The running of the next all-Ukrainian population census is determined by the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 9 April 2008 ¹ 581-ð “On the all-Ukrainian population census conduction in 2020”. The census is carried by visiting and questioning of the population on census date.
A population census is defined as a measure which permits in regular time intervals to carry out an official account of the number of the population which lives on a country’s territory as a whole and on all levels of administrative-territorial structure. Data of a census are necessary for forecasting and management of socio-economic development of a country, realization of demographic policy, budget planning and other purposes.
Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 9 April 2008, ¹ 581-ð “On conduct in 2020 of the All-Ukrainian Population Census” (with amendments and additions)
Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 28.11.2011, ¹ 1205 ”On Measures of Preparation and Conduct of the All-Ukrainian Population Census”
Why Ukraine needs the new census ?
The first all-Ukrainian population census took part in 2001. The next in turn is to provide actual data on the number and composition of the country’s population, its main socio-demographic characteristics.
The UN Statistical Commission adopted recommendations on the conduct of censuses in the world in the year ending in zero or close to it.
The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in 2015 declared the next round of censuses of population and housing in 2020 (from 2015 to 2024).
The first in the independent Ukraine all-Ukrainian population census conducted as of 5 December 2001.
Dynamic gender-age structure of the population of Ukraine
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