Vietnam’s population reaches 96 million


Vietnam ranks third in Southeast Asia, 15th in the world in population size and tends to increase more slowly than the previous period.

On the morning of July 11, in Hanoi, the Central Population and Housing Census Steering Committee announced preliminary results of the 2019 Population and Housing Census.

Accordingly, the total number of Vietnamese people to April 2019 is 96.2 million; in which male 47.88 million; female 48.32 million, ranked third in Southeast Asia and 15th in the world.

After 10 years, since 2009, Vietnam’s population size increased by 10 million, the proportion increased slightly compared to the previous period. The national average sex index is 99.1 males / 100 females; in urban areas, 96.5 males / 100 females; In rural areas, there are 100.5 males / 100 females.

The current population density of Vietnam is 290 people / km2, ranking high compared to other countries in the region and the world. The two localities with the highest population density in the country are Hanoi (2,398 people / km2) and Ho Chi Minh City (4,363 people / km2).

The high population density in big cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City makes the transport infrastructure often overloaded.

The high population density in big cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City makes the transport infrastructure often overloaded. Photo: Hoang Nam.

The Red River Delta is home to the largest population in the country with 22.5 million; The Central Highlands has the lowest number of people living with 5.8 million.

The urban population in 2019 is 33 million; rural area 63.1 million. The number of married people aged 15 and over is 77.5%; in which there are spouses accounting for 69%; 2% in divorce; widows 6%.

92% of the population at the school age is going to school. 96% of people can read and write.

The country has 26.8 million households, an increase of 4.4 million compared to 2009. There are currently about 4,800 households without houses.

“Preliminary results of the census in 2019 show that over 10 years the population size increased slower than the previous period. Educational level was improved; the percentage of the population aged 15 and older who can read and write increases sharply; most children of school age go to school, ” report of the census steering committee tell.

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* Source: VnExpress

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