The Ghana Statical Service has released the total population of Ghanaian citizens after embarking on the census exercise.
The provisional total population is 30.8 million, out of the 30.8m, 50.7 per cent are females and 49.3 are males which have a difference of 1.4 percent.
This means that the population has increased by 6.1m because the total population in 2010 was 24.7m.
Delivering the 2021 Population and Housing Preliminary Report on the Census, Chief Census Officer who is also the Government Statistician, Prof. Samuel Kobina Anim said these statistics have shown an increase in the country’s population by five-folds and indicated that the final figure to be release next month would not see a huge variation in number.
However, Volta Region has the highest rate of females and Western North has the highest rate of males
Check the highlights of the provisional results below!
1) Ghana’s population figure from the 2021 PHC is 30.8 million.
2) The population has grown almost fivefold since the first post-independence census was conducted in 1960.
3) Ghana’s population is growing, but at a declining rate compared with previous censuses.
4) Females make up a greater proportion of the population in the 2021 PHC as has been the trend for the past four censuses. They outnumber males in 10 out of the 16 regions.
5) Greater Accra has overtaken Ashanti as the nation’s most populous region.
6) Ahafo has replaced Upper West as the nation’s least populous region.
7) Average household size, which has been on the decline since 2000, is 3.6 members.
8) Out of the 10.7 million structures listed, 20%% were metal containers, kiosks, and wooden structures.
9) One out of every five of the structures listed was not fully completed.
10) The information on structure usage indicated six out of every 10 structures were for residential use.