Vietnam's population is rapidly growing and ranks 13th worldwide, and is expected to reach over 90 million people in 2011. With standards of living improving and life expectancy increasing, Vietnam's population looks set to continue to rise with an estimated growth rate of 1.077% in 2011.
The population of Vietnam is very diverse, incorporating 54 different ethnic groups across the country. However, only 30% of this vast population is found within urban areas, as most Vietnamese people continue to live in a rural settings.
Population Growth rate: 1.077% (2011)
Life Expectancy at birth: 75 (2009)
Urban population: 30% (2010)
Rate of urbanisation: 3% per annum rate of change (est. 2010-2015)
Literacy rates: 93% (2009)
Unemployment: 2.4% (2008)
Mortality Rate, under 5 (per 1,000): 23.6 (2009)
*CIA Factbook & The World Bank