Uganda Population clock (live)

45,849,569
Current population
22,922,148
Current male population (50.0%)
22,927,421
Current female population (50.0%)
1,014,713
Births year to date
5,620
Births today
237,881
Deaths year to date
1,318
Deaths today
-19,281
Net migration year to date
-107
Net migration today
757,550
Population growth year to date
4,196
Population growth today

06-07-2020 23:59:50

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

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Quick facts about the population of Uganda

Current population (as of Monday, July 06, 2020)
45,845,373
Population rank
30 (0.59% of world population)
Total area
241,040 km2 (93,066 mi2)
Population density
190.2 per km2 (492.6 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
1.00 (22,922,148 men to 22,927,421 women)
Median age
15.8 years
Life expectancy
53.2 years (52.2 - men, 54.3 - women)
Literacy
73.9 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters (countrymeters.info) based on the latest United Nations data)

Uganda population 2020

During 2020 Uganda population is projected to increase by 1,470,451 people and reach 46,562,470 in the beginning of 2021. The natural increase is expected to be positive, as the number of births will exceed the number of deaths by 1,507,877. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be declined by 37,426 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 2020

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Uganda population in 2020 will be the following:

The population of Uganda will be increasing by 4,029 persons daily in 2020.

Demographics of Uganda 2019

As of 1 January 2020, the population of Uganda was estimated to be 45,092,019 people. This is an increase of 3.26 % (1,424,014 people) compared to population of 43,668,005 the year before. In 2019 the natural increase was positive, as the number of births exceeded the number of deaths by 1,460,258. Due to external migration, the population declined by 36,244. 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 2019.

Below are the key figures for Uganda population in 2019:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2020

Uganda population density

Uganda population density is 187.1 people per square kilometer (484.5/mi2) as of July 2020. 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 (93,066 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Religion in Uganda

Religion Number of followers Percentage of
total population
Christianity39,747,93886.7 %
Islam5,272,21811.5 %
Folk or traditional religions412,6080.9 %
Religiously Unaffiliated229,2270.5 %
Hinduism137,5360.3 %
Other45,8450.1 %

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Monday, July 06 2020).

Uganda age structure

As of the beginning of 2020 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). external link

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 16,701,344 persons or 73.87% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Uganda are able to read and write. Accordingly about 5,908,245 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 80.85% (9,137,079 persons). 2,164,334 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 66.89% (7,564,265 persons). 3,743,911 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 - 2020)

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 %
201842,288,9623.26 %
201943,668,0053.26 %
202045,092,0193.26 %

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

Population projection (2020-2100)

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
202047,187,702N/A %
202555,085,46316.74 %
203063,842,36415.90 %
203573,386,49614.95 %
204083,604,96013.92 %
204594,406,65112.92 %
2050105,698,20411.96 %
2055117,362,21211.04 %
2060129,232,61310.11 %
2065141,152,6009.22 %
2070152,984,6518.38 %
2075164,580,1047.58 %
2080175,780,6286.81 %
2085186,426,4016.06 %
2090196,377,8595.34 %
2095205,526,0494.66 %
2100213,758,2084.01 %

The data is given as of 1st of July of an year (medium fertility variant).

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