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Population Profile

This profile includes information on the population of


Ghana, as well as projections for future generations.
Specific statistics are included that are factors in the
countries population growth such as fertility rate.
This is also where the demographic transition model
comes into play and we see where Ghana fits into it.

Population Statistics
Total Population:​ ​26,327,649
Projected Populations: Economically Active
-2025- ​32,311,071 - ​75% ​Male
-2050- ​50,070,000 - ​74% ​Female
Infant Mortality Rate: ​37.37 deaths per 1,000
Fertility Rate: ​4.09 children born in one woman's lifetime (est.2014)

The ​total population ​above represents the total amount of people living within the borders of
Ghana as of the last census. The ​projected populations​ are what demographers have predicted fr
future populations based on growth patterns. The ​infant mortality rate ​is the amount of children
under the age of one who die per 1,000 children born. The ​fertility rate ​represents the average
amount of children that are born per woman.

Urban Development

-​51.9%​ ​percent of the population in urban areas.


- ​3.5% i​ s the annual rate of urbanization
- The # of vehicles/capita is ​30 per 1,000
people (est.2009 by the World Bank

The ​rate of urbanization ​is the average rate of change of


the size of an urban population over a year. The ​urban
population percent ​represents out of the entire population of Ghana how many of them live in
urban areas. In the case of Ghana a little over half of the population lives in urban areas. The
number of vehicles per capita ​represents how many people in Ghana own a vehicle out of 1,000
people that is what per capita means.

HIV Statistics

While this is an older map that shows the percentage of the presence of HIV in Ghana, it is still
helpful in seeing HIV infections in Ghana. Ghana does not have a high rate of HIV prevalence.
As a matter of fact the adult prevalence is that of 1.4%. As of 2013 224,488 people are living
with HIV/AIDS in Ghana including 189,931 adults and 34,557 children. In 2012 there was
reported from the Ghana AIDS Commision that there were 11,600 deaths caused by HIV/AIDS.

Demographic Transition
The country of Ghana is in a transition between two stages of the demographic transition model.
They are in stage two about to move to stage three. The high birth rate still remains however the
death rate is slowly starting to fall.Also the life expectancy is beginning to get longer as
generations begin to progress. In the future the death rate and the birth rate will begin to move
toward stabilizing. The fertility rate in Ghana has declined by 10-25% which shows the pattern
of an oncoming stabilization of the birth rate which signifies characteristics of a stage 3 country
in the Demographic transition model.