Population of Vietnam

Population of Vietnam

Population: 86,116,560 (July 2008 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 27% (male   11,826,457/female 10,983,069)
15-64 years: 67.1% (male 28,055,941/female 28,614,553)
65 years and over: 5.8% (male 1,924,562/female 2,998,384)
Median age: 25.9 years
Growth rate: 1.02%
Infant mortality: 25.14 deaths/1,000 live births
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 70.85 years
male: 68.05 years
female: 73.85 years
Fertility rate: 1.91 children born/woman
Nationality: noun: Vietnamese (singular and   plural)
adjective: Vietnamese
Ethnic groups: Vietnamese 85%-90%, Chinese,   Hmong, Thai, Khmer, Cham, mountain groups
Religions: Buddhist, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai,   Christian (predominantly Roman Catholic, some Protestant), indigenous   beliefs, Muslim
Languages: Vietnamese (official), English   (increasingly favored as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer;   mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)
Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can   read and write
total population: 94%
male: 95.8%
female: 92.3%

SOURCES: The CIA World Factbook, U.S. Department of State, Area Handbook of the US Library of Congress

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