The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) is scheduled to disclose the country’s official population today Monday, August 2 at a press briefing in Accra. This follows the end of the 2021 Population and Housing Census on Saturday, July 31.
This year’s exercise began at midnight on Sunday, June 27 but had to be extended on two occasions for the inability of census officials to complete data collation. It was extended by one additional week after it officially ended on Sunday, July 11.
It was extended again to the end of July by the Government Statistician, who is also the Chief Census Official. Professor Samuel Kobina Annim is expected to announce the country’s official population at the press conference on Monday.
Ghana’s population is estimated to be 31.76 million as of July 31, 2021, based on the United Nations latest data.
But Ghana Statistical Service pegged the country’s total population at 24.66 million after the last census in 2010, a 30.4 per cent increase in the 2000 figure of 18.91 million.