for Nigeria

for Nigeria

Demographics for Nigeria presents the number of households, population figures by sex and age band plus the number of unemployed. If the sales performance of your product is linked to these factors, this data product can help you find the right customers in the right places.


Demographics for Nigeria

This Demographics product presents population statistics for Nigeria and an extensive range of other countries. In addition to the number of households, population is classified by sex and age (divided into five groups of fifteen-year bands) plus the number of unemployed. The analysis of this data by geographic area will help improve your customer targeting and market identification in Nigeria. Consistent and comparable data, with seamless transitions across borders, make this product ideal for international projects.

Demographics data can be purchased on its own or bundled with GIS polygon data for administrative regions, postcodes and small areas. This effective combination will allow you to perform enlightening analysis supported by stunning visualisations.

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Flag of NigeriaNigeria – Local Government Areas

Number of Regions
Avg Population / Region
Situated on the west coast of Africa, and bordering Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin, the Federal Republic of Nigeria has the highest population in Africa. The capital city is Abuja but Lagos is the most highly populated city in Africa.
Nigeria is a federal republic and divided in to thirty-six states and one Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The modern state of Nigeria took its territorial shape and formation in 1914, but since independence in 1960 it has lurched from one military coup to another, achieving democratic elected leadership since 1999. Nigeria is a multi-national state comprising over 250 ethnic groups, and over 500 languages. It is roughly divided into Muslim territories in the north, and Christian ones in the south. Around half of its population is under eighteen years of age.
Referred to as the “Giant of Africa”, Nigeria has the largest economy in the continent, although the consequences of instability caused by separatist activities have affected the economy. It is considered an emerging market and a regional power. One of the largest producers of oil, Nigeria’s economy is driven largely by the service sector, but industry and agriculture still play an enormous role, with nearly 70% of the labour force employed within the agricultural sector. It has a highly developed financial services sector, but tourism is relatively immature and tends to be event-led.
Nigeria is culturally very mixed, and shaped by the number of ethnic groups. It has had a huge influence on the modern African music scene. It is well known for its literature, especially modern literature, and the film industry is thriving. The national sport is football.
On the world stage, Nigeria is a member of the United Nations, a founding member of the African Union, a member of the MINT group of countries (next emerging economies) and a member of OPEC.

Product details

Demographics for Nigeria
Administrative Postcode Small Area
Region Type Local Government Areas
Number of Regions 774
Average Population/Region 270,000
Demographic data variables included:
Number of Households
Population by Sex (male/female)
Population by Age Band1
Number Unemployed

1 Age bands: 0-14, 15-29, 30-44, 45-69, 60+. Also sub-divided by sex.

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Data formats & delivery

Demographics data for Nigeria is available in many popular GIS formats, including:

  • Esri Shapefile
  • Esri File GeoDatabase
  • MapInfo TAB (Extended)

All data products are delivered using our secure data delivery platform, Europa Data Vault.

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