As of June 1, 2009 in the Nikolaev area lived 1192,7 thousand people, from them 806,9 thousand - in the cities, 385,8 thousand - in rural settlements. Since the beginning of year population decreased by 3,2 thousand people, including the number of urban population - by 2 thousand, rural - by 1,2 thousand. About it reports Head Department of statistics of the Nikolaev area.
Population decreased at the expense of natural losses by 3,1 thousand people and migratory - by 0,1 thousand
Population reduction for January - May, 2009 was observed almost in all cities of regional value and 16 regions of area, except for Yuzhnoukrainsk, Bashtansky, Novobugsky and Ochakov areas where population slightly increased, most of all - in Yuzhnoukrainsk - on 153 persons.
Natural losses of the population occurred owing to considerable excess of number of the dead over the been born: for January - May, 2009 5,3 thousand people were born in areas, died - 8,4 thousand. The most bigger amount of death is caused by diseases of system of blood circulation - 5 thousand people (59%), new growths - 1 thousand (12%) and the external reasons - 0,6 thousand (7%).
In five months 2009 to area arrived 2,1 thousand people, left out of its limits of 2,2 thousand people. For the specified period the quantity left to other regions of Ukraine exceeded number of people who have arrived to 0,3 thousand, from the countries of "the foreign and neighboring countries", arrived to 0,2 thousand more, than left.