List of Ghanaian regions by population

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This is a list of Ghanaian regions by population, ranked according to the latest census, which took place on 26 September 2010. Past census data (1960, 1970, 1984, and 2000) is included for comparison.


(Note: The current boundaries of Ghana's administrative regions were not fully established until 1983. As such, population figures for 1960 and 1970 reflect the analysis of subregional census data from those periods.)

Rank (2010)RegionPopulation 2010 [1] Population 2000 [2] Population 1984 [2] Population 1970 [2] Population 1960 [2] Percent of total (2010)
1 Ashanti [3] 4,780,3803,612,9502,090,1001,481,6981,109,13319.39%
2 Greater Accra [4] 4,010,0542,905,7261,431,099903,447541,93316.26%
3 Eastern [5] 2,633,1542,106,6961,680,8901,209,8281,044,08010.68%
4 Northern [6] 2,479,4611,820,8061,164,583727,618531,57310.06%
5 Western [7] 2,376,0211,924,5771,157,807770,087626,1559.64%
6 Bono [8] 2,310,9831,815,4081,206,608766,509587,9209.37%
7 Volta [9] 2,118,2521,635,4211,211,907947,268777,2858.59%
8 Central [10] 2,201,8631,593,8231,142,335890,135751,3928.93%
9 Upper East [11] 1,046,545920,089772,744542,858468,6384.24%
10 Upper West [12] 702,110576,583438,008319,865288,7062.85%
11 Oti
12 Bono East
13 Ahafo
14 Savannah
15 Western North
16 North East
All Regions24,658,82318,912,07912,296,0818,559,3136,726,815100.0%

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