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About number and composition population of UKRAINE
by data AllUkrainian census of the population 2001
The results of the AllUkrainian census of the population ‘2001 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 persons with: 
higher education 
secondary education 
Total 
including those with complete higher education 
Total 
including those complete secondary education 
Permanent population aged 10 and older thousand person 
1989 year 
12049,1 
4194,4 
28998,5 
12550,6 
2001 year 
13686,3 
5656,7 
28475,4 
15245,7 
2001 as % to 1989 
113,6 
134,9 
98,2 
121,5 
Per 1000 persons of permanent population aged 10 and older: 
Total population

1989 year 
274 
95 
660 
285 
2001 year 
313 
129 
651 
349 
2001 as % to 1989 
114,2 
135,8 
98,6 
122,5 
Urban population 
1989 year

345 
127 
613 
297 
2001 year

379 
166 
598 
348 
2001 as % to 1989 
109,9 
130,7 
97,6 
117.2 
Rural population 
1989 year 
133 
32 
752 
263 
2001 year 
177 
54 
764 
350 
2001 as % to 1989 
133.
1 
168,8 
101,6 
133,1 
The number of people with higher and complete secondary education accounted for 28.9 million people, that exceeds by 17.6% the corresponding characteristic of population census ‘1989.
The rise of the educational standard of the population is typical of both urban and rural population. The number of persons with complete higher education per 1000 persons of the population in specified age since 1989 has increased by 30.7% in towns and by 68.85% in the village. The same tendency is typical of persons with complete secondary education. Their number has increased by 17.2% in cities and by 33.1% in the villages.
