Age distribution of population in Nigeria 2019, by gender

In Nigeria, half of the population is aged under 19 years. People aged up to four years old made up the largest age group: 8.5 percent of males and 8.1 percent of females were less than four years old. Similarly, children aged 5 to 9 years held the second largest share of population. On the other hand, people aged 60 years and older represented a small part of population.

Nigeria has one of the youngest population in the world. In whole Africa and in the world, Niger records the lowest median age. Nigeria ranked 18th.

Age distribution of population in Nigeria in 2019, by gender

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Release date

May 2020

Region

Nigeria

Survey time period

2019

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