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Conference of Releasing the 2009 Population & Housing Census Preliminary Results (14:38 14/08/2009)

In the morning of August 13 2009 in Ha Noi, a meeting of releasing the preliminary results of 2009 Population & Housing Census was chaired by Mr. Nguyễn Sinh Hùng, Politburo Member, Standing Deputy Prime Minister, President  of the Central Steering Committee on 2009 Population & Housing Census. Attended were representatives from related agencies, international organizations, press agencies and 63 television bridgeheads of 63 provinces and cities.

Deputy Prime Minitster Nguyễn Sinh Hùng at the Conference

On behalf of the Central Steering Committee, Mr. Nguyễn Đức Hoà, Deputy Minister of the Planning and Investment Ministry, Director-General of the General Statistics Office (GSO), and Vice President of the Central Steering Committee made a report on the organization, guiding and execution of  the Census according to the Decision No.94/2008/QĐ-TTg dated10/7/2008, referring to following fields: (1) generalization of the process of carrying out of the census from  the preparatory stage to present; (2) the work plan from now on to finishing the Census and (3) recommendations.

Mr. Đỗ Thức, GSO Deputy Director-General, Standing Member of the Central Steering Committee made a report of the Census’s preliminary results with essential characteristics:

- By 00:00 April 1, 2009, Vietnam had 85,789,573 people, of which 25,374,262 persons were residing in urban areas, accounting for 29.6% of the total; and 43,307,024 were women, with a sex-ratio of 98.1 men per 100 women.

- By April 1, 2009, Vietnam’s population increased by 9.47 million, at an annual population growth rate of 1.2 percent in mid period of two censuses of 1999 and 2009, decreasing fast as compared to period 1989-1999.

- This rate was different among provinces, especially for regions with high economic growth.

The representative of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) in Vietnam highly appreciated the outputs of the census, and at the same time hoped the Census results would be further exploited with an in-depth analysis, which would be received positive supports from UNFPA.

According to the schedule, after the preliminary results report, the sampling census results will be released at end of 12/2009 and the complete census results at end of 9/2010. Additional to analytic reports, there will be monographs analyzing and forecasting population for the next ten years. The census results will be published in printed and materials, CDs, and other forms and posted in GSO’s Website.
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