2021 Census: Provisional results ready on Wednesday

The exercise is Ghana's first duly digital census and the first in an African country to be conducted successfully during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) will release the provisional results of the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC) on Wednesday 22 September, a statement said.

The release of the report is an important milestone in the 2021 PHC dissemination strategy that aims to promote wide usage of census data for research, policy and planning and share lessons learned from the implementation process with national and international partners.

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Information minister in a statement said the results release is a “major matter of national interest.”

A census is a priority development activity that generates updated demographic, economic and housing data o guide policy and planning and monitor progress towards development goals including the Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies.

The 2021 PHC is Ghana’s first duly digital census and the first census in an African country to be conducted successfully during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The provisional results highlight findings from the 2021 PHC Preliminary Report which focuses on population size and sex composition, population density, and structures by region.

The preliminary report is the first of several census data products to be released over the next two years.

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