Nigeria - Population living in slums

Population living in slums (% of urban population)

Population living in slums (% of urban population) in Nigeria was 53.90 as of 2018. Its highest value over the past 28 years was 77.30 in 1990, while its lowest value was 50.20 in 2014.

Definition: Population living in slums is the proportion of the urban population living in slum households. A slum household is defined as a group of individuals living under the same roof lacking one or more of the following conditions: access to improved water, access to improved sanitation, sufficient living area, and durability of housing.

Source: UN HABITAT, retrieved from the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals database. Data are available at :

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Year Value
1990 77.30
1995 73.50
2000 69.60
2005 65.80
2010 62.70
2014 50.20
2016 53.90
2018 53.90


Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization