By 2050, the population of Ukraine will decrease by almost 10 million and will amount to 35 million people, according to analytical information UN Demographic Processes. According to the last census, which was carried out in 2001, the population of the country was over 48 million.
“Ukraine's population is shrinking at one of the fastest growing rates in the world and is likely to decline to 35 million by 2050. Low fertility rates, high mortality rates and a constant increase in the level of external migration are destroying the human capital of Ukraine, and hence the basis for sustainable development, ”the document says.
The organization recommended that the Ukrainian authorities stop the extinction of the population by creating stable political and financial systems.
“About a third of Ukrainians die before the age of 65. More than half of these deaths are preventable, ”the UN stressed.
As of October 2021, according to official data, 41.3 million people lived in Ukraine. The population has continued to decline in the country over the past few years.
Among other things, the UN expects that the labor force in Ukraine, which is characterized by low levels of involvement, especially among older men and women, as well as women of working age, will decrease by more than 30% by 2050.