Ghana Statistical Service has released the 2021 Population and Housing Census (PHC) Thematic Brief on Digital Exclusion in Ghana. This publication is the 19th to be released from the 2021 PHC. Thematic Briefs are are policy-oriented reports that present in-depth analyses of priority development indicators. The statistics presented in these reports are meant to provide data for monitoring progress of the implementation of national policies and programmes and supporting the development of targeted interventions.
The findings from the report indicated that 5.1 million persons in Ghana aged 6 years and older were digitally excluded i.e. they did not use an ICT device in the three months before Census. This represents about one in every five (19.6%) persons 6 years and older. Further, three in every ten persons (31.4%) in this age group did not use the internet in the three-month period. With respect to digital financial inclusion, over one-third (36.7%) of adults 18 years and older did not use a mobile device for a financial transaction in the previous three months.