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2021 PHC: GSS confirm Ghana’s population has increased to 30.8 million

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
2021 PHC: GSS confirm Ghana’s population has increased to 30.8 million
LISTEN SEP 22, 2021

Ghana’s population has increased in the last decade to 30.8 million, this is according to the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS).

In the last couple of months, the GSS has been collating data gathered from officers during the 2021 Population and Housing (PHC) census.

Satisfied with its work so far, the GSS has today announced the provisional result of Ghana’s population.

According to Government Statistician, Prof. Kobina Annim who addressed a press conference on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, Ghana’s Population is now 30.8 million.

The data proves that in the last decade, 6.1 million persons have been born, adding to the 24.7 million Ghanaians after the 2010 Population and Housing Census.

Meanwhile, the provisional results presented by Prof. Kobina Annim has also disclosed that the Greater Accra Region has marginally overtaken the Ashanti Region as the most populous region in the country.

From the latest data derived from the 2021 PHC, both regions have a population size of over 5.4 million.

Meanwhile, the Ahafo Region which is the least populous region has a total population of 600,000.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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