Population & Culture

DISTRICT PROFILE

Mitooma District was curved out of Bushenyi District and became operational effective 1st July 2010. It has a population of 185,519 (National Housing and Population Census report, 2014); projected population of 194,300(National Bureau Statistics, 2020) and total land size of 543.9 square kilometres. It boarders with the following Districts; Bushenyi and Sheema in the east, Ntungamo in the south, Rukungiri in the west and Rubirizi in the north; The District headquarters are located about 15 kilometers on the Ishaka -Rukungiri road. Mitooma District has one county (Ruhinda), three constituencies (Ruhinda, Ruhinda North &South), 11 sub counties and 5 town councils.

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Akileng Simon Peter

 DISTRICT CHAIRPERSON

Karyeija Benon Boneza

 

The 2014 Population and Housing Census results established the district’s total population at 185,519 of which 53 percent are females and 47 percent males. The 2014 population density was 341.9 persons per square kilometre. Mitooma district has high population growth rate of about 1.19 percent which is below the National of 3.03 percent and fertility growth rate of 5.2% where by a total of 247,892 population is expected by year 2025.

Demographic Comparatives

Population

Year

1991

2002

2014

Mitooma Total Population

134,251

160,802

185,519

Mitooma population Growth rates                                

1.5

1.98

1.19

National Population Growth rate                                     

3.03

 3.2

 3.03

Culture

Mitooma district

Population Distribution by Denominations
(Source: UBOS NPHC 2014  results)

Population by sex by Sub County, 2014 and Household size

 County

Sub County

Males

Females

Total Population

Ruhinda

Bitereko

13,065

14,822

27,887

Ruhinda

Kabira

5,197

6,227

11,424

Ruhinda

Kanyabwanga

8,621

9,753

18,374

Ruhinda

Kashenshero

5,928

6,503

12,431

Ruhinda

Kashenshero T/C

2,705

3,095

5,800

Ruhinda

Katenga

8,123

9,591

17,714

Ruhinda

Kiyanga

9,721

10,638

20,359

Ruhinda

Mayanga

5,211

6,014

11,225

Ruhinda

Mitooma

8,585

9,887

18,472

Ruhinda

Mitooma T/C

2,704

2,961

5,665

Ruhinda

Mutara

10,991

12,617

23,608

Ruhinda

Rurehe

5,761

6,799

12,560