Sixty-three percent of the Ukrainians who have fled the Russian invasion of their country say they are ready to take up employment in Poland, according to a new poll.
The survey, conducted by EWL, a recruitment agency, and the University of Warsaw, profiles the characteristics of the Ukrainian people who have fled the Russian invasion to Poland, Polish state news agency PAP reported.
Refugees’ average age is 38
The average age of the polled Ukrainian war refugees is 38, while 5 percent are of pensionable age, the study found.
Thirty-four percent are aged 36 to 45. A further 26 percent are between 26 and 35 years of age, 23 percent are over 45, and 17 percent are aged between 18 and 25, the PAP news agency reported.
63% arrived with children
Thirty-seven percent of respondents said they arrived in Poland without children, a further 37 percent said they came with one child, 18 percent with two children, and 8 percent with three or more offspring.
45% speak little or no Polish
Forty-five percent of the Ukrainian war refugees who responded to the poll speak very little or no Polish. Nine percent declared a good, very good or excellent command of Polish.
Meanwhile, 90 percent are able to communicate in Russian and 55 percent in English.
63% plan to work in Poland
Sixty-three percent of the surveyed Ukrainian refugees declared a willingness to take up employment in Poland, the PAP news agency reported.
Fifty-three percent have a university degree, 8 percent have a higher education degree, 22 percent underwent vocational education, and 16 percent finished their schooling at secondary level.
The survey was based on a random sample of 400 adult Ukrainians who arrived in Poland after Russia invaded their country on February 24.
It was carried out between March 23 and April 3 through computer-assisted personal interviews (CAPI F2F) in the Polish capital Warsaw and the southern city of Kraków, PAP reported.
Wednesday is day 49 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Poland on Wednesday reported it had welcomed 2.7 million refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.