Provisional census results peg Ghana’s population at 30.8 million – Statistical Service
Provisional figures from the Ghana Statistical Service put the current population of Ghana at 30.8 million.
This is part of the results of the 2021 population and housing census, which began in June.
According to government statistician Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, this represents an increase of 6.1 million from the 24.7 million recorded when last counted in 2010.
The gender demographics also revealed that 50.7% of the national population are women while men make up 49.3%.
Addressing stakeholders in Accra at the announcement, the statistician described the 2.1% growth rate recorded as the slowest since independence.
According to 2021 PHC calculations, “Ghana’s population has quintupled over the past seven decades,” Professor Annim said on Wednesday, September 22.
Greater Accra remains the most populated area with 5.44 million inhabitants, against 4 million recorded in 2010. It is followed by the 5.43 million of the Ashanti region against 4.8 million recorded at the last count .
The Ahafo region, however, has the smallest population with 600,000 people.
In the meantime, the final results of the PHC 2021 are expected to be announced in November 2021.
But the statistical service estimates that the certified figures of the day will not vary significantly from what was revealed on Wednesday.