Nigeria Population  1960-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

The total population in Nigeria was estimated at 190.9 million people in 2017, according to the latest census figures. Looking back, in the year of 1960, Nigeria had a population of 45.1 million people.

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Nigeria Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 18.80 16.20 19.70 5.10 percent [+]
Population 190.89 185.99 190.89 45.14 Million [+]
Living Wage Family 131700.00 131700.00 131700.00 131700.00 NGN/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 40100.00 40100.00 40100.00 40100.00 NGN/Month [+]
Employed Persons 69090.00 70354.90 70665.90 66951.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 187226.00 155444.00 499521.00 79465.00 Jobs [+]
Employment Rate 81.20 83.80 93.60 81.20 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 15998.00 13585.20 15998.00 4672.00 Thousand [+]
Wages High Skilled 57200.00 57200.00 57200.00 57200.00 NGN/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 25500.00 25500.00 25500.00 25500.00 NGN/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 33.10 29.50 33.10 11.70 percent [+]


Nigeria Population

The population of Nigeria represents 2.35 percent of the world´s total population which arguably means that one person in every 43 people on the planet is a resident of Nigeria. This page provides the latest reported value for - Nigeria Population - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Nigeria Population - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
190.89 185.99 190.89 45.14 1960 - 2017 Million Yearly




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India 1283.60 Dec/17
Euro Area 340.72 Dec/17
United States 325.72 Dec/17
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Russia 146.88 Dec/17
Japan 126.71 Dec/17
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Canada 36.96 Dec/17
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Australia 24.70 Dec/17
Netherlands 17.12 Dec/18
Switzerland 8.48 Dec/18
Singapore 5.61 Dec/17


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