National Population and Housing Census 2014, Area Specific Profiles:Katakwi District
Demographic and socio - economic data are useful for planning and evidence - based decision making in any country. Such data are collected through Population Censuses, Demographic and Socio - economic Surveys, Civil Registration Systems and other Administrative sources. In Uganda, however, the Population and Housing Census remains the main source of demographic data, especially at the sub-national level.
Population Census taking in Uganda dates back to 1911 and since then the country has undertaken five such Censuses. The most recent, the National Population and Housing Census 2014, was undertaken under the theme ‘Counting for Planning and Improved Service Delivery’. The enumeration for the 2014 Census was conducted in August/September 2014. The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) worked closely with different Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as Local Governments (LGs) to undertake the census exercise.
The 2014 Census provides several statistics on different aspects of the population.
These include the population size and distribution which is a key indicator used for resource allocation, measurement of the extent of service delivery, decision making and budgeting among others. Other information includes the characteristics of the population, those of the dwellings they live in and information on the Household based Agricultural activities.
On behalf of the Bureau, I would like to appreciate the Government of Uganda for providing the necessary resources and infrastructure for undertaking the National Population and Housing Census (NPHC) 2014. In addition, the Bureau would like to thank the Development Partners, particularly United Kingdom Aid (UKAid), the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for providing technical and financial support towards the Census. The Bureau would also like to thank the Media for creating awareness about the Census 2014 and, most importantly, the individual households who voluntarily provided the required information.
Together We Count
Ben Paul Mungyereza