Greater Accra now most populous region in Ghana

The Greater Accra Region is now Ghana’s most populous region, according to the provisional figures of the 2021 Population and Housing Census.


The region that hosts the national capital now has a population of 5,446,237, about 13,000 more than the Ashanti Region’s 4,432,485.

Ashanti has, for five decades, been the most populous in Ghana.

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Together, Greater Accra and Ashanti have a total population of 10,878,722, which is about one-third of the total national population of 30.8 million.

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Per the census figures, out of some 10.7 million structures counted, about 20% of them were metal containers, kiosks, and wooden structures.


According to the figures, women outnumbered men.

Some 8,345,414 households were enumerated.

They had an average size of 3.6 persons.

Below are the regional population figures:

Ahafo – 564,536

Savanna – 649,627

North East – 658, 903

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Oti – 747, 227

Western North – 880,855

Upper West – 904,695

Bono East – 1,203,306

Bono – 1,208,968

Upper East – 1, 301,221

Volta – 1,649,523

Western – 2, 057,225

Northern – 2,310,943

Central – 2,859,821

Eastern – 2, 917,039

Ashanti – 5,432,485

Greater Accra – 5,446,237


 

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