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2010, Ghana Statistical Service, National

2010 Population and Housing Census

The final results of the 2010 Population and Housing Census (PHC) showed that the total population of Ghana as at 26th September, 2010 was 24,658,823. The results indicated that Ghana’s population increased by 30.4 percent over the 2000 population figure of 18,912,079. The recorded annual intercensal growth rate in 2010 was 2.5 percent as against 2.7 percent recorded in 2000. The results revealed that there were 12,633,978 females and 12,024,845 males. This implied that females constituted 51.2 percent of the population and males 48.8 percent, resulting in sex ratio of 95 males to 100 females. It also showed increase in population density from 79 people per square km in 2000 to 103 per square km in 2010. From the final results, Greater Accra (16.3%) and Ashanti (19.4%) regions had the greater share of the population while upper East (4.2%) and Upper West (2.8%) regions had the smaller share of the population.

Census final results 2010

 

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