Human population growth and the socioeconomic effects in warri metropolitan city Delta State Nigeria


  • Faith Iwejingi Sajini Department of Geography and Regional Planning, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria


effects, growth, human population, Nigeria, socioeconomic life, warri metropolis


The observable impact of population growth on socioeconomic life has become a major policy issue, especially in developing countries. This article examines the growth in human population and the socio-economic effects in Warri metropolis, Nigeria, with the specific objectives of establishing the trend in population growth from 1960-2020 using secondary data, highlighting the effects that population growth has on education, employment, and income levels, examining the effects of population growth on the socio-economic life of the inhabitants of Warri metropolis, and to make recommendations. Deriving from percentage investigation of responses, the study found that population growth exerts a considerable impact on education, employment, and income levels in the Warri metropolis. The ANOVA test outcome with p< 0.05 (0.000), led to the rejection of the first null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis accepted, therefore there is a significant change in population across the period. The post hoc test reveals that the variations however emanated from the period between 1980 -2020.  Another finding portrays that, with an R-square value of .639, that population growth expresses about 64% effect on socioeconomic life in the Warri metropolis. The study made policy-relevant recommendations that stem from the findings.


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Sajini, F. I. (2021). Human population growth and the socioeconomic effects in warri metropolitan city Delta State Nigeria. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(S1), 878-889.



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