The total number of the actual populationof the region, according to the All-Ukrainian Population Census‘ 2001 data, accounted for 1,142.4 thousand people.
The urban population, according to the All-Ukrainian Population Census data, accounted for 485.6 thousand people, or 42.5%, and that of the rural population – 656.8 thousand people, or 57.5%.
According to the All-Ukrainian Population Census data, in Ternopil’ region the number of men accounted for 530.2 thousand people, that of women – 612.2.
During the years that have passed since the census of the population ‘1989, the number of towns in the region has increased by 2 units and on the Census day it amounted to 18.
The number of the permanent population of the region as of 5 December 2001 accounted for 1,138.5 thousand people, including men – 527.9 thousand people, or 46.4%, that of women – 610.5 thousand people, or 53.6%, the urban population – 480.4 thousand people, or 42.2%, the rural population – 658.1 thousand people, or 57.8%.
The age structure of the population, stated by the All-Ukrainian Population Census‘ 2001, is characterized by the significant decrease in the part of children in total population simultaneously with the 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.
According to the All-Ukrainian Population Census‘ 2001 data the representatives 85 nationalities and ethnic groups live on the territory of the region. The part of Ukrainians in the national structure of the population of the region is the largest, it accounts for 1113.5 thousand people, or 97.8% of the population.
The language structure of the region is characterized by the following data: the part of those whose mother tongue is Ukrainian totals 98.3% of the population of the region, this is by 1% more than in 1989. The part of those whose mother tongue is Russian totals 1.2% of the population, comparatively with the data of the previous census this index has decreased by 1.3%.
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 amounted to 613.0 thousand people, what exceeded by 22.3% the corresponding characteristic of the population census‘1989.
According All-Ukrainian Population Census‘ 2001 data the number of married men and women, accounts for 574.3 thousand people.