The Ghana Statistical Service has unveiled provisional statistics from the 2021 population and Housing Census, indicating that the country’s population is now 30.8million.
This is made up of a gender breakdown of 15,610,149 females and 15,182,459 males.
Government Statistician, Prof Samuel Kobina Annim, who announced the provisional data noted that females outnumber males by 427,690.
“Overall, females make up 50.7% of the population and males 49.3%.7% of the national figure,” he told a stakeholders conference in Accra on Wednesday.
According to him, the growth rate was 2.1% saying it is the slowest since independence. “Ghana’s population has grown five-fold over the past seven decades,” Prof Annim said.
Regionally, Greater Accra has the most population of 5, 446, 237 people. In 2010 the population was 4 million. It is followed by the Ashanti Region which has 5, 432, and 485 up from 4.8 million recorded in 2010.
The Ahafo Region, he said, has the lowest population with 600,000 people.
Prof. Annim said the final results of the 2021 PHC will be announced in November.
Even more disturbing is that there are some 10 million residential houses in Ghana, out of which 20% are shacks and uncompleted buildings.