The demographic situation in Ukraine can't but cause concern. Literally a few years ago we could declare with confidence "Us 52 million! ", now we "don't hold out" and to 48 million
The critical situation developed and in the Nikolaev area. During the period from January to October, 2008 the number of the available population was reduced by 6,5 thousand people. As of November 1 of the current year in area lived 1197,1 thousand people, reports Head department of statistics in the Nikolaev area. Reduction of population happened mainly due to natural reduction, which for January - October 2008р. made 5,7 thousand people.
However the volume of natural reduction of the population in comparison with the similar period of last year decreased by 0,5 thousand people. Thus increased as number of newborns by 0,8 thousand people, and people who have died on 0,3 thousand.
The second factor influencing reduction of population, - its migratory reduction which this year made 0,8 thousand people.