National Population and Housing Census 2024

Uganda is set to conduct the National Population and housing Census 2024 with the reference night being 9th May 2024. The Census will be done in 10 days starting on 9th May 2024 to 19th May 2024.

The President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, launched the NPHC 2024 activity on December 12th2023.  After every 10 years, Uganda holds a national census and the last one was carried out in 2014.

The census figures play a critical role in guiding planning, policy formulation, and programme implementation as well as monitoring development progress in line with the national goals and objectives.

The census exercise will use digital technology to collect, process and disseminate census results. The digital census will enable the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) to produce accurate and timely demographic, social and economic statistics.

Census Implementation Plan 

Phases  Activity Start Final Remarks 
Pre-Enumeration  Stakeholder consultations Feb-21 Nov-25  
Instrument development Mar-20 Sep-23  
Mapping of Enumeration areas Jul-21 Dec-23 Census mapping in 11 cities namely Mbale, Jinja, Soroti, Arua, Fort Portal, Gulu, Masaka, Kampala, Mbarara, Hoima started on 22nd Jan 24
Gazetting of the NPHC 2024   Oct-23  
Publicity and Advocacy  Jun-21 Nov-25  
Development of Data processing Mar-20 Feb-24  
Pretesting of Tools and Data processing application  Mar-23 Jun-23  
Pilot Census Enumeration Jun-23 Jul-23  
Procurement and deploymet of ICT and other equipment  Jul-21 Feb-24  
Census Launch 12th Dec 2023 12th Dec 2023  
Recruitment  Recruitment , Training and deployment of Enumerators and Parish Supervisors 6th April 2024 9th May 2024  
Census Night  Census Reference Period 9th May 2024 9th May 2024  
Enumeration  Census Enumeration 10th May 2024 19th May 2024  
Post Enumeration  Post Enumeration Survey Data Collection Jun-24 Jul-24  
Data Processing Editing and Analysis May-24 Nov-24  
Release of Preliminary Results Jun-24 Jun-24  
Release of Provisional Results Sep-24 Sep-24  
Release of Final Census Results  Dec-24 Dec-24  
Further Analysis and Utilisations Jan-25 Mar-25  
Administrative Report and Archiving  25-Nov 25-Nov