In the Nikolaev area for January 1, 2009 lived 1195,8 thousand people. For 2008 the number of the cash population was reduced by 7,7 thousand people, or for 0,6%.
Natural losses which last year made 6,6 thousand people continue to remain a major factor of reduction of population. The volume of natural losses in 2008 in comparison with the past year decreased by 1,1 thousand people.
For 2008 it is registered 13378 been born that is 1015 babies more, than for 2007; counting on 1000 inhabitants birth rate increased with 10,2 to 11,2 newborns.
Last year in area 19955 people that is 61 person less, than in 2007 died; counting on 1000 inhabitants mortality made 16,6 dead and remained at the level of 2007.
For 2008 in area 8145 marriages and 5053 divorces are registered. In comparison with 2007, the number of marriages decreased by 2717 units, number of divorces - by 165 units.
Its migratory decrease which made 1,1 thousand people last year that is almost twice more, than in 2007 was the second factor of reduction of population. Due to population shift with areas of Ukraine and other states the number arrived to area in comparison with 2007 decreased from 7,9 thousand people to 7,1 thousand, the number left area, also decreased, from 8,5 thousand people to 8,2 thousand.