Ukrainian Census (2001)

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The first Ukrainian Census was carried out by State Statistics Committee of Ukraine on 5 December 2001, twelve years after the last Soviet Union census in 1989 and was so far the only census held in independent Ukraine.[1]

The total actual population recorded was 48,457,100 persons, of which urban population was 32,574,500 (67.2%), rural: 15,882,600 (32.8%), male: 22,441,400 (46.3%), female: 26,015,700 (53.7%). The total permanent population recorded was 48,241,000 persons.

There were 454 cities nine of them with population over 500,000. The census recorded over 130 nationalities.

The next Ukrainian census is planned to be held in 2020.[1]

Actual population by regions[edit]

Region Population, 2001
(thousands)
Population, 1989
(thousands)
Change
(percent)
Autonomous Republic of Crimea 2033.7 2063.6 99
Cherkasy Oblast 1402.9 1531.5 92
Chernihiv Oblast 1245.3 1415.9 88
Chernivtsi Oblast 922.8 938.0 98
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast 3567.6 3881.2 92
Donetsk Oblast 4841.1 5332.4 91
Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast 1409.8 1423.5 99
Kharkiv Oblast 2914.2 3195.0 91
Kherson Oblast 1175.1 1240.0 95
Khmelnytskyi Oblast 1430.8 1527.1 94
Kirovohrad Oblast 1133.1 1239.4 91
Kiev Oblast 1827.9 1940.0 94
Luhansk Oblast 2546.2 2862.7 89
Lviv Oblast 2626.5 2747.7 94
Mykolaiv Oblast 1264.7 1330.6 95
Odessa Oblast 2469.0 2642.6 93
Poltava Oblast 1630.1 1753.0 93
Rivne Oblast 1173.3 1169.7 100
Sumy Oblast 1299.7 1432.7 91
Ternopil Oblast 1142.4 1168.9 98
Vinnytsia Oblast 1772.4 1932.6 92
Volyn Oblast 1060.7 1061.2 100
Zakarpattia Oblast 1258.3 1252.3 100
Zaporizhzhia Oblast 1929.2 2081.8 93
Zhytomyr Oblast 1389.5 1545.4 90
Kiev (city) 2611.3 2602.8 100
Sevastopol (city) 379.5 395.0 96
Source: Total number of actual population. 2001 Ukrainian Population Census. State Statistics Committee of Ukraine

Urban and rural population by regions[edit]

Region Urban Population
(thousands)
Rural Population
(thousands)
Urban Population
(percent)
Rural Population
(percent)
Autonomous Republic of Crimea 1274.3 759.4 63 37
Cherkasy Oblast 753.6 649.3 54 46
Chernihiv Oblast 727.2 518.1 58 42
Chernivtsi Oblast 373.5 549.3 40 60
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast 2960.3 607.3 83 17
Donetsk Oblast 4363.6 477.5 90 10
Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast 593.0 816.8 42 58
Kharkiv Oblast 2288.7 625.5 79 21
Kherson Oblast 706.2 468.9 60 40
Khmelnytskyi Oblast 729.6 701.2 51 49
Kirovohrad Oblast 682.0 451.1 60 40
Kiev Oblast 1053.5 774.4 58 42
Luhansk Oblast 2190.8 355.4 86 14
Lviv region 1558.7 1067.8 59 41
Mykolaiv Oblast 838.8 425.9 66 34
Odessa Oblast 1624.6 844.4 66 34
Poltava Oblast 956.8 673.3 59 41
Rivne Oblast 549.7 623.6 47 53
Sumy Oblast 842.9 456.8 65 35
Ternopil Oblast 485.6 656.8 43 57
Vinnytsia Oblast 818.9 953.5 46 54
Volyn Oblast 533.2 527.5 50 50
Zakarpattia Oblast 466.0 792.3 37 63
Zaporizhzhia Oblast 1458.2 471.0 76 24
Zhytomyr Oblast 775.4 614.1 56 44
Kiev (city) 2611.3 - 100 -
Sevastopol (city) 358.1 21.4 94 6
Source: Urban and rural population. 2001 Ukrainian Population Census. State Statistics Committee of Ukraine'

Gender structure by regions[edit]

Region Male
(thousands)
Female
(thousands)
Male
(percent)
Female
(percent)
Autonomous Republic of Crimea 937.6 1096.1 46 54
Cherkasy Oblast 638.8 764.2 46 54
Chernihiv Oblast 565.5 679.7 45 55
Chernivtsi Oblast 432.1 490.7 47 53
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast 1643.3 1924.3 46 54
Donetsk Oblast 2219.9 2621.2 46 54
Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast 665.2 744.5 47 53
Kharkiv Oblast 1339.5 1574.7 46 54
Kherson Oblast 548.5 626.6 47 53
Khmelnytskyi Oblast 659.9 770.8 46 54
Kirovohrad Oblast 520.8 612.2 46 54
Kiev Oblast 845.9 982.0 46 54
Luhansk Oblast 1169.9 1376.3 46 54
Lviv Oblast 1245.1 1381.4 47 53
Mykolaiv Oblast 588.2 676.6 47 53
Odessa Oblast 1155.4 1313.6 47 53
Poltava Oblast 747.4 882.7 46 54
Rivne Oblast 555.6 617.7 47 53
Sumy Oblast 593.8 705.9 46 54
Ternopil Oblast 530.2 612.3 46 54
Vinnytsia Oblast 809.6 962.8 46 54
Volyn Oblast 500.1 560.6 47 53
Zakarpattia Oblast 605.5 652.8 48 52
Zaporizhzhia Oblast 886.6 1042.6 46 54
Zhytomyr Oblast 644.8 744.7 46 54
Kiev (city) 1218.7 1392.7 47 53
Sevastopol (city) 173.5 206.0 46 54
Source: Gender structure of the population. 2001 Ukrainian Population Census. State Statistics Committee of Ukraine'

National structure[edit]

Region Population, 2001
(thousands)
Population, 2001
(percent)
Population, 1989
(percent)
Change
(percent)
Ukrainians 37541.7 77.8 72.7 100.3
Russians 8334.1 17.3 22.1 73.4
Belarusians 275.8 0.6 0.9 62.7
Moldavians 258.6 0.5 0.6 79.7
Crimean Tatars 248.2 0.5 0 530.0
Bulgarians 204.6 0.4 0.5 87.5
Hungarians 156.6 0.3 0.4 96.0
Romanians 151.0 0.3 0.3 112.0
Poles 144.1 0.3 0.4 65.8
Jews 103.6 0.2 0.9 21.3
Armenians 99.9 0.2 0.1 180.0
Greeks 91.5 0.2 0.2 92.9
Tatars 73.3 0.2 0.2 84.4
Gipsies 47.6 0.1 0.1 99.3
Azerbaijanians 45.2 0.1 0 122.2
Georgians 34.2 0.1 0 145.3
Germans 33.3 0.1 0.1 88.0
Gagausians 31.9 0.1 0.1 99.9
Other 177.1 0.4 0.4 83.9
Source: National composition of the population. 2001 Ukrainian Population Census. State Statistics Committee of Ukraine'

National structure by regions[edit]

Note: listed are those nationalities which comprise more than 0.25% of regional population. Numbers are given in thousands.

  • Autonomous Republic of Crimea - 2,024.0 (100%)
    • Russians - 1,180.4 (58.3%)
    • Ukrainians - 492.2 (24.3%)
    • Crimean Tatars - 243.4 (12.0%)
    • Belarusians - 29.2 (1.4%)
    • Tatars - 11.0 (0.5%)
    • Armenians - (0.4%)
  • Cherkasy Oblast - 1,398.3 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,301.2 (93.1%)
    • Russians - 75.6 (5.4%)
    • Belarusians - 3.9 (0.3%)
  • Chernihiv Oblast - 1,236.1 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,155.4 (93.5%)
    • Russians - 62.2 (5.0%)
    • Belarusians - 7.1 (0.6%)
  • Chernivtsi Oblast - 919.0 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 689.1 (75.0%)
    • Romanians - 114.6 (12.5%)
    • Moldavians - 67.2 (7.3%)
    • Russians - 37.9 (4.1%)
    • Poles - 3.3 (0.4%)
  • Dnipropetrovsk Oblast - 3,561.2 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 2,825.8 (79.3%)
    • Russians - 627.5 (17.6%)
    • Belarusians - 29.5 (0.8%)
    • Jews - 13.7 (0.4%)
    • Armenians - 10.6 (0.3%)
  • Donetsk Oblast - 4,825.6 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 2,744.1 (56.9%)
    • Russians - 1,844.4 (38.2%)
    • Greeks - 77.5 (1.6%)
    • Belarusians - 44.5 (0.9%)
    • Tatars - 19.1 (0.4%)
    • Armenians - 15.7 (0.3%)
  • Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast - 1,406.1 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,371.2 (97.5%)
    • Russians - 24.9 (1.8%)
  • Kharkiv Oblast - 2,895.8 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 2,048.7 (70.7%)
    • Russians - 742.0 (25.6%)
    • Belarusians - 14.7 (0.5%)
    • Jews - 11.5 (0.4%)
    • Armenians - 11.1 (0.4%)
  • Kherson Oblast - 1,172.7 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 961.6 (82.0%)
    • Russians - 165.2 (14.1%)
    • Belarusians - 8.1 (0.7%)
    • Tatars - 5.3 (0.5%)
    • Armenians - 4.5 (0.4%)
    • Moldavians - 4.1 (0.4%)
  • Khmelnytskyi Oblast - 1,426.6 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,339.3 (93.9%)
    • Russians - 50.7 (3.6%)
    • Poles - 23.0 (1.6%)
  • Kirovohrad Oblast - 1,125.7 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,014.6 (90.1%)
    • Russians - 83.9 (7.5%)
    • Moldavians - 8.2 (0.7%)
    • Belarusians - 5.5 (0.5%)
    • Armenians - 2.9 (0.3%)
  • Kiev Oblast - 1,821.1 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,684.8 (92.5%)
    • Russians - 109.3 (6.0%)
    • Belarusians - 8.6 (0.5%)
  • Luhansk Oblast - 2,540.2 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,472.4 (58.0%)
    • Russians - 991.8 (39.0%)
    • Belarusians - 20.5 (0.8%)
    • Tatars - 8.5 (0.3%)
    • Armenians - 6.5 (0.3%)
  • Lviv Oblast - 2,606.0 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 2,471.0 (94.8%)
    • Russians - 92.6 (3.6%)
    • Poles - 18.9 (0.7%)
  • Mykolaiv Oblast - 1,262.9 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,034.5 (81.9%)
    • Russians - 177.5 (14.1%)
    • Moldavians - 13.1 (1.0%)
    • Belarusians - 8.3 (0.7%)
    • Bulgarians - 5.6 (0.4%)
    • Armenians - 4.2 (0.3%)
    • Jews - 3.2 (0.3%)
  • Odessa Oblast - 2,455.7 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,542.3 (62.8%)
    • Russians - 508.5 (20.7%)
    • Bulgarians - 150.6 (6.1%)
    • Moldavians - 123.7 (5.0%)
    • Gagausians - 27.6 (1.1%)
    • Jews - 13.3 (0.5%)
    • Belarusians - 12.7 (0.5%)
    • Armenians - 7.4 (0.3%)
  • Poltava Oblast - 1,621.2 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,481.1 (91.4%)
    • Russians - 117.1 (7.2%)
    • Belarusians - 6.3 (0.4%)
  • Rivne Oblast - 1,171.4 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,123.4 (95.9%)
    • Russians - 30.1 (2.6%)
    • Belarusians - 11.8 (1.0%)
  • Sumy Oblast - 1,296.8 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,152.0 (88.8%)
    • Russians - 121.7 (9.4%)
    • Belarusians - 4.3 (0.3%)
  • Ternopil Oblast - 1,138.5 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,113.5 (97.8%)
    • Russians - 14.2 (1.2%)
    • Poles - 3.8 (0.3%)
  • Vinnytsia Oblast - 1,763.9 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,674.1 (94.9%)
    • Russians - 67.5 (3.8%)
  • Volyn Oblast - 1,057.2 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,025.0 (96.9%)
    • Russians - 25.1 (2.4%)
    • Belarusians - 3.2 (0.3%)
  • Zakarpattia Oblast - 1,254.6 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,010.1 (80.5%)
    • Hungarians - 151.5 (12.1%)
    • Romanians - 32.1 (2.6%)
    • Russians - 31.0 (2.5%)
    • Gypsies - 14.0 (1.1%)
    • Slovaks - 5.6 (0.5%)
    • Germans - 3.5 (0.3%)
  • Zaporizhzhia Oblast - 1,926.8 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,364.1 (70.8%)
    • Russians - 476.8 (24.7%)
    • Bulgarians - 27.7 (1.4%)
    • Belarusians - 12.6 (0.7%)
    • Armenians - 6.4 (0.3%)
    • Tatars - 5.1 (0.3%)
  • Zhytomyr Oblast - 1,389.3 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 1,255.0 (90.3%)
    • Russians - 68.9 (5.0%)
    • Poles - 49.0 (3.5%)
    • Belarusians - 4.9 (0.4%)
  • Kiev - 2,567.0 (100%)
    • Ukrainians - 2,110.8 (82.2%)
    • Russians - 337.3 (13.1%)
    • Jews - 17.9 (0.7%)
    • Belarusians - 16.5 (0.6%)
    • Poles - 6.9 (0.3%)
  • Sevastopol - 377.2 (100%)
    • Russians - 270.0 (71.6%)
    • Ukrainians - 84.4 (22.4%)
    • Belarusians - 5.8 (1.6%)
    • Tatars - 2.5 (0.7%)
    • Crimean Tatars - 1.8 (0.5%)
    • Armenians - 1.3 (0.3%)
    • Jews - 1.0 (0.3%)
Source: National composition of the population. 2001 Ukrainian Population Census. State Statistics Committee of Ukraine'

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