Ukraine Population 2015

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.

Ukraine Population 2014

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 44,840,743 in 2014, 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.

Ukraine Population Clock

What is the population of Ukraine (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2015) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 6,468
Deaths Per Day 9,494
Net Migrations Per Day -110
Net Change Per Day -3,136
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Ukraine Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Median (Average) Age 40.35 years 32nd
Crude Birth Rate 10.67 births/thousand 160th
Crude Death Rate 15.661 deaths/thousand 2nd
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.181 people/thousand 87th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 71.16 years 114th
Life Expectancy (Male) 66.15 years 130th
Life Expectancy (Female) 76.08 years 104th
Total Fertility Rate 1.555 children/woman 166th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.74 surviving daughters/woman 168th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.062 males per female 25th
Infant Mortality Rate 8.4 deaths/1,000 live births 126th
Under Five Mortality 10.064 deaths/thousand 127th
Mean Age at Childbearing 28.731 years 114th

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision)

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.

Ukraine Population History

Year Population Male Population Female Population Density (per sq km) Growth Rate
2015 44,823,765 20,759,396 24,064,369 77 -0.4458%
2010 45,647,497 21,094,613 24,552,884 78 -0.3727%
2005 46,795,312 21,700,773 25,094,540 80 -0.6272%
2000 48,746,269 22,686,145 26,060,124 84 -0.8973%
1995 50,811,672 23,684,163 27,127,510 87 -0.6359%
1990 51,370,009 23,884,980 27,485,029 88 -0.0181%
1985 50,920,778 23,510,359 27,410,419 87 0.2808%
1980 49,968,810 22,948,601 27,020,210 86 0.4252%
1975 48,758,986 22,286,019 26,472,967 84 0.5669%
1970 47,086,758 21,411,140 25,675,618 81 0.7343%
1965 45,261,939 20,394,999 24,866,940 78 0.9245%
1960 42,662,150 19,031,946 23,630,204 73 1.2613%
1955 40,019,446 17,519,665 22,499,781 69 1.3331%
1950 37,297,652 16,008,784 21,288,868 64 1.3797%

Ukraine Population Projections

Year Population Male Population Female Population Density (per sq km) Growth Rate
2020 43,679,300 20,253,628 23,425,672 75 -0.573%
2025 42,373,430 19,655,692 22,717,738 73 -0.672%
2030 40,892,405 18,964,819 21,927,586 70 -0.7611%
2035 39,329,270 18,234,073 21,095,197 67 -0.7902%
2040 37,817,799 17,546,813 20,270,986 65 -0.7663%
2045 36,422,556 16,936,313 19,486,243 62 -0.7339%
2050 35,117,122 16,373,883 18,743,239 60 -0.7366%
2055 33,828,851 15,817,029 18,011,822 58 -0.7649%
2060 32,542,047 15,262,832 17,279,215 56 -0.7888%
2065 31,286,783 14,738,624 16,548,159 54 -0.7699%
2070 30,149,167 14,292,076 15,857,091 52 -0.6794%
2075 29,216,569 13,947,162 15,269,407 50 -0.5515%
2080 28,491,856 13,688,881 14,802,975 49 -0.4346%
2085 27,923,355 13,477,779 14,445,576 48 -0.3734%
2090 27,415,408 13,273,207 14,142,201 47 -0.3654%
2095 26,912,105 13,059,921 13,852,184 46 -0.3797%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations