Socio-economic situation of 53 ethnic minorities groups surveyed hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A survey on the socio-economic situation of 53 ethnic minority groups of Vietnam will be launched on October 1, announced the General Statistics Office (GSO).

The survey is designed to compile national targets and indicators on ethnic minority affairs, serving the making of policies on socio-economic development in ethnic minority-inhabited regions in the 2021-2025 period.

The results will also serve as a foundation to update the database on Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups.

The survey will be opt for 540,740 households in 14,659 localities nationwide. It is expected to wrap up on October 31.

The survey will investigate general information about the population, fertility rate of female aged 10-14 and 15-49, death rate in the past 12 months, housing and living conditions, as well as heads of main livestock and access to public services.

It is set to look into information of communes across the country, infrastructure use in each locality, and working conditions, among others.

The first survey of its kind was conducted by the GSO and the Government’s Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs in August 2015./.