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Uganda Population
 
 
 

General

The population of Uganda in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 25,827,000, which placed it as number 40 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 2% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 51% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 99 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000-2005 is 3.24%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 39,335,000. The population density in 2002 averaged 102 per km² (265 per mi²). However, density varied from 260 per km² (673 per mi²) in Kabale to 14 per km² (36 per mi²) in the dry Karamoja plains. The northern, eastern, and western regions are less densely populated than the region along the north shore of Lake Victoria.

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 14% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, Kampala, had a population of 1,154,000 in that year. Other major cities were Jinja, 60,979; Masaka, 49,070; and Mbale, 53,634. According to the UN, the urban population growth rate for 2000-2005 was 5.7%.

Overview

Population :
34,612,250
note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2011 est.)

Age structure :
0-14 years: 49.9% (male 8,692,239/female 8,564,571)
15-64 years: 48.1% (male 8,383,548/female 8,255,473)
65 years and over: 2.1% (male 291,602/female 424,817) (2011 est.)

Median age :
total: 15.1 years
male: 15 years
female: 15.1 years (2011 est.)

Population growth rate :
3.576% (2011 est.)

Birth rate :
47.49 births/1,000 population (2011 est.)

Death rate :
11.71 deaths/1,000 population (July 2011 est.)

Net migration rate :
-0.02 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2011 est.)

Urbanisation :
urban population: 13% of total population (2010)
rate of urbanisation: 4.8% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population :
Kampala (capital) 1.535 million (2009)

Sex ratio :
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.7 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2011 est.)

Infant mortality rate :
total: 62.47 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 66.05 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 58.77 deaths/1,000 live births (2011 est.)

Life expectancy at birth :
total population: 53.24 years
male: 52.17 years
female: 54.33 years (2011 est.)

Total fertility rate :
6.69 children born/woman (2011 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate :
6.5% (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS :
1.2 million (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths :
64,000 (2009 est.)

Major infectious diseases :
degree of risk: very high
food or water-borne diseases: bacterial diarrhoea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
vector-borne diseases: malaria, plague, and African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)
water contact disease: schistosomiasis
animal contact disease: rabies (2009)

Nationality :
noun: Ugandan(s)
adjective: Ugandan

Ethnic groups :
Baganda 16.9%, Banyakole 9.5%, Basoga 8.4%, Bakiga 6.9%, Iteso 6.4%, Langi 6.1%, Acholi 4.7%, Bagisu 4.6%, Lugbara 4.2%, Bunyoro 2.7%, other 29.6% (2002 census)

Religions :
Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42% (Anglican 35.9%, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.5%), Muslim 12.1%, other 3.1%, none 0.9% (2002 census)

Languages :
English (official national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts), Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages, preferred for native language publications in the capital and may be taught in school), other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic

Literacy :
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 66.8%
male: 76.8%
female: 57.7% (2002 census

School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) :
total: 11 years
male: 11 years
female: 11 years (2009)

Education expenditures :
3.3% of GDP (2009)

 

 
 

 



 


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