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

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 Density

About Vietnam

Official Name Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Languages Spoken Vietnamese
Borders KHM, CHN, LAO
Is Landlocked No
Latitude/Longitude 16.16666666,107.83333333
Currencies Used VND

Vietnam Population Clock

What is the population of Vietnam (as of [[date]])? [[getCurrentPopulation()]]
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2016) [[getLastEstimate()]]
Births Per Day 861
Deaths Per Day 304
Net Migrations Per Day -110
Net Change Per Day 447
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 16.675 births/thousand 114th
Crude Death Rate 5.881 deaths/thousand 154th
Crude Net Migration Rate -0.418 people/thousand 99th
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 76.083 years 70th
Life Expectancy (Male) 71.394 years 94th
Life Expectancy (Female) 80.677 years 55th
Total Fertility Rate 1.957 children/woman 127th
Net Reproduction Rate 0.905 surviving daughters/woman 135th
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.097 males per female 6th
Infant Mortality Rate 17.785 deaths/1,000 live births 89th
Under Five Mortality 22.357 deaths/thousand 89th
Mean Age at Childbearing 26.99 years 184th
Rate of Natural Increase 10.249 112th
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 5.598% 101st
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 7.473% 106th
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 3.626% 95th
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 14.684% 101st
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 20.416% 106th
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 8.715% 95th
Crude Suicide Rate 5.1 suicides/thousand 112th
Median Age (Total) 30.1 years 108th
Median Age (Female) 31.2 years 102nd
Median Age (Male) 28.9 years 115th

Vietnam Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2016 94,444,200 49.478% 50.522% 304 42 1.02% 14
2015 93,447,601 49.466% 50.534% 301 43 1.06% 14
2010 88,357,775 49.375% 50.625% 284 45 1.09% 13
2005 84,203,817 49.249% 50.751% 271 46 0.92% 13
2000 80,285,563 49.263% 50.737% 258 46 1.04% 13
1995 75,198,975 49.275% 50.725% 242 44 1.55% 13
1990 68,209,604 49.236% 50.764% 219 49 2.12% 13
1985 61,049,370 49.184% 50.816% 196 46 2.28% 13
1980 54,372,518 49.135% 50.865% 175 46 2.28% 15
1975 48,729,397 49.126% 50.874% 157 48 2.19% 17
1970 43,407,291 49.292% 50.708% 139 50 2.45% 17
1965 37,860,013 49.341% 50.659% 122 52 2.86% 17
1960 32,670,623 49.329% 50.671% 105 54 3% 17
1955 28,147,785 49.324% 50.676% 90 59 2.89% 18
1950 24,809,903 49.371% 50.629% 80 62 2.21% 19

Vietnam Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Density Rank Growth Rate World Rank
2020 98,156,617 49.503% 50.497% 316 41 0.87% 15
2025 102,092,604 49.476% 50.524% 329 40 0.67% 16
2030 105,220,343 49.393% 50.607% 339 39 0.52% 16
2035 107,772,569 49.302% 50.698% 347 40 0.43% 16
2040 109,925,371 49.223% 50.777% 354 43 0.35% 16
2045 111,641,853 49.171% 50.829% 360 42 0.25% 16
2050 112,783,209 49.165% 50.835% 363 44 0.14% 16
2055 113,299,299 49.2% 50.8% 365 44 0.03% 16
2060 113,233,284 49.256% 50.744% 365 43 -0.06% 17
2065 112,705,723 49.33% 50.67% 363 45 -0.13% 18
2070 111,874,627 49.418% 50.582% 360 45 -0.17% 20
2075 110,845,996 49.513% 50.487% 357 46 -0.2% 20
2080 109,676,966 49.609% 50.391% 353 47 -0.22% 22
2085 108,439,296 49.702% 50.298% 349 47 -0.23% 23
2090 107,215,428 49.787% 50.213% 345 48 -0.22% 23
2095 106,101,955 49.839% 50.161% 342 49 -0.2% 23
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects - Global demographic estimates and projections by the United Nations