Ghana’s population now 30.8 million – Statistical Service

Ghana’s population is now 30.8 million. This is according to provisional results from the 2021 Population and Housing Census.

The release of the report is an important milestone in the 2021 PHC dissemination strategy that seeks to promote wide usage of census data for research, policy, and planning, and share lessons learned from the implementation process with national and international partners.

Presenting the provisional results, Government Statistician, Prof. Kobina Annim, said between 2010 and 2021, 6.1 million persons have been born, increasing the population from 24.7 million to the current 30.8 million.

Presenting further highlights of the report, Prof. Annim said the Greater Accra Region has caught up with the Ashanti Region to take over as the most populous region in the country, although marginally.

The Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions both have a population size of 5.4 million each, while the Ahafo Region, the least populous region, has a total population of 600,000.

Out of the 10.7 million structures counted, about 20% of them were metal containers, kiosks, and wooden structures.

Greater Accra marginally overtakes Ashanti as most populous region in Ghana

The Greater Accra Region is currently the most populous region in Ghana.

This is according to provisional results from the 2021 Population and Housing Census.

Prior to the 2021 census, Ashanti Region had since 1970 been the most populous region in Ghana.

The Greater Accra and Ashanti regions both have a population size of 5.4 million each, while the Ahafo Region, the least populous region, has a total population of 600,000.

Out of the 10.7 million structures counted, about 20% of them were metal containers, kiosks, and wooden structures.

The general population is now 30.8 million.

Women also made up a greater proportion of the population as has been the trend for the past four censuses, outnumbering men in 10 out of the 16 regions.

In all, 8,345,414 households were enumerated, with an average household size of 3.6 persons.