Writing Task 1: Proportion of the population aged 65 and over between 1940 and 2040

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

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main feature and make comparisons where relevant.
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Population aged 65 and over between 1940 and 2040
The given line graph compares the percentage of people aged 65 or more in three countries over a period of 100 years i.e. from 1940 to 2040.
It is clear that the proportion of elderly people experiences an upward trend in each country while Japan is expected to have the highest aged population by the end of the year.
A detail look reveals that, In 1940, around 9% of Americans were aged 65 or over, compared to about 7% of Swedish people and 5% of Japanese people. The proportions of elderly people in the USA and Sweden rose gradually over the next 50 years, reaching just under 15% in 1990. By contrast, the figures for Japan remained below 5% until the early 2000s.
Further, Japan is predicted to see the highest growth in elderly population with a jump of over 20% within the given time frame to reach 28% by 2040, while the figures for Sweden and the USA, after many ups and downs ,will be slightly lower, at about 25% and 23% respectively. Also, It is interesting to know that the aged population of japan coincides with USA and Sweden in 2030.
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