Demographics of Nigeria

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Statista dossier on demographics of Nigeria

This dossier gives information on Nigeria's demographics. After an overview on population data, the study focuses on age structure, birth rate, and fertility rate. Nigeria is one of the countries recording the highest birth rate, population growth, and lowest median age in Africa as well as worldwide. This dossier provides data on these demographic aspects, also including some forecasts. Thereafter, the fourth chapter illustrates data on households, whereas the last chapters concentrate on mortality data and poverty among Nigerian households.

Table of contents

  • 1. Population
    • Population in Africa 2020, by country

    • Population of Nigeria 1950-2020

    • Forecasted population in Nigeria 2025-2050

    • Population growth in Nigeria 2019

    • Population density in Nigeria 2018

    • Largest cities in Nigeria 2020

  • 2. Age structure
    • Life expectancy in Africa in 2019

    • Median age in Africa 2018, by country

    • Life expectancy in Nigeria 2018, by gender

    • Age distribution of population in Nigeria 2019, by gender

  • 3. Birth and fertility rate
    • Crude birth rate in Africa 2018, by country

    • Crude birth rate in Nigeria 2008-2018

    • Fertility rate in Nigeria

    • Forecasted birth rate in Nigeria 2020-2050

  • 4. Households
    • Household structure in Nigeria 2018

    • Household structure in Nigeria 2018, by area

    • Marital status of women in Nigeria 2018

    • Marital status of men in Nigeria 2018

    • Birth registration rate of children in Nigeria 2018, by wealth quintile

  • 5. Mortality
    • Maternal mortality rate in Africa 2017, by country

    • Death rate in Nigeria 2018

    • Main causes of death and disability in Nigeria 2017

    • Infant mortality rate in Nigeria 2018

  • 6. Poverty
    • National poverty line in Nigeria 2019

    • Gini coefficient in Nigeria 2019, by area

    • Poverty headcount rate in Nigeria 2019, by state

    • Poverty headcount rate in Nigeria 2019, by area and household

    • Poverty headcount rate in Nigeria 2019, by activity and gender

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