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Nigeria


    • Population:
      101,232,251 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        45% (female 22,643,026; male 22,850,322)

        15-64 years:
        52% (female 25,842,286; male 26,978,906)

        65 years and over:
        3% (female 1,438,392; male 1,479,319) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      3.16% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      43.26 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      12.01 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      0.35 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      72.6 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        55.98 years

        male:
        54.69 years

        female:
        57.3 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      6.31 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Nigerian(s)

        adjective:
        Nigerian

    • Ethnic divisions:

        north:
        Hausa and Fulani

        southwest:
        Yoruba

        southeast:
        Ibos non-Africans 27,000

        note:
        Hausa and Fulani, Yoruba, and Ibos together make up 65% of population

    • Religions:
      Muslim 50%, Christian 40%, indigenous beliefs 10%

    • Languages:
      English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Ibo, Fulani

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)

        total population:
        51%

        male:
        62%

        female:
        40%

    • Labor force:
      42.844 million

        by occupation:
        agriculture 54%, industry, commerce, and services 19%, government 15%






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