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Population & Culture

The district currently has a total population of 151,413 people (2014 census results population). According to the 2002 Population and Housing Census, the population stood at 139,556 people with a growth rate of 0.84% compared to a growth rate of 0.7% in 2014 with a population of 151,413. The population density is 252 persons per square kilometer. The District has a rich cultural heritage.  It has also diversity in ethnicity.  The majority of the people are Baganda (77%) followed by Banyankole (9%), Banyarwanda (8%) the rest are small tribes.  Most of the tribes practice Buganda cultures.

Population by District by Sex, Residence, Population Type, Uganda, 2014

 

Sex

 Residence

 Population Type

Hsehold heads

District

Males

 Females

Urban

Rural

Household

Non Household

Headed by females

BUKOMANSIMBI

75,109

76,304

12,825

138,588

150,417

996

31.7%

Source: UBOS census 2014

 

Table 1.3: Average Household Size and Population Growth Rates by District Uganda, 2014

 

Households

 

Growth Rates

Area Name

Number

Average Household Size

Sex Ratio

1991 - 2002

2002 - 2014

BUKOMANSIMBI

34,390

4.4

97.0

0.84

0.7

Source: UBOS census 2014

 

Bukomansimbi Households and Population by Sub county/ Town Council and Sex, 2014                    

Sub county

Number

Average Size

Males

Females

Total

BIGASA

9,433

4.4

20,969

21,039

42,008

BUKOMASIMBI TOWN COUNCIL

2,442

3.9

4,702

4,996

9,698

BUTENGA

9,006

4.2

19,015

19,440

38,455

KIBINGE

7,418

4.4

16,072

16,725

32,797

KITANDA

6,221

4.5

14,351

14,104

28,455

Source: UBOS census 2014

The District’s population by Parish

Bukomansimbi District

Males

 

75,109

Females

 

76,304

Totals

 

151,413

Hseholds

 

34,328

% of female headed    H/Hs

31.8

 

Bigasa Sub County

 

20,969

 

21,039

 

42,008

 

9,312

 

28.3

Bukango

5,616

5,579

11,195

2,438

27.4

Butalaga

5,326

5,160

10,486

2,305

29.8

Kigangazzi

5,638

5,758

11,396

2,410

27.5

Mbiriizi

4,389

4,542

 8,931

2,159

28.6

 

Bukomansimbi Town Council

 

4,702

 

4,996

 

9,698

 

2,449

 

32.2

Central

1,682

1,872

3,554

1,034

31.8

Kigungumika

1,027

1,025

2,052

477

29.6

Kirembeko

393

422

815

210

35.2

Kisagazi

836

930

1,766

431

35.0

Kyango

764

747

1,511

297

31.6

 

Butenga Sub County

 

19,015

 

19,440

 

38,455

 

8,868

 

35.7

Butenga Town Board

1,420

1,679

3,099

779

39.0

Kabigi

4,553

4,614

9,167

2,089

33.5

Kassebwera

3,598

3,615

7,213

1,613

34.6

Kawoko

3,810

3,789

7,599

1,787

36.4

Kisiita

2,719

2,805

5,524

1,339

36.6

Kyankoole

2,915

2,938

5,853

1,261

36.7

 

Kibinge Sub County

 

16,072

 

16,725

 

32,797

 

7,436

 

33.6

Butayunja

2,998

3,199

6,197

1,406

32.9

Kiryasaaka

3,018

3,130

6,148

1,368

33.5

Kisojjo

2,867

3,016

5,883

1,374

34.3

Maleku

4,414

4,636

9,050

2,058

34.3

Mirambi

2,775

2,744

5,519

1,230

32.7

 

Kitanda Sub County

 

14,351

 

14,104

 

28,455

 

6,263

 

29.0

Gayaaza

3,148

2,965

6,113

1,339

26.6

Luwoko

1,983

2,006

3,989

855

28.7

Makukuulu

4,417

4,365

8,782

1,891

27.7

Mitigyeera

2,971

2,940

5,911

1,352

31.6

Ndeeba

1,832

1,828

3,660

826

32.0

Source: UBOS census 2014

Household populations by age groups and Sub/county

 

Sub/county

0-4

0-8

0-17

12-18

13-18

18-30

14-64

60+

Bigasa

7,495

13,391

24,639

9,910

6,603

7,104

20,040

2,238

Bukomansimbi T/C

1,590

2,837

5,202

2,061

1,416

2,039

4,898

476

Butenga

6,386

11,849

22,007

9,106

5,863

6,329

18,203

2,594

Kibinge

5,370

9,811

18,431

7,459

5,194

5,757

16,047

2,105

Kitanda

4,821

8,759

16,545

6,879

4,453

4,854

13,637

1,466

Total

25,662

46,647

86,824

35,415

23,529

26,083

72,825

8,879

Source: UBOS census 2014

3.2:  Demographic and Socio-economic Statistics

Statistics are an integral part of the enabling infrastructure for District/National development. They are important for public policy and programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. They are critical to District development planning and implementation of sectorial projects and research activities. This section presents statistics on demographic characteristics of the population including population size, growth, distribution and socio-economic indicators which affect the population.   

  • Total population (2014 Census)
51,413 persons
  • Female population (2014 Census 
76,304 persons
  • Male population (2014 Census) 
75,109 persons
  • Total Households 
34,335 households
  • Average household size
4.4 persons


Health Indicators

Infant mortality rate   88 per 1,000 live births
Maternal Mortality 435 per 100,000 live births
Total Fertility Rate 435 per 100,000 live births
Overall OPD utilization  is 78%
Top 10 causes of morbidity at out-patient depts.
 

(children below 5 yrs)                                   (over five yrs and adults)

Malaria 45.3% Malaria 30.2%
coughs/colds 21.6% No pneum,colds 16.9%
Pneumonia 19.1% Intest. worms 3.7%
Intestinal worms 8.1% Gastro intest. dse 3.2%
Diarrhoea  7.2% Gastro intest. dse 2.6%
Skin conditions 4.5% Urinary tract inf 2.5%
ENT conditions 1.6 Pneumonia 2.2%
Epilepsy 1.4% STDs 2.0%
Eye conditions 1.3%  AIDS- 2.0%
Anaemia 0.9% Diarrhoea 1.3%
HIV prevalence:  10.6%     
Estimated HIV prevalence now 5.4% in the district.
Estimated HIV prevalence in ANC mothers   5.0%  
Latrine Coverage 84%  
Safe water coverage 63%  
Hand washing facilities coverage 35%  

 

Education indicators

Literacy rate  79.90% of the population aged 10 and above
Pupil: Class room ratio
1:117
Pupil: Teacher ratio  1:55
Student: teacher ratio  1:20
Pupil: Desk ratio 1:7
Pupil Dropout rate 36%
Pupil: Latrine Stance ratio 1:112
Text book to pupil ratio 1:10