About Mbozi District Council (DC)
Mbozi district is located at the south western part of Mbeya Region, between latitudes
0 and 90 12’ south of the Equator and Longitudes 320 7’ 30’’ and 330 2’ 0’’ East of the
Greenwich Meridian. It shares borders with Mbeya district to its eastern part, Ileje
district to the south, Momba district to its western part and Chunya district to the
1.2 Area and Administrative Subdivisions.
The District occupies a total area of 3,404 km2 (340,400 Ha) generally classified as:-
i. Arable land ……………………………. 255,300 Ha (75%)
ii. Forest reserves………………………… 34,040 Ha (10%)
iii. Settlement and other uses ………… 44,252 Ha (13%)
iv. Area Covered by water ……………… 6,808 Ha (2%)
Total ……………………………………. 340,400 Ha
The District is divided into 4 Divisions, 29 Wards 121 villages and 665 hamlets as
shown in the table below:
Table No. 1: Divisions, Wards, Villages and Hamlets
DISTRICT DIVISIONS WARDS VILLAGES HAMLETS
MBOZI 4 29 121 665
1.3 PHYSICAL FEATURES & CLIMATIC CONDITIONS.
Mbozi District lies between 1,400 – 2,750 meters above the sea level. On average it
receives rainfall between 1350 mm and 1550 mm per annum; while temperature ranges
between 200C to 280C.
It is within a high plateau zone. Its topography is characterized by several hills with
rivers and valuable valley for irrigation in between.
In this zone, three types of soil are observed. The volcanic soil and clay soil with a
good mixture of sand and the alluvial loam and silt soil within the valleys. Though the
vegetation cover has been widely removed through agricultural activities some natural
vegetations is still observed especially along the river valleys. Its climate is
characterized of moderate temperature and high rainfall. Due to these characteristics,
major crops grown in this zone are coffee, maize, beans and banana, and to a small
level Irish and sweet potatoes and paddy.
It is a well established fact that a population is a source of labour for the production of
goods and services, more importantly; it is also responsible for the consumption of
various products. The size, structure, distribution and well-being of a population,
among others are pre-requisites for sustainable economic development. Admittedly,
population growth usually leads to an ever increasing demand for basic necessities such
as food, water, energy and other natural resources for its survival and development,
which subsequently increases depletion of natural resources.
Moreover, the growth and distribution of the population subsequently determine the
demand for location and delivery of essential social services, such as education, health,
water, transport and housing. This situation requires establishing a conductive
environment for ensuring sustainable socio-economic development, which requires
adopting alternative sources of energy and lifestyle without compromising the wellbeing of the current and future generations.
Experience has shown that, in most developing countries including Tanzania, reducing
poverty in a society without environmental degradation is more difficult to achieve
with a rapidly growing population of both human beings and livestock. To avert this
potentially undesirable situation which often leads to environmental pollution and
destruction and other unpredictable consequences, population growth should be
controlled at a level which the environment can support.
According to the 2012 population census, Mbozi district had a population of 446,339
people of which 213,217 were males and 233,122 females The overall sex ratio is 91.
The average household size was 4.3.
b) Distribution by Area.
The population distribution pattern in the District is by and large influenced by land
fertility, climatic condition and availability of social economic services. This explains
the reason for the concentration of people at the township centers and wards within
the highland zones as shown by the following tables:
MALE FEMALE TOTAL
2012 2012 2012
2 HEZYA 5863 6685 12548
3 ICHENJEZYA 4575 3793 8368
4 IGAMBA 12896 12969 25865
5 IHANDA 10088 11267 21355
6 ILOLO 4043 7686 11729
7 ISANSA 8277 9845 18122
8 ITAKA 8704 9766 18470
9 KILIMAMPIMBI 0 0 0
10 MAGAMBA 0 0 0
11 MSIA 6096 6136 12232
12 MYOVIZI 7148 8590 15738
13 BARA 9591 10515 20106
14 IDIWILI 0 0 0
15 HASAMBA 2318 3355 5673
16 ISANDULA 6952 7597 14549
17 NANYALA 1467 1927 3394
18 SHIWINGA 4173 4784 8957
19 VWAWA 15436 15561 30997
20 WASA 5764 6294 12058
21 NAMBINZO 12610 13341 25951
22 NYIMBILI 5622 5733 11355
23 IYULA 15266 15518 30784
24 MLANGALI 8489 9166 17655
25 HALUNGU 13023 14128 27151
26 RUANDA 3771 4112 7883
27 ITUMPI 18666 19350 38016
28 IPUNGA 4401 4966 9367
29 MLOWO 17978 20038 38016
JUMLA 213,217 233,122 446,339
c) Population Distribution by Age Groups:
When comparison is made between 2002 census and 2012 census, slight difference is
revealed for cohort of age group. There was a slight increase in proportion age group
0-14 from 45% in 2002 to 45.3 in 2012; and a decrease in the proportion of age
group 15-64 in 2012 from 52% in 2002 to 51% in 2012. The age group of 64 and
above contributes 3.7% of Mbozi District population according to 2012 census.
d) Ethnic Group.
The major ethnic groups in terms of their number are Nyiha. They account for over
50% of the total population. The other ethnic groups are Nyamwanga, Wanda,
Nyakyusa, Ndali, Lambya, Malila, and Safwa.
1.5 SOCIAL – ECONOMIC STATUS
THE PRODUCTION SECTORS
This involves agriculture, livestock production and marketing, conservation and
harvesting of existing natural resources and small industrial production.
Mbozi District Council (DC) Contact Information
Postal Address: 3
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