The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) will on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, release provisional results of the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC).
The 2021 edition of the PHC started in June and ended in July with a mop up exercise after officers deployed to collect the data failed to complete the work at the end of the originally stipulated timeline.
After taking time to compile all the data, the GSS says it is ready to release the provisional results of the 2021 PHC this week.
This has been announced by Government Statistician Prof Samuel Anim who addressed a press conference in Accra.
“….in the release document we have six core products that we are going to release and other eight products that were going to release as well.
“So, we going to start these releases with the results that we are going to release on the 22nd of September, 2021 which is going to give us the provisional figures that we’ve so far seen from the 2021 population and housing census,” Prof Samuel Anim said.
He continued, “this will be followed by a residential proximity to essential services report which has been scheduled for the 18th of October 2021, and in this report, we are gonna get a sense of how residential units are clustered amongst themselves, how farther away they are from essential services and across essential services, how they are farther away.
“In November, when we are celebrating the African Statistics Day which is a week-long activity, we are going to release the final and detailed figures for the 2021 population and housing census. In this release, we are going to share with you the final figures as we’ve seen in terms of the data that we’ve collected and the information that we’ve received from our post enumeration survey.”
“With the release that we going to do next week 22nd, we’re going to send the analysis at the regional level. On the 18th November release, we’re going to end the analysis not only at the regional level but at the district level as well. And the further dimension into the general report is we gonna give information on the other ten modules that we have in the 2021 population and housing census. These are the three products that we going to release for the year 2021.”
If the provisional results are released this week, it will be the first time results from the PHC has been released within three months after the exercise was completed.
The GSS will in the coming weeks engage MMCE’s and other stakeholders to disseminate the findings from the 2021 PHC.