Informal Workers in Ghana: A Statistical Snapshot

William Baah-Boateng, Joann Vanek


Citation: William Baah-Boateng, Joann Vanek. 2020. Informal Workers in Ghana: A Statistical Snapshot. WIEGO Statistical Brief No. 21. WIEGO.

This brief details recent data on informal workers in Greater Accra, urban Ghana and Ghana overall, and looks at the data:PUB_SB21_WilliamBaahBoateng_JoannVanek_2020

  • by sex
  • by occupational groups (domestic workers, home-based workers, market traders, street vendors and waste pickers)
  • by status of employment
  • by educational levels 
  • by age

It also looks at hours of work and workplace injuries.

(Photo: Jonathan Torgovnik, Getty Images Reportage)

Women outnumber men in the labour force of Ghana ... In Greater Accra and nationally, women represent 54 per cent of all workers and men 46 per cent. In urban Ghana, women represent 55 per cent of all workers and men 45 per cent.

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