The population of Uganda is characterized by the following:
Dominated by the young age bracket constituting over 40% of the t population.
There are more females than males. There is generally about 51% females and 49% males
Mainly rural based. There is approximately 80% of the population living in rural areas.
High illiteracy rates. About 32% of Ugandans do not know how to read and write.
High population growth rates. The growth rate is as high approximately per annum.
Most people (majority of the population) are semi-skilled and / or unskilled
Mainly engaged in primary production. The productive force of the population are mainly engaged in primary production especially agriculture.
There is uneven spatial distribution of population. Some areas or districts as highly populated for example Kampala with 7360 people per square kilorr.erc while other areas are sparsely populated like Moroto with 20 persons per squad kilometre.
A big proportion of the population live below the international poverty line. About 35% of the Ugandans live below the international poverty line. Many people in Uganda live on less than one dollar (US$1) a day.