Some demographic aspects of urbanization in Ghana, 1931-60

This paper is mainly concerned with an analysis of the process of urbanization in Ghana with particular reference to the demographic aspects of change: Sources and quality of data for urban analysis – The 1931 Census definition of ‘urban’ and ‘rural’ – The 1948 Census definition of ‘urban’ – The 1960 Census definition of ‘urban’ – Appraisal of the adequacy and reliability of the Censuses data for urban analysis – Location of urban centres – Degree of urbanization – Rates of growth – Factors of urban population growth – Urban growth by ‘size-group’ of towns: an international comparison – Some demographic characteristics of urban growth – Age structure – Sex ratios – Fertility and dependency ratios – Educational structure by size-group of town – Types of activity by size-group of town – Urban migration patterns – The volume of migration into the towns in the period 1948-60 – Changing pattern in the composition of migrants in the towns – Summary and conclusion. Ref., tables.

Title: Some demographic aspects of urbanization in Ghana, 1931-60
Author: Addo, N.O.
Year: 1971
Periodical: Ghana Social Science Journal
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 50-82
Language: English
Geographic term: Ghana
Abstract: This paper is mainly concerned with an analysis of the process of urbanization in Ghana with particular reference to the demographic aspects of change: Sources and quality of data for urban analysis – The 1931 Census definition of ‘urban’ and ‘rural’ – The 1948 Census definition of ‘urban’ – The 1960 Census definition of ‘urban’ – Appraisal of the adequacy and reliability of the Censuses data for urban analysis – Location of urban centres – Degree of urbanization – Rates of growth – Factors of urban population growth – Urban growth by ‘size-group’ of towns: an international comparison – Some demographic characteristics of urban growth – Age structure – Sex ratios – Fertility and dependency ratios – Educational structure by size-group of town – Types of activity by size-group of town – Urban migration patterns – The volume of migration into the towns in the period 1948-60 – Changing pattern in the composition of migrants in the towns – Summary and conclusion. Ref., tables.