The Uganda Bureau of Statistics conducted a National Population and Housing Census in August 2014. This was the 5th post-independence Census in Uganda. The Census 2014 was carried out under the theme ‘Counting for Planning and Improved Service Delivery’. The Census Reference Night was the Night of 27th August 2014. This Provisional Results Report provides information about the population counts disaggregated by sex down to Subcounty level. When the Data Processing is completed, more comprehensive information about the population and to lower levels will be made available. In addition, more detailed information about the individuals and households will be published in 2015. Download detailed report
Below are the key findings:
The Census revealed a total population of 34.9 million, an increase of 10.7 million from the 24.2 million given by the 2002 Census. Most of the Census Population (99 percent) was enumerated in private households. The Census covered a total of 7.3 million households with 34.4 million inhabitants. This gave an average household size of 4.7, similar to the household revealed by the 2002 Census.
The sex composition of the population is measured by the Sex Ratio, which is defined as the number of males per 100 females in the population. The Census revealed a Sex Ratio of 94.5 males per 100 females, down from 101.9 in 1969. The Sex Ratio has shown a declining trend throughout the post-independence period.
The level of urbanisation in Uganda is steadily increasing. In 2014, Uganda had 202 urban centres (one City, 22 Municipalities and 174 Town Councils) with a total urban population of six (6) million persons. The size of the urban centres varied widely, from Kampala City with 1.5 million persons to small Town Councils with less than 5,000 persons.
The distribution of the population by district is not even. Whereas Wakiso district has a population of over two (2) million, accounting for about six percent of the total population, some districts are less populous, with Kalangala having the smallest population of 53,406 persons.
Between 2002 and 2014, the population increased from 24.2 million to 34.9 million.This gives an average annual growth rate of 3.03 percent. At this rate of growth, thepopulation of Uganda is projected to increase to 35.0 million in 2015 and further to 47.4 million in 2025.
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