"Ghana’s Population Now Stands At 30.8 Million" – Prof. Kobina Annim (VIDEO)
The Government's Statistician, Prof. Kobina Annim has revealed that Ghana's new population now stands at 30.8 million.
According to Prof. Annim, the new numbers come following the provisional results generated from the 2021 Population and Housing Census which was held recently across the country.
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Speaking at the release of the provisional results of Ghana 2021 Population and Housing Census in Accra on Wednesday, he said "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"
Explaining further, Prof. Kobina Annim revealed that within a time frame from 2010 and 2021, about 6.1 million persons were born adding that it has contributed to the increase from 24.7 million to 30.8 million.
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The Government Statistician further disclosed that Greater Accra has marginally overtaken the Ashanti Region as the most populous region in Ghana.
He hinted that both the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions have a population of 5.4 million each, while Ahafo Region follows with 600,000.
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Prof. Annim also told Journalists that out of the 10.7 million structures counted, about 20% of them were metal containers, kiosks, and wooden structures.
It is emerging that before the 2021Population and Housing Census program was introduced, Ashanti Region had been the most populated region in the country as far back as 1970.
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The Government Statistician, Prof. Annim also added that through the exercise, they discovered that the female gender was more than the male.
He revealed that it has been so in the last four censuses stressing that more women were counted in 10 out of the 16 regions.
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It is emerging that out of a number of 8,345,414 houses counted across the 16 regions, each house had an average of 3.58 individuals.
Watch the video below:
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith