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Ukraine Demographics Profile 2014

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Population44,291,413 (July 2014 est.)
Age structure0-14 years: 14% (male 3,191,247/female 3,013,575)
15-24 years: 11.5% (male 2,610,172/female 2,501,795)
25-54 years: 45% (male 9,639,882/female 10,274,240)
55-64 years: 13.6% (male 2,581,380/female 3,433,568)
65 years and over: 15.9% (male 2,310,652/female 4,734,902) (2014 est.)
Dependency ratiostotal dependency ratio: 42 %
youth dependency ratio: 20.8 %
elderly dependency ratio: 21.2 %
potential support ratio: 4.7 (2014 est.)
Median agetotal: 40.6 years
male: 37.3 years
female: 43.7 years (2014 est.)
Population growth rate-0.64% (2014 est.)
Birth rate9.41 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Death rate15.72 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Net migration rate-0.06 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
Urbanizationurban population: 68.9% of total population (2011)
rate of urbanization: -0.26% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major cities - populationKYIV (capital) 2.829 million; Kharkiv 1.451 million; Dnipropetrovsk 994,000; Odesa 1.01 million; Donetsk 959,000; Zaporizhzhya 771,000 (2011)
Sex ratioat birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.94 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.85 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.49 male(s)/female
total population: 0.85 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth25.8 (2010 est.)
Infant mortality ratetotal: 8.1 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 10.13 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 5.94 deaths/1,000 live births (2014 est.)
Life expectancy at birthtotal population: 69.14 years
male: 63.78 years
female: 74.86 years (2014 est.)
Total fertility rate1.3 children born/woman (2014 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate66.7% (2007)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate0.9% (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS230,500 (2012 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths18,100 (2012 est.)
Drinking water sourceimproved:
urban: 98.1% of population
rural: 97.7% of population
total: 98% of population
unimproved:
urban: 1.9% of population
rural: 2.3% of population
total: 2% of population (2012 est.)
Sanitation facility accessimproved:
urban: 96.5% of population
rural: 89.4% of population
total: 94.3% of population
unimproved:
urban: 3.5% of population
rural: 10.6% of population
total: 5.7% of population (2012 est.)
Nationalitynoun: Ukrainian(s)
adjective: Ukrainian
Ethnic groupsUkrainian 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.)
ReligionsOrthodox (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.)
LanguagesUkrainian (official) 67%, Russian (regional language) 24%, other (includes small Romanian-, Polish-, and Hungarian-speaking minorities) 9%
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
Literacydefinition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.7%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.7% (2011 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)total: 15 years
male: 15 years
female: 15 years (2012)
Child labor - children ages 5-14total number: 356,213
percentage: 7 % (2005 est.)
Education expenditures6.2% of GDP (2011)
Maternal mortality rate32 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Children under the age of 5 years underweight0.9% (2002)
Health expenditures7.3% of GDP (2011)
Physicians density3.52 physicians/1,000 population (2011)
Hospital bed density8.7 beds/1,000 population (2009)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate21.3% (2008)

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of August 23, 2014