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Ghana’s population is officially 30.8million, females outnumber males by 63%

Ghana’s current population is 30.8 million people, according to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS).

Prof Samuel Kobina Anim, a government statistician, announced at a press conference in Accra on Wednesday.

According to the GSS, the preliminary results of the recently held Census show a net increase of 6.1 million people since the 2010 census.

There are 50.7 per cent females and 49.3 per cent males in the figure. According to the data, 554 people are added each year.

Breakdown

  1. According to the 2021 PHC, Ghana has a population of 30.8 million people.
  2. Since the first post-independence census in 1960, the population has nearly fivefold increased.
  3. Ghana’s population is growing, but at a slower rate than in previous censuses.
  4. Females constitute a larger proportion of the population in the 2021 PHC, as has been the case for the previous four censuses. In ten of the sixteen regions, females outnumber males.
  5. Greater Accra has surpassed Ashanti as the country’s most populous region.
  6. Upper West has been replaced as the nation’s least populous region by Ahafo.
  7. The average household size is 3.6 members, a figure that has been declining since 2000.
  8. Metal containers, kiosks, and wooden structures accounted for 20% of the 10.7 million structures listed.
  9. One in every five of the structures listed was incomplete.
  10. According to the data on structure usage, six out of every ten structures were for residential use.

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