Nigeria Birth Rate 1950-2021

Chart and table of the Nigeria birth rate from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current birth rate for Nigeria in 2021 is 36.855 births per 1000 people, a 1.11% decline from 2020.
  • The birth rate for Nigeria in 2020 was 37.269 births per 1000 people, a 1.1% decline from 2019.
  • The birth rate for Nigeria in 2019 was 37.684 births per 1000 people, a 1.09% decline from 2018.
  • The birth rate for Nigeria in 2018 was 38.098 births per 1000 people, a 1.25% decline from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Birth Rate
Country Name 2021 Birth Rate
Angola 39.716
Nigeria 36.855
Zambia 35.459
Cameroon 34.255
Mauritania 32.662
Sudan 31.377
Solomon Islands 31.160
Sao Tome and Principe 30.792
Timor-Leste 28.649
Vanuatu 28.592
Ghana 28.452
Kenya 27.976
Pakistan 27.034
Kiribati 26.707
Papua New Guinea 26.422
Lesotho 25.742
Eswatini 25.194
Egypt 24.796
Mongolia 22.102
Cambodia 21.330
Bolivia 21.121
Honduras 20.912
Djibouti 20.357
Micronesia 20.352
Philippines 19.978
Uzbekistan 19.875
Nicaragua 19.594
Cabo Verde 18.439
Morocco 17.964
El Salvador 17.644
Bangladesh 17.391
India 17.377
Indonesia 17.372
Myanmar 17.158
Bhutan 16.461
Tunisia 16.312
Vietnam 15.863
Sri Lanka 15.135
Georgia 12.753
Moldova 9.678
Ukraine 9.013
Nigeria - Historical Birth Rate Data
Year Birth Rate Growth Rate
2021 36.855 -1.110%
2020 37.269 -1.100%
2019 37.684 -1.090%
2018 38.098 -1.250%
2017 38.582 -1.240%
2016 39.067 -1.220%
2015 39.551 -1.210%
2014 40.036 -1.190%
2013 40.520 -0.700%
2012 40.805 -0.690%
2011 41.089 -0.690%
2010 41.374 -0.680%
2009 41.658 -0.680%
2008 41.943 -0.480%
2007 42.146 -0.480%
2006 42.348 -0.480%
2005 42.551 -0.470%
2004 42.753 -0.470%
2003 42.956 -0.150%
2002 43.020 -0.150%
2001 43.084 -0.150%
2000 43.147 -0.150%
1999 43.211 -0.150%
1998 43.275 -0.220%
1997 43.370 -0.220%
1996 43.465 -0.220%
1995 43.561 -0.220%
1994 43.656 -0.220%
1993 43.751 -0.530%
1992 43.986 -0.530%
1991 44.221 -0.530%
1990 44.455 -0.530%
1989 44.690 -0.520%
1988 44.925 -0.640%
1987 45.213 -0.640%
1986 45.502 -0.630%
1985 45.790 -0.630%
1984 46.079 -0.620%
1983 46.367 -0.380%
1982 46.542 -0.370%
1981 46.716 -0.370%
1980 46.891 -0.370%
1979 47.065 -0.370%
1978 47.240 0.130%
1977 47.178 0.130%
1976 47.116 0.130%
1975 47.053 0.130%
1974 46.991 0.130%
1973 46.929 0.480%
1972 46.707 0.480%
1971 46.486 0.480%
1970 46.264 0.480%
1969 46.043 0.480%
1968 45.821 -0.180%
1967 45.904 -0.180%
1966 45.988 -0.180%
1965 46.071 -0.180%
1964 46.155 -0.180%
1963 46.238 -0.050%
1962 46.259 -0.040%
1961 46.279 -0.050%
1960 46.300 -0.040%
1959 46.320 -0.050%
1958 46.341 0.090%
1957 46.299 0.090%
1956 46.257 0.090%
1955 46.216 0.090%
1954 46.174 0.090%
1953 46.132 0.090%
1952 46.090 0.090%
1951 46.048 0.090%
1950 46.007 0.000%