DEMOGRAPHICS

Population

25,758,108

Age structure

0-14 years: 38.6% (male 4,988,823/female 4,943,451)
15-24 years: 18.7% (male 2,403,526/female 2,426,076)
25-54 years: 33.8% (male 4,228,326/female 4,480,090)
55-64 years: 4.8% (male 599,510/female 633,688)
65 years and over: 4.1% (male 489,566/female 565,052) (2014 est.)

Median age

total: 20.8 years
male: 20.4 years
female: 21.3 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

2.19% (2014 est.)

Net migration rate

-2.13 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)

Urbanization

urban population: 51.9% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: 3.5% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major cities - population

Accra (capital) 2.573 million; Kumasi 2.019 million (2011)

Ethnic groups

Akan 47.5%, Mole-Dagbon 16.6%, Ewe 13.9%, Ga-Dangme 7.4%, Gurma 5.7%, Guan 3.7%, Grusi 2.5%, Mande-Busanga 1.1%, other 1.6% (2010 census)

Religions

Christian 71.2% (Pentecostal/Charismatic 28.3%, Protestant 18.4%, Catholic 13.1%, other 11.4%), Muslim 17.6%, traditional 5.2%, other 0.8%, none 5.2% (2010 census)

Languages

Asante 14.8%, Ewe 12.7%, Fante 9.9%, Bron (Brong) 4.6%, Dagomba 4.3%, Dangme 4.3%, Dagarte (Dagaba) 3.7%, Akyem 3.4%, Ga 3.4%, Akuapem 2.9%, other (includes English (official)) 36.1% (2000 census)

Literacy

Definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 71.5%
male: 78.3%
female: 65.3% (2010 est.)

Credit: GhanaWeb

© 2018 Ghana Houston Chamber of Commerce. All Rights Reserved       Privacy Policy   |  Email