2021 Nigeria Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey

Key Messages

  • 41,532 households were sampled in 37 states. The household response rate was 99 percent while the response rates in women aged 15 to 49 years, men aged 15 to 49 years, children under 5 years and children aged between 5 and 17 years were 96 percent, 94 percent, 99 percent and 99 percent, respectively. 
  • Nineteen percent of households are headed by female household members.
  • More than half of household heads (54%) had senior secondary school education or higher. 
  • Seventy nine percent of children aged 0-17 are living with both parents, 9 percent are living with mother only, 4 percent with the father only and 8 percent are living with neither of their biological parents.
  • Six out of every ten men aged 15-49 have never been married or in a union while 3 out of every ten women aged 15-49 have never been married or in union.
  • Only 3% of individuals have health insurance. 
  • Men in Nigeria are more than two times exposed to newspaper on a weekly basis than women (17% and 7% respectively).
  • Women are about five times more exposed to radio (34%) and about six times more exposed to television (43%) than newspapers on a weekly basis.
  • While one out of every 20 women aged 15-49 years are exposed to newspapers, radio and television on a weekly basis, one in every eight men are exposed to all three-mass media.
  • About nine in every ten households in Nigeria own a cell phone. Mobile phone ownership is higher in urban areas (95%) than in rural areas (81%).
  • Four out of every ten households in Nigeria (43.2%) own a television while only one in every ten households (9.4%) own a computer.
  • About one in every three households in Nigeria can access the internet at home.

Data source: National Bureau of Statistics