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] [2]


The total population recorded was 48,457,100 persons, of which the 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.

Future censuses

The next Ukrainian census was planned to be held in 2020. [1] But in April 2020 Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleh Nemchinov confirmed that in 2020 there will not be a census in Ukraine and probably also not in 2021 because the census was considered "an expensive pleasure." [2] Nemchinov stated in December 2020 that the next Ukrainian census was planned for 2023. [3]

Actual population by regions

RegionPopulation, 2001
Population, 1989
Autonomous Republic of Crimea 2033.72063.699
Cherkasy Oblast 1402.91531.592
Chernihiv Oblast 1245.31415.988
Chernivtsi Oblast 922.8938.098
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast 3567.63881.292
Donetsk Oblast 4841.15332.491
Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast 1409.81423.599
Kharkiv Oblast 2914.23195.091
Kherson Oblast 1175.11240.095
Khmelnytskyi Oblast 1430.81527.194
Kirovohrad Oblast 1133.11239.491
Kyiv Oblast 1827.91940.094
Luhansk Oblast 2546.22862.789
Lviv Oblast 2626.52747.794
Mykolaiv Oblast 1264.71330.695
Odessa Oblast 2469.02642.693
Poltava Oblast 1630.11753.093
Rivne Oblast 1173.31169.7100
Sumy Oblast 1299.71432.791
Ternopil Oblast 1142.41168.998
Vinnytsia Oblast 1772.41932.692
Volyn Oblast 1060.71061.2100
Zakarpattia Oblast 1258.31252.3100
Zaporizhzhia Oblast 1929.22081.893
Zhytomyr Oblast 1389.51545.490
Kyiv (city)2611.32602.8100
Sevastopol (city)379.5395.096
Source: Total number of actual population. 2001 Ukrainian Population Census. State Statistics Committee of Ukraine

Urban and rural population by regions

RegionUrban Population
Rural Population
Urban Population
Rural Population
Autonomous Republic of Crimea 1274.3759.46337
Cherkasy Oblast 753.6649.35446
Chernihiv Oblast 727.2518.15842
Chernivtsi Oblast 373.5549.34060
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast 2960.3607.38317
Donetsk Oblast 4363.6477.59010
Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast 593.0816.84258
Kharkiv Oblast 2288.7625.57921
Kherson Oblast 706.2468.96040
Khmelnytskyi Oblast 729.6701.25149
Kirovohrad Oblast 682.0451.16040
Kyiv Oblast 1053.5774.45842
Luhansk Oblast 2190.8355.48614
Lviv region 1558.71067.85941
Mykolaiv Oblast 838.8425.96634
Odessa Oblast 1624.6844.46634
Poltava Oblast 956.8673.35941
Rivne Oblast 549.7623.64753
Sumy Oblast 842.9456.86535
Ternopil Oblast 485.6656.84357
Vinnytsia Oblast 818.9953.54654
Volyn Oblast 533.2527.55050
Zakarpattia Oblast 466.0792.33763
Zaporizhzhia Oblast 1458.2471.07624
Zhytomyr Oblast 775.4614.15644
Kyiv (city)2611.3-100-
Sevastopol (city)358.121.4946
Source: Urban and rural population. 2001 Ukrainian Population Census. State Statistics Committee of Ukraine'

Gender structure by regions

Autonomous Republic of Crimea 937.61096.14654
Cherkasy Oblast 638.8764.24654
Chernihiv Oblast 565.5679.74555
Chernivtsi Oblast 432.1490.74753
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast 1643.31924.34654
Donetsk Oblast 2219.92621.24654
Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast 665.2744.54753
Kharkiv Oblast 1339.51574.74654
Kherson Oblast 548.5626.64753
Khmelnytskyi Oblast 659.9770.84654
Kirovohrad Oblast 520.8612.24654
Kyiv Oblast 845.9982.04654
Luhansk Oblast 1169.91376.34654
Lviv Oblast 1245.11381.44753
Mykolaiv Oblast 588.2676.64753
Odessa Oblast 1155.41313.64753
Poltava Oblast 747.4882.74654
Rivne Oblast 555.6617.74753
Sumy Oblast 593.8705.94654
Ternopil Oblast 530.2612.34654
Vinnytsia Oblast 809.6962.84654
Volyn Oblast 500.1560.64753
Zakarpattia Oblast 605.5652.84852
Zaporizhzhia Oblast 886.61042.64654
Zhytomyr Oblast 644.8744.74654
Kyiv (city)1218.71392.74753
Sevastopol (city)173.5206.04654
Source: Gender structure of the population. 2001 Ukrainian Population Census. State Statistics Committee of Ukraine'

National structure

RegionPopulation, 2001
Population, 2001
Population, 1989
Ukrainians 37541.777.872.7100.3
Russians 8334.117.322.173.4
Crimean Tatars 248.20.50530.0
Azerbaijanians 45.20.10122.2
Georgians 34.20.10145.3
Source: National composition of the population. 2001 Ukrainian Population Census. State Statistics Committee of Ukraine'

National structure by regions

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

Source: National composition of the population. 2001 Ukrainian Population Census. State Statistics Committee of Ukraine'

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