According to the 2000 Population and Housing Census, Ahanta West District has a population of 95,140. This is made up of 46,024 males and 49,116 females. Out of the total population, only 3,219 are in gainful employment. The current population growth rate of the district is 3.2%. Based on this growth rate the current projected population is about 115,278.
Most of the people are found in the urban areas of Agona-Nkwanta, Apowa, Dixcove and Abura. The average household size is about 4.1 and the population density is about 161 persons per square kilometer. The average household size could have adverse effects on savings and per capital income.
The bulk of the populations are Christians with Traditionalists and Muslims following. About 60% of the total population is employed by the Agriculture sector. The remaining is engaged in small-scale trading, fishing and the formal sectors. Immigration by the large takes place only in the fishing industry. Large proportions of fishermen in the District emigrate from other coastal districts during the major fishing season which is normally between July and September to the coastal areas of Ahanta West District.
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The ethnic group of the District is Ahanta and the main language spoken isAhanta. Apart from the major language, other languages spoken are Evalue (Egyambra, Princess Town and Princess Aketakyi) Fante (Adjua, Funkoe, New Amanful and Dixcove) There are three (3) paramountcies namely, Busua, Upper Dixcove and Lower Dixcove with the Ahantahene (Omanhene) at Busua.
Date Created : 11/16/2017 6:02:00 AM