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 2016”. 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.
In Ukraine from 1 till 14 of December 2010 in Dergachivsky district of Kharkiv oblast took part a trial population census. The trial population census is one of the main stages to prepare the next all-Ukrainian population census.
The aim of the conduct of a trial population census was working out the census program, census instrumentation, methodological and organizational issues, technology of information processing of obtained data.
Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 9 April 2008, ¹ 581-ð “On conduct in 2016 of the All-Ukrainian Population Census” (with amendments made according to the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 4 September 2013, ¹699-ð)
Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers from 4 September 2013, ¹ 699-p "On Amendments on the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 9 April 2008, ¹ 581)
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 2005 declared the next round of censuses of population and housing in 2010 (from 2005 to 2014).
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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