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DISSEMINATION OF GHANA LIVING STANDARDS SURVEY ROUND 6 MAIN REPORT DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS 1.

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1 DISSEMINATION OF GHANA LIVING STANDARDS SURVEY ROUND 6 MAIN REPORT DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS 1

2 OUTLINE 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Household characteristics 2.3 Marital status and age at first marriage 2.4 Conclusion 2

3 Introduction A person or a group of persons  who live together in the same housing unit,  sharing the same housekeeping and catering arrangements  considered as one unit,  and members acknowledge an adult (one person) as the head 3 What is a household?

4 INTRODUCTION CONT’D The head of the household is:  the person recognised as such by other members of the household  the person responsible for the upkeep of the household. The demographic and socio-economic characteristics of heads of households help us to understand household dynamics and standard of living of household members. 4

5 There are 4 persons on average in each household in Ghana Country/LocalityMean Household SizeEstimated number of Households (Thousand) 2005/2006 GLSS /2013 GLSS6 Ghana4.0 6,601.5 Urban , Accra (GAMA) , Other Urban , Rural , Rural Coastal Rural Forest 4.1 1, Rural Savannah

6 HOUSEHOLDS ARE MOSTLY HEADED BY MALES. 6

7 FEMALES WHO ARE HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDS ARE RELATIVELY OLDER THAN THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS (AVERAGE AGE) LocalityBoth SexesMaleFemale Urban Accra (GAMA) Other urban Rural Rural Coastal Rural Forest Rural Savannah Total

8 46% HAVE NEVER MARRIED IN ACCRA (GAMA) (12 YEARS AND OLDER) Marital status Accra GAMA) Other urban Rural Coastal Rural Forest Rural SavannahTotal Never married Consensua l union Married Separated Divorced Widowed Total

9 FEMALES MARRY 4 YEARS EARLIER THAN MALES IN GHANA LocalityMaleFemaleTotal Urban Accra (GAMA) Other urban Rural Rural Coastal Rural Forest Rural Savannah Ghana

10 SUMMARY  Estimated number of households is 6.6 million  Mean household size for the country is 4.0  Average household size in rural localities is higher than average urban household size.  Rural Savannah has the highest mean household size of

11 SUMMARY…  A higher proportion of households are headed by males in Ghana and households with female heads being older than male heads  The mean age at first marriage is 22.6 years with females marrying about four years earlier than their male counterparts. 11

12 Thank you 12


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