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The importance of statistics in informing planning and monitoring of government programmes cannot be over emphasised. We need to know where we are, determine where
we want to reach and also know whether we have reached there. The monitoring of socioeconomic progress is not possible without measuring how we progress and establishing
whether human, financial and other resources are being used efficiently.

However, these statistics have in many occasions been national in outlook and less district specific. The development of a district-based Statistical Abstract shall go a long way to solve this gap and provide district tailored statistics and will reflect the peculiar nature of the district by looking at specific statistics which would not be possible to provide at a higher level.

Data and statistics are required for designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programmes. For instance, statistics on school enrolment, completion rates and dropout rates e.t.c are vital in the monitoring of Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE) programmes. Statistics are also needed for establishing grant aid to community schools, staff levels and other investments in the education programmes. The collection and use of statistics and performance indicators is critical for both the successful management and operation of the sectors, including Lower Local Governments.

For data to inform planning and service delivery it should be effectively disseminated to the various users and stakeholders. The initiative to compile this District Statistical Abstract is therefore an effort to support the Plannin g function of the Local Governments and other users interested in the Higher Local Government (HLG) statistics.

This District Statistical Abstract will go a long way in guiding District Policy makers, Planners, Researchers and other stakeholders to identify the indicators that are relevant for planning, monitoring and evaluation of Government programmes in their jurisdiction.

The Statistical Abstract will also act as an aggregation of statistics from all sectors and also information originating from NGOs and other organisations. This Statistical Abstract, therefore, is an annual snapshot documentation of the 2016/17 District situation, providing a continuous update of the district status.

It is my sincere hope that the document will provide all interested users with adequate information and I also feel that where more information is required, appropriate departments should be contacted for details.

Lastly, I wish to thank the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) for the continued Technical support to Mayuge District. I wish to thank all my Technical staff especially Mr. Baligeya Ronald District Planner and the entire Planning Unit for the mighty work done in compilling this Statistical Abstract.


 Hajji Omar Bongo



Mayuge District gratefully acknowledges the efforts of all the heads of departments and sections who contributed to the production of this Statistical Abstract. It may not be possible to enumerate all those who gave their time but a few groups and individuals deserve special mention.

Special thanks go to Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) for their effort in Capacity Building and continued Technical Support to district staff to see to it that Mayuge district gets specific data and statistics required for designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programmes. There are many documents that have been received in the district from UBOS, such as reports of the Population and Housing Censuses, the National Service Delivery Surveys and the Uganda Demographic and Health Surveys, to mention but a few.

 I wish to pass my heart felt gratitude to the District Technical Staff who has been deeply involved in the production of this Statistical Abstract i.e the District Planning Unit especially the Statistics Sector.


Kisule Martin Mabandha



This statistical abstract is a publication of Mayuge District Local Government. It is published annually with the support and guidance of the Uganda Bureau of Statistics under its Statistical Capacity Building Program. The Abstract is a summary compilation of important development indicators, especially the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) indicators and sector by sector indicators identified by the district. It is therefore a key reference document for the district planning unit and all district stake holders to attain the district vision and mission.

Mayuge district has got a total area of 4672.22 km2 of which 76.62 percent (3584.66 km2) is water and 23.38 percent (1093.56 km2 ) is land.

The district has an average annual rainfall of 1,200mm in the wetter south and 900mm in the drier north. The southern parts of the district receive between 1,000mm to 1,110 mm of rainfall per year. The northern part is relatively drier with an average of 600mm while the north - west is drier with a precipitation of between 500 mm and 450mm. In general, the
district used to have two peak rainfall seasons in a year that is April - June and AugustNovember. However there has been a changing trend in rainfall seasons, heavy rains are now received between the months of November to January this could be as result of the changes in climate globally which has been attributed to global warming.

Rural water
The main source of safe water for the rural population has been largely boreholes, shallow wells, protected spring wells.

 Population statistics

According to the 2014 population and housing census, Mayuge district had a total population of 473,239 compared to 324,674 in 2002 showing a 3.1 percent growth rate. At a growth rate of 3.1 percent, it is therefore projected that the population in 2017 stands at 519,362 .And it is expected that the figure will double after 30 years. 58 percent of the population is below 18 years and 43 percent are above 60 years implying therefore that majority of the people are dependants.

 Education and Literacy

Primary enrolment was 93,542 in 2017 and the ratio of primary pupils to teacher and student to teacher has been at 1:59 and 1:35 respectively .The general literacy level of the district is 63.3%.

The immunization coverage is estimated at 88% in 2008 this represents an improvement from 73% in 2007 and Malaria remains the leading cause of illness among the population 2008/09 The district latrine coverage is about 68.4%.

An estimate of 72% of the households are engaged in substance agriculture with women more involved at about 90% compared to men at 72% according to 2002 population census. The district has formed up to 529 farmer groups under the National Agriculture advisory services (NAADS).


1.1 Introduction
The District statistical abstract is an annual publication of Mayuge District Local Government. It gives a statistical summary of social-Economic and Demographic data of the
district. The report is divided into 8 chapters and preceded by background information about Mayuge District. It winds up with asset of arranged annex tables for the readers Discretion.

1.2 Land area
Mayuge district has got a total area of 4672.22 km2 of which 76.62 percent (3584.66 km2 ) is water and 23.38 percent (1,074.7km2) is land. The Table below shows land coverage of parishes by surface type by Sub County (when the district was a county of Iganga district called bunya).


LLG  Estimated Land Area (Sq. Kms)
BUWAYA  56.1
MALONGO  215.3
JAGUSI  25.8
TOTAL  1074.68