Data from the 2021 Population and Housing Census General Report has revealed that Ghana’s urban population has increased by 11.4 percent between 2010 and 2021.
According to the report, Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern and Central regions had more than 50 percent of the country’s total population of 30.8 million.
Urban population continues to grow, increasing from 12.5 million (50.9%) in 2010 to 17. 5 million (56.7%) in 2021 with almost half (47.8%) of the increase in Greater Accra and Ashanti regions.
These figures represent an 11.4 percent increase over the past years.
The report further proves that seven regions are urbanized, meaning more than half of the population in those regions live in urban areas
The population figures are made up of 15.6 million females, representing 50.7 percent and 15.2 million males, representing 49.3 percent, giving a national gender ratio of 97 males for every 100 females.
However, in rural areas, males outnumber females by 0.3 percent.