrates a percentage of the variation of old people, who are above than 65 years, in japan, Sweden, and the USA from 1940 to 2040.
elder population statistics
Based on a survey, the graph was divided into 2 parts. Firstly, while the figure of the elderly in Sweden and USA from 1940 to 2016 increased steadily, the population of aged 65 or more in Japan had unpredicted changed. However, from 2020 to 2040, the percentage of the USA and Swedish people is expected to go up dramatically while Japanese people leaps enormously.
In 1940, around 9 % the USA elderly aged 65 and over, while in Japan and Sweden about 5 % and 7%. In 1990, the proportion of the old in Sweden overtook the USA. By contrast, the percentage in Japan decreased seriously about 4%. In 2030, some people expect that the percentage of Japanese population aged 65 and over will go up hugely with rapid speed.
In 2040, it is thought that around 26% of the Japanese population will be 65 years old or more while the percentage of Sweden and USA will be slightly lower. The graph showed us seriously the number of old people, which is increasing gradually. It can have a bad impact on world' economy because of the lack of young employees.