Africa: Ghana New census puts population at 30.8m, as women out numbers men with 50.7%

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The 2021 Census conducted by the Ghana Statistical Services (GSS), has put the population of the country at 30.8 million with the number of women population in the country pegged at 15.6 million, 50.7% more than men.

According to a report by bbc.com, based on the current figures, the population of Ghana increase by 6.1 million people since the last population census in 2010 which recorded24.7 million.

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The new figures represent 2.1% growth rate, the slowest rate since independence according to Ghana Statistical Service.

According to Government Statistician, Prof Samuel Kobina Annim, Ghana population grow five-fold over the past seven decades.
Greater Accra is the most populated area with 5.44 million people, compared to the 4 million recorded in 2010.

Based on provisional results GSS release, Ghana gets 400,000 more women more than men.

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Total number of women for Ghana is15.6 million whilst the total number of men is15.2 million.

Based on these numbers, the percentage distribution is 50.7% females whereas male population is 49.3%.

Regional population growth
It means the region saw 1.4 million increments since the 2010 population census.

Next region with the highest population is Ashanti, with 5.43 million people compared to 4.8 million during the last count in 2010.

The Ahafo Region for Ghana is smallest population size which is a little above 500,000 people.

Ghana Statistical Service said the provisional results won’t be very different from the final 2021 PHC results.

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