The district planning unit is established by section 37 of the LGA, Cap 243.

The unit is composed of four sub-units; Planning Office, Statistics, Population and Monitoring and Evaluation.

Mandates of the Unit

O Planning office is responsible for facilitating the development of comprehensive and integrated District Development plan, monitoring and evaluation of its implementation.

O Statistics office: fosters local development through planning management, data collection, analysis, monitoring and evaluation of district programmes and projects.

O Population office: concerned about the population issues and ensures that they are integrated in the development plan.

Demographic and Socio-economic Statistics

Statistics are an integral part of the enabling infrastructure for District/National development. They are important for public policy and programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. They are critical to District development planning and implementation of sectoral projects and research activities. This section presents statistics on demographic characteristics of the population including population size, growth, distribution and socio-economic indicators which affect the population.

Socio-Economic indicators

Total population (2014 Census) 151,413 persons
Female population (2014 Census 76,304 persons
Male population (2014 Census) 75,109 persons
Total Households 34,390 households
Population growth rate 0.7%
Average household size 4.4 persons
Infant mortality rate 88 per 1,000 live births
Maternal Mortality 435 per 100,000 live births
Total Fertility Rate 5.7%

Currently the department has got 2 staff members; that is the District Planner and Statistician.

Other staffs expected to be in department include: Population Officer and Office Typist.