Nigeria Population

The total population in Nigeria was last recorded at 166.2 million people in 2012 from 45.2 million in 1960, changing 268 percent during the last 50 years. Population in Nigeria is reported by the Nigeria National Bureau of Statistics. From 1960 until 2012, Nigeria Population averaged 93.4 Million reaching an all time high of 166.2 Million in December of 2012 and a record low of 45.2 Million in December of 1960. 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 - Nigeria Population - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-17

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
166.21 164.39 166.21 45.15 169.60 | 2013/12 1960 - 2012 Million Yearly

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Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Population 166.21 2012-12-31 164.39 166.21 45.15 169.60 2013-12-31 Million [+]
Unemployment Rate 23.90 2011-12-31 21.10 23.90 5.30 24.30 2012-12-31 Percent [+]
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Population | Notes
Population estimates are usually produced by a country´s statistical office or Census Bureau. The Population Census provides the most reliable picture of a country's population because the data is collected at a specified time from the entire population; in contrast to other surveys, in which information is collected from only a small part of the residents. When monthly population estimates are required, the population count is updated by adding births, subtracting deaths, and adding net international migration since the census date.


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