Ghana

Census Results


1948-02-01
1960-03-20 6,726,815
1970-03-01 8,559,313
1984-03-11 12,296,081
2000-03-26 18,912,079
2010-09-26 24,658,823

General Information


Official name the Republic of Ghana
Official name [native] the Republic of Ghana «English»
Capital Accra
Capital [native] Accra «English»
Region Western Africa
ISO code GH
Statistical agency Ghana Statistical Service

Name in Chinese 加纳共和国
Name in Arabic جمهورية غانا
Name in Spanish la República de Ghana
Name in Russian Республика Гана
Name in French la République du Ghana

Administrative units

regioncapitalarea (sq.km.)population
1984-03-11
census
population
2000-03-26
census
population
2010-09-26
census
WesternSekondi / Takoradi23,9211,157,8071,924,5772,376,021
CentralCape Coast9,8261,142,3351,593,8232,201,863
Greater AccraAccra3,2451,431,0992,905,7264,010,054
VoltaHo20,5701,211,9071,635,4212,118,252
EasternKoforidua19,3231,680,8902,106,6962,633,154
AshantiKumasi24,3892,090,1003,612,9504,780,380
Brong AhafoSunyani39,5571,206,6081,815,4082,310,983
NorthernTamale70,3841,164,5831,820,8062,479,461
Upper EastBolgatanga8,842772,744920,0891,046,545
Upper WestWa18,476438,008567,583702,110
total 238,53312,296,08118,912,07924,658,823
source: Ghana Statistical Service.
note: land area is 230,020 sq.km.

Expanded administrative units

region
municipality
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
1984-03-11
census
population
2000-03-26
census
population
2010-09-26
census
WesternSekondi / Takoradi23,9211,157,8071,924,5772,376,021
Ahanta West DistrictAgona Nkwanta   106,215
Aowin/Suaman DistrictEnchi   138,415
Bia DistrictEssam   116,332
Ellembelle DistrictNkroful   87,501
Jomoro DistrictHalf Assini   150,107
Juabeso DistrictJuabeso   111,749
Mpohor-Wassa East DistrictDaboase   123,996
Nzema East DistrictAxim   60,828
Prestea/Huni Valley DistrictBogoso   159,304
Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis DistrictSecondi   559,548
Sefwi Akontombra DistrictSefwi Akontombra   82,467
Sefwi Bibiani-Ahwiaso Bekwai DistrictBibiani   123,272
Sefwi Wiawso DistrictWiawso   139,200
Shama DistrictShama   81,966
Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipal DistrictTarkwa   90,477
Wassa Amenfi East DistrictWassa Akropong   83,478
Wassa Amenfi West DistrictAsankrangwa   161,166
CentralCape Coast9,8261,142,3351,593,8232,201,863
Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese DistrictAbura Dunkwa   117,185
Agona East DistrictNsaba   85,920
Agona West Municipal DistrictAgona Swedru   115,358
Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam DistrictAjumako   138,046
Asikuma-Odoben Brakwa DistrictAsikuma   112,706
Assin North Municipal DistrictAssin Fosu   161,341
Assin South DistrictNsuaem-Kyekyewere   104,244
Cape Coast Metropolis DistrictCape Coast   169,894
Effutu Municipal DistrictWinneba   68,597
Ewutu Senya DistrictEwuta Breku   195,306
Gomoa East DistrictAfransi   207,071
Gomoa West DistrictApam   135,189
Komenda-Edina-Egyafo-Abirem Municipal DistrictKomenda   144,705
Mfantsiman Municipal DistrictSaltpond   196,563
Twifo-Heman-Lower Denkyira DistrictTwifo Praso   116,874
Upper Denkyira East Municipal DistrictDunkwa On Offin   72,810
Upper Denkyira West DistrictDiaso   60,054
Greater AccraAccra3,2451,431,0992,905,7264,010,054
Accra Metropolis DistrictAccra   1,848,614
Adenta Municipal DistrictAdenta   78,215
Ashaiman Municipal DistrictAshaiman   190,972
Dangme East DistrictAda Foah   130,795
Dangme West DistrictDodowa   122,836
Ga East Municipal DistrictAbokobi   259,668
Ga West Municipal DistrictAmasaman   262,742
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal DistrictTeshie-Nungua   227,932
Tema Metropolis DistrictTema   402,637
Weija (Ga South) Municipal DistrictGbawe   485,643
VoltaHo20,5701,211,9071,635,4212,118,252
Adaklu Anyigbe DistrictKpetoe   64,404
Akatsi DistrictAkatsi   128,461
Biakoye DistrictNkonya Ahenkro   65,901
Ho Municipal DistrictHo   271,881
Hohoe Municipal DistrictHohoe   262,046
Jasikan DistrictJasikan   59,181
Kadjebi DistrictKadjebi   59,303
Keta Municipal DistrictKeta   147,618
Ketu North DistrictDzodze   99,913
Ketu South DistrictDenu   160,756
Krachi East DistrictDambai   116,804
Krachi West DistrictKete-Krachi   122,105
Nkwanta North DistrictKpasa   64,553
Nkwanta South DistrictNkwanta   117,878
North Dayi (Kpando) DistrictKpando   93,649
North Tongu DistrictAdidome   149,188
South Dayi DistrictKpeve   46,661
South Tongu DistrictSogakofe   87,950
EasternKoforidua19,3231,680,8902,106,6962,633,154
Akwapem North DistrictAkropong   136,483
Akwapem South Municipal DistrictNsawam   123,501
Akyem Mansa DistrictOfoase   97,374
Asuogyaman DistrictAtimpoku   98,046
Atiwa DistrictKwabeng   110,622
Birim Municipal DistrictAkim Oda   144,869
Birim North DistrictNew-Abirem   78,907
Birim South DistrictAkim Sweduro    119,767
East Akim Municipal DistrictKibi   167,896
Fanteakwa DistrictBegoro   108,614
Kwaebibirem DistrictKade   192,562
Kwahu East DistrictAbetifi   77,125
Kwahu North DistrictDonkorkrom   218,235
Kwahu South DistrictMpreaso   69,757
Kwahu West Municipal DistrictNkwakaw   93,584
Lower Manya DistrictOdumasi-Krobo   89,246
New Juaben Municipal DistrictKoforidua   183,727
Suhum-Kraboa Coaltar DistrictSuhum   167,551
Upper Manya DistrictAsesewa   72,092
West Akim Municipal DistrictAsamankese   195,349
Yilo Krobo DistrictSomanya   87,847
AshantiKumasi24,3892,090,1003,612,9504,780,380
Adansi North DistrictFomena   107,091
Adansi South DistrictNew Edubiase   115,378
Afigya Kwabre DistrictKodie   136,140
Afigya Sekyere (South) DistrictAgona   94,009
Ahafo Ano North DistrictTepa   94,285
Ahafo Ano South DistrictMankranso   121,659
Amansie Central DistrictJacobu   90,741
Amansie West DistrictManso Nkwanta   134,331
Asante Akim North Municipal DistrictKonongo   140,694
Asante Akim South DistrictJuaso   117,245
Atwima Kwanwoma DistrictFoase Kokoben   90,634
Atwima Mponua DistrictNyinahin   119,180
Atwima Nwabiagya DistrictNkwawie   149,025
Bekwai Municipal DistrictBekwai   118,024
Bosome Freho DistrictAsiwa   60,397
Bosumtwi DistrictKuntanase   93,910
Ejisu Juaben Municipal DistrictEjisu   143,762
Ejura Sekye Dumasi DistrictEjura   85,446
Kumasi Metropolis DistrictKumasi   2,035,064
Kwabre East DistrictMamponteng   115,556
Mampong Municipal DistrictMampong   88,051
Obuasi Municipal DistrictObuasi   168,641
Offinso Municipal DistrictOffinso   76,895
Offinso North DistrictAkomadan   56,881
Sekyere Afram Plains DistrictKumawu   93,937
Sekyere Central DistrictNsuta   71,232
Sekyere East DistrictEffiduase   62,172
Brong AhafoSunyani39,5571,206,6081,815,4082,310,983
Asunafo North Municipal DistrictGoaso   124,685
Asunafo South DistrictKukuom   95,580
Asutifi DistrictKenyasi   105,843
Atebubu Amantin DistrictAtebubu   105,938
Berekum Municipal DistrictBerekum   129,628
Dormaa East DistrictWamfie   50,871
Dormaa Municipal DistrictDormaa-Ahenkro   159,789
Jaman North DistrictSampa   83,059
Jaman South DistrictDrobo   92,649
Kintampo North Municipal DistrictKintampo   95,480
Kintampo South DistrictJema   81,000
Nkoranza North DistrictBusunya   65,895
Nkoranza South DistrictNkoranza   100,929
Pru DistrictYeji   129,248
Sene DistrictKwame Danso   118,810
Sunyani Municipal DistrictSunyani   123,224
Sunyani West DistrictOdumase   85,272
Tain DistrictNsawkaw   108,386
Tano North DistrictDuayaw Nkwanta   79,973
Tano South DistrictBechem   78,129
Techiman Municipal DistrictTechiman   206,856
Wenchi Municipal DistrictWenchi   89,739
NorthernTamale70,3841,164,5831,820,8062,479,461
Bole DistrictBole   61,593
Bunkprugu Yonyo DistrictBunkpurugu   122,591
Chereponi DistrictChereponi   53,394
East Gonja DistrictSalaga   135,450
Gonja Central DistrictBuipe   87,877
Gushiegu DistrictGushiegu   111,259
Karaga DistrictKaraga   77,706
Kpandai DistrictKpandai   108,816
Mamprusi East DistrictGambaga   121,009
Mamprusi West DistrictWalewale   168,011
Nanumba North DistrictBimbilla   141,584
Nanumba South DistrictWulensi   93,464
Saboba DistrictSaboba   65,706
Savelugu Nanton DistrictSavelugu   139,283
Sawla-Tuna-Kalba DistrictSawla   99,863
Tamale Metropolis DistrictTamale   371,351
Tolon Kumbugu DistrictTolon   112,331
West Gonja DistrictDamongo   84,727
Yendi Municipal DistrictYendi   199,592
Zabzugu Tatali DistrictZabzugu   123,854
Upper EastBolgatanga8,842772,744920,0891,046,545
Bawku Municipal DistrictBawku   217,791
Bawku West DistrictZebilla   94,034
Bolgatanga Municipal DistrictBolgatanga   131,550
Bongo DistrictBongo   84,545
Builsa DistrictSandema   92,991
Garu Tempane DistrictGaru   130,003
Kasena Nankana East DistrictNavrongo   109,944
Kasena Nankana West DistrictPaga   70,667
Talensi Nabdam DistrictTongo   115,020
Upper WestWa18,476438,008567,583702,110
Jirapa DistrictJirapa   88,402
Lambussie Karni DistrictLambussie   51,654
Lawra DistrictLawra   100,929
Nadowli DistrictNadowli   94,388
Sissala East DistrictTumu   56,528
Sissala West DistrictGwollu   49,573
Wa East DistrictFunsi   72,074
Wa Municipal DistrictWa   107,214
Wa West DistrictWechiau   81,348
total 238,53312,296,08118,912,07924,658,823
source: Ghana Statistical Service.
note: land area is 230,020 sq.km.

Main cities

namepopulation
1970-03-01
census
population
1984-03-11
census
population
2000-03-26
census
population
2010-09-26
census
Accra (Metropolis)624,091969,1951,658,9372,070,463
Kumasi (Metropolis)346,336469,6281,170,2702,035,064
Tamale (Municipality)83,653135,952202,317371,351
Takoradi (Sub Metro)80,309117,989175,438311,206
Sekondi (Sub Metro)63,67370,214114,157228,342
Ashiaman22,54950,918150,312190,972
Cape Coast56,60165,76382,291169,894
Obuasi31,00560,617115,564143,644
Tema (Municipality)60,767100,052141,479139,784
Koforidua46,23558,73187,315120,971
Amanfrom11229312,803119,467
Ho24,19937,77761,658104,532
Madina7,48028,36476,69779,832
Sunyani23,78038,83461,99274,240
Hohoe14,77520,99435,27773,641
Wa13,74036,06766,64471,051
Odupon Kpehe (Kasoa)8632,59734,71969,384
Gbawe60883728,98969,356
Techiman12,06825,26456,18767,241
Bolgatanga18,89632,49549,16265,549
Mandela008,45861,880
Bawku20,56734,07451,37961,151
Winneba30,77827,10540,01757,015
Berekum14,29622,26439,64956,414
Agona Swedru21,52231,22645,61454,417
Yendi15,34631,63340,33651,727
Akim Oda20,95724,62938,74151,231
Budumburam3804018,71350,560
Nkawkaw23,21931,78543,70347,968
Asamankese16,90523,07734,85546,061
Kintampo7,14913,94328,27642,957
source: Ghana Statistical Service.