The enumeration for the 2014 Census was conducted in August/September 2014. Prior to this main report, the Provisional Results Report was released in November, 2014 and it gave the total population of administrative areas by sex. This report gives the final results of the 2014 Uganda Population and Housing Census of Uganda. The report presents the results in broad categories of population and household characteristics and housing conditions. The population characteristics covered include spatial distribution of the population, age and sex composition, religious and ethnic composition, education and literacy, economic activity, orphanhood and disability. The household and housing conditions include socio-economic amenities available to households and quality of housing.
In order to show a clearer trend, the 1991 and 2002 censuses data was redistributed according to the current district boundaries and other lower administrative units. Over the next 12 months, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) is planning to produce several other reports as outlined below:
i. Final Results – District Reports
ii. Analytical Results – Monograph Series
iii. District-level Analytical Reports
iv. Census Atlas
v. Administrative report
In addition to the above reports, the Bureau will be providing electronic data to facilitate deeper analysis by researchers. Further information about the census may be obtained from Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS).
Total population in 2014 was 34.6 million
The females constituted 51% of the Population
Population density was 173 persons per square kilometer
Children below 18 years constituted 55% of the population
Youths (persons 18 – 30 Years) constituted 23% of the population
The Age Dependency Ratio was 103%
Total Fertility Rate (TFR) was 5.8 children per woman
Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) was 53 infant deaths per 1000 Live Births
The average annual population growth rate was 3.0%
The Literacy Rate was 72.2% (of the population aged 10 years and above)
8% of the Children were orphaned
12.5% of the Primary School Age Children (6 – 12 years) were not attending school
12.5% of persons had at least one form of disability.
Nearly one-quarter (25%) of the households was living in urban areas
The mean household size was 4.7 persons
72% of the households had access to an Improved Water Source
8% of the households had no access to a toilet facility
20% of the households had access to electricity
94% of households used firewood or charcoal for cooking
69% of the households depend on Subsistence Farming as their main source of livelihood.
32% of the households owned a bicycle
80% of the households were involved in Agriculture