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Yesterday,  UBOS released the 2019/20 National Household Survey report. In summary, this is Uganda today:

1. Total population = 41m

2. Average family size = 4.6 persons (largest in Teso 5.9 and smallest in Kampala 3.4)

3. Popn below 18yrs = 54%

4. Urban population = 27%

5. Net pri sch enrollment = 91%

6. Net sec sch enrollment = 27% (Highest in Kampala 52%; lowest in Acholi 7%)

7. Literacy rate = 76% (adults only 72%)

8. Popn with non-communicable diseases = 3.5%

9. Popn that abuse alcohol = 18%(highest in Karamoja 48%; lowest in Busoga 4%)

10. Health insurance coverage = 4% (down from 5% in 2017)

11. Ugandans working (o/o working age popn) = 74% (down from 79% in 2017)

12. Agric workers = 68% (up from 64% in 2017)

13. Child labour = 28%

14. Improved water source = 79%

15. 3 in 10 Ugandans have improved toilet

16. Connection to grid electricity = 19% (down from 22% in 2017)

17. Connection to solar = 38% (up from 18% in 2017)

18. Mobile phones = 74%

19. Radios = 32% (down from 45% in 2017)

20. Television = 19% (up from 17% in 2017)

21. Computers = 2%

22. Internet use = 83% for social networking; 16% for business

23. HHs operating a business = 31% (down from 38% in 2017)

24. Source of capital = 81% own savings (loans from banks 0.4%)

25. HHs in subsistence economy = 39% i.e. 3.5m from 3.3m in 2017.

26. Population in poverty = 20.3% (down from 21.4% in 2017)

27. Total population in poverty = 8.3m (up from 8m in 2017)

28. Poverty distribution: Acholi 68%, Karamoja 66%, Bukedi 35%, Busoga 29%, Kigezi 28%, Lango 23%, Teso 22%, West Nile 17%, North Buganda 14%, Elgon 13%, Ankole 13%, Tooro 13%, Bunyoro 10%, South Buganda 7%, Kampala 2%.

29. Contribution to national poverty by region: Busoga 14.5%, Bukedi 10.4%, Acholi 10.3%, Northern Buganda 8.1%, Teso 7.1%, Karamoja 6.5%, Tooro 6.5%, Ankole 6.4%, Lango 5.4%, South Buganda 5.3%, West Nile 5.2%, Kigezi 5.2%, Bunyoro 4.3%, Elgon 4.1%, Kampala 0.5%.

30. Regions where poverty has reduced: West Nile (from 35% in 2017 to 17% in 2020), Bunyoro (from 17% to 10%), Teso (from 25% to 22%), Elgon (from 35% to 13%), Bukedi (from 44% to 35%), Busoga (from 38% to 29%), South Buganda (from 9% to 7%), Kampala (from 3% to 2%).

31. Regions where poverty increased: Acholi (from 33% in 2017 to 68% in 2020), Ankole (from 7% to 12%), Karamoja (from 60% to 66%), Lango (from 16% to 23%), Kigezi (from 12% to 28%), Tooro (from 11% to 13%), and North Buganda (from 11% to 14%)

Source: UBOS (2021)

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