Vietnam Population 2016

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On the eastern tip of the Indo-China peninsula in south east Asia, Vietnam is one of the larger and more densely populated countries in the region. Confirmed population figures are hard to obtain, but an estimate puts the Vietnam population in 2014 at 92.5 million, up from the 2012 estimate of 91.5 million and this impressive figure would make the country the 14th most populous on the planet.

In comparison, Vietnam has a small surface area, and at 331,210 square kilometres (128,565 square miles), this is only the world’s 65th largest in terms of land mass alone.

Those two sets of figures would suggest a densely populated landscape and that is the case to an extent. For every square kilometre of land, there is an average of 280.6 people. That number converts to 723 per square mile and overall, this becomes the 46th most densely populated country on earth.

Vietnam Population History

In the absence of any confirmed figures from within the country itself, it is necessary to turn to UN estimates to gauge how the population of Vietnam has been developing over the years.

Back in 1950, the organisation claimed that there were 28,264,000 people living here and just five years later in 1955, those numbers had swelled significantly to 31,329,000.

Further consistent growth followed, even through the long years of the Vietnam War which you may have been forgiven for thinking would have had some form of impact on the population of Vietnam. In fact, growth continued at a similar level throughout the second half of the 1900’s and has continued further to the point where the Vietnam population of 2014 stands at just short of 93 million.

Vietnam Demographics

The CIA World Factbook has also produced some interesting figures in relation to life expectancy and these stand at relatively healthy levels. The organisation claims that in 2011, those figures stood at 71.33 years overall, which could be divided between males at 68.52 years and females at 74.33 years.

This is arguably one of the most diverse countries on earth when it comes to ethnicity splits and in fact, the Vietnamese government recognises no less than 54 ethnic groups within the country. The list is therefore far too numerous to replicate in full but the Kinh group are by far the most numerous and account for over 87% of the overall population of Vietnam.

Vietnam Population in 2016 Source: Diego Delso

Vietnam Population Clock

What is the population of Vietnam (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 4,246
Deaths Per Day 1,558
Net Migrations Per Day -110
Net Change Per Day 2,578
Population Change Since January 1st [[getPopChangeThisYear()]]
  • Net [[getIncreaseOrDecrease()]] of 1 person every [[getDurationPerPerson()]]

  • Population estimated based on interpolation of World Population Prospects data.

Vietnam Population Indicators

Indicator Value World Ranking
Crude Birth Rate 16.188 births/thousand 110th
Crude Death Rate 5.939 deaths/thousand 146th
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.418 people/thousand 104th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.29 years 63rd
Life Expectancy (Male) 71.67 years 87th
Life Expectancy (Female) 80.82 years 48th
Total Fertility Rate 1.951 children/woman 120th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.905 surviving daughters/woman 128th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.097 males per female 6th
Infant Mortality Rate 17.227 deaths/1,000 live births 87th
Under Five Mortality 21.69 deaths/thousand 86th
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.99 years 175th

Vietnam Population Density

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Vietnam Population Growth

For a country with such a turbulent past, Vietnam’s population statistics have been largely unremarkable throughout the country’s history. The next major milestone is 100 million inhabitants and it will be fascinating to see how long it takes for Vietnam to push through this landmark.

Vietnam Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 94,444,200 49.5% 50.5% 304 30 1.02% 14
2015 93,447,601 49.5% 50.5% 301 31 1.06% 14
2010 88,357,775 49.4% 50.6% 284 32 1.09% 13
2005 84,203,817 49.2% 50.8% 271 32 0.92% 13
2000 80,285,563 49.3% 50.7% 258 32 1.04% 13
1995 75,198,975 49.3% 50.7% 242 30 1.55% 13
1990 68,209,604 49.2% 50.8% 219 34 2.12% 13
1985 61,049,370 49.2% 50.8% 196 33 2.28% 13
1980 54,372,518 49.1% 50.9% 175 34 2.28% 15
1975 48,729,397 49.1% 50.9% 157 36 2.19% 17
1970 43,407,291 49.3% 50.7% 139 37 2.45% 17
1965 37,860,013 49.3% 50.7% 122 39 2.86% 17
1960 32,670,623 49.3% 50.7% 105 41 3% 17
1955 28,147,785 49.3% 50.7% 90 43 2.89% 18
1950 24,809,903 49.4% 50.6% 80 46 2.21% 19

Vietnam Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 98,156,617 49.5% 50.5% 316 29 0.87% 15
2025 102,092,604 49.5% 50.5% 329 28 0.67% 16
2030 105,220,343 49.4% 50.6% 339 27 0.52% 16
2035 107,772,569 49.3% 50.7% 347 28 0.43% 16
2040 109,925,371 49.2% 50.8% 354 31 0.35% 16
2045 111,641,853 49.2% 50.8% 360 31 0.25% 16
2050 112,783,209 49.2% 50.8% 363 32 0.14% 16
2055 113,299,299 49.2% 50.8% 365 32 0.03% 16
2060 113,233,284 49.3% 50.7% 365 31 -0.06% 17
2065 112,705,723 49.3% 50.7% 363 32 -0.13% 18
2070 111,874,627 49.4% 50.6% 360 32 -0.17% 20
2075 110,845,996 49.5% 50.5% 357 33 -0.2% 20
2080 109,676,966 49.6% 50.4% 353 34 -0.22% 22
2085 108,439,296 49.7% 50.3% 349 34 -0.23% 23
2090 107,215,428 49.8% 50.2% 345 35 -0.22% 23
2095 106,101,955 49.8% 50.2% 342 36 -0.2% 23
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations