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Niger

Niger People Stats

Definitions

  • Age distribution > Median age: The median age of the country's residents. This is the age most people are in the country.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-14: Percentage of total population aged 0-14.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total: Number of people aged 0-14.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent: Percentage of total population aged 15-24.
  • Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total: Number of people aged 15-24.
  • Age distribution > Total dependency ratio: Percentage of dependant persons out of total population aged 15-64. A dependant person is a person aged 0-14 and those over 65 years old.
  • Birth rate: The average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
  • Death rate: The average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
  • Ethnic groups: This entry provides a rank ordering of ethnic groups starting with the largest and normally includes the percent of total population.
  • Gender > Female population: Total female population.
  • Mother's mean age at first birth: This entry provides the mean (average) age of mothers at the birth of their first child. It is a useful indicator for gauging the success of family planning programs aiming to reduce maternal mortality, increase contraceptive use – particularly among married and unmarried adolescents, delay age at first marriage, and improve the health of newborns.
  • Population: Population, total refers to the total population.
  • Population > Population growth, past and future: Population growth rate (percentage).
  • Population growth: Percentage by which country's population either has increased or is estimated to increase. Countries with a decrease in population are signified by a negative percentage. Future estimates are from the UN Population Division.
  • Population growth rate: The average annual percent change in the population, resulting from a surplus (or deficit) of births over deaths and the balance of migrants entering and leaving a country. The rate may be positive or negative. The growth rate is a factor in determining how great a burden would be imposed on a country by the changing needs of its people for infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, housing, roads), resources (e.g., food, water, electricity), and jobs. Rapid population growth can be seen as threatening by neighboring countries.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Age distribution > Median age 28.44 years 2100 195th out of 196
Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 27.39% 2100 2nd out of 196
Age distribution > Population aged 0-14 > Total 55.82 million 2100 7th out of 196
Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Percent 17.1% 2100 1st out of 196
Age distribution > Population aged 15-24 > Total 34.85 million 2100 7th out of 196
Age distribution > Total dependency ratio 53.29% 2100 179th out of 196
Birth rate 46.84 births/1,000 population 2013 1st out of 223
Death rate 13.07 deaths/1,000 population 2013 21st out of 223
Ethnic groups Haoussa 55.4%, Djerma Sonrai 21%, Tuareg 9.3%, Peuhl 8.5%, Kanouri Manga 4.7%, other 1.2% 2001
Gender > Female population 100.67 million 2100 11th out of 196
Mother's mean age at first birth 18 2006 13th out of 13
Population 16.9 million 2013 63th out of 251
Population > Population growth, past and future 1.34 2100 2nd out of 227
Population growth 1.34% 2100 2nd out of 227
Population growth rate 3.32% 2013 5th out of 231

SOURCES: United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; United Nations Population Division. Source tables; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Population Division; United Nations Population Division. Source tables

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Did you know

  • Niger ranked first for birth rate amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Niger ranked first for total fertility rate globally in 2013.
  • Niger ranked first for age structure > 0-14 years amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
  • Niger has had the highest fertility > birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people since 1986.
  • Niger ranked first for population growth rate amongst Former French colonies in 2013.
  • Niger has ranked in the top 2 for population > population growth, past and future since 2016.
  • Niger has had the highest fertility > adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 since 1994.
  • Niger ranked first for fertility > fertility rate, total > births per woman amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011.
  • Niger has ranked last for age distribution > population aged 60 or over > percent since 2035.
  • Niger has ranked last for age distribution > population aged 65 or over > percent since 2040.