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 Definition East Asian country of about 3,000 islands; one of the world's largest economies; population about 125,000,000. [d] [e]

Demography and demographics

I'm not going to contest this change from demography to demographics, except to say that the latter obviously can refer to population statistics; the meaning has changed over time. The Economist is full of examples. John Stephenson 00:26, 22 September 2007 (CDT)

it's a stylistic matter. Market research folks use "demographics" (eg how many men age 40-66 watch this TV show), while demographers prefer "demography." Economist prefers "demography" -- for example, "BRIEFING: Japan's changing demography." ( issue of Jul 26th 2007). Richard Jensen 00:48, 22 September 2007 (CDT)