The population of towns and cities in Ukraine remained almost unchanged – there was a reduction in the rural population, which amounted to 14.174 million people.
There were 520,700 births and 663,100 deaths in Ukraine last year, and the natural population decline was 142,400. At the same time, the migration growth of 61,800 people was reported last year: 76,400 people entered Ukraine and 14,500 people left the country.
The population in 2012 increased in 11 of the 27 regions in Ukraine – a record number in the past few years: Volyn, Rivne, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa regions, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and in the cities of state subordination – Kyiv and Sevastopol. Lviv region saw the minimum reduction of the population (200 people).