Mahidol Population Gazette

Population of Thailand, 2020 (Vol.29: January 2020)

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Objectives

IPSR publishes the "Mahidol Population Gazette" in January annually in both Thai and English versions to disseminate estimated population indicators. All figures are updated each year based on the most recent information available. Therefore, the data in the "Mahidol Population Gazette" of different years should not be analyzed to determine population trends.
 

Mahidol Population Gazette

Population of Thailand, 2020 (Vol.29 : January 2020)
Estimated Population at Midyear 2020 (1st July)
   

Male

Female

Total

1. Total Population (x 1,000) 32,128 34,406 66,534
2. Population by Area of Residence (x 1,000)      
  Urban area (population living in all types of cities and municipal areas) 18,370 19,711 38,081
  Rural area (population living outside urban areas) 13,758 14,695 28,453
3. Population by Region (x 1,000)      
  Bangkok Metropolis 4,016 4,342 8,358
  Central (excluding Bangkok Metropolis) 9,424 10,071 19,495
  Northern 5,335 5,752 11,087
  Northeastern 8,866 9,515 18,381
  Southern 4,487 4,726 9,213
4. Population by Age Group (x 1,000)      
  Children (under 15 years) 5,744 5,480 11,224
  Labor force (15-59 years) 21,303 21,967 43,270
  Elderly (60 years and over) 5,081 6,959 12,040
  Elderly (65 years and over) 3,202 4,737 7,939
  Pre-school ages (0 – 5 years) 2,198 2,098 4,296
  School ages (6-21 years) 6,626 6,356 12,992
  Women of reproductive age (15-49 years)   16,510  
5. Life Expectancy at Birth 
(average number of years a person could expect to live after birth)
Male 73.2 years
Female 80.3 
years
6. Life Expectancy at Sixty
(average number of years a person could expect to live after age sixty)
Male 17.2 years
Female 23.0 years
7. Life Expectancy at Eighty 
(average number of years a person could expect to live after age eighty)
Male 6.1 years
Female 8.3 years
8. Vital Rates      
  Crude birth rate (per 1,000 population)     10.4
  Crude death rate (per 1,000 population)     8.2
  Natural growth rate (percent)     0.2
  Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 live births)     6.5
  Child (under 5) mortality ratio (per 1,000 live births)     10.9
9. Total Fertility Rate (average number of children a woman would have throughout her reproductive years)   1.53  
10. Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (percent)   78.4  
11. Estimated Numbers of Older Persons with Higher than Secondary School Level of Education (x 1,000) 320 315 635

Sources of Data

  • Report on the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2015, National Statistical Office.
  • Population and Housing Census 2010, National Statistical Office.
  • The 2015-2016 Survey of Population Change, National Statistical Office.
  • Survey of the Older Persons in Thailand 2017, National Statistical Office.
  • Report on Population Projections for Thailand 2010 - 2040 (Revised), Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council.
  • Bureau of Registration and Administration, Department of Local Administration, Ministry of Interior.

Notes on data

  • Population in List 1-4 : Thais and non-Thais whose names are in household registration.
  • Crude Birth Rate (per 1,000 population) : Number of births in one year divided by midyear population and multiplied by 1,000.
  • Crude Death Rate (per 1,000 population) : Number of deaths in one year divided by midyear population and multiplied by 1,000.
  • Natural Growth Rate (percent) : Number of births minus number of deaths divided by midyear population and multiplied by 100.
  • Infant Mortality Rate (per 1,000 live births) : Number of deaths of infants under age 1 in one year divided by total live births in that year and multiplied by 1,000.
  • Child (under 5) Mortality Ratio (per 1,000 live births) : Number of deaths of children under age 5 in one year divided by total live births in that year and multiplied by 1,000.
  • Total Fertility Rate (TFR) : Average number of children a woman would have throughout her reproductive years, calculated by summing the age-specific fertility rates of women of reproductive age.
  • Contraceptive Prevalence Rate : Percent of currently married women age 15–49 using contraception.
  • Older Person Household : Household with at least one member aged 60 and over.
  • Estimated Numbers of Older Persons with Higher than Secondary School Level of Education : The total numbers of older population by sex in 2020 multiply percent of older persons with higher than secondary school level of education
    from the 2017 Survey of the Older Persons in Thailand.