11 Years and Older who are Literate (85.9%)
Proportion of Literate Males (91.5%)
Non-Literate (14.1)
Proportion of Literate Females (80.9%)

Economic activity

15 years and older is economically active 69.5%
Economically not active 30.5%

Employment status and sector

Of the population 15 years and older 77.5 percent are self-employed without employees, 10 percent are employees, 7.6percent are contributing family workers,0.6 percent are casual workers and 0.4 percent are domestic employees (house helps). The private informal sector is the largest employer in the District, employing 91.4 percent of the population followed by the public sector with 6.1 percent and the private formal engaging 2.1 percent.



More than half (73.5%) percent of households in the District are engage in agriculture. In the rural localities, more than eight out of ten households (88.7%) are agricultural households while in the urban localities, 11.3 percent of households are into agriculture. Most households in the district (95.2%) are involved in crop farming. Poultry (chicken) is the dominant animal reared in the district and the average number per keeper is 20


The housing stock of Ho West is 22346. The average household size in the district is 4…

Type, tenancy arrangement and ownership of dwelling units

There are 23875 dwelling units in the district with the rural setting having majority. More than half (55.3%) of all dwelling units in the district are separate houses; 31.5 percent are compound houses. Two-thirds (66.5%) of the dwelling units in the district are owned by members of the household; 21 percent are owned by relatives not a household member. Only 0.6 percent is owned by public or government.

Material for construction of outer wall, floor and roof

The main construction material for outer walls of dwelling units in the District is mud brick/earth accounting for 53 percent with cement/concrete constituting 41 percent of outer walls of dwelling units in the District. Cement/concrete (81.8%) is the main materials used in the construction of floors of dwelling units in the District. Metal sheet (78.8%) is the main roofing materials for dwelling units in the District with Thatch/Palm leaf or Raffia constituting 15.9 percent.