Nigeria: Percent children

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 Nigeria

Population ages 0-14, percent of total

 Latest value 43.04
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1960 - 2022
 Average 43.49
 Min - Max 40.98 - 45.00
 Source United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1960 to 2022. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 43.49 percent with a minimum of 40.98 percent in 1961 and a maximum of 45 percent in 1987. The latest value from 2022 is 43.04 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 196 countries is 26.50 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Nigeria - Percent children - Recent values chart

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Nigeria - Percent children - historical chart - 1960-2022




Definition: Total population below the age of 14 as a percentage of the total population. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 218.54 2022 million
 Percent urban population 53.52 2022 percent
 Population density 234 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 2.97 2022 percent
 Percent children 43.04 2022 percent
 Percent female population 49.46 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 46.48 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 85.25 2022 percent
 Refugee population 91,275 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 1 2015 percent
 Population growth 2.38 2022 percent
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