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Population density of Vietnam 2011-2019

In 2019, the population density of Vietnam was around 291 people per square kilometer of land area. In that year, Vietnam's total population reached approximately 96.46 million. The country is among those with the highest population density in the Asia Pacific region, ranking 11th in 2018.

Population density in Vietnam

In comparison, Vietnam’s population density is roughly twice as much as China and Indonesia. The average population density in the world is at 59 inhabitants per square kilometer. The largest population within the country can be found in the Red River Delta and the Mekong River Delta. The most populated city is Ho Chi Minh City with roughly nine million inhabitants.

Population growth in Vietnam

Vietnam’s total population was forecasted to surpass 100 million by 2050. Traditionally, Vietnamese families had an average of six children, while today, the birth rate is at two children per woman. This is due to an improving economy and higher living standards. In 2019, the population growth in Vietnam reached 0.96 percent, down from about three percent in the 1960s.

Population density of Vietnam from 2011 to 2019

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Release date

July 2020


Asia, Vietnam

Survey time period

2011 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Preliminary figures.

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