Ghana



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Ghana People 2003


Population: 20,467,747 note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2003 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 38.9% (male 4,021,570; female 3,938,454) 15-64 years: 57.5% (male 5,859,940; female 5,909,910) 65 years and over: 3.6% (male 350,045; female 387,828) (2003 est.)
Median age: total: 19.8 years male: 19.5 years female: 20 years (2002)
Population growth rate: 1.45% (2003 est.)
Birth rate: 25.84 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Death rate: 10.53 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Net migration rate: -0.83 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 0.99 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.9 male(s)/female total population: 1 male(s)/female (2003 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 53.02 deaths/1,000 live births female: 49.98 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.) male: 55.97 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 56.53 years male: 55.66 years female: 57.43 years (2003 est.)
Total fertility rate: 3.32 children born/woman (2003 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: 3% (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: 360,000 (2001 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths: 28,000 (2001 est.)
Nationality: noun: Ghanaian(s) adjective: Ghanaian
Ethnic groups: black African 98.5% (major tribes - Akan 44%, Moshi-Dagomba 16%, Ewe 13%, Ga 8%, Gurma 3%, Yoruba 1%), European and other 1.5% (1998)
Religions: indigenous beliefs 21%, Muslim 16%, Christian 63%
Languages: English (official), African languages (including Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe, and Ga)
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write female: 67.1% (2003 est.) male: 82.7% total population: 74.8%
People - note: there are 9,500 Liberians, 2,000 Sierra Leoneans, and 1,000 Togolese refugees residing in Ghana (2002)

NOTE: The information regarding Ghana on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ghana People 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ghana People 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.