Population and Health in Ghana

Population

Total population: 24,652,402 (2012 est.)

Average population growth: 2.2%

Urban population: 12,572,725

Urban growth rate: 3.4%

Rural Population: 12,079,677

Population density of Ghana: 78 humans per square kilometres

Age and gender structure (2012 estimate)

Age (years)per%No of MalesNo of FemalesTotal
0-1438.9481597247733359589307
15-2418.9231974423429604662704
25-5433.5401267842483998261077
55-644.65575455879151145460
65 years and over4463962529892993854

Health

Life Expectancy

Male: 60

Female: 62 (est 2012)

Infant mortality: 40.9 deaths/1,000 live births

HIV prevalence: 1.8%

Literacy level

Male: 78.3%

Female: 65.3%

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