Uganda Population 2017

41,702,591

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 2017Source: User:Omoo

About Uganda

Official NameRepublic of Uganda
Languages SpokenSwahili, English
BordersCOD, KEN, RWA, SSD, TZA
Is LandlockedYes
Latitude/Longitude132
Currencies UsedUGX

Uganda Population Density

Name Population
Margherita5,109
Kibale5,200
Kigorobya5,420
Nakasongola6,921
Kajansi7,530
Byakabanda7,608
Masindi Port7,828
Kilembe7,914
Lyantonde8,039
Kyotera8,472
Moroto10,300
Mpigi11,082
Pader Palwo11,152
Kapchorwa11,300
Kumi11,400
Bweyogerere11,473
Mayuge11,503
Bugembe11,598
Pader11,600
Apac11,776
Kisoro12,400
Kamuli12,764
Rukungiri14,000
Sironko14,000
Kiboga14,512
Kanungu14,600
Buwenge15,130
Ntungamo15,300
Busembatia15,889
Ntungamo16,915
Bundibugyo16,919
Kamwenge17,169
Kireka17,947
Kyenjojo18,600
Kotido18,800
Moyo18,800
Mubende18,936
Wakiso20,530
Kayunga21,704
Bugiri22,500
Namasuba22,507
Yumbe24,300
Wobulenzi24,415
Luwero28,338
Paidha28,348
Adjumani28,700
Nebbi30,354
Nyachera30,509
Pallisa30,745
Masindi31,486
Lugazi35,036
Hoima39,625
Tororo40,400
Mityana41,131
Fort Portal42,670
Busia43,200
Kabale43,500
Iganga45,024
Arua55,585
Soroti56,400
Kitgum56,891
Njeru61,952
Entebbe62,969
Masaka65,373
Kasese67,269
Mukono67,290
Mbale76,493
Bwizibwera79,157
Jinja93,061
Mbarara97,500
Lira119,323
Gulu146,858
Kampala1,353,189

Uganda Population Clock

What is the population of Uganda (as of September 13, 2017)?41,702,591
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)41652937
Births Per Day952
Deaths Per Day199
Net Migrations Per Day -82
Net Change Per Day 671
Population Change Since January 1st171,105

Uganda Population Indicators

IndicatorValueWorld Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 41.615 births/thousand7
Crude Death Rate 8.711 deaths/thousand65
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.707 people/thousand113
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 60.537 years180
Male Life Expectancy 58.515 years183
Female Life Expectancy 62.606 years178
Total Fertility Rate 5.501 children/woman9
Net Reproduction Rate 2.316 surviving daughters/woman7
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female160
Infant Mortality Rate 56.315 deaths/1,000 live births22
Under Five Mortality 85.06 deaths/thousand21
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.034 years151
Rate of Natural Increase 32.862 2
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 20.863 %184
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 22.925 %186
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 18.728 %182
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 34.808 %183
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 38.554 %185
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 30.869 %179
Crude Suicide Rate 11.9 suicides/thousand52
Median Age (Total) 15.7 years213
Median Age (Female) 15.8 years213
Median Age (Male) 15.6 years212

Uganda Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
201741,652,93749.978%50.022%208663.23%34
201539,032,38349.977%50.023%195703.25%35
201033,149,41749.935%50.065%165713.3%37
200528,042,41249.819%50.181%140713.36%38
200023,757,63649.705%50.295%118823.22%41
199520,412,96749.639%50.361%102913.03%46
199017,384,36949.67%50.33%871023.33%47
198514,631,08949.731%50.269%731103.38%50
198012,547,75349.745%50.255%621112.98%52
197510,827,07149.73%50.27%541102.85%52
19709,446,02449.706%50.294%471112.86%56
19658,014,37649.69%50.31%401123.41%61
19606,788,21049.708%50.292%331163.17%65
19555,898,83449.761%50.239%291172.62%65
19505,158,19349.872%50.128%251202.88%65

Uganda Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
202045,856,36749.974%50.026%229583.14%31
202553,496,73749.963%50.037%267532.99%28
203061,929,16549.939%50.061%309442.83%25
203571,101,76949.907%50.093%355382.66%23
204080,903,52749.864%50.136%404332.47%20
204591,190,21249.821%50.179%456312.28%20
2050101,872,98149.782%50.218%509302.11%18
2055112,863,57449.746%50.254%564221.95%17
2060124,028,72449.714%50.286%620201.79%16
2065135,228,11649.686%50.314%676181.63%15
2070146,276,48249.665%50.335%732181.48%15
2075157,088,91349.651%50.349%786181.34%15
2080167,482,60549.643%50.357%838181.2%13
2085177,374,05149.64%50.36%887181.07%13
2090186,650,26749.637%50.363%934170.94%12
2095195,177,01049.634%50.366%976170.82%13
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations