The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has announced on Wednesday that provisional results from the 2021 Population and Housing Census indicate that Ghana’s population is now 30.8 million.
Speaking at a press conference in Accra, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, the Government Statistician, said the provisional results show that Ghana’s population has increased by 6.1 million since 2010 when the population was around 24.7 million.
Breaking down the numbers, Prof Annim said there are more females (50.7%) in Ghana as compared to males representing 49.3%.
Ashanti and Greater Accra have a combined total of 5.4 million people making them the two regions with the highest population.
The Ahafo Region is the least populated territory in Ghana with 600,000 inhabitants.
Prof Annim said the final population results will be presented on 18 November 2021.
Summary of provisional results
The de facto population in Ghana on Census Night was 30,792,608 made up of 15,610,149 females
and 15,182,459 males.
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.
In all, 8,345,414 households were enumerated, with an average national household size of 3.6
The national population density in the 2021 PHC is 129 persons per square kilometre.
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.
Read details of the provisional results below:
The 2021 PHC is Ghana’s first duly digital census and the first census in an African country to be conducted successfully during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The provisional results highlight findings from the 2021 PHC Preliminary Report which focuses on population size and sex composition, population density, and structures by region.
The preliminary report is the first of several census data products to be released over the next two years.
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