Ghana is ranked 13th among 47 countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, and its overall score is above the regional average but below the world average. Two groups of districts emerge with regard to the type of industry of the economically active population. Ghana's economy was strengthened by a quarter century of relatively sound management, a competitive business environment, and sustained reductions in poverty levels, but in recent years has suffered the consequences of loose fiscal policy, high budget and current account deficits, and a depreciating currency. Some trees are however found mostly in the Dangme West and Ga districts. Indicators Of Housing Density With an average household size of 4. In all the districts, the female proportions are much higher than those for males.
As of 2018, key economic concerns facing the government include the lack of affordable electricity, lack of a solid domestic revenue base, and the high debt burden. These averages did not reflect variations in population distribution. Political Administration In 1960, Greater Accra, then referred to as Accra Capital District, was geographically and legally part of the Eastern Region. Ghana's population is 25,009,153 December 2013 estimate. On average, desired fertility has remained stable for several years; urban dwellers want fewer children than rural residents. The largest ethnic group in the region is the Akan, comprising 39. The government was forced to end expensive cocoa subsidies in 2018, but progress in restructuring the debt-ridden, subsidized, and state-dominated energy sector has slowed.
The Eastern Region contributes the largest proportion of inter-regional migrants, followed by Volta, Central and Ashanti. The Bank of Ghana established more than 120 rural banks to support rural entrepreneurs, and the rural electrification program was intensified in the late 1980s. In terms of individual ethnic sub groups, detailed results indicate that the Gas form the single largest sub-group, accounting for 18. Literacy rate for adult female population is 71. There is therefore the need for drastic measures to resolve once and for all the perennial sanitary and disposal problems of the region.
Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Ghana divided by total area of the country. The proportion of persons under 15 years varies from 31. The northern region also has lower school enrollment, higher illiteracy, and fewer opportunities for women. The shape of the population pyramid gradually evolves over time based on fertility, mortality, and international migration trends. This increased to 6,726,815 in 1960 when the first post-independence census was taken and to 8,559,313 in 1970. Economic Characteristics A population of 1,945,284 persons aged 15 years and older, 1,377,903 or 70. Housing condition Number Of Rooms Occupied By Households 42.
Tema with the least proportion of mud houses 2. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979. The level of productivity, in turn, sets the level of prosperity that can be earned by an economy. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division 2015. Analysis of current school attendance shows that the proportions of females in primary and junior secondary schools are slightly higher than those for males.
On average, desired fertility has remained stable for several years; urban dwellers want fewer children than rural residents. World Population: Total World Population as of July 1 of the year indicated. This article is about the features of the population of Ghana, including , ethnicity, education level, health of the populace, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population. The global sex ratio in was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2018. This is because there will be too many people competing for the very limited natural resources, hence increasing the poverty margins, crimes, diseases, depletion of fish stock, pollution and degradation of the natural environment. The population is distributed along the horizontal axis, with males shown on the left and females on the right. Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters Wednesday, February 06 2019.
Population Size The population of Greater Accra has increased from 491,817 in 1960 to 2,905,726 in 2000. There are two rainfall peaks notably in June and October. However, there are fewer young people to provide care and support for the aging baby boom generation. The Chief Statistician expressed the need for access to quality education and healthcare, especially reproductive health and the need to empower women economically, entrepreneurial skills development to drive economic growth. As expected, the region has a larger concentration of professional and technical workers 10. Rule of Law Property Rights 49.
The four largest male occupational groups are production, transport operators 29. The District Assemblies can contribute to the programme by mobilizing the communities to make financial contributions towards the purchase of electricity poles and cables. Persons born outside Ghana constitute 1. For additional information, please see the entry for Population pyramid on the Definitions and Notes page under the References tab. Policy Implications and Interventions The relatively high fertility in Dangme West and Dangme East suggests low contraceptive use and hence the unmet need for family planning.
According to Dr Appiah, youthful population is characterized by high poverty rate, high dependency ratio, high expenditure on government to contain diseases and not to improve healthcare, fewer people paying taxes, and poor quality of education and lack of employment opportunities. Many Ghanaians then turned to more distant destinations, including other parts of Africa, Europe, and North America, but the majority continued to migrate within West Africa. The second intervention relates to the cost of senior secondary school education. There is no sex differential as far as manufacturing is concerned. The Council has initiated and collaborated with the Ghana Health Service in the implementation of several training programs for health staff. In recent times, it has been decided that new districts are going to be created throughout the country.