Uganda Population

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Uganda Population

40 300 538
Current population
20 147 952
Current male population (50.0%)
20 152 587
Current female population (50.0%)
857 777
Births this year
2 867
Births today
201 091
Deaths this year
672
Deaths today
-16 299
Net migration this year
-54
Net migration today
640 387
Population growth this year
2 140
Population growth today

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

 

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Population of Uganda 2015

As of 1 January 2016, the population of Uganda was estimated to be 39 660 151 people. This is an increase of 3.26 % (1 252 474 people) compared to population of 38 407 677 the year before. In 2015 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 1 284 353. Due to external migration, the population declined by 31 878. The sex ratio of the total population was 1.000 (1 000 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2015. See also map of the world by sex ratio of total population.

Below are the key figures for Uganda population in 2015:

  • 1 677 647 live births
  • 393 295 deaths
  • Natural increase: 1 284 353 people
  • Net migration: -31 878 people
  • 19 827 795 males as of 31 December 2015
  • 19 832 356 females as of 31 December 2015

Uganda population 2016

During 2016 Uganda population is projected to increased by 1 293 318 people and reach 40 953 469 in the beginning of 2017. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 1 326 235. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 32 918 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who leave Uganda to settle permanently in another country (emigrants) will prevail over the number of people who move into the country (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants).

Population dynamics in 2016

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Uganda population in 2016 will be the following:

  • 4 746 live births average per day (197.76 in a hour)
  • 1 113 deaths average per day (46.36 in a hour)
  • -90 emigrants average per day (-3.76 in a hour)

The population of Uganda will be increased by 3 543 persons daily in 2016.

 

Uganda population density

Uganda population density is 164.5 people per square kilometer as of July 2016. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Uganda divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Uganda. The total area of Uganda is 241 040 km2 according to the United Nations Statistics Division

Uganda age structure

As of the beginning of 2016 according to our estimates Uganda had the following population age distribution:

49.948.12.1
– percentage of population under 15
– percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
– percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

  • 19 773 758 young people under 15 years old ( 9 959 854 males / 9 813 508 females)
  • 19 065 824 persons between 15 and 64 years old ( 9 606 085 males / 9 459 343 females)
  • 820 965 persons above 64 years old ( 333 938 males / 486 630 females)

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

65+
15-64
0-14
malefemale

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Uganda population pyramid has an expanding type. This type of pyramid is common for developing countries with high birth and death rates. Relatively short life expectancy, as well as low level of education and poor health care are also describe such kind of population age distribution model.

Source: The estimation data for section “Uganda age structure” is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Uganda is 108 %.

As we can see the dependent part of population is comparable to the working part. It means that each working person in Uganda must provide goods for himself and cover expenditure on one child or aged person additionally. The value of 108 % shows that the pressure on productive population in Uganda is very high.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Uganda is 103.7 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Uganda is 4.3 %.

Source: The estimation data for section “Uganda age dependency ratio” is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Uganda is 53.2 years.
This is below the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 52.2 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 54.3 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 14 689 469 persons or 73.87% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Uganda are able to read and write. Accordingly about 5 196 527 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 80.85% (8 036 409 persons). 1 903 614 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 66.89% (6 653 060 persons). 3 292 913 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 87.43% and 86.57% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 87%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section “Uganda population literacy” is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Uganda historical population (1951 – 2016)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

19511955195919631967197119751979198319871991199519992003200720112015010,000,00020,000,00030,000,00040,000,000historical population1978Uganda historical population:11,644,346

YearUganda historical population
19515,233,433
19525,382,107
19535,528,392
19545,674,726
19555,823,521
19565,977,176
19576,138,073
19586,308,541
19596,490,779
19606,686,657
19616,897,420
19627,123,392
19637,363,783
19647,616,796
19657,880,279
19668,153,562
19678,436,690
19688,726,749
19699,017,820
19709,304,399
19719,583,195
19729,854,343
197310,122,332
197410,394,985
197510,680,349
197610,983,422
197711,305,257
197811,644,346
197911,997,814
198012,362,716
198112,737,381
198213,122,578
198313,522,788
198413,945,321
198514,397,152
198614,882,415
198715,401,009
198815,948,028
198916,515,018
199017,093,314
199117,678,899
199218,272,478
199318,874,594
199419,484,463
199520,102,117
199620,727,218
199721,360,483
199822,008,155
199922,681,585
200023,391,997
200124,146,152
200224,945,231
200325,786,777
200426,666,251
200527,578,578
200628,521,669
200729,496,442
200830,503,193
200931,540,776
201032,608,271
201133,704,880
201234,830,481
201335,987,004
201437,178,179
201538,407,677
201639,660,151

Growth Rate 1952 – 2016

19521955195819611964196719701973197619791982198519881991199419972000200320062009201220152.42.73.03.33.6Growth Rate %

YearGrowth Rate
19522.84
19532.72
19542.65
19552.62
19562.64
19572.69
19582.78
19592.89
19603.02
19613.15
19623.28
19633.37
19643.44
19653.46
19663.47
19673.47
19683.44
19693.34
19703.18
19713
19722.83
19732.72
19742.69
19752.75
19762.84
19772.93
19783
19793.04
19803.04
19813.03
19823.02
19833.05
19843.12
19853.24
19863.37
19873.48
19883.55
19893.56
19903.5
19913.43
19923.36
19933.3
19943.23
19953.17
19963.11
19973.06
19983.03
19993.06
20003.13
20013.22
20023.31
20033.37
20043.41
20053.42
20063.42
20073.42
20083.41
20093.4
20103.38
20113.36
20123.34
20133.32
20143.31
20153.31
20163.26

Uganda population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
19515 233 433N/A %
19525 382 1072.84 %
19535 528 3922.72 %
19545 674 7262.65 %
19555 823 5212.62 %
19565 977 1762.64 %
19576 138 0732.69 %
19586 308 5412.78 %
19596 490 7792.89 %
19606 686 6573.02 %
19616 897 4203.15 %
19627 123 3923.28 %
19637 363 7833.37 %
19647 616 7963.44 %
19657 880 2793.46 %
19668 153 5623.47 %
19678 436 6903.47 %
19688 726 7493.44 %
19699 017 8203.34 %
19709 304 3993.18 %
19719 583 1953.00 %
19729 854 3432.83 %
197310 122 3322.72 %
197410 394 9852.69 %
197510 680 3492.75 %
197610 983 4222.84 %
197711 305 2572.93 %
197811 644 3463.00 %
197911 997 8143.04 %
198012 362 7163.04 %
198112 737 3813.03 %
198213 122 5783.02 %
198313 522 7883.05 %
198413 945 3213.12 %
198514 397 1523.24 %
198614 882 4153.37 %
198715 401 0093.48 %
198815 948 0283.55 %
198916 515 0183.56 %
199017 093 3143.50 %
199117 678 8993.43 %
199218 272 4783.36 %
199318 874 5943.30 %
199419 484 4633.23 %
199520 102 1173.17 %
199620 727 2183.11 %
199721 360 4833.06 %
199822 008 1553.03 %
199922 681 5853.06 %
200023 391 9973.13 %
200124 146 1523.22 %
200224 945 2313.31 %
200325 786 7773.37 %
200426 666 2513.41 %
200527 578 5783.42 %
200628 521 6693.42 %
200729 496 4423.42 %
200830 503 1933.41 %
200931 540 7763.40 %
201032 608 2713.38 %
201133 704 8803.36 %
201234 830 4813.34 %
201335 987 0043.32 %
201437 178 1793.31 %
201538 407 6773.31 %
201639 660 1513.26 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of a year.

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