Ukraine - Urban population

The value for Urban population in Ukraine was 31,465,000 as of 2016. As the graph below shows, over the past 56 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 34,894,320 in 1993 and a minimum value of 19,962,470 in 1960.

Definition: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based on the United Nations Population Division's World Urbanization Prospects.

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Year Value
1960 19,962,470
1961 20,539,870
1962 21,128,370
1963 21,720,460
1964 22,307,580
1965 22,924,720
1966 23,525,930
1967 24,111,720
1968 24,688,200
1969 25,262,840
1970 25,818,140
1971 26,350,430
1972 26,888,460
1973 27,426,230
1974 27,958,600
1975 28,469,880
1976 28,968,290
1977 29,454,270
1978 29,931,080
1979 30,388,560
1980 30,827,260
1981 31,287,680
1982 31,693,550
1983 32,110,160
1984 32,533,310
1985 32,933,620
1986 33,344,880
1987 33,766,180
1988 34,209,430
1989 34,541,910
1990 34,641,540
1991 34,734,230
1992 34,854,630
1993 34,894,320
1994 34,741,410
1995 34,488,000
1996 34,203,210
1997 33,912,720
1998 33,630,040
1999 33,333,800
2000 33,019,120
2001 32,707,280
2002 32,432,090
2003 32,238,840
2004 32,075,860
2005 31,932,580
2006 31,801,170
2007 31,694,730
2008 31,605,920
2009 31,547,430
2010 31,506,750
2011 31,480,530
2012 31,492,200
2013 31,512,470
2014 31,455,850
2015 31,470,100
2016 31,465,000

Development Relevance: Explosive growth of cities globally signifies the demographic transition from rural to urban, and is associated with shifts from an agriculture-based economy to mass industry, technology, and service. In principle, cities offer a more favorable setting for the resolution of social and environmental problems than rural areas. Cities generate jobs and income, and deliver education, health care and other services. Cities also present opportunities for social mobilization and women's empowerment.

Limitations and Exceptions: Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverage. There is no consistent and universally accepted standard for distinguishing urban from rural areas, in part because of the wide variety of situations across countries. Most countries use an urban classification related to the size or characteristics of settlements. Some define urban areas based on the presence of certain infrastructure and services. And other countries designate urban areas based on administrative arrangements. Because of national differences in the characteristics that distinguish urban from rural areas, the distinction between urban and rural population is not amenable to a single definition that would be applicable to all countries. Estimates of the world's urban population would change significantly if China, India, and a few other populous nations were to change their definition of urban centers. Because the estimates of city and metropolitan area are based on national definitions of what constitutes a city or metropolitan area, cross-country comparisons should be made with caution.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Urban population refers to people living in urban areas as defined by national statistical offices. The indicator is calculated using World Bank population estimates and urban ratios from the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects. To estimate urban populations, UN ratios of urban to total population were applied to the World Bank's estimates of total population. Countries differ in the way they classify population as "urban" or "rural." The population of a city or metropolitan area depends on the boundaries chosen.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Density & urbanization