Vietnam’s population reaches over 96.2 million (16:45 13/07/2019)


HNP - Politburo member Vuong Dinh Hue, Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the 2019 National Population and Housing Census Steering Committee on July 11 chaired an online conference to announce the preliminary results of the 2019 National Population and Housing Census.


Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue makes conclusion at the teleconference.


Nguyen Doan Toan, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, Head of the 2019 Hanoi Population and Housing Census Steering Committee attended the event.
 
Accordingly, the total population of Vietnam at 00:00 am on April 1, 2019 was 96,208,984 people, of which the male population is over 47.8 million people (accounting for 49.8%) and female side is over 48.3 million people (accounting for 50.2%).  With the result, Vietnam is the 15th most populous country in the world and the third in Southeast Asia (after Indonesia and the Philippines). 
 
After ten years from 2009, the population of Vietnam has expanded by 10.4 million people. The average population growth rate for the period of 2009-2019 is 1.14% per year, slightly lower than the previous decade (1.18% per year). Sex ratio for Viet Nam was 99.1 males per 100 females. 
 
At the teleconference.
 
As of 00.00 am on April 1, 2019, Vietnam had recorded 26,870,079 households, an increase of 4.4 million compared to 2009. On average, each household has 3.5 people, 0.3 lower than that in 2009. 
 
The average housing area is at 23.5m2 per person, higher than the 6.8m2 per person of 10 years ago.
 
Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Doan Toan makes a statement at the conference.
 
Making a statement at the conference, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Doan Toan briefed the preliminary results of the 2019 National Population and Housing Census in the city. 
 
Accordingly, the city’s population was 8,053,663 people and over 2,2 million households. 
 
In the time to come, the Vice Chairman said that Hanoi will synthesize and process the data as guided by the Central level.
 
Making conclusion at the event, Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue said that the 2019 population and housing census is one of the three largest censuses conducted every 10 years and its preliminary results was announced quickly. 
 
According to him, during the census, information technology has been applied in collecting, analyzing and processing the data for the first time ever. 
 
The Deputy PM lauded the efforts of functional agencies and local authorities in completing the census and publishing its preliminary data, making great contribution to the formulation of  policies for socio-economic development.
 
He also requested the General Statistics Office in collaboration with ministries and sectors to analyze and evaluate the data in detail to serve the elaboration of socio-economic development policies for the period of 2021-2030 as well as to monitor the country’s sustainable development goals. 
 
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Planning and Investment is assigned to complete the data and make an official report on the official results of the census to be announced in the fourth quarter of 2019.

By Tran Huong


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