Uganda Population 2017

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The life expectancy in the country is around 58.5 years, with the life expectancy of males being 56.7 years and 60.5 years for females. Due to the high marriage rate in the country, the age structure is skewed towards the younger generations with 48.47% of the Ugandaís population being in the 0-14 year-old age group. After that, 28.34% of the population of Uganda is in the 25-64 year age group. Lastly, 21.16% of the total population is dominated by the 15-24 year age group. Just 2.04% of the population s 65 or older.

These statistics show that Uganda can boast about a large population that can be classified as a work force, which can in turn help in its growth. However, with a huge percentage of the population that is so young (0-14 years old), it could prove to be a grave situation for the country because it has to provide for these children and make sure that it can control its high birth rate. The Total Fertility Rate (TFR), which is described as the number of children per woman, of Uganda is one of the highest in the region and has remained on average around 6.9 in the past decade. As of 2016, the fertility rate for the country is 6.

Uganda Demographics

Furthermore, the number of ethnic groups present in Uganda is very large, making it one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the region. The main ethnic group is called the Ganda, which makes up 16.9% of the population, followed by the Nkole, Soga and Kiga tribes, which make up 9.5%, 8.4% and 6.9% respectively. There are many other tribes; however, they constitute a very small percentage of the total population.

The inhabitants of Uganda are mainly Roman Catholic and make up 39.3% of the total population. Anglican, Muslim and Pentecostal believers represent 32%, 13.7% and 11.1% of the total population respectively.

The rich ethnic, cultural and religious diversity sets Uganda apart. As it is a developing nation, it does house significant working class age groups that can help in its economic growth. Nevertheless, it is imperative that it provides suitable opportunities for its residents. Most importantly, as its sex ratio is roughly 1:1 with males housing a very slender majority, it can become a country that relies strongly on its women in all aspects of life. This in turn can help its image to flourish, while giving it another avenue for growth. The country’s women can partake in any responsibilities that are required in any development sector in Uganda.

Uganda Population in 2017 Source: User:Omoo

Uganda Population Density

About Uganda

Official Name Republic of Uganda
Languages Spoken English, Swahili
Borders COD, KEN, RWA, SSD, TZA
Is Landlocked Yes
Latitude/Longitude 1,32
Currencies Used UGX

Uganda Population Clock

What is the population of Uganda (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 952
Deaths Per Day 199
Net Migrations Per Day -82
Net Change Per Day 671
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Uganda Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 41.615 births/thousand 7th
Crude Death Rate 8.711 deaths/thousand 65th
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.707 people/thousand 113th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 60.537 years 180th
Life Expectancy (Male) 58.515 years 183rd
Life Expectancy (Female) 62.606 years 178th
Total Fertility Rate 5.501 children/woman 9th
Net Reproduction Rate 2.316 surviving daughters/woman 7th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female 160th
Infant Mortality Rate 56.315 deaths/1,000 live births 22nd
Under Five Mortality 85.06 deaths/thousand 21st
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.034 years 151st
Rate of Natural Increase 32.862 2nd
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 20.863% 184th
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 22.925% 186th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 18.728% 182nd
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 34.808% 184th
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 38.554% 186th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 30.869% 182nd
Crude Suicide Rate 11.9 suicides/thousand 52nd
Median Age (Total) 15.7 years 213th
Median Age (Female) 15.8 years 213th
Median Age (Male) 15.6 years 212th

Uganda Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2017 41,652,937 49.978% 50.022% 208 66 3.23% 34
2015 39,032,383 49.977% 50.023% 195 70 3.25% 35
2010 33,149,417 49.935% 50.065% 165 71 3.3% 37
2005 28,042,412 49.819% 50.181% 140 71 3.36% 38
2000 23,757,636 49.705% 50.295% 118 82 3.22% 41
1995 20,412,967 49.639% 50.361% 102 91 3.03% 46
1990 17,384,369 49.67% 50.33% 87 102 3.33% 47
1985 14,631,089 49.731% 50.269% 73 110 3.38% 50
1980 12,547,753 49.745% 50.255% 62 111 2.98% 52
1975 10,827,071 49.73% 50.27% 54 110 2.85% 52
1970 9,446,024 49.706% 50.294% 47 111 2.86% 56
1965 8,014,376 49.69% 50.31% 40 112 3.41% 61
1960 6,788,210 49.708% 50.292% 33 116 3.17% 65
1955 5,898,834 49.761% 50.239% 29 117 2.62% 65
1950 5,158,193 49.872% 50.128% 25 120 2.88% 65

Uganda Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 45,856,367 49.974% 50.026% 229 58 3.14% 31
2025 53,496,737 49.963% 50.037% 267 53 2.99% 28
2030 61,929,165 49.939% 50.061% 309 44 2.83% 25
2035 71,101,769 49.907% 50.093% 355 38 2.66% 23
2040 80,903,527 49.864% 50.136% 404 33 2.47% 20
2045 91,190,212 49.821% 50.179% 456 31 2.28% 20
2050 101,872,981 49.782% 50.218% 509 30 2.11% 18
2055 112,863,574 49.746% 50.254% 564 22 1.95% 17
2060 124,028,724 49.714% 50.286% 620 20 1.79% 16
2065 135,228,116 49.686% 50.314% 676 18 1.63% 15
2070 146,276,482 49.665% 50.335% 732 18 1.48% 15
2075 157,088,913 49.651% 50.349% 786 18 1.34% 15
2080 167,482,605 49.643% 50.357% 838 18 1.2% 13
2085 177,374,051 49.64% 50.36% 887 18 1.07% 13
2090 186,650,267 49.637% 50.363% 934 17 0.94% 12
2095 195,177,010 49.634% 50.366% 976 17 0.82% 13
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations