The Central Gonja District was carved out of the former West Gonja District in 2004. To this end all information on population of the district was not separated from that of West Gonja district. The information on the population of the district is scanty. The limited information on the population of the district is analyzed in the pdf file attached.

The district has about 69,665 people according to 2000 population census but the recent population projection is 86,298. The population, though not evenly distributed according to the projection, has large concentration of people in a few large settlements such as Buipe (8347), Yapei (4044), Mpaha (4126). The population density of the district is 8.3 persons per sq. km which is below the regional density of 25.9 persons per sq. km. the district population growth rate of 3.1% is higher than the national (2.8%) respectively.

Age Sex Composition

The sex ratio is 103 males to 100 females. This phenomenon is due to the fact that females are more mobile and migrate outside the district than their male counterparts.  Another factor is that there is enough arable land for men who are mainly farmers and come from other districts.

Urban population decreased from 18% in 1984 to 14.5% in 2000 due mainly to the ethnic conflicts in 1990 and 1996 respectively. This resulted in the devastation of several settlements and exodus of thousands of people outside the district and region as a whole. The population is concentrated in a few accessible areas or settlements like Buipe, Yapei, Mpaha etc. The age structure is typical of developing countries with over 50% between 15-60 years of age. Age and sex structure also follow the National and Regional patterns.



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