According to the All-Ukrainian Population Census data, the total number of the actual population of the Zakarpattia region accounted for 1,258.3 thousand persons. Since last census the population has increased by 0.5% or by 6,000 people.
According to the census results, since 1989 the urban population has decreased by 9.5% and accounts for 466.0 thousand people, the rural population has increased by 7.5% thousand and totals 792.3 thousand people.
Disproportion in the sex structure of the population has increased. According All-Ukrainian Population Census results the number of men accounted for 605.5 thousand people, or 48.1%, that of women – 652.8 thousand people, or 51.9%.
The permanent population accounting, used for calculations of social and economy showings of the population, testifies to the following: permanent population of the region as of December 5, 2001 amounted to 1,254.6 thousand people. Among permanent population the urban population totaled 460.4 thousand people, or 36.7%, the rural population - 794.2 thousand people, or 63.3%.
Census figures about age structure of the population characterize it in the following way: since the previous census the part of children in population has decreased, that witnesses to ageing of the population.
The character of the population of the region is its multinational composition. According to the data of the census of the population, the representatives of more than 100 nationalities and ethnic groups live on the territory of the region. The data say that the part of Ukrainians in the national structure of the population of the region is the largest, the number of Hungarians amounts to 12.1%, Romanians – 2.6%, Russians – 2.5% .
The language structure of the population is homogeneous. The part of those whose mother tongue is Ukrainian is the lagest and totals 81.0% of the population, Hungarian – 12.7%, Russian – 2.9%, Roumanian – 2.6%.
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 since 1989 has increased by 26.7% in towns and by 50% in the villages.
According All-Ukrainian Population Census '2001 data, the more than two-third of men and more than half of women were married.