The total population in Nigeria was estimated at 218.5 million people in 2022, according to the latest census figures and projections from Trading Economics. 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 reach 217.00 Million by the end of 2023, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Nigeria Population is projected to trend around 222.00 Million in 2024 and 229.00 Million in 2025, according to our econometric models.

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Nigeria Population


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 5.00 4.20 percent Sep 2023
Population 218.50 213.40 Million Dec 2022
Minimum Wages 65000.00 65000.00 NGN/Month Jan 2024
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.60 7.20 percent Sep 2023
Employment Rate 75.60 77.10 percent Sep 2023
Unemployed Persons 23187.00 21765.00 Thousand Dec 2020
Employed Persons 46488.00 58527.00 Thousand Dec 2020
Wages Low Skilled 25500.00 25500.00 NGN/Month Dec 2018
Wages High Skilled 57200.00 57200.00 NGN/Month Dec 2018
Living Wage Individual 43200.00 41800.00 NGN/Month Dec 2018
Living Wage Family 137600.00 135300.00 NGN/Month Dec 2018
Employment Change 187226.00 155444.00 Jobs Sep 2016

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
218.50 213.40 218.50 45.14 1960 - 2022 Million Yearly