Vietnam currently ranks the 15th most populous country in the world and the third most populous one in Southeast Asia.
Vietnam’s demographic dividend has reached its peak and the population is getting older progressively.
According to a report from the Vietnam Social Security (VSS), as of October 31, 2018, the number of health insurance card holders in the country reached 82.33 million or 87.62% of the population.
The 53 ethnic minority groups in Vietnam had a total population of 13.39 million, accounting for 14.6% of the country’s population (91.71 million) as by July 1, 2015, a survey revealed.
Vietnam’s current population structure has created huge opportunities for national development. However, taking advantage of this opportunity to deal with the country’s aging population remains a great challenge.