Ghana Population: The timeline of total, male, female populations and growth rates

The population of Ghana is 30,417,856 and the population growth amounts 2.14% (2019). The male and female population are 15,416,085 (50.68%) and 15,001,771 (49.32%) respectively. The average of growth rate over 10 years is 2.27% (positive growth).

The below table shows the Ghana population history (1960-). Growth(%) is the Y/Y ratio of total population and the percent values below the male and female populations mean the ratios of those by the total population.

Year Total Growth(%) Male Female
2019 30,417,856 2.14% 15,416,085
50.68%
15,001,771
49.32%
2018 29,767,108 2.17% 15,084,235
50.67%
14,682,873
49.33%
2017 29,121,471 2.20% 14,754,803
50.67%
14,366,668
49.33%
2016 28,481,946 2.22% 14,428,230
50.66%
14,053,716
49.34%
2015 27,849,205 2.24% 14,104,837
50.65%
13,744,368
49.35%
2014 27,224,472 2.27% 13,785,230
50.64%
13,439,242
49.36%
2013 26,607,642 2.30% 13,469,421
50.62%
13,138,221
49.38%
2012 25,996,449 2.34% 13,156,376
50.61%
12,840,073
49.39%
2011 25,387,710 2.40% 12,844,634
50.59%
12,543,076
49.41%
2010 24,779,619 2.46% 12,533,389
50.58%
12,246,230
49.42%
2009 24,170,940 2.51% 12,222,050
50.57%
11,948,890
49.43%
2008 23,563,825 2.55% 11,911,715
50.55%
11,652,110
49.45%
2007 22,963,946 2.55% 11,605,325
50.54%
11,358,621
49.46%
2006 22,379,055 2.52% 11,306,876
50.52%
11,072,179
49.48%
2005 21,814,642 2.49% 11,019,193
50.51%
10,795,449
49.49%
2004 21,272,323 2.45% 10,743,123
50.50%
10,529,200
49.50%
2003 20,750,299 2.43% 10,477,718
50.49%
10,272,581
49.51%
2002 20,246,381 2.42% 10,221,785
50.49%
10,024,596
49.51%
2001 19,756,928 2.42% 9,973,340
50.48%
9,783,588
49.52%
2000 19,278,856 2.42% 9,730,713
50.47%
9,548,143
49.53%
1999 18,812,359 2.42% 9,493,994
50.47%
9,318,365
49.53%
1998 18,357,156 2.44% 9,263,034
50.46%
9,094,122
49.54%
1997 17,908,985 2.49% 9,035,566
50.45%
8,873,419
49.55%
1996 17,462,496 2.57% 8,808,763
50.44%
8,653,733
49.56%
1995 17,014,057 2.66% 8,580,701
50.43%
8,433,356
49.57%
1994 16,561,674 2.75% 8,350,365
50.42%
8,211,309
49.58%
1993 16,106,765 2.82% 8,118,534
50.40%
7,988,231
49.60%
1992 15,653,336 2.85% 7,887,287
50.39%
7,766,049
49.61%
1991 15,207,367 2.85% 7,659,750
50.37%
7,547,617
49.63%
1990 14,773,277 2.84% 7,438,254
50.35%
7,335,023
49.65%
1989 14,353,410 2.83% 7,223,995
50.33%
7,129,415
49.67%
1988 13,947,042 2.83% 7,016,692
50.31%
6,930,350
49.69%
1987 13,552,021 2.86% 6,815,532
50.29%
6,736,489
49.71%
1986 13,164,837 2.90% 6,619,066
50.28%
6,545,771
49.72%
1985 12,783,613 2.96% 6,426,595
50.27%
6,357,018
49.73%
1984 12,405,660 3.00% 6,236,748
50.27%
6,168,912
49.73%
1983 12,033,575 2.96% 6,050,776
50.28%
5,982,799
49.72%
1982 11,676,823 2.81% 5,873,594
50.30%
5,803,229
49.70%
1981 11,348,289 2.57% 5,711,864
50.33%
5,636,425
49.67%
1980 11,056,116 2.27% 5,569,720
50.38%
5,486,396
49.62%
1979 10,805,314 1.99% 5,449,884
50.44%
5,355,430
49.56%
1978 10,590,261 1.84% 5,349,255
50.51%
5,241,006
49.49%
1977 10,395,452 1.89% 5,259,028
50.59%
5,136,424
49.41%
1976 10,199,165 2.09% 5,166,931
50.66%
5,032,234
49.34%
1975 9,985,946 2.37% 5,064,256
50.71%
4,921,690
49.29%
1974 9,749,104 2.62% 4,947,163
50.74%
4,801,941
49.26%
1973 9,493,556 2.78% 4,818,455
50.76%
4,675,101
49.24%
1972 9,229,631 2.78% 4,684,195
50.75%
4,545,436
49.25%
1971 8,973,244 2.65% 4,553,675
50.75%
4,419,569
49.25%
1970 8,735,495 2.47% 4,433,412
50.75%
4,302,083
49.25%
1969 8,520,015 2.33% 4,325,528
50.77%
4,194,487
49.23%
1968 8,321,770 2.27% 4,227,143
50.80%
4,094,627
49.20%
1967 8,132,803 2.35% 4,133,751
50.83%
3,999,052
49.17%
1966 7,941,412 2.54% 4,038,659
50.86%
3,902,753
49.14%
1965 7,739,473 2.78% 3,937,231
50.87%
3,802,242
49.13%
1964 7,524,472 2.98% 3,828,059
50.87%
3,696,413
49.13%
1963 7,300,116 3.13% 3,713,270
50.87%
3,586,846
49.13%
1962 7,071,971 3.16% 3,595,941
50.85%
3,476,030
49.15%
1961 6,848,295 3.11% 3,480,657
50.83%
3,367,638
49.17%
1960 6,635,230 N/A% 3,370,848
50.80%
3,264,382
49.20%

Growth rates of Ghana population (1961-)

The below chart is the timeline of Ghana population growth rates for 60 years.

Ghana population and growth rate by ages

The Ghana population ages 0-14, 15-64, 65 over are 11,365,593, 18,110,124, 942,139 respectively in 2019.

The percentages below population values ages 0-14, 15-64, 65 over in each year represent the ratios of them by the total population.

Year Total 0-14 15-64 65-
2019 30,417,856 11,365,593
37.36%
18,110,124
59.54%
942,139
3.10%
2018 29,767,108 11,191,260
37.60%
17,662,326
59.34%
913,522
3.07%
2017 29,121,471 11,013,749
37.82%
17,219,574
59.13%
888,148
3.05%
2016 28,481,946 10,829,605
38.02%
16,789,140
58.95%
863,201
3.03%
2015 27,849,205 10,636,090
38.19%
16,376,583
58.80%
836,532
3.00%
2014 27,224,472 10,460,255
38.42%
15,952,150
58.59%
812,067
2.98%
2013 26,607,642 10,283,493
38.65%
15,538,692
58.40%
785,457
2.95%
2012 25,996,449 10,104,930
38.87%
15,134,178
58.22%
757,341
2.91%
2011 25,387,710 9,922,519
39.08%
14,735,645
58.04%
729,546
2.87%
2010 24,779,619 9,735,036
39.29%
14,341,337
57.88%
703,246
2.84%
2009 24,170,940 9,572,714
39.60%
13,914,884
57.57%
683,342
2.83%
2008 23,563,825 9,404,719
39.91%
13,493,565
57.26%
665,541
2.82%
2007 22,963,946 9,234,685
40.21%
13,080,121
56.96%
649,140
2.83%
2006 22,379,055 9,069,965
40.53%
12,676,254
56.64%
632,836
2.83%
2005 21,814,642 8,915,026
40.87%
12,283,991
56.31%
615,625
2.82%
2004 21,272,323 8,764,428
41.20%
11,903,242
55.96%
604,653
2.84%
2003 20,750,299 8,623,180
41.56%
11,533,962
55.58%
593,157
2.86%
2002 20,246,381 8,485,500
41.91%
11,179,871
55.22%
581,010
2.87%
2001 19,756,928 8,341,348
42.22%
10,847,300
54.90%
568,280
2.88%
2000 19,278,856 8,184,335
42.45%
10,539,664
54.67%
554,857
2.88%
1999 18,812,359 8,032,571
42.70%
10,236,275
54.41%
543,513
2.89%
1998 18,357,156 7,872,633
42.89%
9,952,951
54.22%
531,572
2.90%
1997 17,908,985 7,705,416
43.03%
9,684,753
54.08%
518,816
2.90%
1996 17,462,496 7,534,752
43.15%
9,422,738
53.96%
505,006
2.89%
1995 17,014,057 7,363,354
43.28%
9,160,749
53.84%
489,954
2.88%
1994 16,561,674 7,203,565
43.50%
8,882,731
53.63%
475,378
2.87%
1993 16,106,765 7,039,836
43.71%
8,606,364
53.43%
460,565
2.86%
1992 15,653,336 6,873,095
43.91%
8,334,718
53.25%
445,523
2.85%
1991 15,207,367 6,703,300
44.08%
8,073,687
53.09%
430,380
2.83%
1990 14,773,277 6,530,231
44.20%
7,827,880
52.99%
415,166
2.81%
1989 14,353,410 6,376,189
44.42%
7,574,973
52.77%
402,248
2.80%
1988 13,947,042 6,225,430
44.64%
7,332,190
52.57%
389,422
2.79%
1987 13,552,021 6,077,296
44.84%
7,098,190
52.38%
376,535
2.78%
1986 13,164,837 5,930,105
45.05%
6,871,276
52.19%
363,456
2.76%
1985 12,783,613 5,782,361
45.23%
6,651,160
52.03%
350,092
2.74%
1984 12,405,660 5,653,274
45.57%
6,413,499
51.70%
338,887
2.73%
1983 12,033,575 5,524,873
45.91%
6,181,029
51.36%
327,673
2.72%
1982 11,676,823 5,400,767
46.25%
5,959,477
51.04%
316,579
2.71%
1981 11,348,289 5,286,362
46.58%
5,756,127
50.72%
305,800
2.69%
1980 11,056,116 5,184,702
46.89%
5,575,995
50.43%
295,419
2.67%
1979 10,805,314 5,076,478
46.98%
5,441,507
50.36%
287,329
2.66%
1978 10,590,261 4,981,567
47.04%
5,329,068
50.32%
279,626
2.64%
1977 10,395,452 4,890,326
47.04%
5,233,210
50.34%
271,916
2.62%
1976 10,199,165 4,790,057
46.97%
5,145,436
50.45%
263,672
2.59%
1975 9,985,946 4,672,830
46.79%
5,058,640
50.66%
254,476
2.55%
1974 9,749,104 4,572,983
46.91%
4,928,672
50.56%
247,449
2.54%
1973 9,493,556 4,456,383
46.94%
4,797,414
50.53%
239,759
2.53%
1972 9,229,631 4,327,882
46.89%
4,670,168
50.60%
231,581
2.51%
1971 8,973,244 4,194,574
46.75%
4,555,387
50.77%
223,283
2.49%
1970 8,735,495 4,061,650
46.50%
4,458,765
51.04%
215,080
2.46%
1969 8,520,015 3,935,196
46.19%
4,375,644
51.36%
209,175
2.46%
1968 8,321,770 3,809,312
45.78%
4,309,019
51.78%
203,439
2.44%
1967 8,132,803 3,683,178
45.29%
4,252,015
52.28%
197,610
2.43%
1966 7,941,412 3,556,658
44.79%
4,193,459
52.80%
191,295
2.41%
1965 7,739,473 3,429,084
44.31%
4,126,136
53.31%
184,253
2.38%
1964 7,524,472 3,328,940
44.24%
4,016,411
53.38%
179,121
2.38%
1963 7,300,116 3,231,389
44.26%
3,895,263
53.36%
173,464
2.38%
1962 7,071,971 3,135,209
44.33%
3,769,328
53.30%
167,434
2.37%
1961 6,848,295 3,035,108
44.32%
3,651,791
53.32%
161,396
2.36%
1960 6,635,230 2,927,870
44.13%
3,551,768
53.53%
155,592
2.34%

The below chart and table represents Ghana population growth rates (Y/Y, %) by ages 0-14 (children), ages 15-64, ages 65 and above (elderly people).

Year Total 0-14 15-64 65-
2019 2.19% 1.56% 2.54% 3.13%
2018 2.22% 1.61% 2.57% 2.86%
2017 2.25% 1.70% 2.56% 2.89%
2016 2.27% 1.82% 2.52% 3.19%
2015 2.29% 1.68% 2.66% 3.01%
2014 2.32% 1.72% 2.66% 3.39%
2013 2.35% 1.77% 2.67% 3.71%
2012 2.40% 1.84% 2.70% 3.81%
2011 2.45% 1.93% 2.75% 3.74%
2010 2.52% 1.70% 3.06% 2.91%
2009 2.58% 1.79% 3.12% 2.67%
2008 2.61% 1.84% 3.16% 2.53%
2007 2.61% 1.82% 3.19% 2.58%
2006 2.59% 1.74% 3.19% 2.80%
2005 2.55% 1.72% 3.20% 1.81%
2004 2.52% 1.64% 3.20% 1.94%
2003 2.49% 1.62% 3.17% 2.09%
2002 2.48% 1.73% 3.07% 2.24%
2001 2.48% 1.92% 2.92% 2.42%
2000 2.48% 1.89% 2.96% 2.09%
1999 2.48% 2.03% 2.85% 2.25%
1998 2.50% 2.17% 2.77% 2.46%
1997 2.56% 2.27% 2.78% 2.73%
1996 2.64% 2.33% 2.86% 3.07%
1995 2.73% 2.22% 3.13% 3.07%
1994 2.82% 2.33% 3.21% 3.22%
1993 2.90% 2.43% 3.26% 3.38%
1992 2.93% 2.53% 3.23% 3.52%
1991 2.94% 2.65% 3.14% 3.66%
1990 2.93% 2.42% 3.34% 3.21%
1989 2.91% 2.42% 3.31% 3.29%
1988 2.91% 2.44% 3.30% 3.42%
1987 2.94% 2.48% 3.30% 3.60%
1986 2.98% 2.56% 3.31% 3.82%
1985 3.05% 2.28% 3.71% 3.31%
1984 3.09% 2.32% 3.76% 3.42%
1983 3.06% 2.30% 3.72% 3.50%
1982 2.90% 2.16% 3.53% 3.52%
1981 2.64% 1.96% 3.23% 3.51%
1980 2.32% 2.13% 2.47% 2.82%
1979 2.03% 1.91% 2.11% 2.75%
1978 1.87% 1.87% 1.83% 2.84%
1977 1.92% 2.09% 1.71% 3.13%
1976 2.14% 2.51% 1.72% 3.61%
1975 2.43% 2.18% 2.64% 2.84%
1974 2.69% 2.62% 2.74% 3.21%
1973 2.86% 2.97% 2.72% 3.53%
1972 2.86% 3.18% 2.52% 3.72%
1971 2.72% 3.27% 2.17% 3.81%
1970 2.53% 3.21% 1.90% 2.82%
1969 2.38% 3.30% 1.55% 2.82%
1968 2.32% 3.42% 1.34% 2.95%
1967 2.41% 3.56% 1.40% 3.30%
1966 2.61% 3.72% 1.63% 3.82%
1965 2.86% 3.01% 2.73% 2.87%
1964 3.07% 3.02% 3.11% 3.26%
1963 3.23% 3.07% 3.34% 3.60%
1962 3.27% 3.30% 3.22% 3.74%
1961 3.21% 3.66% 2.82% 3.73%

Global rank of Ghana population

The global rank of Ghana population is 42 and the ranks of populations ages 0-14, ages 15-64, ages 65 above are this:

Ages Rank
Total 42
0-14 33
15-64 42
65 over 63

Data Source

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