Population size, structure and composition
- The population of Ellembelle District, according to the 2010 Population and Housing Census, is 87,501 constituting 3.7 percent of the total population in the Western Region
- Males constitute 48.4 percent and females represent 51.6 percent.
- About 79.4 percent of the population resides in rural and 20.6 percent in urban areas.
- The district has a sex ratio of 93.7.
- The population of the district depicts a broad base population pyramid which tapers off with a small number of elderly persons.
- The age dependency ratio for the district is 82.2, the age dependency ratio for males is lower (40.5) than that of females
Fertility, mortality and migration
- Total fertility rate for the district 3.6
- The general fertility rate is 89.7 births per 1000 women aged 15-49 years
- rude Birth Rate is 27.6 per 1000 population
- Crude Death Rate is 5.4 per 1000
- 15.8% migrants living in the district were born elsewhere in western region
- 17.9% migrants born outside Ghana
Household size, composition and structure
- Household size, composition and structure
- The district has a household population of 85,338 with a total number of 18,682 households
- Average household size in the district is 4.6 persons per household
- Children constitute the largest (40.9%) proportion of household composition
- Spouses form 9.2%
- Nuclear households constitute 26.1% of household structure
- About 40.9% of population 12 years older are married
- 42.6% have never married
- 3.4% are in consensual unions
- 5% is widowed
- 5.7% divorced
- 2.5% separated
- 59.8% of females with age bracket 25-29 married
Literacy and education
- Of the population 11 years and older, 73.8 percent are literate and 26.2 percent is not literate.
- Slightly more than seven out of ten people (74.3%) could read and write in both English and a Ghanaian language
- About 22.1 percent of the population have never attended school
- 43.8 percent are currently in school and 34.1 percent have attended school in the past. Of the population aged 3 years and older 35,231 are currently attending school in the district.
Economic Activity Status
- About 58.8 percent of the population aged 15 years and older are economically active
- 41.2 per cent are economically not active. Of the economically active population
- 94.8 percent is employed, while
- 5.2 percent is unemployed
- For those who are economically not active a larger percentage of them are students (46.1%), 24.6 percent perform household duties and 5.2 percent are disabled or too sick to work. Nearly six out of ten (61.1%) of the unemployed persons are seeking work for the first time.
- Of the employed population, 35.2 percent are skilled agricultural forestry and fishery workers 22.5 percent, in the service and sales work and 18 percent are in craft and related trades.
- Females are more likely than males to be engaged in Service and sales work (35.7%) whereas males are more likely than females to be engaged as skilled agricultural forestry and fishery workers (39.1%).
- About 69 percent of the workforce is self-employed without employees with females and males proportions as 77.5 percent and 59.7 percent respectively.
Information and Communication Technology
- Of the population 12 years and older, 40.4 percent own mobile phones.
- Men who own mobile phones constitute 46.3 percent as compared to 35.1 percent of females.
- Only 3.1 percent of the population 12 years and older use internet facilities in the district.
- About 581 households representing 3.1 percent of the total households in the district have desktop/laptop computers.
- About 1.6 percent of the district’s total population has a disability.
- The proportion of the male population with disability is the same as the female (1.6%)
- The types of disability in the district include sight, hearing, speech, physical, intellect, and emotion.
- Persons with sight disability recorded the highest (37.1%) followed by physical disability (35.7%).
- Of the population (1428) who has disability, 641 constituting 46.5 percent have never been to school.
- About 44.8 percent of households in the district are engage in agriculture. Of those in
- Agriculture, 92 percent are into crop farming and 22.4 percent are into livestock rearing.
- Poultry (chicken) and fish farming are the dominant animal reared in the district.
- The housing stock of Ellembelle District is 12,290.
- The rural areas have a higher proportion of the houses (82.9%) compared to the urban areas (17.1%).
- The average number of persons per house is 7.
- Type, tenancy arrangement and ownership of dwelling units About 29.5 percent of all dwelling units in the district are separate houses, 54 percent, compound houses; and 6 percent, huts.
- About 68.6 percent of the dwelling units in the district are owned by members of households, 11.9 percent is owned by private individuals and 16.3 percent is owned by a relative who is not a member of the household and only 1.1 percent is owned by public or government.
- Less than one percent (0.8%) of the dwelling units is owned through mortgage schemes.
- The main sources of fuel for cooking for most households in the district are wood (56.8%) and charcoal (26.3%).
- Water for drinking in the district are mainly obtained from boreholes (25.3%),
- Pipe borne outside dwelling (17%) and river or stream water (13.1%)
- The main toilet facility used in the district is public toilet facility (31.9%) and pit latrine (24.3%).
- About 30 percent of the households in the district have no toilet facility.
- About 40.4 percent share bath rooms in the same house and 27.1 percent own bathroom for exclusive use in their dwellings and 13.4 percent use shared open cubicles for bathing
- The most common method of solid waste disposal is public dump (container) (43.5%) and public dump (open space) (38.2%).
- Dumping of solid waste indiscriminately is practiced by 8.2 percent of the households.
- Liquid waste disposal onto the compound (49.1%) and onto the street or outside (34.4%) are the two most common practices by households in the district.
Source: 2010 Population and Housing Census (2010 PHC)
The Member of Parliament for this area is Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah
Community Monitoring Group
Vice-Chairman, Nkroful Youth Development AssociationMonitoring Classification: YOUTH
Secretary, Local Council of Churches
Muslims Youth Association
Monitoring Classification: MUSLIM
Women leader or market women leader) / Teacher
Monitoring Classification: Gender
Radio host at WestEnd Radio
Monitoring Classification: Media – Journalist or staff from Information Service Department (ISD)
Stephen Oduro Appiah
Deputy Director and Officer in charge of Ghana School Feeding Programme
Monitoring Classification: District Assembly coordinator of GSFP
Acting Head of Social Welfare & Development Committee
Monitoring Classification: District Assembly coordinator of LEAP/LIPW
Aikins Titus Narchiah>
District Director for Youth Employment and Assemblyman for Menzezor
Monitoring Classification: District Implementing Committee (Com. LEAP Implementation Committess)
Organizer, School Management Committee
Monitoring Classification: School Management Committee (SMC