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Using the 2000 population census, discuss Ghanas population structure bringing out the demographic and socio-economic implication.

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International Baccalaureate Geography

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DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS

STATS & ACTUARIAL SCIENCE 3

TAY FRANCIS TENNYSON 9719806

BUSUMTWI EMMNAUEL 9700006

APPIAH EMMANUEL KWEKU 9697906

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Using the 2000 population census, discuss Ghana's population structure bringing out the demographic and socio-economic implication.

2000 POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS OF GHANA

The 2000 Population and Housing Census (PHC) of Ghana was forth post independence Population Census in Ghana. The earlier 3 post independence censuses did not collect detailed information on housing. The 2000 Population and Housing Census was therefore the first time Ghana collected information on both population and housing.

The 2000 Population and Housing Census started on midnight of 26th March 2000. 26th March 2000 was therefore the census night. The process lasted for 3 weeks.

Ghana's population can be described as a stationary one since it has a moderate proportion of children and aged persons with slow growth rate. Specifically, during the 2000 Population and Housing Census, it was identified that Ghana has about 40% of its population being children under 15years and 3% above 65years meaning that majority of the population lies with 15 and 65 years. Since there are more adults in

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