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Contents: Regions and Districts

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

In 2019, the number of regions increased from 10 to 16 as tabulated. 173 districts existed in 2010 and 216 districts in 2017. Their number has grown to 260 by splits in 2018 and 2019. Guan was inaugurated as 261st district in October 2021.

The Details icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution).

NameStatusPopulation
Census
2010-09-26
Population
Census
2021-06-27
Ahafo (← Brong Ahafo)Region484,210564,668
Asunafo North MunicipalMunicipal District124,685150,198
Asunafo SouthDistrict95,58091,693
Asutifi NorthDistrict52,25973,556
Asutifi SouthDistrict53,58468,394
Tano North MunicipalMunicipal District79,97393,608
Tano South MunicipalMunicipal District78,12987,219
AshantiRegion4,780,3805,440,463
Adansi Asokwa (← Adansi North)District67,13371,844
Adansi NorthDistrict39,95854,155
Adansi SouthDistrict40,52385,200
Afigya Kwabre NorthDistrict41,59373,330
Afigya Kwabre SouthDistrict94,547234,667
Ahafo Ano North MunicipalMunicipal District94,28592,742
Ahafo Ano South EastDistrict58,96263,468
Ahafo Ano South WestDistrict62,69765,770
Akrofuom (← Obuasi Municipal)District74,85549,291
Amansie CentralDistrict90,74193,052
Amansie South (← Amansie West)District60,227116,366
Amansie WestDistrict74,104109,416
Asante Akim Central MunicipalMunicipal District71,50891,673
Asante Akim NorthDistrict69,18685,788
Asante Akim South MunicipalMunicipal District117,245123,633
Asokore Mampong MunicipalMunicipal District304,815191,402
Asokwa Municipal (← Kumasi Metropolitan)Municipal District140,161125,642
Atwima KwanwomaDistrict90,634234,846
Atwima MponuaDistrict119,180155,254
Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal (Atwima Nwabiagya South Municipal)Municipal District85,994161,893
Atwima Nwabiagya North (← Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal)District63,031155,025
Bekwai MunicipalMunicipal District118,024137,967
Bosome FrehoDistrict60,39762,259
BosomtweDistrict93,910165,180
Ejisu MunicipalMunicipal District95,424180,723
Ejura-Sekyedumase MunicipalMunicipal District85,446137,672
Juaben MunicipalMunicipal District48,33863,929
Kumasi Metropolitan (incl. Bantama Municipal, Manhyia North Municipal, Manhyia South Municipal, Nhyiaeso Municipal, Subin Municipal)Metropolitan District728,634443,981
Kwabre EastDistrict115,556296,814
Kwadaso Municipal (← Kumasi Metropolitan)Municipal District251,215154,526
Mampong MunicipalMunicipal District88,051116,632
Obuasi East (← Obuasi Municipal)District76,00492,401
Obuasi MunicipalMunicipal District92,637104,297
Offinso MunicipalMunicipal District76,895137,272
Offinso NorthDistrict56,88183,440
Oforikrom Municipal (← Kumasi Metropolitan)Municipal District303,016213,126
Old Tafo Municipal (← Kumasi Metropolitan)Municipal District146,024114,368
Sekyere Afram PlainsDistrict28,53532,640
Sekyere CentralDistrict71,23273,228
Sekyere EastDistrict62,17274,789
Sekyere KumawuDistrict65,40264,396
Sekyere SouthDistrict94,009120,076
Suame Municipal (← Kumasi Metropolitan)Municipal District161,199136,290
Bono (← Brong Ahafo)Region922,6171,208,649
BandaDistrict20,28228,179
Berekum East MunicipalMunicipal District92,847106,252
Berekum WestDistrict36,78149,464
Dormaa Central MunicipalMunicipal District112,111112,702
Dormaa EastDistrict50,87167,899
Dormaa WestDistrict47,67847,913
Jaman NorthDistrict83,059117,909
Jaman South MunicipalMunicipal District92,649108,388
Sunyani MunicipalMunicipal District123,224193,595
Sunyani WestDistrict85,272136,022
TainDistrict88,104115,568
Wenchi MunicipalMunicipal District89,739124,758
Bono East (← Brong Ahafo)Region904,1561,203,400
Atebubu-Amantin MunicipalMunicipal District105,938144,947
Kintampo North MunicipalMunicipal District95,480139,508
Kintampo SouthDistrict81,00089,126
Nkoranza NorthDistrict65,89556,468
Nkoranza South MunicipalMunicipal District100,929114,642
Pru EastDistrict72,799101,545
Pru WestDistrict56,44969,383
Sene EastDistrict61,07672,081
Sene WestDistrict57,73469,836
Techiman MunicipalMunicipal District147,788243,335
Techiman NorthDistrict59,068102,529
CentralRegion2,201,8632,859,821
Abura-Asebu-KwamankeseDistrict117,185124,465
Agona EastDistrict85,92098,324
Agona West MunicipalMunicipal District115,358136,882
Ajumako-Enyan-EssiamDistrict138,046120,586
Asikuma-Odoben-BrakwaDistrict129,580126,993
Assin Central Municipal (Assin Fosu Municipal)Municipal District76,52588,753
Assin North (← Assin Central Municipal)District67,94280,539
Assin SouthDistrict104,244105,995
Awutu Senya East MunicipalMunicipal District108,422236,527
Awutu Senya WestDistrict86,884161,460
Cape Coast Metropolitan (incl. Cape Coast North Municipal, Cape Coast South Municipal)Metropolitan District169,894189,925
Effutu MunicipalMunicipal District68,597107,798
EkumfiDistrict52,23156,741
Gomoa Central (← Gomoa East)District138,79083,610
Gomoa EastDistrict68,281308,697
Gomoa WestDistrict135,189129,512
Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem MunicipalMunicipal District144,705166,017
Mfantsiman MunicipalMunicipal District144,332168,905
Twifo-Ati MorkwaDistrict61,743100,851
Twifo-Heman-Lower DenkyiraDistrict55,13166,075
Upper Denkyira East MunicipalMunicipal District72,810110,141
Upper Denkyira WestDistrict60,05491,025
EasternRegion2,633,1542,925,653
Abuakwa North Municipal (← East Akim Municipal)Municipal District89,54891,297
Abuakwa South Municipal (← East Akim Municipal)Municipal District78,34873,949
Achiase (← Birim South)District73,21656,348
Akuapim North MunicipalMunicipal District75,771105,315
Akwapim SouthDistrict37,50176,922
AkyemansaDistrict97,37491,038
Asene Manso-Akroso (← Birim Central Municipal)District76,87677,498
AsuogyamanDistrict98,046101,256
Atiwa EastDistrict49,63664,647
Atiwa WestDistrict60,98661,219
AyensuanoDistrict77,19394,594
Birim Central MunicipalMunicipal District67,99376,302
Birim NorthDistrict78,90782,669
Birim SouthDistrict46,55135,654
DenkyembourDistrict78,84177,029
Fanteakwa NorthDistrict59,43056,987
Fanteakwa SouthDistrict49,18454,634
Kwaebibirem MunicipalMunicipal District113,721121,698
Kwahu Afram Plains NorthDistrict102,42366,555
Kwahu Afram Plains SouthDistrict115,81274,002
Kwahu EastDistrict77,12579,726
Kwahu SouthDistrict69,75780,358
Kwahu West MunicipalMunicipal District93,584145,429
Lower Manya Krobo MunicipalMunicipal District89,246121,478
New Juaben North MunicipalMunicipal District58,73593,201
New Juaben South MunicipalMunicipal District124,992125,256
Nsawam Adoagyiri MunicipalMunicipal District86,000155,597
Okere (← Akwapim North Municipal)District60,71251,675
Suhum MunicipalMunicipal District90,358126,403
Upper Manya KroboDistrict72,09270,676
Upper West AkimDistrict87,05193,391
West Akim MunicipalMunicipal District108,298120,145
Yilo Krobo MunicipalMunicipal District87,847122,705
Greater AccraRegion4,010,0545,455,692
Ablekuma Central Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District233,220169,145
Ablekuma North Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District184,731159,208
Ablekuma West Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District59,708153,490
Accra Metropolitan (incl. Ablekuma Municipal, Ashiedu Municipal, Okaikoi Municipal)Metropolitan Area440,946284,124
Ada EastDistrict71,67176,411
Ada WestDistrict59,12476,087
Adenta MunicipalMunicipal District78,215237,546
Ashaiman MunicipalMunicipal District190,972208,060
Ayawaso Central Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District142,32294,831
Ayawaso East Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District83,72153,004
Ayawaso North Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District99,77763,386
Ayawaso West Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District70,66775,303
Ga Central MunicipalMunicipal District117,220332,232
Ga East MunicipalMunicipal District147,742283,379
Ga North Municipal (← Ga West Municipal)Municipal District103,965235,292
Ga South MunicipalMunicipal District234,191350,121
Ga West MunicipalMunicipal District101,386314,299
Korle-Klottey Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District121,72368,633
Kpone Katamanso MunicipalMunicipal District109,864417,334
Krowor MunicipalMunicipal District102,059143,012
La Dade-Kotopon MunicipalMunicipal District183,528140,264
La Nkwantanang Madina MunicipalMunicipal District111,926244,676
Ledzokuku MunicipalMunicipal District125,873217,304
Ningo PrampramDistrict70,923204,673
Okaikwei North Municipal (← Accra Metropolitan)Municipal District228,271160,446
Shai OsudokuDistrict51,913105,610
Tema Metropolitan (incl. Tema Central Municipal, Tema East Municipal)Metropolitan District168,932177,924
Tema West Municipal (← Tema Metropolitan)Municipal District123,841196,224
Weija-Gbawe Municipal (← Ga South Municipal)Municipal District191,623213,674
North East (← Northern)Region465,005658,946
Bunkpurugu-NyakpanduriDistrict69,78682,384
ChereponiDistrict53,39487,176
East Mamprusi MunicipalMunicipal District121,009188,006
Mamprugu MoagduriDistrict46,89468,746
West Mamprusi MunicipalMunicipal District121,117175,755
Yunyoo-NasuanDistrict52,80556,879
NorthernRegion1,544,9462,310,939
Gushiegu MunicipalMunicipal District111,259153,965
KaragaDistrict77,706114,225
KpandaiDistrict108,816126,213
KumbunguDistrict39,341110,586
MionDistrict81,81294,930
NantonDistrict46,56650,767
Nanumba North MunicipalMunicipal District141,584188,680
Nanumba SouthDistrict93,464106,374
SabobaDistrict65,70695,683
Sagnarigu MunicipalMunicipal District148,099341,711
Savelugu MunicipalMunicipal District92,717122,888
Tamale Metropolitan (incl. Tamale Central Municipal, Tamale South Municipal)Metropolitan District223,252374,744
Tatale-SanguleDistrict60,03974,805
TolonDistrict72,990118,101
Yendi MunicipalMunicipal District117,780154,421
ZabzuguDistrict63,81582,846
Oti (← Volta)Region636,889747,248
BiakoyeDistrict65,90171,827
Guan (← Jasikan)District...28,238
JasikanDistrict...59,695
KadjebiDistrict59,30373,959
Krachi East MunicipalMunicipal District116,804110,435
Krachi NchumuruDistrict72,68879,934
Krachi WestDistrict49,41761,128
Nkwanta NorthDistrict64,553126,096
Nkwanta South MunicipalMunicipal District117,878135,936
Savannah (← Northern)Region469,510653,266
BoleDistrict61,593115,800
Central GonjaDistrict87,877142,762
East Gonja MunicipalMunicipal District105,702117,755
North East Gonja (← East Gonja Municipal)District29,74839,404
North GonjaDistrict43,54761,432
Sawla-Tuna-KalbaDistrict99,863112,664
West GonjaDistrict41,18063,449
Upper EastRegion1,046,5451,301,226
Bawku MunicipalMunicipal District98,538119,458
Bawku WestDistrict94,034144,189
BinduriDistrict61,57676,679
Bolgatanga East (← Bolgatanga Municipal)District28,25438,824
Bolgatanga MunicipalMunicipal District103,296139,864
BongoDistrict84,545120,254
Builsa North MunicipalMunicipal District56,47756,571
Builsa SouthDistrict36,51436,575
GaruDistrict58,36271,774
Kassena Nankana MunicipalMunicipal District109,94499,895
Kassena Nankana WestDistrict70,66790,735
NabdamDistrict33,82651,861
PusigaDistrict57,67780,533
TalensiDistrict81,19487,021
TempaneDistrict71,64186,993
Upper WestRegion702,110901,502
Daffiama-Bussie-IssaDistrict32,82738,754
Jirapa MunicipalMunicipal District88,40291,279
Lambussie KarniDistrict51,65451,118
Lawra MunicipalMunicipal District54,88958,433
Nadowli-KaleoDistrict61,56177,057
NandomDistrict46,04051,328
Sissala East MunicipalMunicipal District56,52880,619
Sissala WestDistrict49,57363,828
Wa EastDistrict72,07491,457
Wa MunicipalMunicipal District107,214200,672
Wa WestDistrict81,34896,957
VoltaRegion1,481,3631,659,040
AdakluDistrict36,39138,649
Afadzato SouthDistrict95,03073,146
Agotime ZiopeDistrict28,01339,553
Akatsi NorthDistrict29,77732,541
Akatsi SouthDistrict98,68492,494
Anloga (← Keta Municipal)District82,68694,895
Central TonguDistrict59,41183,803
Hohoe MunicipalMunicipal District167,016114,472
Ho MunicipalMunicipal District177,281180,420
Ho WestDistrict94,60082,886
Keta MunicipalMunicipal District64,93278,862
Ketu North MunicipalMunicipal District99,913114,846
Ketu South MunicipalMunicipal District160,756253,122
Kpando MunicipalMunicipal District53,73658,552
North DayiDistrict39,91339,268
North TonguDistrict89,777110,891
South DayiDistrict46,66157,526
South TonguDistrict87,950113,114
WesternRegion1,664,5862,060,585
Ahanta West MunicipalMunicipal District106,215153,140
Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipal (← Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan)Municipal District232,617173,975
EllembelleDistrict87,501120,893
Jomoro MunicipalMunicipal District150,107126,576
MpohorDistrict42,92352,473
Nzema East MunicipalMunicipal District60,82894,621
Prestea-Huni Valley MunicipalMunicipal District159,304229,301
Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan (incl. Sekondi Municipal, Takoradi Municipal, Essikado Municipal)Metropolitan District326,931245,382
ShamaDistrict81,966117,224
Tarkwa Nsuaem MunicipalMunicipal District90,477218,664
Wassa Amenfi CentralDistrict69,014119,117
Wassa Amenfi East MunicipalMunicipal District83,478179,696
Wassa Amenfi West MunicipalMunicipal District92,152129,882
Wassa EastDistrict81,07399,641
Western North (← Western)Region711,435880,921
Aowin MunicipalMunicipal District117,886129,721
Bia EastDistrict27,39353,073
Bia WestDistrict88,939115,881
Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai MunicipalMunicipal District123,272167,971
BodiDistrict53,31465,748
JuabosoDistrict58,43588,814
Sefwi AkontombraDistrict82,46770,225
Sefwi Wiawso MunicipalMunicipal District139,200151,220
SuamanDistrict20,52938,268
GhanaRepublic24,658,82330,792,608

Source: Ghana Statistical Service (web).

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


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (C 2021)
Males15,200,440
Females15,631,579
Age Groups (P 2020)
0-14 years11,846,786
15-64 years17,589,082
65+ years1,452,361
Age Distribution (P 2020)
0-9 years8,193,824
10-19 years6,921,479
20-29 years5,480,542
30-39 years3,885,571
40-49 years2,661,534
50-59 years1,697,631
60-69 years962,569
70-79 years695,422
80+ years389,657