Ghana’s population is now 30.8 million, according to the provisional results from the 2021 Population and Housing Census.
Presenting the provisional results at a news conference Wednesday, Government Statistician, Prof. Kobina Annim, said between 2010 and 2021, 6.1 million persons have been born, increasing the population from 24.7 million to the current 30.8 million.
Presenting further highlights of the report, Prof. Annim said the Greater Accra Region has taken over Ashanti Region as the most populous region in the country, although marginally.
The Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions both have a population size of 5.4 million each, while the Ahafo Region, the least populous region, has a total population of 600,000.
Out of the 10.7 million structures counted, about 20% of them were metal containers, kiosks, and wooden structures.