There are still more women in Ghana than men – 2021 PHC by GSS


The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) has revealed that females still outnumber males in the country by 427,690.

Pegging Ghana’s current population at 30.8 million, the Service indicated that females make up 15,610,149 whilst males are 15,182,459.

The Government Statistician, Prof Samuel Kobina Annim while announcing the provisional figures as part of the outcome of the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC), noted that the national sex ratio is 97 males for every 100 females.

“Overall, females make up 50.7% of the population and males 49.3%.7% of the national figure,” he said on Wednesday.

Speaking to stakeholders in Accra during the announcement, the Statistician described the 2.1% growth rate recorded as the slowest since independence.

Per the 2021 PHC computations, “Ghana’s population has grown five-fold over the past seven decades,” Prof Annim said.

Greater Accra remains the most populated area with 5, 446, 237 people, compared to the 4 million recorded in 2010. It is followed by the Ashanti Region’s 5, 432, 485 from 4.8 million recorded during the last count.

The Ahafo Region, however, has the smallest population with 600,000 people.

Meanwhile, the final results of the 2021 PHC are expected to be announced in November, 2021.

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