Kenya has 446,660 more females than males as the Census 2019 results have revealed.
According to the Census 2019 results released by Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS), the total number of females in Kenya is 24,014,716 while that of the males is 23,548,056.
The total population of Kenya is currently at 47,564,296 including the intersexes, who were counted for the first time in this year’s census.
The difference between the number of males and females in Kenya has almost doubled compared to that of 2009.
In 2009, the total number of males in Kenya was 19,192,458 while that of females was 19,417,639 bringing the overall population to 38,610,097.
For the last ten years, the females’ population has increased by 4,597,077 while the male population has recorded an increase of 4,355,598.
The total number of intersexes in the country is 1,524 which stands at about 0.003 percent of the total population.
Census 2019 results revealed that the intercensal rates have declined from 2.9 percent in 2009 to 2.2 percent in 2019.
Distribution of gender in Counties
Counties in the Coastal and North Eastern regions of Kenya recorded a higher number of males than females.
In Central Kenya and Western and Eastern regions, however, females have outnumbered the males completely. There is no single county in the regions where the males have outnumbered the females.
Nairobi Is among the places where the females have outnumbered the males.
The Rift Valley regions recorded an interchanging number but the females have dominated most counties in the region.
Intersex population distribution.
Each county in Kenya has at least two intersex individuals with Nairobi recording the highest number and Tana River recording the least number.
Nairobi has 245 intersex individuals followed by Kiambu-135.
Tana River has only two intersex individuals.