The Ghana Statistical Service has estimated Ghana’s population at 30.2 million. This is an increase of about 5.6 million since the 2010 population and housing census pegged the country’s population at 24 million.
According to the acting Government Statistician, David Kombat, the annual growth rate of 2.5 percent put the population at 30,280,811 adding that the population has a youthful outlook.
The figures indicate that the lowest and highest annual growth rates were recorded in the periods 1960 to 1970 and 1984 to 2000 over the 50 years.
In line with the 10 years census periods, the acting Government Statistician revealed that processes had begun for the 2020 Population and Housing Census following approval from the government.
He said the service is currently updating Enumeration Area (E.A) across the country with a target of 62,000 EAs demarcated in the 2010 census.
He mentioned that the service would deploy about 70,000 field officers and supervisors for the census and called on the people to cooperate with them when they visited their homes.