Ukrainian share in the whole population of Ukraine is about 78%. In all areas of the state majorities - Ukrainian. Most of them live in central and western regions, the least - in the Donbass, the Odessa region, as well as in Crimea - the only region where the Ukrainian on the second-largest city. In Cherkassy, Volyn, Poltava, Chernigov, Ukrainian Ternopil number reaches 90 percent or more of the population. Over 70% of Ukrainian national structure in Kharkiv, Mykolayiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kherson regions. Almost 55% of the share reaches Ukrainian population in Odessa, Lugansk and Donetsk regions.
the general background of Ukrainian settlement habitats feature a mixed national composition. For example, in the Crimea - Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian and Russians in Donetsk and Lugansk, Ukrainian and Hungarians in Transcarpathia, Ukrainian, Russians, Bulgarians, Moldovans, Jews, Gagauz in the Odessa region. Select the small territorial branches dominated by Russians, Moldovans, Romanians, Tatars, Gagauz and others.
According to Census 2001, our country home to more than 10.5 million (22,2% of the total population) of representatives of other nationalities. The largest minorities are 8.3 million Russians (17,3%), 276 thousand Belarusians, Moldovans 259 thousand, 205 thousand Bulgarians
Most colorful national structure with large cities. Concentrated in the Carpathian region of residence Ukrainian ethnographic groups such as Jaunty, Lemkies, hutsuly that feature, among other works of originality crafts and folklore.