According to the All-Ukrainian Population Census data, the total number of the actual population of the L’viv region accounted for 2,626.5 thousand persons, or 5.4% of the population of Ukraine.
The number of the urban population, according to the All-Ukrainian Population Census ‘2001 data, accounted for 1,558.7 thousand persons, or 59.3%, and that of the rural population 1,067.8 thousand people, or 40.7%.
According to the All-Ukrainian Population Census ‘2001 data, the number of men accounted for 1,245.1 thousand people, or 47.4%, that of women – 1,381.4 thousand people, or 53.9%.
During the years that have passed since the census of the population in 1989, the number of towns in the region has increased by 2 and on the Census day there were 16 towns.
The total number of the permanent population of the region as of 5 December 2001 accounted for 2,606 thousand people.The urban population totaled 1,534 thousand people, or 58.9%, the rural population - 1,072 thousand people, or 41.1%.
The age structure of the population, stated by the All-Ukrainian Population Census ‘2001 , is characterized by the reduction of the part of children in total population, while the part of persons at the older than able-to-work age has increased, this is evidences of worsening in demographic situation and ageing of the population.
According to the All-Ukrainian Population Census ‘2001 data the representatives of more than 100 nationalities and ethnic groups live on the territory of the region. The part of Ukrainians in the national structure of population of L’viv region accounted for 2,471 thousand people, or 94.8% of the population.
The language structure of the region is characterized by the following data: the part of those whose mother tongue was Ukrainian totaled 95.3% of the population of L’viv region, that was by 5.2 percentage points more than in 1989. The part of those whose mother tongue was Russian totaled 3.8% of the population.
The results All-Ukrainian Population Census results testified to the tendency to the rise of the educational standard of the population and the increase in the number of people with higher and secondary education. The number of people with higher and secondary education accounted for 1,542.5 thousand people, that exceeds by 18.2% the corresponding characteristic of the population census ‘1989.
According to the All-Ukrainian Population Census data, of married men and women accounted for 1,266.8 thousand persons.