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Ukraine Demographics Profile 2019

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Population
43,952,299 (July 2018 est.)
Age structure
0-14 years: 15.95% (male 3,609,386 /female 3,400,349)
15-24 years: 9.57% (male 2,156,338 /female 2,047,821)
25-54 years: 44.03% (male 9,522,108 /female 9,831,924)
55-64 years: 13.96% (male 2,638,173 /female 3,499,718)
65 years and over: 16.49% (male 2,433,718 /female 4,812,764) (2018 est.)
Dependency ratios
total dependency ratio: 44.8 (2015 est.)
youth dependency ratio: 21.8 (2015 est.)
elderly dependency ratio: 23 (2015 est.)
potential support ratio: 4.3 (2015 est.)

note: data include Crimea

Median age
total: 40.8 years (2018 est.)
male: 37.7 years
female: 43.9 years
Population growth rate
0.04% (2018 est.)
Birth rate
10.1 births/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Death rate
14.3 deaths/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Net migration rate
4.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2018 est.)
Urbanization
urban population: 69.5% of total population (2019)
rate of urbanization: -0.33% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major cities - population
2.973 million KYIV (capital), 1.432 million Kharkiv, 1.01 million Odesa, 963,000 Dnipropetrovsk, 912,000 Donetsk (2019)
Sex ratio
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.75 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.51 male(s)/female
total population: 0.86 male(s)/female (2018 est.)
Mother's mean age at first birth
24.9 years (2014 est.)
Infant mortality rate
total: 7.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2018 est.)
male: 8.6 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 6.7 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth
total population: 72.4 years (2018 est.)
male: 67.7 years
female: 77.4 years
Total fertility rate
1.55 children born/woman (2018 est.)
Contraceptive prevalence rate
65.4% (2012)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate
1% (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS
240,000 (2018 est.)
HIV/AIDS - deaths
6,100 (2018 est.)
Drinking water source
improved: urban: 95.5% of population
rural: 97.8% of population
total: 96.2% of population
unimproved: urban: 4.5% of population
rural: 2.2% of population
total: 3.8% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility access
improved: urban: 97.4% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 92.6% of population (2015 est.)
total: 95.9% of population (2015 est.)
unimproved: urban: 2.6% of population (2015 est.)
rural: 7.4% of population (2015 est.)
total: 4.1% of population (2015 est.)
Nationality
noun: Ukrainian(s)
adjective: Ukrainian
Ethnic groups
Ukrainian 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.)
Religions
Orthodox (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 (2013 est.)

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

Languages
Ukrainian (official) 67.5%, Russian (regional language) 29.6%, other (includes small Crimean Tatar-, Moldovan/Romanian-, and Hungarian-speaking minorities) 2.9% (2001 est.)

note: in February 2018, the Constitutional Court ruled that 2012 language legislation entitling 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 - was unconstitutional, thus making the law invalid; Ukrainian remains the country's only official nationwide language

Literacy
definition: age 15 and over can read and write
total population: 99.8%
male: 99.8%
female: 99.7% (2015 est.)
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
total: 15 years
male: 15 years
female: 16 years (2014)
Education expenditures
5% of GDP (2016)
Maternal mortality rate
19 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)
Health expenditures
6.1% (2015)
Physicians density
3.01 physicians/1,000 population (2014)
Hospital bed density
8.8 beds/1,000 population (2013)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate
24.1% (2016)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on December 7, 2019

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