Vietnamese Culture

Population Statistics

Vietnam

Population

95,261,021

[July 2016 est.]

Language

Vietnamese/Tiếng Việt [official]

English

French

Mandarin

Cantonese

Khmer

Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian

Religion

No Religion or Traditional Folk Religions 81.8%
Buddhism 7.9%
Christianity 7.4%
Hoahaoism 1.6%
Caodaism 0.9%
Other 0.2%

[Census, 2009]

The United Nations and polling organisations believe these statistics from the 2009 Vietnamese Census do not accurately reflect the spiritual landscape of Vietnam.

Ethnicity

Kinh [Viet] 85.7%
Tay 1.9%
Thai 1.8%
Muong 1.5%
Khmer 1.5%
Mong 1.2%
Nung 1.1%
Hoa 1.0%
Other 4.3%

[Census, 2009]

The Vietnamese Government recognises 54 different groups.

Cultural Dimensions

70

20

40

30

57

35

 

Australians with Vietnamese Ancestry

294,798
[Census, 2016]

Vietnamese in Australia

Population

219,355

[Census, 2016]

This figure refers to the number of Australian residents that were born in Vietnam.

Median Age

45 
[Census, 2016]

Gender

Male 44.7%
Female 55.3%

[Census, 2016]

Religion

Buddhism 47.3%
No Religion 24.6%
Catholic Christianity 20.2%
Other Religion 3.8%
Not Stated 3.9%

[Census, 2016]

Ancestry

Vietnamese 75.8%
Chinese 19.5%
English 2.1%
Australian 1.3%
Other Ancestry 1.3%

[Census, 2016]

Language Spoken at Home

Vietnamese 82.7%
Cantonese 10.2%
English 3.9%
Mandarin 1.0%
Other Language 1.4%

Of those who speak a language other than English at home, 58.0% speak English fluently.

[Census, 2016]

Diaspora

New South Wales 38.4%
Victoria 36.8%
Queensland 8.9%
Western Australia 7.2%
Other 8.2%

[Census, 2016]

Arrival

Prior to 2007 71.0%
2007 - 2011 11.4%
2012 - 2016 13.8%

[Census, 2016]

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