Population Size and Growth Rate
The 2000 Population and Housing Census put the population of Assin North District at 116,349. This figure showed an increase of 37.1 percent over the 1984 population of 1,564 and gave an inter-censual growth rate of 2.9 percent. The rate is one of the lowest in the Central Region. It is however higher than the national average of 2.7 percent. The district has 7.3 percent share in the total regional population of 1,593,823.
The population of Assin North District has been projected for the next ten (10) years. The growth rate is measured by assuming an exponential rate of change given by Pt + I = Pt eri. This implies that the growth rate of 2.9 will be constant throughout the plan period.
Where: Pt = Previous population Pt + I = Current population r = Rate of growth i = Time in years e = Exponent
The projected population is shown in pdf file Tables
The population projection indicates that the population of Assin North District will increase from the current figure of 138119 to 142124, 146247, 150487, and 154852 in the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, respectively
The population increment over the years requires equally matching social and economic facilities and services, which must be equitably distributed. Against this background, efforts should be directed towards the provision of facilities such as schools, health, housing and employment opportunities. The population density of 83 persons per square kilometre in 2006 will increase to 93, 104 and 111 persons per square kilometre in 2009, 2010 and 2011 respectively. It is important to regulate land uses to sustain ecological balance as the population density increases over the years. The population projection for some selected settlements in the district is indicated in Table 3.2
For tables refer to pdf file attached