With 87 million people in 2010 and expected to keep expanding at more moderate pace of 1% until 2020. Vietnam has a good size of population for development.

With two thirds of the population in the age of 15-59 years old, the population is young and in the golden stage. The dependency rate has been fallen to 0.50 in 2010 from 0.67 in 2000.

Vietnam is also among the countries with high literacy rate, i.e. 94% in 2009