The total population in Nigeria was estimated at 206.14 million people in 2020, according to the latest census figures and projections from Trading Economics. source: World Bank

Looking back, in the year of 1960, Nigeria had a population of 45.1 million people. 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2021.

Population in Nigeria is expected to reach 205.87 Million by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Nigeria Population is projected to trend around 210.87 Million in 2021 and 215.87 Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Nigeria Population

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
206.14 200.00 206.14 45.14 1960 - 2020 Million Yearly

Nigeria Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 33.30 27.10 33.30 5.10 percent [+]
Population 206.14 200.00 206.14 45.14 Million [+]
Unemployed Persons 23187.00 21765.00 23187.00 4672.00 Thousand [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 53.40 40.80 53.40 11.70 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 30000.00 30000.00 30000.00 18000.00 NGN/Month [+]
Employed Persons 58527.00 69542.90 70665.90 58527.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 66.70 72.90 93.60 66.70 percent [+]


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.