Businesses in Accra


Business Distribution by Industry
 Shopping: 21.1%
 Professional Services: 13.6%
 Industry: 9.4%
 Hotels & Travel: 7.5%
 Restaurants: 6.8%
 Home Services: 6%
 Education: 6%
 Religion: 5.1%
 Other: 24.5%
Industry DescriptionNumber of EstablishmentsAverage Age of BusinessAverage Google RatingBusinesses per 1,000 residents
Gas stations2133.90.1
Beauty salons1834.10.1
Public administration2513.90.1
Higher education (colleges and universities)2134.20.1
Secondary education1994.20.1
Finance other1614.00.1
Loan companies7933.90.3
Real estate3134.00.1
Hotels and motels3874.10.2
Other accommodation6974.10.3
Construction of buildings2703.90.1
Health and medical2124.10.1
Advertising and marketing1594.10.1
Corporate management3474.10.1
African restaurants2554.10.1
Bars, pubs and taverns4314.00.2
Clothing stores2234.10.1
Department stores3484.00.1
Electronics stores4744.10.2
Office supplies and stationery stores6494.10.3
Area of Accra, Greater Accra Region173 km²
Population2.4 million
Male Population1,165,755 (48%)
Female Population1,261,872 (52%)
Population change from 1975 to 2015 +331%
Population change from 2000 to 2015 +62.8%
Median Age24
Male Median Age23.9
Female Median Age24
Area Codes30 2
NeighborhoodsAblekuma, Ayawaso, Kpeshie, Okai Koi, Osu Klottey
Local TimeWednesday 2:19 PM
TimezoneGreenwich Mean Time
Weather29.2°C few clouds
Lat & Lng5.55602° / -0.1969°

Accra, Greater Accra Region - Map

Accra, Greater Accra Region Population

Years 1975 to 2015
Population Density3,255 / km²6,041 / km²8,618 / km²14,032 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Accra Population change from 2000 to 2015

Increase of 62.8% from year 2000 to 2015
LocationChange since 1975Change since 1990Change since 2000
Accra, Greater Accra Region+331%+132.3%+62.8%
Greater Accra+322.6%+128.2%+60.3%
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Accra, Greater Accra Region Median Age

Median Age: 24 years
LocationMedian AgeMedian Age (Female)Median Age (Male)
Accra, Greater Accra Region24 years24 years23.9 years
Greater Accra24 years24 years23.9 years
Ghana20.6 years21.5 years19.7 years
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Accra, Greater Accra Region Population Tree

Population By Age and Gender
Under 5143,274141,082284,356
85 Plus4,0066,69510,701
Sources: CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)

Accra, Greater Accra Region Population Density

Population Density: 14,032 / km²
LocationPopulationAreaPopulation Density
Accra, Greater Accra Region2.4 million173 km²14,032 / km²
Greater Accra4.5 million3,749.3 km²1,196 / km²
Ghana27.4 million239,092.8 km²114.4 / km²
Sources: JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid

Accra, Greater Accra Region Historical and Projected Population

Estimated Population from 1840 to 2100
1. JRC (European Commission's Joint Research Centre) work on the GHS built-up grid
2. CIESIN (Center for International Earth Science Information Network)
3. [Link] Klein Goldewijk, K., Beusen, A., Doelman, J., and Stehfest, E.: Anthropogenic land use estimates for the Holocene – HYDE 3.2, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 927–953,, 2017.


Business Distribution by neighborhood in Accra
 Ayawaso: 26.1%
 Kpeshie: 20.7%
 Osu Klottey: 15.7%
 Ablekuma: 9.8%
 Okai Koi: 8.5%
 Other: 19.1%

Area Codes

Percentage Area Codes used by businesses in Accra
 Area Code 30: 37.6%
 Area Code 24: 26.9%
 Area Code 20: 9.7%
 Area Code 26: 7.2%
 Area Code 54: 5.5%
 Other: 13%

Business distribution by price for Accra, Greater Accra Region

 Moderate: 51.4%
 Inexpensive: 34.3%
 Expensive: 14%
 Very Expensive: 0.4%

Human Development Index (HDI)

Statistic composite index of life expectancy, education, and per capita income.
Sources: [Link] Kummu, M., Taka, M. & Guillaume, J. Gridded global datasets for Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index over 1990–2015. Sci Data 5, 180004 (2018) doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.4

Accra, Greater Accra Region CO2 Emissions

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Per Capita in Tonnes Per Year
LocationCO2 EmissionsCO2 Emissions Per CapitaCO2 Emissions Intensity
Accra, Greater Accra Region2,167,241 t0.89 t12,527 t/km²
Greater Accra3,785,988 t0.84 t1,009 t/km²
Ghana16,714,866 t0.61 t69.9 t/km²
Sources: [Link] Moran, D., Kanemoto K; Jiborn, M., Wood, R., Többen, J., and Seto, K.C. (2018) Carbon footprints of 13,000 cities. Environmental Research Letters DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac72a

Accra, Greater Accra Region CO2 Emissions

2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year)2,167,241 t
2013 CO2 emissions (tonnes/year) per capita0.89 t
2013 CO2 emissions intensity (tonnes/km²/year)12,527 t/km²

Natural Hazards Risk

Relative risk out of 10
FloodHigh (8)
* Risk, particularly concerning flood or landslide, may not be for the entire area.
1. Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank.
2. Center for Hazards and Risk Research - CHRR - Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2005. Global Flood Hazard Frequency and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).

Recent Nearby Earthquakes

Magnitude 3.0 and greater
3/6/977:16 AM4.413.5 km10,000
4/14/904:43 AM3.114.9 km10,000
3/29/888:54 AM3.510.7 km10,000
2/26/884:51 PM3.421.3 km10,000
12/3/872:37 AM3.123.5 km10,000
6/22/3911:19 AM6.447.8 km15,000

Accra, Greater Accra Region

Accra /əˈkrɑː/ is the capital and largest city of Ghana, with an estimated urban population of 2.27 million as of 2012. It is also the capital of the Greater Accra Region and of the Accra Metropolitan District, with which it is coterminous. Accra is ..  ︎  Accra Wikipedia Page

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