Population of Ukraine 2017

Population

Current population of Ukraine is 44,033,874 people (July 2017 est.).

Nationality

noun: Ukrainian(s)
adjective: Ukrainian

Ethnic Groups

Ukrainian 77.8%, Russian 17.3%, Belarusian 0.6%, Moldovan 0.5%, Crimean Tatar 0.5%, Bulgarian 0.4%, Hungarian 0.3%, Romanian 0.3%, Polish 0.3%, Jewish 0.2%, other 1.8% (2001 est.)

Languages

Ukrainian (official) 67.5%, Russian (regional language) 29.6%, other (includes small Crimean Tatar-, Moldavian-, and Hungarian-speaking minorities) 2.9% (2001 est.)

note: 2012 legislation enables a language spoken by at least 10% of an oblast’s population to be given the status of “regional language,” allowing for its use in courts, schools, and other government institutions; Ukrainian remains the country’s only official nationwide language

Religions

Orthodox (includes Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox (UAOC), Ukrainian Orthodox – Kyiv Patriarchate (UOC-KP), Ukrainian Orthodox – Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP)), Ukrainian Greek Catholic, Roman Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish

note: Ukraine’s population is overwhelmingly Christian; the vast majority – up to two-thirds – identify themselves as Orthodox, but many do not specify a particular branch; the UOC-KP and the UOC-MP each represent less than a quarter of the country’s population, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church accounts for 8-10%, and the UAOC accounts for 1-2%; Muslim and Jewish adherents each compose less than 1% of the total population (2013 est.)

Age Structure

0-14 years: 15.76% (male 3,571,358/female 3,366,380)
15-24 years: 9.86% (male 2,226,142/female 2,114,853)
25-54 years: 44.29% (male 9,579,149/female 9,921,387)
55-64 years: 13.8% (male 2,605,849/female 3,469,246)
65 years and over: 16.3% (male 2,409,049/female 4,770,461) (2017 est.)

Dependency Ratios

total dependency ratio: 43.3
youth dependency ratio: 21.4
elderly dependency ratio: 21.9
potential support ratio: 4.6 (2015 est.)

Median Age

total: 40.4 years
male: 37.2 years
female: 43.5 years (2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

-0.4% (2017 est.)

Birth Rate

10.3 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Death Rate

14.4 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Net Migration Rate

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)

Population Distribution

densest settlement in the eastern (Donbas) and western regions; noteable concentrations in and around major urban areas of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donets’k, Dnipropetrovs’k, and Odesa

Urbanization

urban population: 69.7% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: -0.33% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)

Major Urban Areas – Population:

KYIV (capital) 2.942 million; Kharkiv 1.441 million; Odesa 1.01 million; Dnipropetrovsk 957,000; Donetsk 934,000; Zaporizhzhya 753,000 (2015)

Sex Ratio

at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.75 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.5 male(s)/female
total population: 0.86 male(s)/female (2016 est.)

Mother’s Mean Age at First Birth

24.9 years (2014 est.)

Maternal Mortality Rate

24 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)

Infant Mortality Rate

total: 8 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 8.9 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 7 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)

Life Expectancy at Birth

total population: 71.8 years
male: 67.1 years
female: 76.9 years (2016 est.)

Total Fertility Rate

1.54 children born/woman (2017 est.)

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

65.4% (2012)

Health Expenditures

7.1% of GDP (2014)

Physicians Density

3 physicians/1,000 population (2014)

Hospital Bed Density

9 beds/1,000 population (2012)

Drinking Water Source

improved:
urban: 95.5% of population
rural: 97.8% of population
total: 96.2% of population

unimproved
urban: 4.5% of population
rural: 2.2% of population
total: 3.8% of population (2015 est.)

Sanitation Facility Access

improved:
urban: 97.4% of population
rural: 92.6% of population
total: 95.9% of population

unimproved
urban: 2.6% of population
rural: 7.4% of population
total: 4.1% of population (2015 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Adult Prevalence Rate

0.9% (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – People Living with HIV/AIDS

240,000 (2016 est.)

HIV/AIDS – Deaths

8,500 (2016 est.)

Obesity – Adult Prevalence Rate

21.7% (2014)

Education Expenditures

6% of GDP (2014)

Literacy

definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.7% (2015 est.)

School Life Expectancy (Primary to Tertiary Education)

total: 15 years
male: 15 years
female: 16 years (2014)

Child Labor – Children Ages 5-14

total number: 356,213
percentage: 7% (2005 est.)

Unemployment, Youth Ages 15-24

total: 23.1%
male: 23.7%
female: 22.4% (2014 est.)