|98,082,386||Current male population (50.6%)|
|95,611,777||Current female population (49.4%)|
|6,249,275||Births this year|
|2,060,354||Deaths this year|
|-54,261||Net migration this year|
|-112||Net migration today|
|4,134,661||Population growth this year|
|8,524||Population growth today|
According to our estimations, daily change rates of Nigeria population in 2017 will be the following:
|- Percentage of population under 15|
|- Percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old|
|- Percentage of population 65+|
We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.
Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.
As we can see the Nigeria population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.
Source: The estimation data for section "Nigeria age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division.
Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.
This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.
The total dependency ratio of population in Nigeria is 78.8 %.
As we can see the dependent part of population is comparable to the working part. It means that each working person in Nigeria must provide goods for himself and cover expenditure on one child or aged person additionally. The value of 78.8 % shows that the pressure on productive population in Nigeria is very high.
Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.
Child dependency ratio in Nigeria is 73.2 %.
Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.
Aged dependency ratio in Nigeria is 5.6 %.
Source: The estimation data for section "Nigeria age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division.
Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicators. It shows the number of years a new born infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.
Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Nigeria is 47.6 years. This is below the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).
According to our estimates 66,733,224 persons or 59.6% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Nigeria are able to read and write. Accordingly about 45,226,304 adults are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult male population is 69.19% (39,407,939 persons). 17,549,004 are illiterate. Literacy rate for adult female population is 49.68% (27,325,284 persons). 27,677,301 are illiterate.
Youth literacy rates are 79.89% and 65.33% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 72.79%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.
Source: The estimation data for section "Nigeria population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016).
|65 years and over||1%||1.64%||3.12%|