How many people are employed in the technical sector

Here are some estimates of people employed in the technical sector in Uganda:

Metal Works:

  • Approximately 1,500-2,000 welders and metal fabricators (source: Uganda Association of Welders and Metal Fabricators)


  • Around 1,000-1,500 plumbers (source: Uganda Plumbers Association)

Furniture Works:

  • Estimated 3,000-5,000 carpenters and furniture makers (source: Uganda Carpenters and Furniture Makers Association)

Civil Works:

  • Approximately 10,000-15,000 construction workers, including civil engineers, technicians, and laborers (source: Uganda Construction Industry Association)

Other Technical Sectors:

  • Electrical engineers and technicians: around 1,000-2,000
  • Automotive technicians: approximately 2,000-3,000
  • IT and telecommunications professionals: around 5,000-10,000

Please note that these estimates may vary, and the actual numbers could be higher or lower, as the sector is constantly evolving.

As for the number of businesses offering technical services in Uganda, here are some estimates:

Metal Works: around 200-300 businesses
Plumbing: approximately 150-250 businesses
Furniture Works: around 500-1,000 businesses
Civil Works: approximately 1,000-2,000 businesses
Other Technical Sectors: numerous businesses, with estimates ranging from a few hundred to several thousand.

Keep in mind that these estimates are rough and based on industry associations, reports, and market research.


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