The People of Uganda

The People of Uganda

Ugandan People

Population: 32,369,558 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2009 est.)

Age structure: 0-14 years: 50% (male 8,152,830/female 8,034,366) 15-64 years: 47.9% (male 7,789,209/female 7,703,143) 65 years and over: 2.1% (male 286,693/female 403,317) (2009 est.)

Median age: total: 15 years male: 14.9 years female: 15.1 years (2009 est.)

Population growth rate: 2.692% (2009 est.)

Death rate: 12.32 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate: -8.83 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2009 est.)

Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.71 male(s)/female total population: 1 male(s)/female (2009 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 64.82 deaths/1,000 live births male: 68.46 deaths/1,000 live births female: 61.07 deaths/1,000 live births (2009 est.)

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 52.72 years male: 51.66 years female: 53.81 years (2009 est.)

Total fertility rate: 6.77 children born/woman (2009 est.)

HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 5.4% (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 940,000 (2007 est.)

HIV/AIDS - deaths: 77,000 (2007 est.)

Nationality: noun: Ugandan(s) adjective: Ugandan

Ethnic groups: Baganda 16.9%, Banyakole 9.5%, Basoga 8.4%, Bakiga 6.9%, Iteso 6.4%, Langi 6.1%, Acholi 4.7%, Bagisu 4.6%, Lugbara 4.2%, Bunyoro 2.7%, other 29.6% (2002 census)

Religions: Roman Catholic 41.9%, Protestant 42% (Anglican 35.9%, Pentecostal 4.6%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.5%), Muslim 12.1%, other 3.1%, none 0.9% (2002 census)

Languages: English (official national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts), Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages, preferred for native language publications in the capital and may be taught in school), other Niger-Congo languages, Nilo-Saharan languages, Swahili, Arabic

Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 66.8% male: 76.8% female: 57.7% (2002 census)

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