THE STRCUTURE OF UGANDA’S POPULATION

  1. It is dominated by the young who constitute about 40% of the population.
  2. The population is mainly rural based. That is approximately 80% of the population lives in rural areas.
  3. Majority of the population is semi-skilled and unskilled.
  4. The productive force of the population is mainly engaged in primary production.
  5. The population growth rate is high. Uganda is one of the countries with the highest population growth rate in the world. It is about 3.4% per annum.
  6. A big proportion of the population lives below the international poverty line. About 35% of Ugandans live below the international poverty line i.e. they live on less than one dollar a day.
  7. There are high illiteracy levels among the population. About 32% of Ugandans do not know how to read and write.
  8. There are more females than males in the population. That is generally about 51% females and 49% males.
  9. The population is unevenly distributed. For example Kampala has 7360 people / km2 while Moroto has 20 people / km2.
  10. Mainly engaged in primary production.  The productive force of the population is mainly engaged in primary production especially agriculture.

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