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Ghana’s population stands at 30.8 million



Provisional results from the 2021 Population and Housing Census have revealed that Ghana currently has a population of 30.8 million.

Government Statistician, Prof. Samuel Kobina Annim, while presenting the provisional results on Wednesday, noted that between 2010 and 2021, 6.1 million persons have been born, increasing the population from 24.7 million to the current 30.8 million.


Of this number, females make up 15.6 million, while the other 15.2 million are men. The following report details the findings in the just ended census.

The 24.7 percent increase in Ghana’s population by 6.1 million from the 24.7 million recorded in 2010 constitutes an annual intercensal growth rate of 2.1%.

This rate is less than what was observed in the previous intercensal period, between 2000 and 2010 (2.5%) and is the lowest observed since independence.

Overall, females make up 50.7% of the population and males 49.3%, giving a national sex ratio of 97 males for every 100 females.

Over ten million (10,661,421) structures were counted during the listing, out of which 8,547,391 (80.2%) are fully completed i.e. roofed with windows and doors fixed.

The total number of households has grown by 2.8 million (representing a 52% increase) over the 5,467,136 households enumerated in 2010.

Greater Accra Region recorded the highest number of both residential and non-residential structures, with 19.3% of all the total structures listed.

Greater Accra Region is now the most populous region in Ghana, marginally overtaking the Ashanti Region, which has been the most populous region since 1970.

On the other hand, the Ahafo Region is the least populous region, taking the place of the Upper West region, which had been the least populous in all the previous post-independence censuses.

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