Uganda census reveals inhabitants now at 45.9m individuals, Ubos says

Uganda’s inhabitants jumped from 34.6 million in 2014.

Uganda’s inhabitants stands at 45.9 million individuals, up from 34.6 million counted in 2014, in accordance with new figures of the preliminary 2024 nationwide census outcomes launched by Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos) on Thursday. 

In accordance with Ubos, which means that the inhabitants elevated by 11.3 million individuals within the final 10 years, reflecting a 2.9 p.c development charge. 

Knowledge in Uganda’s sixth post-independence and first ever digital census was gathered utilizing about 160 questions at family degree and over 60 questions in a group questionnaire.

Refugees counted in Uganda on census night time (Might 9) accounted for a minimum of 780, 061 of the nation’s newest inhabitants information, in accordance with Ubos Government Director Chris Mukiza. 

Ubos Government Director Chris Mukiza delivers his remarks in the course of the launch of preliminary 2024 nationwide census outcomes at Serena Lodge in Kampala, Uganda on June 27, 2024. PHOTO | DAILY MONITOR | NMG

Majority of Uganda’s inhabitants is in Buganda with the least within the Karamoja area. 

A inhabitants pyramid launched by Ubus means that “Uganda is a younger nation with 50.5 p.c of the inhabitants aged beneath 17, whereas age group 18-30 (youths) kind 22.7 p.c of the depend.

Girls comprise 23.4 million of the Ugandan inhabitants, implying they’ve remained constantly greater than males within the final 20+ years. 

“At beginning demographically, there are extra males born than child women. It’s estimated that there are 105 males born, however in life extra males die because of organic social and environmental points,” ICT Minister Dr Chris Baryomunsi noticed. 

Uganda’s inhabitants has considerably grown since 1911 when the primary nationwide census was carried out. 

Nonetheless on Thursday, Mukiza stated that Ubos will in July 2024 “undertake a post-enumeration surveyto test the standard of the census information in regard to content material and protection.”

“Then additional information evaluation and publicationof ultimate census leads to September 2024,” he emphasised. 

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