Vietnam Population 2013

vietnam-population-2013Vietnam Population 2013

The current population of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is estimated to be about 90.388 million people, which is an increase of about 2.9% from the last record of population. Historically, the population has been greater than both the population of the Philippines and Thailand. However, in recent years, the population of Vietnam has fallen below the population of the Philippines, but still greater than Thailand’s population. Based on the total land area and the total population of the country, the population density is estimated to be about 703 people per square mile.

Demographics of Vietnam

The largest ethnic group in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the Kinh group. This group makes up about 86% of the country. The next largest group is the Tay group, which makes up about 1.9% of the population. All the other ethnic groups make up less than 2% each. There are about 10 ethnicities that have any more than a small community. The official language of the country is Vietnamese, even though the minority groups in the country speak a variety of distinct languages.

Religion in Vietnam

The major religion in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is Buddhism, along with some influences of Taoism and Confucianism. About 85% of the population identifies as Buddhists, even though only about 8% of the population actually practices on a regular basis. Also, about 8% of the population identifies as Christians, the majority of which are Roman Catholics. However, the Vietnamese government has had a history of suspicion of the Roman Catholic Church.

Sports in Vietnam

The most popular sport among the population is soccer, especially popular among the younger population. Other popular sports include cycling, boxing, swimming, tennis, chess, kungfu, and shooting.

Vietnamese Cuisine

The five major fundamental elements of Vietnamese cuisine are spicy, sour, bitter, salty, and sweet. The cooking tends to use fresh ingredients, not a lot of oil, and fruits and vegetables. The cuisine also tends to be quite healthy due to the ingredients and the way it is prepared.

Vietnam City Skylines

Historical Population of Vietnam

The population of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has historically always increased throughout the last half a century.  The population growth saw its steepest growth in the latter half of the 1980s.

Year Population (millions)
1960 34.74
1965 38.34
1970 42.73
1975 48.03
1980 53.70
1985 58.87
1990 66.02
1995 72.00
2000 77.63
2005 82.39
2010 86.93
2011 87.84

Projected Population of Vietnam

The population of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is projected to continue its trend of an increasing population up until around 2050.  The birth rates will range from about 16 births per 1000 people to about 10 births per 1000 people.  At the mid-century point, the death rates will exceed the birth rates.  The death rates will range from about 5.5 deaths per 1000 people to up to 11 deaths per 1000 people.  The net migration rate is also negative throughout the next 37 years.

Year Population (millions) Percent Increase
2015 91.354 1.1%
2020 95.151 4.2%
2025 98.044 3.0%
2030 100.077 2.1%
2035 101.351 1.3%
2040 102.029 0.67%
2045 102.054 0.02%
2050 101.377 -0.67%
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