Ukraine Population clock (live)

22-07-2018 17:24:18
Current population
Current male population (46.0%)
Current female population (54.0%)
Births this year
Births today
Deaths this year
Deaths today
Net migration this year
Net migration today
Population growth this year
Population growth today

Source : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs: Population Division external link .

Quick facts about the population of Ukraine

Current population (as of Sunday, July 22 2018)
Total area
576,320 km2 (222,518 mi2)
Population density
73.3 per km2 (189.7 people/mi2)
Sex ratio
0.85 (19,421,776 men to 22,800,329 women)
Median age
40.3 years
Life expectancy
68.6 years (62.8 - men, 74.8 - women)
99.8 %

(Population figures are estimates by Countrymeters ( based on the latest United Nations data)

Ukraine population 2018

During 2018 Ukraine population is projected to decreased by -154,000 people and reach 42,153,656 in the beginning of 2019. The number of deaths will exceed the number of live births by 190,384, so the natural increase is expected to be negative. If external migration will remain on the previous year level, the population will be increased by 36,385 due to the migration reasons. It means that the number of people who move into Ukraine (to which they are not native) in order to settle there as permanent residents (immigrants) will prevail over the number of people who leave the country to settle permanently in another country (emigrants).

Population change rates in 2018

According to our estimations, daily change rates of Ukraine population in 2018 will be the following:

The population of Ukraine will be declined by 422 persons daily in 2018.

Demographics of Ukraine 2017

As of 1 January 2018, the population of Ukraine was estimated to be 42,307,656 people. This is a decrease of -0.36 % (-154,562 people) compared to population of 42,462,218 the year before. In 2017 the natural increase was negative, as the number of deaths exceeded the number of live births by 191,080. Due to external migration, the population increased by 36,518.The reason of additional decrease of Ukraine population by 2 millions people in 2014 is that Crimea has become de-facto a part of Russia.

The sex ratio of the total population was 0.850 (850 males per 1 000 females) which is lower than global sex ratio. The global sex ratio in the world was approximately 1 016 males to 1 000 females as of 2017.

Below are the key figures for Ukraine population in 2017:

Growth Rate 1952 - 2018

Ukraine population density

Ukraine population density is 73.4 people per square kilometer (190.1/mi2) as of July 2018. Density of population is calculated as permanently settled population of Ukraine divided by total area of the country. Total area is the sum of land and water areas within international boundaries and coastlines of Ukraine. The total area of Ukraine is 576,320 km2 (222,518 mi2) according to the United Nations Statistics Division .

Religion in Ukraine

ReligionNumber of followersPercentage of total population
Religiously Unaffiliated6,248,91914.8

Source: Pew Research Center. The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Major Religious Groups as of 2010 external link.

Number of followers estimated by Countrymeters external link (Sunday, July 22 2018).

Ukraine age structure

As of the beginning of 2018 according to our estimates Ukraine had the following population age distribution:

13.7 70.8 15.5

- percentage of population under 15
- percentage of population between 15 and 64 years old
- percentage of population 65+

In absolute figures (estimate):

We prepared a simplified model of the population distribution pyramid which is broken down into 3 main age groups. The groups are the same as we used above: population under 15, between 15 and 64 and population which is over 65 year old.

male female

Note: The pyramid provided is not corresponding to data given above because the age groups have different number of years.

As we can see the Ukraine population pyramid has a contracting type. This type of pyramid is more common for highly developed countries with low birth and death rates. Usually countries with such kind of population age distribution model have long life expectancy, high level of education and good health care.

Source: The estimation data for section "Ukraine age structure" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Age dependency ratio

Dependency ratio of population is a ratio of people who are generally not in the labor force (the dependents) to workforce of a country (the productive part of population). The dependent part includes the population under 15 years old and people aged 65 and over. The productive part of population accordingly consists of population between 15 and 64 years.

This ratio shows the pressure on productive population produced by the dependent part of population.

The total dependency ratio of population in Ukraine is 41.2 %.

The value of 41.2 % is relatively low. It shows that the dependent part of population is less than a half of the working part. In other words the working population (labor force) in Ukraine must provide goods for itself and cover expenditure on children and aged persons. And this part of population is less than 50% of working population. The value of less than 50% means that the pressure on productive population in Ukraine is relatively low.

Child dependency ratio

Child dependency ratio is a ratio of people below working age (under 15) to workforce of a country.

Child dependency ratio in Ukraine is 19.4 %.

Aged dependency ratio

Aged dependency ratio is a ratio of people above working age (65+) to workforce of a country.

Aged dependency ratio in Ukraine is 21.8 %.

Source: The estimation data for section "Ukraine age dependency ratio" is based on the latest demographic and social statistics by United Nations Statistics Division external link.

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth is one of the most important demographic indicator. It shows the number of years a newborn infant would live assuming that birth and death rates will remain at the same level during the whole lifetime.

Total life expectancy (both sexes) at birth for Ukraine is 68.6 years.
This is below the average life expectancy at birth of the global population which is about 71 years (according to Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations).

Male life expectancy at birth is 62.8 years.
Female life expectancy at birth is 74.8 years.

Literacy of population

According to our estimates 36,409,252 persons or 99.76% of adult population (aged 15 years and above) in Ukraine are able to read and write. Accordingly about 85,754 adults are illiterate.

Literacy rate for adult male population is 99.79% (16,442,187 persons). 34,106 are illiterate.
Literacy rate for adult female population is 99.74% (19,967,065 persons). 51,648 are illiterate.

Youth literacy rates are 99.72% and 99.81% for males and females accordingly. The overall youth literacy rate is 99.76%. Youth literacy rate definition covers the population between the ages of 15 to 24 years.

Source: The estimation data for section "Ukraine population literacy" is based on the latest data published by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (retrieved March 13, 2016) external link.

Ukraine historical population (1951 - 2018)

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.

Ukraine population history

YearPopulationGrowth Rate
195137,556,734N/A %
195238,088,1631.42 %
195338,638,3881.44 %
195439,193,9741.44 %
195539,745,5641.41 %
195640,287,9871.36 %
195740,820,2531.32 %
195841,345,1321.29 %
195941,868,3041.27 %
196042,396,2361.26 %
196142,932,8931.27 %
196243,476,5521.27 %
196344,017,6831.24 %
196444,540,1111.19 %
196545,028,1321.10 %
196645,472,1270.99 %
196745,871,3850.88 %
196846,234,7320.79 %
196946,577,8380.74 %
197046,916,7130.73 %
197147,260,2830.73 %
197247,608,4100.74 %
197347,955,0920.73 %
197448,291,1450.70 %
197548,607,0530.65 %
197648,897,5940.60 %
197749,163,1450.54 %
197849,407,8420.50 %
197949,637,8740.47 %
198049,859,4810.45 %
198150,075,2600.43 %
198250,283,7730.42 %
198350,482,4860.40 %
198450,668,8240.37 %
198550,839,6450.34 %
198650,992,3740.30 %
198751,124,7620.26 %
198851,233,1600.21 %
198951,312,3700.15 %
199051,356,9920.09 %
199151,365,3650.02 %
199251,337,400-0.05 %
199351,265,534-0.14 %
199451,134,870-0.25 %
199550,932,213-0.40 %
199650,650,620-0.55 %
199750,293,032-0.71 %
199849,875,836-0.83 %
199949,426,035-0.90 %
200048,971,582-0.92 %
200148,528,543-0.90 %
200248,100,732-0.88 %
200347,692,209-0.85 %
200447,310,441-0.80 %
200546,961,212-0.74 %
200646,649,016-0.66 %
200746,375,957-0.59 %
200846,138,836-0.51 %
200945,929,594-0.45 %
201045,739,104-0.41 %
201145,562,594-0.39 %
201245,398,820-0.36 %
201345,372,700-0.06 %
201445,245,900-0.28 %
201542,773,039-5.47 %
201642,617,345-0.36 %
201742,462,218-0.36 %
201842,307,656-0.36 %

The data is given as of 1st of January of an year.