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Contents: Regions and Districts

The population of the regions and districts of Ghana according to census results and latest official projections.

In 2019, the number of regions increased from 10 to 16 as tabulated. 173 districts existed in 2010. 216 districts are listed as defined in 2017. Their number has grown to 260 by splits in 2018 and 2019. The names of the resulting districts are given in brackets – population figures for the new districts are currently not available.

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NameStatusPopulation
Census
2000-03-26
Population
Census
2010-09-26
Population
Projection
2019-09-26
Ahafo (← Brong Ahafo)Region381,915484,210599,852
Asunafo North MunicipalMunicipal District...124,685154,234
Asunafo SouthDistrict...95,580117,096
Asutifi NorthDistrict...52,25965,754
Asutifi SouthDistrict...53,58465,689
Tano North MunicipalMunicipal District...79,97399,969
Tano South MunicipalMunicipal District...78,12997,110
AshantiRegion3,612,9504,780,3805,792,187
Adansi North (incl. Adansi Asokwa)District...107,091127,952
Adansi SouthDistrict...115,378139,591
Afigya Kwabre (Afigya Kwabre North / Afigya Kwabre South)District...136,140162,848
Ahafo Ano North MunicipalMunicipal District71,95294,285116,318
Ahafo Ano South (Ahafo Ano South East / Ahafo Ano South West)District...121,659145,403
Amansie CentralDistrict...90,741110,667
Amansie West (incl. Amansie South)District108,726134,331162,855
Asante Akim Central MunicipalMunicipal District...71,50887,241
Asante Akim NorthDistrict...69,18681,419
Asante Akim South MunicipalMunicipal District96,868117,245145,396
Asokore Mampong MunicipalMunicipal District...304,815372,222
Atwima KwanwomaDistrict...90,634110,503
Atwima MponuaDistrict...119,180145,406
Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal (incl. Atwima Nwabiagya North)Municipal District...149,025180,296
Bekwai Municipal (Amansie East)Municipal District...118,024121,414
Bosome FrehoDistrict...60,39775,604
BosomtweDistrict...93,910116,324
Ejisu-Juaben Municipal (Ejisu Municipal / Juaben Municipal)Municipal District124,176143,762174,482
Ejura-Sekyedumase MunicipalMunicipal District81,11585,446104,696
Kumasi Metropolitan (incl. Asokwa Municipal, Kwadaso Municipal, Oforikrom Municipal, Suame Municipal, Old Tafo Municipal)Metropolitan District...1,730,2492,105,382
Kwabre EastDistrict...115,556139,588
Mampong MunicipalMunicipal District...88,051104,691
Obuasi Municipal (incl. Akrofuom, Obuasi East)Municipal District...168,641203,554
Offinso MunicipalMunicipal District...76,89593,058
Offinso NorthDistrict...56,88169,790
Sekyere Afram PlainsDistrict...28,53534,902
Sekyere CentralDistrict...71,23287,241
Sekyere EastDistrict...62,17275,601
Sekyere KumawuDistrict...65,40281,421
Sekyere SouthDistrict...94,009116,322
Bono (← Brong Ahafo)Region737,667922,6171,142,506
BandaDistrict...20,28225,701
Berekum Municipal (Berekum East Municipal / Berekum West)Municipal District93,235129,628159,950
Dormaa Central MunicipalMunicipal District...112,111139,955
Dormaa EastDistrict...50,87162,851
Dormaa WestDistrict...47,67859,986
Jaman NorthDistrict...83,059102,829
Jaman South MunicipalMunicipal District...92,649114,257
Sunyani MunicipalMunicipal District...123,224151,378
Sunyani WestDistrict...85,272105,680
TainDistrict...88,104108,532
Wenchi MunicipalMunicipal District...89,739111,387
Bono East (← Brong Ahafo)Region695,826904,1561,108,249
Atebubu-Amantin MunicipalMunicipal District...105,938131,400
Kintampo North MunicipalMunicipal District...95,480117,118
Kintampo SouthDistrict...81,00099,969
Nkoranza NorthDistrict...65,89582,836
Nkoranza SouthDistrict...100,929114,244
Pru (Pru East / Pru West)District...129,248159,942
Sene EastDistrict...61,07674,265
Sene WestDistrict...57,73471,402
Techiman MunicipalMunicipal District...147,788182,810
Techiman NorthDistrict...59,06874,263
CentralRegion1,593,8232,201,8632,563,228
Abura-Asebu-KwamankeseDistrict90,093117,185128,143
Agona EastDistrict...85,920103,172
Agona West MunicipalMunicipal District...115,358137,568
Ajumako-Enyan-EssiamDistrict91,965138,046152,322
Asikuma-Odoben-BrakwaDistrict89,395112,706134,922
Assin Central Municipal (incl. Assin North)Municipal District...161,341193,113
Assin SouthDistrict...104,244124,333
Awutu Senya East MunicipalMunicipal District...108,422129,629
Awutu Senya WestDistrict...86,884103,175
Cape Coast MetropolitanMetropolitan District118,106169,894186,159
Effutu MunicipalMunicipal District...68,59782,009
EkumfiDistrict...52,23161,718
Gomoa East (incl. Gomoa Central)District...207,071248,679
Gomoa WestDistrict...135,189160,214
Komenda-Edina-Egyafo-Abirem MunicipalMunicipal District112,437144,705159,580
Mfantseman MunicipalMunicipal District...144,332159,573
Twifo-Ati MorkwaDistrict...61,74374,075
Twifo-Heman-Lower DenkyiraDistrict...55,13166,132
Upper Denkyira East MunicipalMunicipal District...72,81087,287
Upper Denkyira WestDistrict...60,05471,425
EasternRegion2,106,6962,633,1543,244,834
Akwapim North Municipal (incl. Okere)Municipal District104,753136,483169,061
Akwapim SouthDistrict...37,50145,515
AkyemansaDistrict...97,374120,301
AsuogyamanDistrict75,92098,046120,299
Atiwa (Atiwa East / Atiwa West)District...110,622136,560
AyensuanoDistrict...77,19394,282
Birim Central Municipal (incl. Asene Manso-Akroso)Municipal District...144,869178,830
Birim NorthDistrict...78,90797,534
Birim South (incl. Achiase)District...119,767146,313
DenkyembourDistrict...78,84197,541
East Akim Municipal (Abuakwa North Municipal / Abuakwa South Municipal)Municipal District...167,896208,091
Fanteakwa (Fanteakwa North / Fanteakwa South)District86,154108,614133,301
Kwaebibirem MunicipalMunicipal District...113,721139,808
Kwahu Afram Plains NorthDistrict...102,423126,811
Kwahu Afram Plains SouthDistrict...115,812143,051
Kwahu EastDistrict...77,12594,293
Kwahu SouthDistrict...69,75784,536
Kwahu West MunicipalMunicipal District...93,584117,051
Lower Manya KroboDistrict...89,246110,548
New Juaben Municipal (New Juaben North Municipal / New Juaben South Municipal)Municipal District136,768183,727227,573
Nsawam Adoagyiri MunicipalMunicipal District...86,000107,302
Suhum MunicipalMunicipal District...90,358110,537
Upper Manya KroboDistrict...72,09287,789
Upper West AkimDistrict...87,051107,305
West Akim MunicipalMunicipal District...108,298133,301
Yilo KroboDistrict...87,847107,301
Greater AccraRegion2,905,7264,010,0544,943,075
Accra Metropolitan (incl. Ablekuma North Municipal, Ablekuma West Municipal, Ayawaso East Municipal, Ayawaso North Municipal, Ayawaso West Municipal, Okaikwei North Municipal, Ablekuma Central, Ayawaso Central, Korle-Klottey)Metropolitan Area...1,665,0862,087,668
Ada EastDistrict...71,67186,002
Ada WestDistrict...59,12471,133
Adenta MunicipalMunicipal District...78,21593,158
Ashaiman MunicipalMunicipal District...190,972231,096
Ga Central MunicipalMunicipal District...117,220141,070
Ga East MunicipalMunicipal District...147,742179,107
Ga South Municipal (incl. Weija-Gbawe Municipal)Municipal District...411,377521,162
Ga West Municipal (incl. Ga North Municipal)Municipal District...219,788268,557
Kpone KatamansoDistrict...109,864132,070
La Dade-Kotopon MunicipalMunicipal District...183,528221,284
La Nkwantanang Madina MunicipalMunicipal District...111,926134,837
Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal (Ledzokuku Municipal / Krowor Municipal)Municipal District...227,932275,239
Ningo PrampramDistrict...70,92385,406
Shai OsudokuDistrict...51,91362,200
Tema Metropolitan (incl. Tema West Municipal)Metropolitan District...292,773353,086
North East (← Northern)Region332,000465,005575,558
Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo (Bunkpurugu-Nyakpanduri / Yunyoo-Nasuan)District...122,591150,016
ChereponiDistrict...53,39467,346
East Mamprusi MunicipalMunicipal District...121,009150,018
Mamprugu MoagduriDistrict...46,89458,167
West Mamprusi MunicipalMunicipal District...121,117150,011
NorthernRegion1,125,0001,544,9461,905,628
GushieguDistrict...111,259137,772
KaragaDistrict...77,70694,921
KpandaiDistrict...108,816134,715
KumbunguDistrict...39,34148,985
MionDistrict...81,812101,045
Nanumba North MunicipalMunicipal District...141,584174,518
Nanumba SouthDistrict...93,464116,342
SabobaDistrict...65,70682,667
Sagnarigu MunicipalMunicipal District...148,099178,825
Savelugu-Nanton (Savelugu Municipal / Nanton)District89,968139,283171,457
Tamale MetropolitanMetropolitan District...223,252275,547
Tatale-SanguliDistrict...60,03973,485
TolonDistrict...72,99088,789
Yendi MunicipalMunicipal District...117,780146,956
ZabzuguDistrict...63,81579,604
Oti (← Volta)Region474,484605,725742,664
BiakoyeDistrict...65,90180,777
JasikanDistrict...59,18172,970
KadjebiDistrict51,99859,30372,960
Krachi East MunicipalMunicipal District...116,804143,323
Krachi NchumuruDistrict...72,68888,590
Krachi WestDistrict...49,41759,930
Nkwanta NorthDistrict...64,55378,179
Nkwanta South MunicipalMunicipal District...117,878145,935
Savannah (← Northern)Region363,000469,510581,368
BoleDistrict...61,59376,545
Central GonjaDistrict...87,877107,159
East Gonja Municipal (incl. North East Gonja)Municipal District...135,450168,378
North GonjaDistrict...43,54755,110
Sawla-Tuna-KalbaDistrict...99,863122,460
West GonjaDistrict...41,18051,716
Upper EastRegion920,0891,046,5451,273,677
Bawku MunicipalMunicipal District...98,538119,590
Bawku WestDistrict80,60694,034114,526
BinduriDistrict...61,57675,073
Bolgatanga Municipal (incl. Bolgatanga East)Municipal District...131,550160,308
BongoDistrict77,88584,545103,060
Builsa NorthDistrict...56,47768,724
Builsa SouthDistrict...36,51444,528
Garu-Tempane (Garu / Tempane)District...130,003157,778
Kassena Nankana East MunicipalMunicipal District...109,944133,610
Kassena Nankana WestDistrict...70,66786,519
NabdamDistrict...33,82640,718
PusigaDistrict...57,67769,985
TalensiDistrict...81,19499,258
Upper WestRegion576,583702,110849,123
Daffiama-Bussie-IssaDistrict...32,82739,787
Jirapa MunicipalMunicipal District...88,402106,670
Lambussie KarniDistrict...51,65462,647
Lawra MunicipalMunicipal District...54,88966,033
Nadowli-KaleoDistrict...61,56174,498
NandomDistrict...46,04055,866
Sissala East MunicipalMunicipal District...56,52868,578
Sissala WestDistrict...49,57360,108
Wa EastDistrict...72,07487,197
Wa MunicipalMunicipal District...107,214129,546
Wa WestDistrict...81,34898,193
VoltaRegion1,160,9371,512,5271,865,332
AdakluDistrict...36,39144,307
Afadzato SouthDistrict...95,030117,258
Agotime ZiopeDistrict...28,01335,867
Akatsi NorthDistrict...33,03541,691
Akatsi SouthDistrict...95,426117,263
Central TonguDistrict...59,41172,971
Hohoe MunicipalMunicipal District...167,016205,870
Ho MunicipalMunicipal District...177,281218,948
Ho WestDistrict...94,600117,268
Keta Municipal (incl. Anloga)Municipal District133,661147,618182,409
Ketu North MunicipalMunicipal District...99,913122,546
Ketu South MunicipalMunicipal District...160,756198,051
Kpando MunicipalMunicipal District...53,73665,140
North DayiDistrict...39,91349,510
North TonguDistrict...89,777109,454
South DayiDistrict...46,66157,337
South TonguDistrict64,81187,950109,442
WesternRegion1,308,2031,664,5862,165,241
Ahanta West MunicipalMunicipal District95,140106,215139,188
Ellembelle MunicipalMunicipal District...87,501114,441
Jomoro MunicipalMunicipal District111,348150,107194,808
MpohorDistrict...42,92355,678
Nzema East MunicipalMunicipal District...60,82880,480
Prestea-Huni Valley MunicipalMunicipal District...159,304207,237
Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan (incl. Effia-Kwesimintsim)Metropolitan District...559,548726,905
ShamaDistrict...81,966105,173
Tarkwa Nsuaem MunicipalMunicipal District...90,477117,550
Wassa Amenfi CentralDistrict...69,01489,703
Wassa Amenfi East MunicipalMunicipal District...83,478108,272
Wassa Amenfi West MunicipalMunicipal District...92,152120,643
Wassa EastDistrict...81,073105,163
Western North (← Western)Region616,374711,435927,960
Aowin MunicipalMunicipal District...117,886154,661
Bia EastDistrict...27,39337,108
Bia WestDistrict...88,939111,355
Bibiani-Ahwiaso-Bekwai MunicipalMunicipal District103,256123,272160,844
BodiDistrict...53,31468,055
JuabesoDistrict...58,43577,329
Sefwi AkontombraDistrict...82,467108,266
Sefwi WiawsoDistrict...139,200182,510
SuamanDistrict...20,52927,832
GhanaRepublic18,912,07924,658,82330,280,811

Source: Ghana Statistical Service (web).

Explanation: Area figures of districts are derived from geospatial data.


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (C 2010)
Males12,024,845
Females12,633,978
Age Groups (C 2010)
0-14 years9,450,398
15-64 years14,040,893
65+ years1,167,532
Age Distribution (C 2010)
0-9 years6,534,358
10-19 years5,526,029
20-29 years4,373,602
30-39 years3,100,212
40-49 years2,124,448
50-59 years1,356,793
60-69 years769,720
70-79 years557,283
80+ years316,378
Urbanization (C 2010)
Rural12,113,594
Urban12,545,229