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Uganda National Household Survey Findings 2009/2010
Uganda National Household Surveys Report 2009/2010

Chapter 7.0: Main Source of Household Earning


7.0 Introduction


Income is one of the monetary dimensions for measuring well-being. The National Development Plan (NDP) stresses the need to uplift the welfare of all Ugandans through the “Prosperity for All” policy that focuses on increasing production and wealth accumulation.

The UNHS 2009/10 collected information on various components of household income including; property income, current transfers and other benefits, income from enterprises, salaries and wages; and income from subsistence activities. For purposes of analysis, household income was defined as the sum of income both in cash and in-kind that accrues from economic activities performed by household members. The nominal value of income was used implying that it has not been adjusted for inflation.

7.1 Average Monthly Household Income

The findings in Table 7.1 reveal that, overall; the average monthly income derived from all sources was UGX 303,700 indicating an increase in average earnings compared to UGX 170,800 in 2005/06. At regional level, Kampala stood out with an average monthly income of about UGX 960,000 followed by the Central region (UGX 389,600) while the Northern region had the least (UGX 141,400). Urban households consistently have higher figures in all the regions.

Table 7.1: Average Monthly Income by Region and Residence (UGX)

 

2005/06

2009/10

Region

Urban

Rural

Total

Urban

Rural

Total

Kampala

347,900

-

347,900

959,400

-

959,400

Central

320,200

192,600

209,300

603,800

336,800

389,600

Eastern

261,700

144,100

155,500

361,000

151,400

171,500

Northern

209,000

76,200

93,400

361,200

117,200

141,400

Western

313,100

144,200

159,100

479,000

282,300

303,200

Uganda

306,200

142,700

170,800

660,000

222,600

303,700



 

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