Major Settlements
The most populous settlements in the region include:
Kumasi, Obuasi, Mampong, Bekwai, Konongo, Offinso, Effiduase, Agona, Ejisu Ejura and Tepa


MAJOR SETTLEMENTS IN ASHANTI

NO.

LOCALITY

TOTAL POP

MALE

FEMALE

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.

Kumasi Metropolies
Obuasi
Mampong
Ejura
Agogo
Konongo
Ahwiaa
Bekwai
Effiduase
Abuakwa
Kumawu
Atimatim
Akomadan
Tepa
Wiamoase
Offinso
Juaben

1,170, 270
115,564
31, 740
29, 478
28, 271
26,735
19,729
19,679
18, 700
16, 582
15, 634
14, 017
14, 016
13, 826
12, 677
12, 327
11, 425

587,012
56,593
14,889
14,551
13, 650
13, 519
10,113
9,326
9,327
8,270
8, 231
6, 980
6, 987
6, 596
5, 952
5,759
5,391

583,258
58, 258
16, 851
14, 851
14, 621
13, 216
9, 616
9, 373
9, 373
8, 312
7,403
7,037
7,029
7,230
6,725
6,568
6,034


Economically Active Population (2000 Population Census)
(15 yrs+)
1. Primary Production
a)    Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry         -    695, 861
b)    Fishing                                                 -    11,   027

                                                                           706, 888    -43.8%


2. Industry
a)    Mining and Quarrying                 -    50,041
b)    Manufacturing                              -    197, 752
c)    Electricity, gas and water             -        5,189
d)    Construction                                  -    44,813
                                                                 -    297,795    -18.5%


3. Services
a)    Wholesale and retail trade                             -    301, 150
b)    Hotels and restaurant                                     -     57,  402
c)    Transport, Storage and Communication      -     69,  169
d)    Financial intermediation                                 -     10,  723
e)    Real estate & business Activity                       -     15,  483
f)    Public Administration                                       -     14,  540
g)    Education                                                           -     49,  400
h)    Health & social work                                        -     13,  459
i)    Other community service                                 -     62,  299
j)    Private Households                                           -    10,  154
k)    Extra-territorial organization                          -    4,  005
607,  784    -37.7%        

Total for the region                    =    1,612,467
Source: 2000 population and housing census, summary report of final results.


4. Housing Characteristics    
       i.    1984
a.    Regional Housing Stock Units        -    175, 912
b.    Urban component Units ie 20. 89%    -    36,743
c.    Rural component unites ie 79. 11%    -    139, 169
d.    Occupancy Ratio:

i.     Urban         =    18.5%
ii.    Rural          =    10.1 %

iii.   2000


a)    Total National Housing Stock        -    2,181,975 Units
b)    Regional housing stock            -    328, 751 rep. 15.1%
c)    Urban component                 -    124, 597ie 37.9%
d)    Rural component                 -    204, 154 ie 62. 1%
e)    Number of housholds            -    682,759
f)    Occupancy ratio:

i)    Urban     =    14.9%
ii)    Rural     =    8.6%


Houses in the region are mostly built by individuals SHC and SSNIT are the main institution developers in the Region.
Construction material
Cement or concrete is the major material used with corrugated iron sheets used for roofing.