Date Created : 7/27/2022 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : Shang Annang Papa Nii
Ghana has been conducting censuses since 1891 but Population and Housing census since 2000. In total, twelve population censuses have been conducted in the country — six during the pre-independence era and the other six in the post-independence era. The 2021 PHC is the 12th census and the first fully digital census (E-Census) conducted in the country.
The Greater Accra Region has the smallest area of Ghana's 16 administrative regions, occupying a total land surface of 3,245 square kilometers. This is 1.4 percent of the total land area of Ghana. It is the second most populated region, before the Ashanti Region, with a population of 5,455,692 in 2021, accounting for 17.7 percent of Ghana's total population. With a total male population standing at 2,679,063 and a total female population at 2,776,629. The Region has a total Household of 1,702,160 which refers to a person or a group of two or more persons (related or unrelated) who live together, share housekeeping arrangements (eating and sleeping), and recognize one person as the head.
The Greater Accra region is the most urbanized region in the country with 87.4% of its total population living in urban centers. The capital city of the Greater Accra Region is Accra which is at the same time the capital city of Ghana.
Source: (Ghana Statistical Services, 2021)