Ukraine Population 2018

44,090,181

Ukraine is part of Eastern Europe. It shares borders with the Russian Federation to the east and northeast, and with Belarus towards the northwest border. Hungary, Slovakia and Poland are to its west; Romania and Moldova share its southwest border; and the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea are to its south and southeast borders. The entire country constitutes a total land area of 603,628 Km2. This makes Ukraine by far the biggest country in the whole of Europe.

Ukraine is a unitary state comprised of 24 provinces. It also has the Crimean Peninsula and 2 cities with very special status. These cities are Kiev and the capital of the country, Sevastopol.

Sevastopol is located on the Black Sea coast of the Crimean Peninsula. It is the largest port in Ukraine. (The first was Port of Odesa.) The city houses the vast population of 342,451 people, which was calculated in the 2001 consensus. The city lies on an area of 864 Km2 which is about 0.14% of the whole country.

The people in Ukraine are known to be from several religious affiliations. These include the most common ones - the Kiev Patriarchy Orthodox Church, the Moscow Patriarchate Orthodox Church, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, Protestant churches, the Roman Catholic Church, Islam, and Jewish - and some other minority religions as well.

The total population in Ukraine is estimated to be 44.01 million in 2018, down from 45.55 million in 2013. This figure makes it the 31st most-populated country in the world. The population growth rate, as of 2012, is estimated to be -3.1%. The negative growth rate indicates a decline in the population.

Ukraine Population History

The population of Ukraine has undergone a major crisis since the 1990s. This is mainly because of the high death rate and a very low birth rate. The country’s population is shrinking by over 150,000 people every year. However, things have changed a little since the year 2000. The birth rate, which was previously very low, has risen recently and now is comparable to that of the European average. However, it still needs to increase by 50% more in order for the population to stabilize.

Ukraine Life Expectancy

The life expectancy rate in Ukraine is very low compared to that of the rest of the world. The infant mortality rate has been decreasing in recent years. It reached 9 deaths per 1000 infants in 2011 and was at 8.5 deaths per 1000 infants in 2012 according to the latest statistics. Life expectancy at birth has been increasing, which is a good sign since the population has had a very high death rate in the past few years. In 2011, the results of the official Ukraine census stated a life expectancy of 71.22 years, an increase from what it was in the past. The life expectancy for the male population was calculated to be 65.98 years, whereas it was 75.88 years for the female population.

The fertility rate has been rising as well. With an estimated value of 1.08 children per woman, the rate has risen to 1.46 children per woman - a good sign as it adds to the growth rate of the comparatively low population.

Ukraine Demographics

Ukrainians make up almost 77.8% of the total population, while Russians take the second spot with almost 17% of the population. Other minorities include Bella Russians 0.6%, Bulgarians 0.4%, Hungarians 0.3%, Crimean Tatars 0.5%, while Romanians and Poles both are 0.3% and Jewish residents make up 0.2% of the total population. Other minorities present are 1.8%.

The major language is Ukrainian, spoken by 67% of the population, while the second most common language is Russian, spoken by 24% of the total population. The remaining 9% is comprised of various other languages.

The literacy rate is excellent - 99.7%. The male literacy rate is 99.8%, while the female literacy rate is 99.6%. The fertility rate, however, is fairly low: 1.29 children born/woman. The death rate of almost 15 deaths/1000 persons is higher than the birth rate, which is almost 9.59 births/1000 population.

Almost 14% of the population is ages 0-14, while 12% is 15-24 years of age. And 57% of the population is 25-64 years of age, while 15% is 65 years and over.

Components of Population Change

One birth every 1 minutes
One death every 48 seconds
One net migrant every 26 minutes
Net loss of one person every 2 minutes

Ukraine Population in 2018Source: Tiia Monto

Ukraine Population Pyramid 2018

0k100k200k300k400kUkraine Male Population0k100k200k300k400kUkraine Female Population10095908580757065605550454035302520151050

Ukraine Median Age

40.4


Total

37.2


Male

43.5


Female

Ukraine Population by Age

There are 36,220,834 adults in Ukraine.

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Ukraine Population Growth

Ukraine has a negative population growth rate of -0.4%, which is very low. The death rate of 15 deaths per 1000 compared to 9.59 births per 1000 explains much about the growth rate. Moreover, the low fertility rate (that is, 1.29 children per woman) contributes to this low population growth rate. The population of Ukraine has shown a marked decrease over the years due to these very factors and will continue to decrease if the growth rate remains as such.

About Ukraine

Official NameUkraine
Languages SpokenRussian, Ukrainian
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude4932
Currencies UsedUkraine Hryvnia
DemonymUkrainian

Ukraine Population Density

Ukraine Top 20 Cities by Population

Name Population
Kyiv2,797,553
Kharkiv1,430,885
Dnipro1,032,822
Donetsk1,024,700
Odessa1,001,558
Zaporizhia796,217
Lviv717,803
Kryvyi Rih652,380
Mykolayiv510,840
Mariupol481,626
Luhansk452,000
Sevastopol416,263
Khmelnytskyi398,346
Makiyivka376,610
Vinnytsia352,115
Simferopol336,460
Kherson320,477
Poltava317,847
Chernihiv307,684
Cherkasy297,568

Ukraine Population Clock

The population of Ukraine (as of 2/13/2018)?44,090,181
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2018)44,009,214
Births Per Day1,264
Deaths Per Day1,800
Net Migrations Per Day -55
Net Change Per Day -591
Population Change Since January 1st-26,004

Ukraine Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 10.463 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 14.899 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.453 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 72.08 years
Male Life Expectancy 67.06 years
Female Life Expectancy 76.94 years
Total Fertility Rate 1.557 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 0.743 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.062 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 7.202 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 8.573 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.027 years
Rate of Natural Increase -4.436

Ukraine Population by Year (Historical)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
201844,009,21446.24%53.76%72.9233-0.48%
201744,222,94746.23%53.77%73.2832-0.49%
201644,438,62546.22%53.78%73.6331-0.49%
201544,657,70446.21%53.79%74.0031-0.50%
201045,792,50146.16%53.84%75.8830-0.47%
200546,892,16346.38%53.62%77.7027-0.81%
200048,840,07446.55%53.45%80.9323-0.83%
199550,905,67746.62%53.38%84.3523-0.22%
199051,464,34846.50%53.50%85.28220.21%
198550,920,77846.17%53.83%84.38190.38%
198049,968,81245.93%54.07%82.80170.49%
197548,758,98745.71%54.29%80.79160.70%
197047,086,76145.47%54.53%78.02160.79%
196545,261,93545.06%54.94%75.00151.19%
196042,662,14944.61%55.39%70.69151.29%
195540,019,44943.78%56.22%66.31151.42%
195037,297,64842.92%57.08%61.80150.00%

Ukraine Population by Year (Projections)

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Population Rank Growth Rate
202043,579,23446.25%53.75%72.21330.00%
202542,452,64746.27%53.73%70.3436-0.52%
203041,200,37446.27%53.73%68.2739-0.60%
203539,896,34046.30%53.70%66.1145-0.64%
204038,658,01346.40%53.60%64.0652-0.63%
204537,512,85146.57%53.43%62.1655-0.60%
205036,415,70246.79%53.21%60.3456-0.59%
205535,315,01347.02%52.98%58.5260-0.61%
206034,190,48547.26%52.74%56.6562-0.65%
206533,061,13047.51%52.49%54.7865-0.67%
207031,992,33047.83%52.17%53.0167-0.66%
207531,056,61748.19%51.81%51.4668-0.59%
208030,287,94048.56%51.44%50.1968-0.50%
208529,673,48148.86%51.14%49.1768-0.41%
209029,160,40649.08%50.92%48.3268-0.35%
209528,678,79249.21%50.79%47.5268-0.33%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer