The total number of the actual population of Odessa region, according to the All-Ukrainian Population Census ‘2001 data, accounted for 2,469.0 thousand people.
The number of the urban population
, according to the All-Ukrainian Population Census data, accounted for 1,625 thousand people, or 65.8%, and that of the rural population
844 thousand people, or 34.2%.According to the All-Ukrainian Population Census ‘2001 data, the number of men
accounted for 1,155 .0 thousand people, or 46.8%, that of women
– 1,314.0 thousand people, or 53.2% .During the years that have passed since the census of the population ‘1989, the number of towns
in the region and urban type settlements has increased by 2 units and on the Census day amounted to 52.The total number of the permanent population
of Odessa region on as of 5 December 2001 accounted for 2,456 thousand people, including the urban population – 1,605 thousand people, or 65.3%, the rural population – 851 thousand people, or 34.7%, the number of men - 1,149 thousand people, or 46.8%, that of women – 1,307 thousand people, or 53.2%.The age structure
of the population, stated by the All-Ukrainian Population Census, is characterized by the decrease in the part of children in total population simultaneously with the meaningful increase in the part of the persons at the older than able-to-work age, that considerably complicates present demographic situation and leads to the growing ageing of the population.The peculiarity of the national structure
of the population of the region is its multinational composition. According to the All-Ukrainian Population Census data, the representatives 133 nationalities and ethnic groups lived on the territory of the region. The part of Ukrainians in the national structure of the population of the region was the largest, their number totaled 1,542.3 thousand people, or 62.8% of the total population.The language structure
of the region is characterized by the following data: the part of those whose mother tongue is Ukrainian totals 46.3% of the population of the region, this is by 5.1 percentage points more than in 1989. The part of those whose mother tongue is Russian totals 41.9% of the population, comparatively with previous census data this index has decreased by 5.2 percentage points.The All-Ukrainian Population Census ‘2001 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 complete secondary education. The number of people with higher and complete secondary education accounted for 1.8 million people, what exceeded 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 1.2 million persons.