Niger Population clock

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Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Niger population 2017

During 2017 Niger population is projected to increased by 840 746 people and reach 21 933 214 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 847 495. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 6 750 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Niger to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Niger population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Niger will be increased by 2 303 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Niger 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Niger was estimated to be 21 092 468 people. This is an increase of 3.99 % (808 518 people) compared to population of 20 283 950 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 815 009. Due to external migration, the population declined by 6 491. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.013 (1 013 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2016.

Below are the key figures for Niger population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Niger population density

Niger population density is 16.6 people per square kilometer as of April 2017. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Niger divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Niger. The total area of Niger is 1 267 000 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Niger age structure

As of the beginning of 2017 according to our estimates Niger had the following population age distribution:

49.6 48 2.3

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Niger population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section "Niger age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Niger is 108.2 %.

As we can see the dependent part of population is comparable to the working part. It means that each working person in Niger must provide goods for himself and cover expenditure on one child or aged person additionally. The value of 108.2 % shows that the pressure on productive population in Niger is very high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Niger is 103.4 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Niger is 4.9 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Niger age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Niger is 53.4 years.
This is below the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 52.1 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 54.7 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 2 029 390 persons or 19.1% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Niger are able to read and write. Accordingly about 8 593 621 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 27.29% (1 438 506 persons). 3 832 291 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 11.04% (590 884 persons). 4 761 330 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 36.43% and 17.15% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 26.56%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Niger population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Niger historical population (1951 - 2017)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Niger population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19512 598 643N/A %
19522 677 3153.03 %
19532 757 2412.99 %
19542 837 9152.93 %
19552 919 1462.86 %
19563 001 0642.81 %
19573 084 1212.77 %
19583 169 0562.75 %
19593 256 8162.77 %
19603 348 3722.81 %
19613 444 4242.87 %
19623 545 1252.92 %
19633 649 8862.96 %
19643 757 4862.95 %
19653 866 6972.91 %
19663 976 8962.85 %
19674 088 2242.80 %
19684 201 3272.77 %
19694 317 1262.76 %
19704 436 5962.77 %
19714 560 2382.79 %
19724 688 0882.80 %
19734 820 2692.82 %
19744 957 1142.84 %
19755 098 8872.86 %
19765 245 9492.88 %
19775 398 5382.91 %
19785 556 0802.92 %
19795 717 2692.90 %
19805 880 8722.86 %
19816 046 4612.82 %
19826 214 5532.78 %
19836 386 1572.76 %
19846 562 5412.76 %
19856 745 1402.78 %
19866 934 9232.81 %
19877 132 5792.85 %
19887 339 6352.90 %
19897 558 5112.98 %
19907 791 5593.08 %
19918 040 3593.19 %
19928 305 5823.30 %
19938 587 4153.39 %
19948 885 7943.47 %
19959 200 5003.54 %
19969 531 8213.60 %
19979 880 3453.66 %
199810 245 8093.70 %
199910 627 0463.72 %
200011 022 9793.73 %
200111 433 4163.72 %
200211 859 1503.72 %
200312 301 3583.73 %
200412 761 3693.74 %
200513 240 7243.76 %
200613 740 4833.77 %
200714 261 5813.79 %
200814 806 3813.82 %
200915 378 6623.87 %
201015 982 0923.92 %
201116 619 2383.99 %
201217 291 1344.04 %
201317 997 3234.08 %
201418 736 2964.11 %
201519 506 4244.11 %
201620 283 9503.99 %
201721 092 4683.99 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.