Population of Kiev

According to the Kiev Department of Statistics the total population of Kiev in May 2014 was 2,870,930. This figure for total population includes temporary residents and visitors. The permanent resident population of the city was 2,828,623.

Historical data, shown in the table below, shows the population of Kiev has increased in recent years. It also shows there are significantly more women than men resident in Kiev.

Kiev Population (thousands)

 
Total Popluation
Resident Population
Resident Men
Resident Women
Male %
Female %
1995 2,644 2,597 1,222 1,37547%53%
1996 2,639 2,589 1,216 1,37347%53%
1997 2,630 2,577 1,209 1,36847%53%
1998 2,629 2,572 1,205 1,36747%53%
1999 2,627 2,566 1,200 1,36647%53%
2000 2,632 2,567 1,199 1,36947%53%
2001 2,615 2,568 1,196 1,37147%53%
2002 2,611 2,567 1,193 1,37446%54%
2003 2,622 2,577 1,197 1,38046%54%
2004 2,639 2,598 1,206 1,39246%54%
2005 2,666 2,625 1,218 1,40746%54%
2006 2,693 2,652 1,229 1,42346%54%
2007 2,718 2,677 1,239 1,43846%54%
2008 2,740 2,699 1,248 1,45146%54%
2009 2,766 2,724 1,259 1,46646%54%
2010 2,785 2,744 1,268 1,47646%54%
2011 2,799 2,758 1,274 1,48446%54%
2012 2,814 2,773 1,280 1,49446%54%
2013 2,845 2,804 1,295 1,50946%54%

The number of children in Kiev fell dramatically between 1995 and 2008. Since then birth rates have risen and the number of young people is rising again.

Kiev Population by Age Group (thousands)

 
Resident Population
0-14 Years
0-15 Years
0-17 Years
16-59 Years
15-64 Years
18 Years and Over
60 Years and Over
65 Years and Over
1995 2,597516554632 1,714 1,837 1,965330244
1996 2,589497537618 1,716 1,846 1,971335247
1997 2,577476516600 1,716 1,854 1,977346247
1998 2,572454495582 1,711 1,872 1,990366247
1999 2,566425471559 1,713 1,898 2,007382243
2000 2,567400443538 1,726 1,605 2,029398243
2001 2,568378417515 1,743 1,941 2,053407249
2002 2,567355395485 1,757 1,954 2,082416258
2003 2,577344376461 1,783 1,955 2,116419278
2004 2,598336372451 1,808 1,967 2,146418295
2005 2,625331365442 1,840 1,985 2,183421310
2006 2,652329360440 1,870 2,003 2,212422319
2007 2,677331359434 1,884 2,017 2,243434329
2008 2,699335361431 1,892 2,034 2,268446330
2009 2,724346369435 1,894 2,050 2,289461329
2010 2,744358380440 1,885 2,057 2,304479330
2011 2,758368391447 1,872 2,060 2,311495329
2012 2,773380402456 1,858 2,053 2,317513340
2013 2,804396416469 1,857 2,056 2,335532353

Population of Ukraine

According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine the total population of Ukraine in 2014 is 45,426,200.

Historical data going back to 1990 is shown in the table below.

Population of Ukraine (thousands)

 
Total Population
Total Urban
Total Rural
Resident Population
Resident Males
Resident Females
Male %
Female %
1990 51,839 34,869 16,969 51,557 23,826 27,73046%54%
1991 51,944 35,085 16,859 51,624 23,887 27,73746%54%
1992 52,057 35,297 16,760 51,708 23,949 27,75946%54%
1993 52,244 35,471 16,773 51,870 24,046 27,82446%54%
1994 52,114 35,401 16,714 51,715 23,981 27,73446%54%
1995 51,728 35,119 16,610 51,300 23,792 27,50846%54%
1996 51,297 34,768 16,529 50,874 23,592 27,28346%54%
1997 50,818 34,388 16,431 50,400 23,366 27,03446%54%
1998 50,371 34,048 16,323 49,974 23,164 26,81046%54%
1999 49,918 33,702 16,216 49,545 22,963 26,58146%54%
2000 49,430 33,339 16,091 49,115 22,755 26,36046%54%
2001 48,923 32,952 15,972 48,664 22,530 26,13346%54%
2002 48,457 32,574 15,883 48,241 22,316 25,92546%54%
2003 48,004 32,328 15,675 47,823 22,113 25,71146%54%
2004 47,622 32,146 15,476 47,442 21,927 25,51546%54%
2005 47,281 32,009 15,272 47,101 21,754 25,34746%54%
2006 46,930 31,878 15,052 46,749 21,575 25,17546%54%
2007 46,646 31,777 14,869 46,466 21,435 25,03146%54%
2008 46,373 31,669 14,704 46,192 21,298 24,89546%54%
2009 46,144 31,587 14,557 45,963 21,185 24,77846%54%
2010 45,963 31,525 14,438 45,783 21,107 24,67646%54%
2011 45,779 31,442 14,337 45,598 21,033 24,56646%54%
2012 45,634 31,381 14,253 45,453 20,977 24,47746%54%
2013 45,553 31,379 14,174 45,373 20,963 24,41046%54%
2014 45,426 31,337 14,090 45,246 20,918 24,32846%54%

The population of Ukraine has fallen sharply in recent years, from 51.8 million in 1990 to 45.4 million in 2014. In 2013, the Institute of Demography and Social Studies at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine forecast that it will fall to around 36 million people by 2050. The UN forecasts a population of 33 million.

The reasons for the decline are mainly due to the poor state of the economy. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have emigrated to the EU (mainly Poland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Portugal, and Spain) while around 1 million are estimated to live in Russia. Since the country gained independence in 1991 approximately 250,000 left to live in the United States.

Although birth rates are now rising in Kiev and western Ukraine, deaths far exceed births in the east of the country. The eastern regions have suffered most from the poor economy, resulting in high rates of alcoholism, drug abuse, and HIV and AIDS.

Ukrainian Census

The most recent full Ukrainian census was carried out in December 2001 by the State Statistics Committee of Ukraine. It was the first comprehensive census since Ukraine gained independence in 1991.

In 2010, the Ukrainian government postponed the 2011 census until 2012. It has been delayed many times since and is now scheduled to be held in 2016.

Key population statistics from the 2001 census are:

  • The total population of Ukraine was 48.457 million
  • The urban population was 32.574 million or 67.2 percent of the total population
  • The rural population was 15.883 million or 32.8 percent of the total population
  • The number of men in Ukraine was 22.441 million or 46.3 percent of the total population
  • The number of women in Ukraine was 26.016 million or 53.7 percent of the total population
  • More than 130 nationalities and ethnic groups were living in Ukraine
  • Ukrainians made up 77.8 percent of the population while Russians comprised 17.3 percent

Comments and Additional Information

  1. Editor says

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  2. bob says

    It is not spelled Kiev any more. It is Kyiv. Kiev is the Russian spelling. Kyiv is the Ukrainian spelling.

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