The total population in Nigeria was estimated at 195.9 million people in 2018, according to the latest census figures. Looking back, in the year of 1960, Nigeria had a population of 45.1 million people. source: World Bank

Population in Nigeria is expected to be 205.00 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 215.87 Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Nigeria Population

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
195.87 190.87 195.87 45.14 1960 - 2018 Million Yearly


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.

Nigeria Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 23.10 22.70 23.10 5.10 percent [+]
Population 195.87 190.87 195.87 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 [+]
Unemployed Persons 20927.60 20343.60 20927.60 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 36.50 38.00 38.00 11.70 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 30000.00 18000.00 30000.00 18000.00 NGN/Month [+]