Ghana’s population below 18 years is currently estimated to be 14,182,093 which is 2,710,495 more than the value recorded during the 2010 population and housing census.

This estimation puts the country’s population within the zero to eighteen years age bracket at almost half of the country’s entire population of a little over 31 million per the 2021 population projections by the Ghana Statistical Service.

In a span of 11 years, the country’s population below 18 years is projected to climb up by 2.7 million – from 11.5 million in 2010 to 14.2 million in 2021 (estimated) translating to approximately 23.5 percent increase.

2020 Population and Housing Census: Ghana’s population below 18 years – An Analysis

Focus on 2021

Out of the 14.2 million estimated population, 3.8 of them are teenagers while 10.4 million are below 13 years. In the zero to eighteen (0-18) age bracket, age zero is estimated to have the highest population of 895.4 million.

Meanwhile, age eighteen is projected to have a total population of 613.1 people making it the least amongst other specific ages.

The chart below provides more details about the country’s population within the zero to eighteen (0-18) age bracket.