The population of Bunkpurugu/Yunyoo is estimated at 153,329 with an annual growth rate of 3.1%. (Source: CWSA 2005 report). This is made up of 73,598 males and 79,731 females constituting 48% and 52% respectively. The average density of population is 59 persons per square kilometer.
There are one hundred and ninety one (191) communities in the District. The Average household size was 7.8 in 2000 (2000 Population and Housing Census). The data revealed a high population growth rate. This is due to cultural practices such as Early and polygamous marriages and inadequate education on Family Planning.
A sixty-year-old retired engineer of Noble Gold Mines at Bibiani, Nana Obeng Panin II, who had served as community head (Odikro) of Nyantaase since 2005, has been elevated and made chief of the community.His elevation is a reward for hard work, dedication, meritorious service and good leadership.
A magistrate court at Bibiani in the Western Region has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a district manager of a cocoa purchasing company for absconding with GH¢212,000 meant for the purchase of cocoa beans.