Planning Unit

As of July 2019 Current population is projected to be at 462,176 people with an average household size of 4.0 people and 77,765 households, one County (Burahya), 5 Town Councils, 13 Sub counties and 408 villages. The male and female are equally represented at 50% each of the population.

Kabarole District has a relatively high population growth rate of 2.37 percent growth. The high growth rate is mainly due to the high fertility levels (over six children per woman) and migration from the neighboring districts like Kasese, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge and Ntoroko combined with a faster decline in mortality. The Batoro, Batuku and Basongora ethnicities constitute about 52% of the population. The Bakiga constitute 28%, followed by the Bakonjo and the Bamba. The major languages spoken in the district are Rutooro, Rukiga and Runyankore.


According to the projections from 2014 Population and housing census, population distribution in the district is as follows;

Population Distribution.

Total population462,176
Male population230,143
Female population232,033
Urban population82,046
Rural population380,130
Number of households84,345
Average households size4.6
Youth population (18-24 yrs.)78,320
Child population (0-17 yrs.)199,870
Population growth rate1.9
Population Density200
Total Fertility Rate7