Ghana’s 2010 Population And Housing Census-Understanding The Basics.
This report, which is the first publication released by Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) on the 2010 Population and Housing Census (PHC), presents a summary of the final results. It contains priority tables required by planners, researchers and other stakeholders for planning, and programme implementation. The report provides information on population and housing characteristics for the entire country, the 10 administrative regions and the 170 districts that existed at the time of the 2010 census.
The data compiled from the 2010 Census questionnaires yielded a population of 24,658,823 (Table 1). The figure represents an increase of 30.4 percent over the 2000 census population of 18,912,079.
The data further indicate that the most populous region is Ashanti, with a population of 4,780,280, representing 19.4 percent of the country’s total population followed by Greater Accra, with a population of 4,010,054 (16.3%). The least populous regions are Upper West with 702,110 persons constituting 2.8 percent of the total population and Upper East with 1,046,545 persons or 4.2 percent of Ghana’s population (Figure 1).
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