Proportion Of The Population Aged 65 And Over | Band 7 IELTS Report Sample

The graph below shows the proportion of the population aged 65 and over between 1940 and 2040 in three different countries.

Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

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The line graph illustrates the percentage of the population aged 65 and above in the US, Sweden and Japan over a period of 100 years from 1940 to 2040. Overall, all the three countries experienced variations in the rate of population of those aged 65 years and over between the years 1940 and 2040. Japan had only 5% of men and women who were aged 65 years and above in the year 1940. After a slight fall, the population of elderly people remained stable during the next 20 years from 1960 to 1980 at 3%. Thereafter, the population faced a slight increase till 2000. By year 2040, the population of seniors in Japan is expected to be as high as 27%. On the other hand, USA and Sweden experienced similar fluctuations from the years 1940 to 2000. However, since the year 2000, population of seniors in Sweden saw an increase. It is expected to increase further and may reach as high as 25% in the year 2040. The US population of seniors remained fairly stable during 1940 and 1960 at 10%. Thereafter, it increased to 15% by 1980. It remained stable until 2000 and then started increasing. By 2040, as much as 23% of the US population is expected to be aged 65 and over.

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