Population and health of Nigeria

Population and health of Nigeria

Population and Health

Total population:  170,123,740 (July 2012 est.)

Average population growth: 2.5%

Urban population: 85,061,870

Urban growth rate: 3.5%

Rural Population: 85,061,870

Population density of Nigeria: 173.9 humans per square kilometres

Health

Life expectancy

Male: 48.95 years

Female: 55.33 years (2012 est)

Infant mortality: 74.36 deaths/1,000 live births

HIV prevalence: 3.6%

Literacy level

Male: 72.1%

Female: 50.4%

Age and gender structure (2012 estimate)

Age (years)per%No of MalesNo of FemalesTotal
0-1443.9382320533648324374715296
15-2419.3167574361601858932776025
2 5-5430251238342594557151069405
55-64
3.8298118735201546501341
65 years and over
3232568227359915061673

sources

[i] http://www.indexmundi.com/nigeria/demographics_profile.html

[ii]http://www.tradingeconomics.com/nigeria/population-density-people-per-sq-km-wb-data.html

[iii] http://www.indexmundi.com/nigeria/demographics_profile.html

 

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