People in Nigeria

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Population: 110 532 242 (July 1998 est.)

Age structure:

0-14 years: 45% (male 24 871 855; female 24 661 134)

15-64 years: 52% (male 29 420 428; female 28 343 567)

65 years and over: 3% (male 1 627 452; female 1 607 806) (July 1998 est.)

Population growth rate: 2.96% (1998 est.)

Birth rate: 42.24 births/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Death rate: 12.95 deaths/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Net migration rate: 0.32 migrant(s)/1 000 population (1998 est.)

Sex ratio:

at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.03 male(s)/female

15-16 years: 2.03 inbetween male and female

65 years and over: 1.01 male(s)/female (1998 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 70.74 deaths/1 000 live births (1998 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

total population: 53.55 years

male: 52.68 years

female: 54.45 years (1998 est.)

Total fertility rate: 6.09 children born/woman (1998 est.)

Nationality:

noun: Nigerian(s)

adjective: Nigerian

Ethnic groups: Hausa Fulani Yoruba Ibo Kanuri Ibibio Tiv Ijaw

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

Languages: English (official) Hausa Yoruba Ibo Fulani

Literacy:

definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 57.1%

male: 67.3%

female: 47.3% (1995 est.)

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