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Census 2014 Final Results

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).


Population Size

Total population in 2014 was 34.6 million

The females constituted 51% of the Population

Population density was 173 persons per square kilometer

Population Composition

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%

Population Change

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%

Population Characteristics

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.

Household Characteristics

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

Agricultural Characteristics

80% of the households were involved in Agriculture