Ghana Census, 1984 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Ghana Census, 1984
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing This Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This collection includes records from the census taken on March 11, 1984.
The census was recorded in census registers, which include a title page summary and the enumeration pages with detailed information for each address taken. The text of the census is written in English.
The 1984 Ghana census was conducted with 140 local councils as administrative units. Please be aware that the census records have the imprinted year of 1982; however the census was conducted in March of 1984. The census is divided into a total of 56,170 localities. It was the third post-independence census of Ghana (1960, 1970 and 1984).
Only those individuals, including foreign visitors, who were present in Ghana on March 11, 1984, were included in the census enumeration. Due to records lost in Ghana, not all localities are listed.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
These records may contain the following information:
- Full name of members present on census night
- Enumeration area and detailed address of house
- Name of town/village
- Relationship to head of household
- Gender, age, birthplace, and nationality of household members
- Level of education of each person
- Occupation of each person
- Employment status
- Names of visitors present on census night
- Names of members absent on census night
How Do I Search This Collection?
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What Do I Do Next?
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Known Issues with This Collection
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Citing This Collection
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"Ghana Census 1984." Database and images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org: 28 December 2017. Public Records and Archives Administration Department, Accra.
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