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.

Population in Nigeria is expected to be 198.00 Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Nigeria Population is projected to trend around 205.59 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Nigeria Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 23.10 22.70 23.10 5.10 percent [+]
Population 190.89 185.99 190.89 45.14 Million [+]
Living Wage Family 137600.00 135300.00 137600.00 135300.00 NGN/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 43200.00 41800.00 43200.00 41800.00 NGN/Month [+]
Employed Persons 69542.90 69165.60 70665.90 66951.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 76.90 77.30 93.60 76.90 percent [+]
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 36.50 38.00 38.00 11.70 percent [+]
Unemployed Persons 20927.60 20343.60 20927.60 4672.00 Thousand [+]
Minimum Wages 30000.00 18000.00 30000.00 18000.00 NGN/Month [+]


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 July of 2019.

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




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