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Ghana


    • Population:
      17,763,138 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        46% (female 4,030,154; male 4,069,945)

        15-64 years:
        51% (female 4,638,451; male 4,494,533)

        65 years and over:
        3% (female 276,186; male 253,869) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      3.06% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      43.57 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      12.02 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      -0.94 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      81.7 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        55.85 years

        male:
        53.88 years

        female:
        57.88 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      6.09 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Ghanaian(s)

        adjective:
        Ghanaian

    • Ethnic divisions:
      black African 99.8% (major tribes - Akan 44%, Moshi-Dagomba 16%, Ewe 13%, Ga 8%), European and other 0.2%

    • Religions:
      indigenous beliefs 38%, Muslim 30%, Christian 24%, other 8%

    • Languages:
      English (official), African languages (including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga)

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)

        total population:
        60%

        male:
        70%

        female:
        51%

    • Labor force:
      3.7 million

        by occupation:
        agriculture and fishing 54.7%, industry 18.7%, sales and clerical 15.2%, services, transportation, and communications 7.7%, professional 3.7%






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