Brace yourself for a population that is past its prime and dwindled to half by 2100! Going by the latest population figures and estimates, it is predicted that by 2100 Tokyo will have 7.13 million inhabitants, which is half of the current population! Of these, 45.9% will be above the age of 65 years. Tokyo’s current stats state that there were 13.16 million in 2010, and the number peaks to 13.35 million in 2020 and then plummets to 45.8 % decline in 88 years from now.
The research on these numbers was carried out by a group of seven academics and 10 metro government and municipal bureaucrats. In lay terms the future population will be close to what the 1940 stats (before Pearl Harbor attack) were. This also means that that number of people in their productive years will also decline, causing a huge financial strain on the local government. A keen solution to combat falling birthrate and social mindsets needs to be formulated.
The silver generation 65 and above, is estimated at 2.68 million in 2010, will peak at 4.41 million in 2050 before falling to 3.27 million in 2100. However their overall population will rise to 37.6% in 2050 and 45.9% in 2100 in comparison to 20.4% in 2010. The productive population (aged between 15-64) is slated at 46.5% of the population in 2100.
[Via UPI Asia]