Uganda Population clock

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

Uganda population 2017

During 2017 Uganda population is projected to increased by 1 335 493 people and reach 42 288 962 in the beginning of 2018. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 1 369 484. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 33 991 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 change rates in 2017

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Uganda population in 2017 will be the following:

The population of Uganda will be increased by 3 659 persons daily in 2017.

Demographics of Uganda 2016

As of 1 January 2017, the population of Uganda was estimated to be 40 953 469 people. This is an increase of 3.26 % (1 293 318 people) compared to population of 39 660 151 the year before. In 2016 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 1 326 235. Due to external migration, the population declined by 32 918. 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 2016.

Below are the key figures for Uganda population in 2016:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2017

Uganda population density

Uganda population density is 169.9 people per square kilometer as of May 2017. 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 2017 according to our estimates Uganda had the following population age distribution:

49.9 48.1 2.1

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

In absolute figures (estimate):

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
male female

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 15 168 494 persons or 73.87% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Uganda are able to read and write. Accordingly about 5 365 985 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 80.85% (8 298 477 persons). 1 965 691 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 66.89% (6 870 016 persons). 3 400 295 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 - 2017)

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

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 %
201740 953 4693.26 %

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