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Ghana Population


Highlights of Analysis:

  • Ghana Population is increasing
  • Ghana Population Density is increasing
  • Ghana Life Expectancy is increasing
  • Ghana Fertility Rate is decreasing
Every year Ghana population is expected to increase by 580472 people. Ghana contributes 0.48% of world's total population. Average Life Expectancy in Ghana is 63.875 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years.Life Expectancy is below average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years). How the world population is changing is of great importance for humanity’s impact on the Earth’s natural environment, but it also gives reasons to hope for a good future. Ghana owns 0.00153% of land i.e. 227540 Sq Kms of land and Ranks 83 when compared to other Global Countries Land area

Ghana Population, Density, Fertility Rate and Life Expectancy Overview
Ghana Population Analysis Year 2010 Year 2020 Year 2030
Ghana Population (in million) 24.51 30.73 37.29
Ghana Global Rank 48th 48th 43rd
Ghana Global Population Share 0.35% 0.39% 0.43%
Ghana Global Population Density 103.91 126.27 148.97
Ghana Global Population Density Rank 116th 118th 120th
Ghana Average Life Expectancy 60.92 63.87 66.34
Ghana Average Life Expectancy Global Rank 167th 173rd 174th
Ghana Fertility Rate 4.27 3.75 3.31
Ghana Fertility Rate Global Rank 45th 39th 36th
Note : Population Density means number of people staying per kilometer and Fertility rate means number of kids born per women

What is the Population trend of ?

  • Every year Ghana population is expected to increase by 580472 people. 
  • Ghana population overall trend is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years and expected to be in Decreasing trend for next 100 years. 
  • Ghana will see more birth rate than death rate for next 100 years. 
  • Ghana Global Population Rank for next 50 years is expected to be in Range of 48th-40th. 

What is the Population growth rate of ?

  • Ghana population average growth rate for next 50 years is increasing at Rate of 1.55%. 
  • Overall population growth rate of Ghana is expected to be decreasing. 

What percentage of lives in ?

  • Ghana contributes 0.48% of world's total population. 

Ghana
 Population Fact

Ghana
 Total Population Trend

Ghana
 Population Growth Rate

Ghana
 Birth and Death Rate

Table : Past and Expected Future Population & Global Rank

Year Count(in Millions) Global Rank
2010 24.51 Million 48th
2020 30.73 Million 48th
2030 37.29 Million 43rd
2040 44.22 Million 41st
2050 51.26 Million 40th
2060 57.89 Million 38th
2070 63.94 Million 35th
2080 69.25 Million 37th
2090 73.54 Million 36th
2100 76.75 Million 34th

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Growth Rate

Year Count(in Millions) Growth Rate
2010 24.51 Million 2.54%
2020 30.73 Million 2.09%
2030 37.29 Million 1.77%
2040 44.22 Million 1.56%
2050 51.26 Million 1.3%
2060 57.89 Million 1.04%
2070 63.94 Million 0.85%
2080 69.25 Million 0.65%
2090 73.54 Million 0.47%
2100 76.75 Million 0.33%

Table : Past and Expected Future   Population Share in world

Year Count(in Millions) Share
2010 24.51 Million 0.35%
2020 30.73 Million 0.39%
2030 37.29 Million 0.43%
2040 44.22 Million 0.48%
2050 51.26 Million 0.52%
2060 57.89 Million 0.56%
2070 63.94 Million 0.6%
2080 69.25 Million 0.63%
2090 73.54 Million 0.66%
2100 76.75 Million 0.68%

Ghana Population Density


What is the Population Density of 

  • Ghana population density is 168.96 per sq. km and is expected to be Decreasing for next 50 years. 
  • Ghana Ranks in range of 118th-126th in term of population density around the world. 
  • As per trend, their will be decrease in population density of Ghana. 

Ghana
 Population Density (people per sq. km.)

Table : Past and Expected Future Population Density (people per sq. km.)

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Year Population Density Rank
2010 103.91 116th
2020 126.27 118th
2030 148.97 120th
2040 171.52 122nd
2050 193.09 124th
2060 204.97 126th
2070 211.75 128th
2080 212.89 130th
2090 208.28 132nd
2100 198.27 134th

Ghana Average Life Expectancy

  • Average Life Expectancy in Ghana is 63.875 and is expected to Increase in upcoming next 50 years. 
  • Life Expectancy is below average when compared to global average (Currently Hong Kong Ranks 1st for Life Expectancy of 85 years).  
  • Ghana ranks 173rd in terms of average life expectancy around the world. 

Ghana
 Avg Life Expectancy

Table : Past and Expected Average Life Expectancy (Age) ()

Year Average Life Expectancy Rank
2010 60.92 167th
2020 63.87 173rd
2030 66.34 174th
2040 68.31 175th
2050 69.96 177th
2060 71.35 178th
2070 72.63 180th
2080 73.87 180th
2090 75.11 180th
2100 0

Ghana Average Fertility Rate

  • In Ghana, Women gives birth to 3.759 (average) children every year and this fertility rate is expected to be in decreasing trend. 
  • Ghana rank is in range of 39th-35th in term of average fertility rate around the world. 

Ghana
 Fertility Rate kids per women

Table : Past and Expected Average Fertility Rate

Year Average Fertility Rate Rank
2010 4.27 45th
2020 3.75 39th
2030 3.31 36th
2040 2.98 36th
2050 2.73 35th
2060 2.52 35th
2070 2.34 34th
2080 2.19 33rd
2090 2.07 32nd
2100 1.99 32nd

Conclusion of Analysis :


In 1950, Ghana population was 4980875 and this continuously increasing at growth rate of average 0.02%.Currently Ghana population is around 24512104 and by year 2030 its expected to be 37294019 .Ghana ranks 48th when compared to other countries population. Average Life Expectancy of Ghana in 2010 was 60.924, in 2020 its 63.875 and by 2050 it will be 69.965.As mentioned in Highlight's Ghana population is increasing, population density is increasing, average life expectancy is increasing and average fertility rate is decreasing.

Reference (Source) :


  • https://population.un.org/wpp/
  • https://population.un.org/wpp/DataSources/
  • https://www.wikipedia.org/
Historical population data on a sub-national level – including their administrative divisions and principal towns – is collected by Jan Lahmeyer and published at his website www.populstat.info.
The Minnesota Population Center publishes various high-quality datasets based on census data beginning in 1790. At the time of writing this source was online at www.pop.umn.edu/index.php. It focuses on North America and Europe.
The Data & Information Services Center (DISC) Archive at University of Wisconsin-Madison provides access to census data and population datasets (mostly for the Americas). At the time of writing this source was online at http://www.disc.wisc.edu.
The International Database published by the U.S. Census Bureau provides data for the time 1950-2100. At the time of writing this source was online at https://www.census.gov/data-tools/demo/idb/informationGateway.php.
The Atlas of the Biosphere publishes data on Population Density. At the time of writing this source was online at www.sage.wisc.edu/atlas/maps.

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